BassHappy
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Musician, Web Designer and Music Biz Manager

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BassHappy

Male, from Briarcliff Manor, New York via Fort Wayne, Indiana

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    August 11
    Home page:
    http://www.innertainment.net
    Location:
    Briarcliff Manor, New York via Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Occupation:
    Musician, Web Designer and Music Biz Manager
    Current Setup:
    16 mostly custom basses - 15 medium scalers and 8 are Fenders - with one Rob Allen Mouse shortie. Custom oak bass storage cabinet - made by an Amish craftsman - which holds all 16 basses with sliding glass doors. Roland V Bass, Mac based DAW with Logic and Pro Tools. Studio: Aguilar db680 preamp with a summit audio tube limiter. Live: Eden Metro 2 X10 combo. And no, except for an occasional pinch of chorus, I don't use any effects on my basses. I also use EQ judiciously. The tone control on your bass should do it - if you need to use a LOT of EQ on your amp or preamp in the studio - chances are something else is wrong. Understandable for "live" to use EQ when you have to dial to the room inconsistencies.
    Favorite Genres:
    Cut my teeth on eccentric mostly euro progressive rock - some american fusion. Now i enjoy most forms of music as long as the players and singers have taken the time to woodshed and develop their craft. Not a big fan of opera and country - the rest I dabble in judiciously as a listener.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Happy the Man, Vision
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Kay "Old Kraftsman" shortie, Kalamazoo "Mustang" shortie, Gibson EB-0 shortie, 1972 Fender Jazz Bass, 1975 MapleGlo Rickenbacker 4001, 1977 PRS #7 and #11 medium scaler, Rick Turner Renaissance Fretless medium scaler, Michael Kelly Acoustic medium scaler. A variety of mostly Fender Bassman amps, a Hiwatt 100 stack with two 4X12" bass cabinets I bought in London - and an overkill Carvin rack rig with two Carvin 2X10" cabinets which I got tired of hauling around.
    G.A.S. List:
    Gibson Vintage EB-1 and a Rickenbacker 3000. Gibson LP Bass in Medium Scale, Fender Performer Bass in Medium Scale - both of which would have to be custom - they don't exist. A Warwick Jonas Helborg, Les Godfrey Dragonetti in medium scale and another custom pre-factory type medium scale PRS. Maybe a custom medium scale Ritter. Looking closely at basses by Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars, Paul Lairat and Claudio Pagelli. Maybe a Blast Cult too - I need to play one. Currently working the Fender Japan custom shop for a custom medium or two. Stay Tuned.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Gabriel Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Brand X, Ekseption, Touch, Dregs, Weather Report and Mahavishnu Orchestra - to name a few....

    Most influential bass players for me early on: Paul McCartney, Chris Squire.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Classic 1950's style hot rods and rat rods, Hoosier Basketball, Colts Football, travel, reading, writing and figuring out easier ways of doing things.

    Signature

    "The bass has a weight and heft to it that feels like a weapon, yet there is a quiet beauty to it as well."
    My bass playing starts here: http://www.everythinghappytheman.com/music.html