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ChemDave
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ChemDave

from Reading, PA

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  • About

    Location:
    Reading, PA
    Current Setup:
    1999 Godin A-4, 1978 Fender Precision, 2002 Lakland Skyline 55-01, 1988 Hohner-Steinberger B2A, Michael Kelly Club Deluxe Acoustic, Jay Turser TeleBass copy (with Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickup and reproduction vintage CTS pots/capacitor); Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass with replacement Hipshot tuners; AMP KD-400 amp & Sennheiser Freeport instrument wireless system and custom switching system in SKB 6 rack unit case; AMP-260 amp head, AMP SL-1 preamp & AMP Power Amp Model 8000 in Roadie 6 rack unit case; Behringer Europower 2400 power amp w/ Behringer V-Bass Pro in 4-rack unit Gator case; Behringer BXL-3000A combo amp; vintage (1974) Peavey 115 cabinet w/2005 8 ohm replacement Black Widow speaker, 1980's Peavey 115 with 2011 4 ohm BW replacement speaker, & Carvin 210 cabinet.
    Favorite Genres:
    Country, country rock, jazz, fusion, bluegrass, jazz-rock (such as Chicago),
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Good News Travelin' Band
    Previously Owned Gear:
    1971 Jazz bass, 2992 and 1998 Epiphone El Capitan acoustic basses (both 4 and 5-strings), 1975 Gibson Ripper bass, 1969 Fender Telecaster bass, Early 1980's Vintage series 1957 and 1962 Fender Precision basses, Epiphone Viola bass, Conrad Hollowbody Bass.
    G.A.S. List:
    AMP-B420 amplifier head...I have the same preamp as the '420 (SL-1) and an AMP 8000 power amp wired and cased together, so maybe I can take the '420 off of my wish list...more powerful with the same preamp... whaddya think?
    Influences and Teachers:
    Victor Wooten, Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Peter Cetera, Paul McCartney, uncounted bluegrass recording bassists, Willie Nelson's, Charlie Daniel's bass players, and any other bass player who has taste and does not overplay and/or can tastefully play his or her ass off...anyone who's a member of an ensemble who does his job so well to seem almost unnoticeable. As long as a player does it with taste it doesn't matter to me if it's complex fusion or simple 1-4-5 playing...it's cool with me. Also, my private music teachers, George Haller and Jim Shaner...instilling in me a good, pragmatic, and commercial attitude about my music...as well as my former bandleaders, Dave Bilger and Sonny Miller for allowing and helping me to grow in my skills in different directions over my 40 years gigging; may all of them rest in peace.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    rescuing and taking care of animals, walking, reading, computers, watching the Phillies, taking naps