Exploiter8
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Exploiter8

I'm no gynecologist but I'll take a look., from Midwest

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I back a Hot Bass Babe! I'm REALLY glad I never sold my Vistalite Drums! Sep 11, 2014

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    1. Exploiter8
      Exploiter8
      I back a Hot Bass Babe! I'm REALLY glad I never sold my Vistalite Drums!
    2. Exploiter8
      Exploiter8
      Status? I never judge anyone by their status or lack of status. I don't expect to be judged by mine, either.
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    Home Page:
    http://www.talkbass.com/threads/portapowerpack.1091100/
    Location:
    Midwest
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Current Setup:
    BASSES:

    "BIG AL" ('82 Alembic Exploiter Distillate 8-String)

    "LIL' AL" ('86 Alembic Spoiler 4-String)

    "LOTUSTEIN" - AKA "BEATER-BASS" ('86? Lotus Headless 4-String w/Tuner Licensed by Steinberger Sound)

    "STARFIRE" ('08 Starfire Headless 4-String el-cheapo no-name eBay special, I've set it up quite nice, actually)

    "ABBY" (POS acoustic from eBay)

    "XENA" ('96? Peavey Zodiac DE Scorpion)

    "KEELY" ('94 USA Peavey Fury "P" Bass with Quarter Pounders and custom Pearloid PG and knobs, a REAL BEAUTY! Named after Hot Bass Babe.)

    "GABBY" (Early 2000's Epiphone El Capitan E/A)

    "_____" (An early T-40 rescued from the 'Bay that needed TONS of TLC, currently Hot Bass Babe's favorite!) I may have to name it "Hers." I don't get much of a chance to play it anymore!


    AMPS:

    Peavey MAX 158 w/Eminence NEO-MAG 4ohm bass speaker, 15 watts - Practice amp

    Peavey MAX 110 w/Eminence 2010S NEO-MAG 8ohm bass speaker, now @15 watts but much improved from stock 4ohm speaker, Perfect for acoustic jams and small coffee-house venues

    Peavey MINX 110 cab w/Eminence 8ohm bass speaker, GK MB200 head squeezed in, 200 watts - Clean, Loud, Full Bodied, when stacked atop a
    Peavey MX 110 Cab (LopoLine cab I customized to match the MINX) w/Eminence 8ohm bass speaker I've got a Mini-Rig Of DOOM

    Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.2 head and
    Peavey 215 Cab (that I bought new late 70's/early 80's) now loaded with Eminence Kappalite 3015's, wired separately so I can run dual amps if I want but at 900 watts I'm pretty much there

    Peavey BASIC 112 w/Eminence 2012S NEO-MAG 8ohm bass speaker, 50 watts stock

    Peavey BASIC 112 w/MESA/Eminence NEO-MAG 4ohm speaker, GB Shuttle 3.0 head squeezed in, 300 watts

    Genz-Benz NEO-PAK 3.5 head and
    Avatar B210 Cab w/tweeter loaded with a couple of six-bolt pattern speakers from a Seismic Audio 210 cab I used to have for 225 watts

    Genz-Benz ML-200 head bolted atop a LopoLine 110 cab w/Eminence pulled from my Avatar B210 NEO - 200 watts rollable with attached dolly

    There's a Pignose buried away somewhere...


    PEDALS/FX:

    I've got some pedals; Phaser, Flanger, a Delay or two, even a CE-1, but I generally run a BDDI or VT Character Series, depending on the situation

    Lately I'm diggin' FDeck's HPFv3 and MXR M89 Bass Distortion


    MISCELLANEOUS:

    Custom Amp Covers, Gator Cases, Magna-Cart, GruvGear V-Solo, Herco Humidifiers, Chromes, Hi-Beam Flats, Hercules Stands, Korg Tuners, Planet Wave Tuners, Whirlwind Leader Cables, Ken Smith Slicks, Italia Straps, Straplocks, etc.

    Ludwig 5 Piece Vistalite Drums w/Zildjian cymbals my Ma bought me when I was in High School in the mid 70's. God Bless You, Ma. My wife recently joined you in the Skybox. Now you BOTH have the best seats in the house! Love and miss you both. XOXO \m/

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    Favorite Genres:
    Rock, blues, country, some slow-stuff, etc.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Acoustic jams, full-blown electric jams, and coffee-house/open-mic jams
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I started out WAY BACK WHEN with a Peavey T-40 Bass (the ORIGINAL, with the RECTANGULAR molded case) and TNT 45 watt amp. I graduated up to a Music Man Sabre bass along with a Peavey Centurion 130 watt head and a 215 cab equipped with Black Widows. With the exception of the Music Man, ALL served me well. The only remaining piece is my 215 cab. Back in the late '70's and early '80's, a 200 watt cab was sufficient. Not so, nowadays! I replaced the BW's with Kappalite 3015's! It's good for another 30 years. I hope I am. Maybe whoever picks it up from the garage sale after I've passed will appreciate all of the TLC my equipment has had over the years.


    DISCLAIMER!

    When I got interested in music in the mid '70's there was a Peavey dealership less than 10 miles away! That had an obvious influence on me.

    After a hiatus from music (marriage, working 3-11's, a son) I've recently come out of retirement and having been out of the loop for so long, I decided that Peavey was my safest bet as far as buying used from eBay goes. Whether people hate or love Peavey, I think most agree their products are "bullet-proof," "built like tanks," and "last forever."

    The Management
    G.A.S. List:
    I wish I had more money to buy stuff!

    I wish I had more room for the stuff I bought!

    I wish I had more than three wishes!
    Influences and Teachers:
    I've been around for awhile, so the usual classic rockers and others such as; Jack Bruce, Chris Squire, Greg Lake, John Lodge, John Wetton, Terence "Geezer" Butler, Roger Glover, Tony Levin, Tom Petersson, John Paul Jones, "What's his name?" from those four guys from Liverpool, Jef Fry, and, of course, "Bassist of the Millennium" John Entwistle
    Hobbies and Interests:
    I can't afford any other hobbies!
    Disclosures:
    Commercial FREE!

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    "You SHINE! Like a window to your heart I see, all the possibilities. You SHINE! And every-day's another opportunity, to SHINE!"