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Funk Factor

from Hampstead, North Carolina

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    Location:
    Hampstead, North Carolina
    Current Setup:
    Ibanez ATK 300 .. tri-fade burst .. Bassculture Alnico pickup with Ebony case and exposed pole pieces / Seymour Duncan Musicman Preamp / Neck re-radiused to 14 / DR High Beams 105-45
    (This bass used to have a neo pickup, by Bassculture and Glockenklang electronics) I much prefer the current setup

    2 stock 1995 ATK 305's One with DR High Beams 125-45 and the other with DR Legend flats 125-45

    ATK3EX1 with stock electronics ...neck re-radiused to 12 D'Addario Chromes

    Markbass LMII
    GK MB-800 Fusion
    Mesa Powerhouse 2 X 10 and 1 X 15
    TU-2 Tuner
    EBS Multi-Comp Compressor
    Boss GE 7 EQ
    Favorite Genres:
    Funk - R&B - Motown 70's Hard Rock
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Most recently with Soul Power Posse which is lead by former James Brown saxophonist "Funky Leroy Harper" ... I have an original funk/rock project that I'm writing and recording for called "The Pimp Slap Orchestra"
    Previously Owned Gear:
    ATK 750QM
    Carvin SB5000
    Late 80's Usa BC Rich Eagle neck thru
    Late 80's USA BC Rich Mockingbird Bolt on
    '80 USA Fender Precision
    Ibanez Destroyer
    '76 Rickenbacker 4001
    '73 Fender Telecaster Bass
    Gibson RD Artist Tobacco Burst
    Pedulla Thunderbass 5
    Fender P Bass Lyte
    Fender Deluxe Precision
    Gibson G3
    Warmoth J Bass w EMG's
    Ibanez 505 + 506 and 905
    '84 G&L El Toro
    '85? G&L L2000
    Fender Standard Jazz Bass V
    EB Musicman Stingray 2 band
    Musicman SUB 5
    Spector holoflash 5 string neck thru
    Warwick MPro Streamer
    Mike Dirnt Precision
    Fender Jaguar
    Victor Bailey Jazz
    G&L JB2
    Marcus Miller 4 string w/ 60's Custom Shop
    60's Classic Burgundy Mist Jazz w/ 60's Custom Shop Pickups
    Fender Classic 50's Precision w/Lindy Fralins
    Ibanez BTB 1306e Prestige
    Ibanez BTB 1305e Prestige
    Ibanez ATK 305
    Fender P Bass Special( Candy Apple Red ) w/ Lindy Fralin PJ set, Badass II bridge, Bayou Cables wiring harness and 70's reissue Jazz bass neck with binding and blocks
    70's Jazz bass reissue with P Bass Special neck with maple fingerboard /hipshot GB-7 tuners/bone nut, EMG Pickups and Fender Deluxe Bridge
    95 Hamer USA 2-Tek Cruise Bass

    Ampeg SVT III
    Ampeg SVT IV
    SWR Bass 350 ( Chrome Face)
    SWR Goliath II 4X10 cab
    Ampeg 8X8 cab
    Fender Bassman 300 Pro
    Ampeg SVT 4X10 HLF
    Ampeg BA 115T combo

    Various other cabs by Hartke, Peavey,Ampeg etc...


    The only thing I miss is the Gibson RD Artist and an old Kustom 200 head with a 3 X 15 matching blue tuck and roll cab.
    The only thing I ever truly hated was an Ernie Ball Stingray and SUB 5...which may seem a bit odd considering how much I dig the ATK's I have at present.
    I don't think that the ATK's will ever find their way into the previously owned gear section. I've never been more pleased with the overall tone and feel of any bass I've ever owned...
    G.A.S. List:
    I'm GAS free
    Influences and Teachers:
    Bernard Edwards, Marcus Miller,Louis Johnson, Bootsy Collins, Willie Weeks, Dee Murray, Phil Lynott, Paul McCartney, Leland Sklar, Gene Simmons ...yeah that's right .. I said Gene Simmons
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Reef Aquariums..Muscle Cars

    Signature

    The Funk Yo Momma Warned You About - ATK ARMY #6 - Ibanez Club #838 - Ibanez ATK's -Markbass-Mesa Boogie
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