- Southern California
- Current Setup:
- My main bass is a 4 string EBMM Sterling with EB Hybrid Slinky Strings (Orange pack). I have a few rigs I plug in to through a Morley Tripler. One rig is a Ampeg SVT Classic and two Ampeg Svt 610hlf Classics. The other two are Gallien Kruger 1001RB II's mounted in a SKB rack with a Korg DTR-2000 Digital Tuner and a Tripp-Lite power conditioner. One GK is mated with a two Markbass Standard 151HF's, and the other GK is mated with one Mesa Engineering Power House 215. I don't get paid to brake down, lug, and set up these rigs so I have a Markbass CMD 102P combo that I like to throw that in my car when I go to a friends place to jam. Sometimes I stack the CMD 102P on top of a Markbass 151HF.
The other bass guitars I own are a 4 string EBMM Stingray with EB Power Slinky strings (light Pink pack) the Stingray has a smoother/warmer more full sound that's stronger then the Sterling, a Sterling SUB Ray4 that I replaced the stock pickups and tone circuits on with Basslines SMB-4A pickup and Basslines STC-3M, I can really hear and feel the difference between the Basslines PU's and tone circuits and the stock one that the bass came with, a Epiphone Viola Bass with D'Addario medium flatwound strings that I like to mess around with it sounds like thick rubber bands attached to a ax handle and a empty cigar box, and a 5 string MIM Fender Jazz with D'Addario semi-flatwound strings, Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickups paired with a Basslines STC-2C-BO tone circuit.
My wife prefers the Markbass stack over the other 3 bass rigs, especially when I play all 3 at once because it's not as thunderous, and she thinks the Markbass 102 combo + 151HF is cute WTFE, I love the way the Markbass stack sounds, how light it is, and easy to setup, but I need to rattle houses, shake trailers, set off car alarms, and kill puppies and small children.
- Previously owned gear:
- I use to have a Line 6 LowDown HD400 with a LowDown 410. I liked to mess around with the effects and I thought it sounded pretty good. Then I got a Ampeg Svt 7 Pro and a Svt 410hlf Classic that I eventually paired with a Ampeg SVT 15E. The SVT-15E is a 8ohm cab and the SVT 410hlf is a 4ohm cab so I dont think that I was supposed mix the ohms or use cabs together, but I did anyway and it sounded badass.
I came across a Ampeg SVT 50 PRO ISOVENT and I really liked the way it sounded better than the SVT 410hlf Classic that I had so I traded the Line 6 setup I had for it. BTW best trade I ever did. I tried/tested out the SVT-50 PRO ISOVENT with a GK 1001RB II. When I hooked it up to the SVT 7 Pro that I had it sounded way different. So I got a hold of a GK 1001RB II and put the SVT 7 Pro away with the SVT 410hlf, even when I got the SVT-15E I and pulled the SVT 410hlf back out to see what they souned like, I continued to use the GK 1001RB II and not the SVT 7 Pro.
I like the GK 1001RB II over any of the Ampeg solid state bass heads, or any othersolid state bass heads I have tried. I have two GK 1001RB II heads just in case something happens to one of them. I ended up trading the Ampeg Svt 7 Pro and a Svt 410hlf Classic for the Markbass CMD 102P and the Markbass 151HF that I have now.
I traded the Ampeg SVT 15E toward a Ampeg SVT 610hlf Classic that I use now, I thought about keeping it and hooking it up to the Svt 610, but I was told that it was not a good idea because of the difference in ohms and that it would not sound right.
I gave the Ampeg SVT 50 PRO ISOVENT away to my Niece for her bass, and made my sister swear not to sell it. That cab is almost 20 years old and both my Wife and my sister think it's a heavy, old, dirty POS. My Niece is in love with it, she can't move it or take it anywhere though.
I use to have a Markbass 106hf and I liked it alot, but I already had two Ampeg 6x10 cabs so I traded the Markbass 6x10 for a Mesa Eng PH215 and a PH210. When I find another PH210, I am going to stack one on top of each of my MB 151HF's and power them with either a Ampeg SVT VR or a Mesa Boogie Bass Buster 200W Tube Head.
- G.A.S. List:
- I always tell myself I am done, but I would not mind getting a hold of a:
Bass Heads/bass cabs-Ampeg SVT VR or a Mesa Boogie Bass Buster 200W. Mesa Boogie PH 6x10 or a PH 210.
Bass Guitars- Maybe a Rickenbacker Bass guitar, more Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray/Sterling bass's
and touring cases/ guitar rack to store and keep all my bass gear in.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- I play Rock Smith and in Mr Joey's Music Store Band
- Influences and Teachers:
- John Graham McVie, Michael Peter Balzary, Victor Wooten, Les Claypool, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, John Myung
- Favorite Genres:
- Clasic County, Classic rock, Sublime & RHCP, Fleetwood Mac,
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- Horrding Guns & Ammo, Power tools, and Bass gear. I am currently a student at APU major in Lib Study
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