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- DogBone was last seen:
- May 19, 2015
- Central Virginia
- Current Setup:
1998 Fender Precision - D'addario XL rounds. A Midnight Blue beauty that just slays. I've had more expensive basses, but I've never had a bass this kick ass. I fall in love with it all over again every time I pick it up. Great action, ballsy tone, dammit I'm keeping this one forever. Lotsa love in it anyway, spouse and kids surprised me by picking this up for me as a gift. After I dropped a few hints about how much I liked it of course. Just massive, massive tone that makes a Precision a Precision, never fails to get compliments on it's toneor it's appearance. Now if my playing could only get as many compliments....
2004 Hondo H1000 ABG - D'addario Chrome flatwounds. Blowout on ebay years ago, it arrived needing some love. Refiled the nut, re-ran the wiring, fine tuned the truss rod, shaved the bridge to bring the action way down, and installed a bone saddle that I hand sanded from a blank...if that doesn't impress you then I see you've never hand sanded a bone saddle from a blank.
Anyway, some folks don't see a use for an ABG. I use the heck outta mine. I've done a few acoustic gigs with it, take it on vacation whenever I'm going out of town, and I grab it almost daily for a quick practice, some noodling, or (try to) work on my sight reading. :)
198? Sears Regal; short scale - Thomastik Infeld Jazz Rounds. Pawn shop rescue, this is my little dynamite recording bass. The short scale and full size Precision split pickups give this bass a fantastic heavy recording sound.
2001 Washburn D10S. Pristine example of when Washburn was building these right. Articulate, sweet, and loud. Perfect condition. My "nice" acoustic.
2008 Washburn D10S. A few scars, but this cannon rings like a bell. Action so low it plays like a Les Paul. My "working" acoustic.
2012 Washburn Rover travel acoustic. Cool little travel guitar, great sound like a cross between mandolin and acoustic guitar. A FANTASTIC busking machine, gets lots of attention.
199? DeArmond electric. Les Paul jr. clone, sweet player.
Early 2000? Ampeg BA 210 combo.
2013 Ampeg BA112 combo.
2014 Ampeg BA108 combo.
Late 1990s? Crate TX30.
1973 Peavey F800B. (Orphan head at the moment - no cabs).
Epiphone Valve Jr.
Fender Frontman 15G
- Favorite Genres:
- Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Roots, Country, pretty much music of all stripes. Lately been heavy into some "Post Rock" and Ambient and general "electronic" solo work.
- Gigs and Ensembles:
Several Blues and Jazz groups as time and gigs permit. Currently in a small semi-working Blues/Jazz fusion group that I'm really excited about, great sound and lots of creative and expressive potential on the bass side.
On the polar opposite end of the music spectrum I can also be found honing my acoustic guitar chops in several Old Time circles in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg area.
- Previously Owned Gear:
Hondo, Aria Pro, Rickenbacker, Fender, Ampeg, Peavey, Sunn, Crate.
- G.A.S. List:
Bass GAS (in no particular order):
Mikey Way Signature Mustang
Vintage Precision Fretless
Fender OR Squier Bass vi (REALLY wanting one of these!)
Vintage Ampeg Portaflex of some sort.
Bose L1 or Bose Compact Portable Line Array unit.
- Influences and Teachers:
Donald Duck Dunn, James Jamerson, Aston Barrett, Tommy Shannon, Jack Casady, and of course Geddy.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Making all kinds of music and having fun with my family.
SignatureClubs: LGBT #39, Blues Bassist #5, Official Fender Precision #95, Ampeg Fam' Reunion #1004, Acoustic Bass Fetish #100, Peavey Amps #50, Virginia Bassist #127, Reggae Bassist club