Jake Snider
Jake Snider 2014.jpg
Snider performing with Minus the Bear in 2014
Background information
Born (1976-03-22) March 22, 1976 (age 43)
OriginSeattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresIndie rock, experimental rock
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals
Years active1994–present
LabelsSuicide Squeeze
Associated actsMinus the Bear
State Route 522
Sharks Keep Moving

Jake Snider (born March 22, 1976) is the lead vocalist and guitarist in the band Minus the Bear. He also plays guitar in Onalaska. He has previously been a part of the bands Sharks Keep Moving and State Route 522.



  • Guitars
  • Amplifiers:
    • Just as guitarist Dave Knudson has done, Jake switched to a Mesa Boogie Lonestar (although Jake's is a 1x12 special) with custom white Tolex (with the exception of the 2X12" extension cabinet) circa Planet of Ice
    • Fender Twin Reverb (used as rental abroad)
  • Effects pedals:
    • 3 x Line 6 DL-4s
    • BBE Green Screamer
    • Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer (No Longer Used Live)
    • Moog Moogerfooger MuRF
    • Maxon Phase Tone
    • Electro-Harmonix HOG Guitar Synthesizer with foot controller
    • Electro-Harmonix Small Stone Nano
    • Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb
    • Loop Master five switch system which acts as an effects loop, making the pedals true bypass and allowing Jake to switch between effects while singing without having to "tap dance".
    • Boss RC-2 Loop Station
    • Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner Pedal
    • FX Doctor-The Scalpel. Neat pedal which cuts the volume without losing tone.
    • Line 6 M13

External links

  • Minus the Bear official site
  • Onalaska site run by Tom Harpel