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    Los Angeles (Sherman Oaks), CA
    Current Setup:
    Music Man Stingray V fretted and fretless
    NS Designs EUB
    DeArmond Ashbory bass
    a cheap 8-string

    Genz Benz Streamliner 600
    ABM Mini 48
    ABM Mini15

    Effects and such:
    Echoplex Digital Pro
    Ableton Live
    Zoom 506
    EBS Octave
    Boss Digital Delay
    Morley Wah
    Barber Tone Press
    Boss Bass Synth
    Visual Volume Pedal
    Behringer FCB1010
    Favorite Genres:
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    John 'Drumbo' French, (ICU) Improvising composers United, Dark Numbers, World Ambient Symphony, Chris Opperman's Special Opp's, Onibaba, Freelance, Improvisation, Jazz, there isn't a gig I haven't done.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Eden WT 800 + (2) D210XL (Sounded great when it worked)
    SWR SM-400 + 4x10 Goliath (Not a fan of the SWR. Way to scooped sounding)
    Ashdown ABM 500 II Chrome
    Ibanez SDGR 5 strings
    G.A.S. List:
    62 P Bass
    Hofner Beatle bass
    Maybe an F Bass, Jerzy Drozd, Conklin, or a Fodera
    Influences and Teachers:
    Blogs I write:


    Gary Willis, Jeff Berlin, Dave Carpenter, Alphonso Johnson, Todd Johnson, Baba Elefante, Putter Smith, Wadada Leo Smith, Vinny Golia, Larry Koonse, Aashish Khan, Jim Lacefield

    Other Influences:
    Mark Dresser, Charlie Haden, Jaco, Frank Zappa, Miles Davis, Anthony Braxton, Steve Swallow, Tony Levin, Ornette Coleman, John Zorn, Vinnie Colaiuta, Scott LaFarro, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Bill Laswell, Bootsy, John Coltrane, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, John Cage, Earle Brown, Morton Feldman, Gyorgy Ligeti, Harry Partch, JS Bach, Radiohead, Tool, The Flaming Lips, Public Enemy, KRS One, Grandmaster Flash, Anthony Jackson, Geddy Lee, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, James Jamerson, Pino Palladino, Aloke Dutta, Peter Gabriel, James Brown, Zakir Hussain, The Beatles, The Who, King Crimson, David Bowie, John Scofield, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Squarepusher, Venetian Snares, Ben Wa, Buckethead, Secret Chiefs 3, Mr. Bungle, Marvin Gaye, Selvaganesh
    Hobbies and Interests:
    60's Japanese Cinema, Reading, oh yeah, and midget porn


    Daren Burns
    bassist/composer/teacher/good guy

    "I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."- John Cage
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