Grainger’s remarkable credits include four years
in John Scofield’s band playing with Dennis Chambers.
He has played with Frank Gambali, George Duke, and done
innumerable studio dates with musicians like Verdine White
of Earth, Wind and Fire. Gary Grainger is also a PRS tradeshow
clinician and plays bass in the Paul Reed Smith band. Gary
began work with Paul Reed Smith on the Gary Grainger model
Private Stock bass in 2003. PRS is offering these 5-string
instruments through the Private Stock department. The instrument
has an unusual pickup arrangement, using four single coils
combined into two "separated" hum-canceling pickups.
This provides the instrument with both a depth and clarity
while simultaneously providing the instrument with a mid-range
voice. Also, incorporated in the design, is an optional
manual compressor called a "ramp", a beautiful
5-String Low-Profile neck with a 10" fretboard radius,
a specialized pre-amp, super thin Private Stock satin nitro
finish and a newly design integrated neck joint in which
the body and the neck are carved into one piece. This 5-string
design includes a Private Stock carved, curly maple top
with a mahogany back, rock maple neck and a rosewood fretboard.