Ian Perge
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Jan 11, 1976 (Age: 38)
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Evansville, Indiana
Bassist/"Professionally Disabled" & Advocate

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Ian Perge

Male, 38, from Evansville, Indiana

Laptop: A'sploded. Online Time: Severely Diminished... May 3, 2014

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    Jan 11, 1976 (Age: 38)
    Home page:
    Evansville, Indiana
    Bassist/"Professionally Disabled" & Advocate
    Current Setup:
    Absolutely Out-Of-Date (circa August 2009) Basses, Effects Pedalboard & Amplification Signal Chain: http://ianperge.com/images/My_gear/rig_diagram_8_03_09.jpg

    Chapman Stick:
    -2014 Chapman Stick 10-String SN#6287 made of compressed Laminated Light Bamboo, Stainless Steel "Fret Rails", Linear Inlays in Red Recon Stone, ACTV-2 EMG Pickup Block switchable from Mono to Stereo via a two-way Mini Switch, *4*-way Adjustable Truss Rod & Black Hipshot Tuners strung in "Baritone Melody" Tuning.

    (The "Ultimate Stick Rig" will be the ACTV-2's Stereo Melody & Bass Pickup into a Line 6 POD HD500X Multi-Effects Processor running dual parallel Amp and Effects Modeling signal paths for both the Melody & Bass Pickup outputs into a QSC K12 (Molded ABS Cab) or KW122's (Laminated Birch Cab) w/ 1000W of lightweight Class D Power & Neodymium Speaker. Flexible for multiple musical applications, powerful for non-PA shows and extremely light considering its wattage and built-in audio options... but certainly not *inexpensive* :-/ )

    -2012 Epiphone Custom Shop Jack Casady Signature Semi-Hollowbody Bass in Ltd Ed Silverburst. Upgrades include Black Hipshot SuperTone 3-Point Bridge & HB6C Ultralite Cloverleaf Tuners
    -2005 Fender Jazz 24 4-string x2: Fretted in Cherry Sunburst & Lined Fretless in Tobacco Sunburst with Flame Maple veneer tops and Alder body, Maple Neck & 24-fret/less Rosewood fingerboard, Bassline SJB-3/5 "Quarter Pounder" 5-string Pickups, Duncan Designed 3-band Preamp w/ Mid-Cut "Slap Switch", Hipshot Ultralite Tuners and String-Thru-Body/Top-Loading High-Mass Bridge (Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP 3-band Preamps Upgrades upcoming...)
    -2004 Mike Lull Modern 4 with Maple Neck & 24-fret Birdseye Maple Fretboard, 4A Flame Maple top and Swamp Ash Body in Transparent Red with Lindy Fralin Pickups & Bartolini NTBT 2-band Preamp w/ Passive Bypass & Tone Control, Hipshot Ultralite "Cloverleaf" Tuners, Bass Xtender & A-Style Bridge
    -2002 Mike Lull Modern 5 with Maple Neck & 24-fret Birdseye Maple Fretboard, 4A Flame Maple top and Swamp Ash Body in Transparent Amber with Aero J-Bass 5 Type-1 Pickups & Bartolini NTMB 3-band preamp with 250/500/750hz Midrange Selection & Boost, Passive Bypass & Tone Control, Hipshot Ultralite "Y-Key" Tuners, Bass Xtender & A-style Bridge
    -Spector Euro Bolt-Ons/aka "ReBop4/5DLX" FM (Flame Maple Top) or EX (Zebrawood "Exotic Top") and Alder Back, 3-Piece Maple Necks w/ Graphite Reinforcement, Rosewood Fingerboards & MOP Crown Inlays with custom-wound/sized Nordstrand Big Single Pickups & Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP 3-band Preamps: Vol/Vol/Stacked Treble & Bass/Push-Pull Midrange Frequencies @ 400Hz and 800Hz at 18V (EMG 5-String 40P5 & 40DC Pickups in Black Cherryburst "Spector American DLX P/DC" reproducing Fender's 1995-2008 "American Deluxe" Precision Bass with 5-string Precision & Dual Coil pickups)
    *2007/08 NOS Euro Bolt-On (aka"ReBop4DLX FM") 4-String Deluxe Flame Maple (Natural Oil & Wax Finish) w/ stock EMG-HZ & Spector TonePump electronics ("EFX Bass" Project: Spector "ReBop 4 DLX FM" 4-String fitted w/ Kahler 2400 Forward Saddle Bass Tremolo, Maniac Music Bass Sustainer @ end of fretboard, custom-sized Nordstrand Big Single and/or MusicMan-type Pickups & Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP with Active-Passive Push/Pull Control for "Std Bass/EFX Bass" switch)
    *2008 Euro Bolt-On (aka "ReBop4DLX EX") 4-String Deluxe Zebrawood (Natural Finish)
    *2008 Euro Bolt-On (aka "ReBop5DLX EX") 5-String Deluxe Zebrawood (Natural Finish)
    *2007 Euro Bolt-On (aka "ReBop5DLX FM") 5-String Deluxe Flame Maple (Black Blueburst Lined Fretless with HG Thor Fingerboard Epoxy Coating. Custom color & fretless build: Thanks, Stuart & PJ!)
    *2007 Euro Bolt-On (aka "ReBop5DLX FM") 5-String Deluxe Flame Maple (Black Cherryburst with EMG 40P5 & 40DC pickups, reproducing Fender's '95-'08 "American Deluxe" P-Bass with 5-string Precision & Dual Coil pickups)
    -1992 Ibanez SR-800 Lined Fretless 4-string in Jewel Blue with Japanese Basswood Body, 3-piece Maple Neck & Rosewood Fingerboard, AFR ("Active Full-Range") P/J pickups and Vari-Mid II 2-band Active Preamp (First "Quality" Bass, professionally defretted in 2002)
    -1996 Ibanez SR-1206 6-String with Flame Maple top and Mahogany back in Natural, 5-piece Maple/Walnut neck & Wenge fretboard, AFR Soapbar Pickups (Internal Precision Bass Pickup structure) Pickups and Ibanez 3-band Vari-Mid III Preamp)
    -2005 Music Man SUB Sterling 4-string with Poplar body in Textured Cinnamon (1 of *6* 2003-2006 USA-Made SUBs produced with the Cinnamon Rust Red/Green/Gold Pearlescent "Flip-Flop" Finish according to EBMM) w/ Active 3-band Preamp and Ernie Ball White Pearloid pickguard (tuned to C/C# Standard)
    -1996 Taylor AB-2 four-string Acoustic Bass Guitar with Natural Imbuia (Brazilian Walnut) Body & Top, Mahogany Neck and Imbuia headstock w/ Fishman ABGP-2 two-band preamp & piezo pickup (Upgrade to newer Piezo/Internal Mic & Acoustic Preamp to come...)

