- Southern California
- Current Setup:
- Main bass -- 2002 Blue EBMM 4 string Sterling. Current Rig -- Mesa Boggie 400+ / Mesa Boogie Road Ready 610 / Mesa Boogie Road Ready 215.
Other gear owned currently.
Amps: Ampeg SVT Classic, Gallien Kruger 1001RBII
Cabs: Mesa P/H 215, X2 Ampeg Svt 610hlf Classic, X2 Markbass 151HF, X2 Mesa P/H 210.
Combo: Markbass CMD 102P, Orange Crush 50.
Basses:. 2003 Orange EBMM 4 string Stingray, Teal EBMM 4 string SUB, SBMM SUB Ray4 (Basslines SMB-4A pickup, Basslines STC-3M, Hipshot A bridge, Rams horn nut), Epiphone Viola Bass, Fender Jazz MIM 5 string(Bartolini 57J1 5-String Vintage Jazz Bass Pickups, Audere pre amp, KSM foundation bridge, Gotoh Tuners, Rams horn nut, Custom Smoke & Flame paint job.
My wife prefers I just used the CMD 102P stacked on top of one 151HF, and sold/gave away all my other bass rigs/basses. She hates when I play them all at the same time, which I like to do sometimes just because I can. 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/small children. If it were up to her she would sell all my gear, and put me in a closet with the Viola and the 102P combo.
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- 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.
*UPDATE* I traded 1 GK 1001RB II for a Mesa Boogie Road Ready 610 bass cab, I love this thing it's built like a brick siht house.
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 400+ Tube Head. ( I already did this cab combination 2 Power house 210's powered by a GK 1001rb 2 and MB 151HF's powered by an other Gk1001rb. It was more then what I expected it to be. Super loud, super clear, and should only be turned up and played out side) IMHO it's better and easier to just have a simple setup, but it's fun to just build a monster and make the neighbor's trees rattle.
- G.A.S. List:
- I always tell myself I am done, but I would not mind getting a hold of a:
Ampeg SVT VR, Markbass TTE 500, Mesa Boogie PH 6x10, Mesa Boogie Buster 200 210 combo.
Rickenbacker 4003, Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray Classic, 5 string Stingray or Sterling bass, a good Fender P or J that I like, and that likes me back. I am kind of partial to Mexicans.
Touring cases/ guitar rack to store and keep all my bass gear in.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- I play a lot Rock Smith , work up to open mic nights with "Mr Joey's Music Store Band" Once in a while I like to show up in public parks, and ruin birthday partys with bass.
- Influences and Teachers:
- John Graham McVie, Michael Peter Balzary, Eric Wilson, Les Claypool, John Entwistle, John Myung, and Marta Altesa because she is sexy and see makes me smile.
- Favorite Genres:
- Clasic County, Classic rock, stuff like Sublime & RHCP, Fleetwood Mac, and stuff from the 80's when everyone was doing coke, basicaly the stuff on episodes of Miami Vice.
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- Horrding Guns & Ammo, Power tools, and Bass gear. I am currently a student at APU major in Lib Study
- Available for instruction:
- San Diego
- Areas of Instruction::
- Bass Guitar
- Teaching Credentials:
- All are welcome at Mr. Joey's Music Store to come JAM after work, or take lessons.
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