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benc
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Birthday:
Jul 4, 1969 (Age: 45)
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Houston, TX

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benc

45, from Houston, TX

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  • About

    Birthday:
    Jul 4, 1969 (Age: 45)
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Current Setup:
    Basses:

    My main player is a bass I put together with a candy apple red American Special Fender body and a Japanese Fender PB70 neck.

    I also have:

    A 1995 American Standard that I retired

    A black '03 MIM Jazz Bass with a P-bass neck

    A no-name, Chinese (I assume) plywood upright and the cheesy French bow that came with it

    A Fender Kingman acoustic bass guitar.

    Amps:

    An Ampeg Rocket Bass B100R gets it done for most everything.
    Favorite Genres:
    Country (the real stuff), Jazz (again, the real stuff), blues, funk, Zappa, rock, disco, reggae, punk, classical (baroque, classical, romantic, modern), any kind of music from people that mean it.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Fender Bassman 300 Pro (aka Sunn 300T). On the last note of the last song of our last set, I reached for my E tuner to drop it to D. In the process, I elbowed the beer on my amp and it spilled inside the amp, destroying it. Lesson learned.

    My first rig, when I was fourteen, was a Peavey Basic 50 and a c. 1983 Squier Precision. Years later, in a drunken stupor, I left the bass at a club one night and never went to get it. The amp was stolen out of my van.

    My rock rig in the 1990s was a Peavey Unity DynaBass through a Peavey Mega Bass head and Sunn 12x18 cab. The bass was stolen from my house, the cab was borrowed and never returned and the head sits in my closet.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Lefty Frizzell, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Wynn Stewart, Zappa, Miles, Coltrane, Mingus, Duck Dunn, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Bob Moore, Roy Huskey, Jr, Emory Gordy, Jr., Rocco, Johnny Gayden, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, Louis Johnson, JPJ, Ron Carter and so on.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Collecting records, reading, building databases, researching music and instruments

    Signature

    bass player for Amber Digby and Midnight Flyer
    Official Country Bassist Club Member #95