1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour musical gear (Sting)

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Sting's gear for the Zenyatta Mondatta tour
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Artist: Sting
Band or ensemble: The Police
Time gear used: 1980 - 1981


This is the equipment Sting used at the 2nd Rockpalast concert in Essen, Germany on 1980-10-18.

Gear breakdown


  • During the Rockpalast concert, Sting is playing a fretless red Fender Fretless Precision bass - which was a re-coloured version of the bass he bought at Manny's on 1978-10-21 - it became his main bass for most of the 1980-1981 Zenyatta Mondatta Tour.
  • Van Zalinge Bass with case
  • Sting also used an 8-string fretless and two different 4-string Ibanez basses. It seems he got the light brown 4-string and the dark brown 8-string in February 1980 and the white 4-string in February 1981 while being in Japan.
  • He also used Hamer bass guitars - which he received on 1980-11-22.

Amplifiers and Cabinets:

  • Bass Horn with two 15" Electro Voice speakers
  • Bass cabinet with two 15" Electro Voice bass speakers + two EV tweeters
  • Bass cabinet with 6 12" Electro Voice speaker
  • Gauss radial horn
  • Crown Power Amplifier Model DC300
  • two Crown "self analyzing" amplifiers

Effects Pedals:

Other effects and instruments:

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References and footnotes

The information is taken Fachblatt Music Magazin - December 1980.