Alvaro Martín Gómez A.
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Feb 17, 1967 (Age: 48)
Bucaramanga, Colombia, South A

Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player, 48, from Bucaramanga, Colombia, South A

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    Feb 17, 1967 (Age: 48)
    Bucaramanga, Colombia, South A
    Current Setup:
    - 2005 Lava Pearl Music Man Bongo 5-string HHP with white ice pickguard.

    - 2006 Desert Gold fretless Bongo with same pickup configuration and python pickguard.

    - 2006 FireGlo Rickenbacker 4003.

    - 1981 Peavey T-40 w/maple fingerboard and natural body.

    - 1985 Steinberger XL2 formerly owned by the great Jauqo III-X.

    - A 5-string acoustic-electric bass guitar made by a local luthier (Honda brand).

    - 2010 Gene Simmons Cort Axe Bass.

    - 2001 black Kubicki Ex Factor bass (after 19 years of dreaming with one).

    - 2011 Höfner HI-BB Ignition (a.k.a. Icon) bass.

    - 1999 red Sendel electric upright.

    - A double bass (unknown brand) with a German bow.

    - On October 11th, 2011, I received my first custom-made instrument, made by the great Chris Stambaugh. Full info at

    - Schroeder 1210R cab.

    - Kustom KBA30 amp (for practicing).

    - Zoom B2.1u bass multi-effects processor (currently for sale).

    - MarkBass MoMark head with an 800W frame, T1M-HE preamp, EQ44S-HE equalizer and MVVL master module.

    - BSS Audio AR-133 DI Box.


    - DarkGlass Microtubes B3K (distortion/overdrive)

    - MXR M87 Bass Compressor

    - TC Electronic PolyTune (tuner)

    - DigiTech Whammy DT

    - HardWire SP-7 stereo phaser

    - Strymon TimeLine delay (already ordered - still waiting for it to be built and shipped)


    - EBMM Club #26:

    - Bongo Club #2:

    - Rickenbacker Club #12:

    - 5-string Club #23:

    - U.S. Peavey Club #55:

    - Fretless Club #43:

    - Peavey T-40 Club #8:

    - Vinyl spinners Club #6:

    - Kiss Army! (#4):

    - 5-string fretless Club #17:

    - Acoustic bass fetish Club #103:

    - Headless Club #18:

    - DR strings Club #22:

    - Cort Club #61:

    - MarkBass Club #363:

    - MoMark MarkBass Club #5:

    - Höfner Group #78:
    Favorite Genres:
    Hard rock, progressive rock, funk, salsa.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    I play mostly latin gigs, but I love rock. There are not so many chances to play good rock here. That's why I appreciate so much my experience with bands playing covers from Rush, Yes, Kiss, Police, Boston, Hendrix and King Crimson, to name a few.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Peavey T-40 bass, Peavey Mark IV amp with 2x15 cabinet, a black Yamaha BB800, Gallien-Krueger MB150S amp, Washburn Axxess (XS-5?) 5 string bass and a Carvin BB75 bass with walnut body, a J99 single coil neck pickup and a MM bridge humbucker with coil splitter (sold on March 24th/06). A 5-string fretless made by a local luthier (sold on August 13th/06). Crate BXH220 head and a Crate BX115E cabinet. A Zoom BFX-708 bass multi-effects processor. Kustom Groove Bass head, Avatar B210 Kappa Pro cab, Avatar SB112 Delta LF cab, Furman PL-PLUSDM power conditioner.
    G.A.S. List:
    - Another custom Stambaugh bass (fretless this time).

    - In my 26 years of playing bass, I've never had such effects G.A.S., which was launched by my DarkGlass B3K. Here's the list of effects that will complete my dream pedalboard: MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter, Copilot Planetoid ring modulator, Electro Harmonix Bass Micro Synth and a Wilson 12 position Vintage Spec Bass Q-Wah. Also some stuff from Loooper to keep my basses ready at a gig and switching several effects at the same time. Of course, I need a pedalboard. Still deciding which one.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Stu Hamm is my biggest influence on the bass guitar. I also admire Mark King, Randy Coven, Billy Sheehan, Jaco, Geddy, Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten, Rocco Prestia, John Patitucci, Les Claypool, Flea... ; On double bass, my Polish master , Mr. Janusz Kopytko.
    Hobbies and Interests:



    My YouTube videos and my transcriptions blog. Club membership info available on my profile.