    Electric Guitars, Effects & Amplifiers:
    -2010 Paul Reed Smith SE Special 25th Anniversary Custom 24 in Scarlet Red modified with Grover 406 Locking Tuners, TUSQ XL Teflon Nut, Q-Parts Rippled Pearl Knobs, DiMarzio Crunch Lab & LiquiFire Pickups & Tremol-No trem-stop
    -2010 Paul Reed Smith SE Singlecut NOS hardtail in Transparent Grey-Black w/ SE HFS & VB Pickups, Fixed-Intonation Bridge and modified with Grover 406 Locking Tuners, TUSQ XL Teflon Nut & Q-Parts Black Pearl Knobs
    -2006 Jackson DXMGT hardtail in Transparent Black Cherry w/ EMG-HZ passive pickups ("Dr Better-Halfs", but she lets me use it from time-to time ;)
    -1993 Fender Squire Strat in Black with Maple fretboard, custom Silver Pearloid pickguard with upgraded Tex-Mex overdriven single-coil pickups and standard Fender tremolo tuned to E standard (currently being reassembled/rewired)
    -DeltaLab DGFX1 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal (w/ USB Output for Digital Recording & Effects Unit)
    -Peavey Vypyr 15 Digital Modeling Guitar Amplifier ("Downstairs" practice amp & USB Output for Digital Recording)
    -Line 6 Spider IV 75 1x12" 75 Watt Digital Modeling Guitar Amplifier w/ FBV Express MKII Guitar Amplifier Footswitch & Expression Pedal ("Studio" and Gigging Amp with USB Output for Digital Recording)

    "Expanding Hands" Tony Levin-Licensed Funk Fingers: Natural Light and Red Heavy versions

    Strings: D'Addario Custom Progressive Tension 4 & 5-String sets from "Bass Strings Online": ProSteels on Fretted Basses, XL Nickels on Fretless Basses & Spector "American DLX P/DC" 5-String, Balanced Tension XL Nickels on Euro Bolt-On Natural Oil 4-String & Fender Jazz 24s, EXP Coated Phosphor Bronze on Taylor AB-2 Acoustic Bass Guitar, Nickel Wound Light Top/Heavy Bottom 10-52 Electric Guitar Strings. Many thanks to Jason Mendelson of BSO for working out *my* personalized Progressive Tension String Gauges with me over the phone and fantastic Customer Service!

