- Sammamish, WA
- Current Setup:
- OLP SB4 (Spector Design) I must have found a good one. This is my go-to bass. I must have bought a dozen much more expensive basses in the last 4 years but keep coming back to this one. The neck on it reminds me of the Rick that I owned back in the early 80's and it sounds like the 75' Precision that I owned right after that. The best $135.00 I ever spent!
New Warwick Rock Bass Streamer - Another cheap bass that just felt right. I tried a dozen more expensive basses that just didn't feel or sound as good. 6.6lbs! Fast neck too.
Steinberger L2 - Totally 80s but it's such a classic I can't even think of selling it.
1989 Spector NS2a - This one is in white and weighs just under 8 pounds. I'm using it a lot more now since it is a tone monster and just feels so nice to play.
2003 Spector Euro 4 - A beautiful but heavy bass that usually just hangs on the wall in my studio. This thing has volume, and sustain for days but I still find myself gravitating towards my NS2a or the OLP. I bought it because I've always wanted one and the build quality is legendary.
SUB SB4 by Sterling. I found this one at an incredible price and am looking forward to trying it out on stage. I actually liked the way it played more than the $1800 Music Man that it was hanging next to.
2- Hartke Kickback 15's (each modified to be a separate amp and speaker cab) makes a cool little stack with built in redundancy. Unfortunately, I find it personally necessary to modify just about every piece of gear that I own - it's not just a hobby, it's a curse.
A Hartke kickback 12 that I picked up for $100. I haven't modified this one......yet. These are great little amps and get a tone that I like. Hook all three of them up and it's a party on stage.
- Previously owned gear:
- I've been playing since 1963 and have owned over 50 basses (Vox, Fender, Steinberger, Ibanez, Gibson, Spector, Ampeg, Crucianelli, Rickenbacker, Vantage, Warwick and Yamaha) and 20 different amps (Silvertone, Vox, Fender, Hartke, Ampeg, Acoustic, Sunn, Marshall, AMP, GK, Peavey and Yamaha). I find it funny and a little sad that I owned a LOT of now-classic equipment when it was new.
- G.A.S. List:
- A huge sounding small amp (damn those physics)and a comfortable, lightweight bass with great classic tone. I'm very close to that with my current rig though...
- Influences and Teachers:
- Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Dave Hope and Andy Fraser were my influences in the past but there are some amazing young bassists now doing things that blow me away. I'm really impressed with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops, an ultra-tight Swedish group with incredible vocals and musicianship.
- Favorite Genres:
- Classic and Progressive Rock
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- Singer/Emmy-winning Composer and Sound Engineer
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