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    Home Page:
    Philly Area
    Current Setup:

    - Self-Built "Frankenstein" Jazz Bass
    --- Solid Swamp Ash Body
    --- Moses Graphite Neck
    --- Dimarzio Ultra Jazz Pickups
    --- Custom Wiring Scheme
    --- Hipshot Ultralite Tuners
    --- Fender USA Deluxe Bridge
    --- Rotosound SB66 Stainless 45-65-85-110 Strings tuned C-G-C-F

    - Ampeg SVT-II (NON-Pro) Amplifier (Loaded w/KT-88's)

    - Ampeg SVT-810AV Cabinet (w/Eminence B810 Legends)

    - Boss OC-2 Octaver (MIJ)
    - EHX Micro POG
    - Wren & Cuff Tall Font Russian
    - 70's Morley Power Wah Boost
    - Aguilar Agro Preamp/Overdrive
    - EHX Bass Microsynth
    - Korg Pitchblack Tuner
    - Akai Headrush E2 Delay/Looper
    - DOD FX72 Bass Stereo Flanger
    - BBE Opto Stomp Compressor

    - Self-Built Pedalboard in Roadie flight case

    - Levy's 2 1/2" Padded Leather Strap w/Schaller Strap Locks

    - Acoustic B20 (for practice at home)
    - Behringer BDI21 DI
    Favorite Genres:
    Metal, Hardcore, OLD Emo, Punk...but I love anything that moves me...
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    SWARM of ARROWS (all original metal/stoner/hardcore/sludge/punk/doom)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Aguilar AG500 / Aguilar GS412
    Fender MIM P-Bass (early 90's)
    Fender 1974 P-Bass in Mocha Brown
    Sunn Coliseum 300
    Mesa Boogie 2x15 Road Ready Cab
    G.A.S. List:
    Carvin BX500 (as a backup)
    1974 Fender Precision (Year I was born, I miss the one I had)
    Ampeg B15
    Influences and Teachers:
    In roughly chronological order...
    Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
    Cliff Burton (Metallica)
    Billy Gould (Faith No More)
    Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
    Les Claypool (Primus)
    Paul D'Amour (Tool)
    Joe Lally (Fugazi)
    Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine)
    Tony Bono (Into Another)
    Nate Mendel (Sunny Day Real Estate)
    Geddy Lee (Rush)
    Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains)
    Stefan Lessard (Dave Matthews Band)
    Justin Chancellor (Tool)
    Jason Black (Hot Water Music)

    James Hetfield (Metallica - not a bassist, but VERY MUCH influenced my sense of rhythm, riffing, and song structure)

    and Derrick Smalls (Spinal Tap), of course...