    For Sale:
    -Aphex Punch Factory (earlier "Orange Box" version) Optical Compressor
    -EMG-HZ35 (4-string) & HZ40 (5-string) Passive Ceramic & Steel Soapbar Pickups: 2 pickups per set, 1 set of 35s, 2 sets of 40s
    -Spector TonePump 2-band Boost-only Preamps near-completely wired together w/ Spector Knobs: 2 units
    -Korg DT-10 Chromatic Tuner
    -Q-Parts Mini Dome Knobs in Rippled White Pearl shell, Blue Abalone Shell with Black plating (much closer to Cosmo/Smokey Chrome such as Ibanez uses) - *4* of each color

    Outboard ("Front-of-Rig") Effects:
    Pedaltrain PT-2-HC Pedalboard #1 (EFX 'Board) modified by Ed Reed for underneath mounting of Power Supply containing (in Signal Chain order):
    -Aphex Punch Factory Optical Compressor
    -Loop-Master 6-Loop Effects Switcher Strip (Example of effect in loop: "L#")
    -L1: Electro-Harmonix Micro POG
    -L2: Xotic Effects Bass BB Preamp/Overdrive
    -L3: Tech-21 XXL Bass Overdrive/Distortion
    -L4: MXR M288 Bass Octave Deluxe
    -L5: MXR M82 Bass Envelope Filter
    -L6: T-Rex The Sweeper Bass Chorus
    -Xotic Effects Bass RC Booster
    -Dunlop Cry-Baby 105Q Bass Wah w/ MXR "Prime Distortion" in its own Single Loop for automatic "Distorted Bass Wah"
    -Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal
    -Korg Pitchblack Chromatic Pedal Tuner w/ signal from DVP1's "Tuner Output"
    -DigiTech JamMan Looper (in preamp effects loop)
    -SWR Interstellar Overdrive Preamp Clean/Dirty Footswitch

    -SWR Mini Mo' Preamp with Onboard Effects: Overdrive/Distortion, SubWave (Octave), BassSynth, Mo' EQ (2nd post-preamp shelving EQ section to modify tonality of the internal effects) & Chorus w/ 4 Preset Groups of Effects, Effect Bypass, Tuner Mute, & "Dual Mode": splitting of Clean and Effects signals to separate cabinets, and various preamp functions controlled by Mo' Control 2 Master Footswitch
    -SWR Interstellar Overdrive tube Preamp/Power amp (2 x EL84s) with Blend control for mixing Clean and Overdrive signals and Overdrive On/Off Pedal control
    -QSC PLX 1602 Power Amp
    -Avatar B210 2x10; Neo Cabinet ("Clean" cabinet in Mini Mo' "Dual Mode")
    -Avatar B212 2x12" Neo cabinets ("Effects" cabinet in Mini Mo' "Dual Mode")
    -SKB Roll-X 5-space rack (3U Mini Mo' Preamp and 2U Power Amp)
    -SKB Standard 3-space rack (1U Interstellar Overdrive Preamp and 2U Power Amp)
    -Auralex GRAMMA Riser
    Ibanez Promethean P3110 300 Watt 1x10" Bass Combo Amp for Chapman Stick amp/Taylor AB-2 ABG Acoustic Bass Practice, Rehearsal, Home Recording & Small Gig &amp)

    Practice, Randomness, and Recording:
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50s & ATH-M40fs Studio Monitor Headphones and Shure SCL3 Sound Isolating Earbuds/IEMs, Dunlop Dual-Design StrapLoks in Black & Chrome, GarageBand 3, Gator / Pro Tec / Spector Gig Bags & Hardshell Cases, Korg BT-2 "Bass" Tuner (bought in 1991, on my pedalboard for *15* years and STILL my Practice Tuner!), M-Audio FireWire 410 interface/M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI Keyboard Controller & Key Rig Virtual Keyboard Rack into TASCAM DP-32SD Digital 32-Track Portastudio, Mono GS1 "The Betty" / Neotech Super & Mega Bass Straps / Comfort Strapp and various other weight-relieving straps, ProTools M-Powered 7.1 & Various plug-in/drum/loop software (upgrading), Tascam CD-BT1MKII Bass Trainer & Tascam CD-SP1 CD Trainer Travel Case w/ speakers for Road/Vacation practicing... and no Behringer ever!
    Favorite Genres:
    "Music". There's "Good" & "Bad", and whatever genre it's supossedly in means nothing to my listening pleasure.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    -1989 "Pro Session"-labeled Precision copy
    -1992 Fender Jazz Plus V five-string in Black (bought in 2002, first Jazz Bass purchase in 13 years of playing & made me a near-complete convert to bolt-ons... :)
    -1994 Washburn MB-2 P-bass tuned BEAD (early live work only)
    -1997 Yamaha BBN5A (Nathan East Series, used for Studio Work in late '90s)
    -2002 MIM Fender Jazz Standard passive four-string in Midnight Wine modified with Bassline SJB-2 "Hot" Jazz Bass pickups, Hipshot Ultralight Tuners, Gotoh 201 Bridge and White Pearloid pickguard. Fantastic Modded Passive Bass,... (the first of my two "Regretted Sales")
    -2002 Spector ReBop 4 Natural Oil with EMG 35-DC/CS pickups and BTS preamp system. Sold to upgrade to my Euro Bolt-On 4 DLX EX "ReBop" Zebrawood-top
    -2003 Yamaha RBX-775 five-string Fretted in Flat Silver & Custom Lined Fretless w/ matching blue fretlines in Flat Blue. Michael Tobias gave me props on the professional-looking/sounding defret and installation of matching Blue inlaid fretlines! :-D
    -2004 Ibanez Prestige RKB-900 with Basslines SPB/SJB-3 "Quarter Pounder" P/J setup in Vintage Sunburst (the 2nd "Regretted Sale")
    -2003 to 2006 Music Man SUB 4 & 5-strings & SUB Sterling 4-string
    -2009 Epiphone Special Run Thunderbird-IV Limited Edition in Silverburst with Mahogany body, Chrome hardware & pickup covers
    -2005 to 2010 Fender Jazz 24 4 & 5-strings with Alder body, Basslines SJB-3 and 5 "Quarter Pounder" Pickups & Duncan Designed 3-Band Active EQ w/ Mid-Cut "Slap Switch". Still own two 4-strings (one Fretted, one Lined Fretless) and the 5 was a Great Deal but a bit too heavy & wide string-spacing for my hands
    2010 Schecter Diamond-P Custom-4 P/Dual Coil (splitable to Single J) 4-string in Vintage White

