- Date of Birth:
- November 20th, 1957
- Owner/designer; SGD Lutherie
- Montclair, NJ, USA
- Current Setup:
- Several SGD Scorpio 5 string basses (2 fretted, 1 fretless, 1 bolt on and an 8 string Manta Ray)... I built these basses myself. Trace Elliot SMC-BLX combo, Mesa Bass 400+, Mesa/Eden 4X10 cab, assorted effect pedals. 1938 King Mortone URB. 2 '73 Rickenbacker 4001's, Ibanez SR-885 5 string, Mosrite Venture bass. And some guitars... '72 Fender Mustang, '59 Jazzmaster, a Charvel frankenstein, and a set neck carved top Tele I built myself. A hand made classical guitar.
- Previously owned gear:
- Mosrite Venture bass, Gibson EB-2, 74 Fender Precision. Vox Stereo Phantom XII, Hayman 2020, '82 Gibson LesPaul Standard, Gibson ES-330TD, Peavey "The Bass", GK-800RB, Ampeg B-15N.
- G.A.S. List:
- Euphonic Audio iAmp 800 Combo , MarkBass combo, Alembic Series 1, Steinberger L series, NS Design upright, Zeta Prism, Kubicki Factor, Ovation Bread Winner, Ovation Magnum bass.
- Gigs, Bands, & Ensembles:
- No band at the moment.. and I'm Imani Coppola's webmaster. :)
- Influences and Teachers:
- I've been playing bass since 1969. Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, James Jamerson, Joe Osborn, Carol Kaye, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, Ray Shulman (Gentle Giant), John Wetton (King Krimson, U.K.), Stanley Clarke, Jeff Berlin, Colin Moulding (XTC), Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello), Mick Karn, Pino Paladino, Verdine White, Me'shell N'degeocello...
I've been repairing and building basses and guitars since 1972. Worked for American Showster Guitars making the '57 Chevy Tailfin for people like Billy Gibbons, Robin Crosby (Ratt), Terence Trent Darby... after that formed SGD Lutherie with John Gagliano making custom basses and guitars. John made the very first NS Double bass prototypes with Ned Stienberger... We continue to make custom instrument and pickups and electronics.
- Other Hobbies & Interests:
- art, lutherie, nature, the occult, UFO's. I'm married to my best friend and have two cool kids. :)
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