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    Orlando, FL
    Current Setup:

    1945 Kay M-1 upright bass
    D'addario Helicore Hybrids
    Underwood Pickup

    Electric Basses:

    Fender Geddy Lee Jazz Bass
    Fender Squier P-Bass with Quarter Pounders and retrofit to look the part of a 50's P-bass
    Epiphone EB-4 with EMG active pickups, tuned ADGC

    One Chinese electric cello, and currently building one of my own.

    Polytone Mini Brute III
    BBE 383 preamp
    EAW 15" sub

    Other pieces to note:
    Fdeck's HPF-PRE
    Samson S-Direct SD100
    Boss FV-50H volume pedal
    MIDI Man Stereo Mixer
    Influences and Teachers:
    Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, and Ray Brown for upright. For electric, Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, and Victor Wooten.

    My teachers so far have been Rodney Jordan, Ricky Ravello, and Dennis Marks. All three of these guys are phenomenal bassists and have been my primary inspiration on the bass. I also studied classically with Rick Desgrange for a while (Principal bassist with the Brevard Symphony).

    Currently, I study occasionally with David Pastorius on electric.

    But lately, my teachers have been the greats; I've been listening much more lately. I'm listening more to the guys leading in the bass world right now; mostly Vic and Marcus Miller on slab and Christian McBride, Miroslav Vitous, Stanley Clarke, and John Patitucci on upright.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Other musical instruments


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