    -Peavey MAX-110 1x10" Practice Combo
    -Peavey TNT-150 1x15" Gig/Recording Combo used with the above TKO as a "dirty" effects amp

    Effects, Random Randomness:
    Akai Deep Impact Bass Synth (oh, to reverse this sale as well... )
    Boss Bass BE5B multi-effects unit
    Digitech Bass Whammy (this back in a Loop to cut down on the engaged noise factor but I mainly used it for the Octave Up which my Micro POG handles far better, so I'm not weeping about it...)
    Digitech Bass Multi-Chorus
    Digitech DigiDelay
    Electro-Harmonix POG
    Hipshot Ultralite tuners & Bass Xtenders (Various models/types)
    Hipshot "A-Style" Bass Bridges
    Korg DT-10 Tuner (moved to a Korg PitchBlack simply for pedalboard space, but still a fantastic tuner)
    Pedaltrain JR-SC
    Tascam CD-BT1 & 2 Portable CD Bass Trainer
    Yamaha Magicstomp EB multi-effects unit ("Regretted Sale" as I grabbed it while discontinued and should have kept for various odd effects and studio/demo/recording purposes)
    G.A.S. List:
    -Completion of long-awaited "EFX Bass" Project: Spector Euro Bolt-On ("ReBop") 4 DLX FM fitted w/ Kahler 2400 Forward Saddle Bass Tremolo, Maniac Music Bass Sustainer @ end of fretboard, custom-sized Nordstrand Big Single Pickups & Aguilar OBP-3SK/PP with Active-Passive Push/Pull Control for "Std Bass/EFX Bass" switch
    -Fender Frank Bello Signature P/J Aerodyne Jazz Bass (made of Alder compared to typical Basswood Aerodyne Bass)
    -Speaker Upgrade: two 1x12" for "Coffeehouse/Practice/Small Rig", 6x10" & 2x12" for "Rock Rig" w/ Neodymium Speakers for weight savings and tone (Avatar or Greenboy Audio "Fearless" Speakers w/ Colored Tolex/Line-X & Brushed Aluminum "Modern Grill"?) Decide on Bass Cabinets or flat-EQ Powered Monitors...
    Influences and Teachers:
    Rick Allen, Michael Anthony, Bryan Beller, Rex Brown, Adam Clayton, Nathan East, Colin Edwin, Jon Evans of Tori Amos' Band, Tony Franklin, Simon Gallup, Tom Hamilton, Amy Humphrey (of "Clatter"), Mike Inez, Eddie Jackson, Mike Keneally, Geddy Lee, Tony Levin, Doug Lunn, Sean Malone, Bear McCreary of "Battlestar Gallactica" scoring fame, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, William Murderface, John Myung, Jason Newsted, Pino Palladino, Trent Reznor's live & studio playing & synth bass programming, Billy Sheehan, Daniel Shulman and all the "Garbage" live & studio bassists, Peter Steele & Doug Wimbish. And Bryan Beller again, 'cause it can't be said enough. ;-)
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Fiction writing & literature, Good stouts/vodkas/the occasional "Shine", cinema, comedy, Disability Activism, Sci-Fi...


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