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- Exploiter8 was last seen:
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- Current Setup:
"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, currently my favorite!)
"KEELY" ('94 USA Peavey Fury "P" Bass with custom Pearloid PG and knobs, a real beauty!)
"GABBY" (Early 2000's Epiphone El Capitan E/A)
"_____" (An early T-40 rescued from the 'Bay that needed TONS of TLC)
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/Carvin NEO-MAG 8ohm bass speaker, GK MB200 head squeezed in, 200 watts - Clean, Loud, Full Bodied, when stacked atop a
Peavey MX 110 Cab (LOPO cab I customized to match the MINX) w/Carvin NEO-MAG 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...
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
Custom Amp Covers, Gator Cases, Magna-Cart, GruvGear V-Solo, Herco Humidifiers, Chromes, Hi-Beam Flats, Hercules Stands, Korg & Planet Wave Tuners, Whirlwind Leader Cables, Ken Smith Slicks, Italia Straps, Straplocks, etc.
- 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 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.
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."
- 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!
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