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    Current Setup:
    - 1988 MIJ Fender PowerJazz Bass Special; EMGs, Badass II, and KNOBS THAT GO TO 11.
    - Fretless Squier P-bass project; flats and a Wilde (Bill Lawrence) P-46 pup.
    - Brubaker Brute MJX-4; Bart pups and pre, TI flats.
    - Carvin Icon fretless five-string with wide-neck (19mm) option
    - 4-string Peavey Grind

    - Dr. Bass cab: 2x12"+6.5" Faital Pro neos
    - Mesa Walkabout head
    - Markbass CMD121P combo (switched tweeter)
    - Genz GBE 1200
    - a 70-ish watt Gorilla combo (my first amp :)).
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    I teach elementary and junior-high school orchestra.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    - Markbass SD800
    - Genz Shuttlemax 12.0
    - GK MB200
    - Ibanez SR506
    - Ibanez Prestige 1006 EFM
    G.A.S. List:
    A bass and amp that are "just right".
    To be GAS-free and focus on more important things.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Started on doublebass in 4th grade. Played in the junior-high jazz band (where Mr. C introduced me to Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Eddie Gomez) and got my first electric when I was 15. Studied doublebass and, later, cello in school. Was away from the electric for about 15 years due, initially, to an injury. Became a teacher in 2009. A year after that, I took up my Fender again, and started playing out -- mostly jams to start.

    I studied doublebass with Hans Sturm, Paul Sharpe, and Diana Gannet, among others. Cello with George Work and Moises Molina. Electric I taught myself but, Todd, if you’re reading this, I still remember your slap solo from “Jack Usage” in high school.

    Other influences from all over, bass players and otherwise.