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from Denver, CO
- jruberto was last seen:
- Sep 2, 2014
- Home Page:
- Denver, CO
- Current Setup:
1974 Fender J, Zon Sonus 5 Lightwave fretless, Fender Squier 5, Spector 5, Chinese 3/4 double bass.
Eden Nemesis RS 320 Combo, Hartke 350 head (with upgraded preamp tube - huge difference for $8!!!), Trace Eliot "red stripe" 4x10 cabinet, EBS Classic Drome 150
Peterson Strobo-Stomp II
EH Micro Synth
Boss OC-2 Octaver
BYOC Octave Scrambler
MXR M101 Phase 90 Phaser (w/mods)
Strymon Timeline (w/expression pedal)
Others, as needed:
Ernie Ball VP Jr Volume pedal
Morley Bad Horsie 2 Wah
Electro Harmonix Q-Tron +
Big Jam Space Driver SE-13 (rare. awesome.)
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- Doing way more studio work & less road work these days.
- G.A.S. List:
- Grace pre. SVT cab. Lull bass. More time to practice.
- Influences and Teachers:
i'm inspried by anybody who plays it like it f***ing means something.
mostly self-taught: i played guitar for 15 yrs before "crossing over", but didn't really dig deep into theory until i really needed to (i.e. when i started playing the bass)
but if there's anyone who thinks i'm a decent bass player i owe it all to chad "chadzilla" johnson. he's a drummer who i've had the good fortune to play several hundred gigs with in many different groups. i never knew what "pocket" meant until my first 30 seconds playing with him. now i live there.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- megaphone crooning
- Staff Producer / Audio Engineer: Blue Tower Studio, Denver, CO & Mighty Fine Productions, Denver, CO
SignatureJim Ruberto: Engineer, Producer, Bassist, Human (maybe Cylon) Denver, CO
Official Pick Bassists #69, EBS #44