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Dec 26, 1979 (Age: 34)
New Jersey, USA
bassist and guitarist

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    Dec 26, 1979 (Age: 34)
    New Jersey, USA
    bassist and guitarist
    Current Setup:
    Double Bass: '67 Kay for jazz, unnamed hybrid which is used for chamber music/new music/classical, Lothar Seifert french bow
    Bass Guitar: 1997 Fender American Standard J bass, 2012 LTD b-206SM six string, 2003 peavey millennium fretless (ripped out the frets, sanded superglue etc), 2014 Douglas fretless violin bass, Ibanez artcore archtop converted to a six string bass (one octave below guitar tuning) with an upright piezo pickup and acoustic strings
    Guitars: '02 Martin 000-28EC, '05 Eastman 805EC, Standard Telecaster w/ Burstbucker + Lollar special T, Parker P-36
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, classical, pop, electronic stuff - I have no idea what to call styles of music anymore, but basically music that is creatively satisfying (to play or listen to) and not superficial or standing on image alone.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Freelancing whatever, various chamber groups, new music stuff, jazz trio that plays all original music in odd time signatures (but that grooves, so the non musicians in the audience won't know they are listening to odd meters)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    guitars: Ibanez George Benson model that I ran over with my car by accident.....

    Gibson Tal Farlow model which I sold to buy a Lothar Seifert bow. I miss the guitar but I have been in love with the bow since I got it in 2000.

    Luckily, I learned my lesson about selling instruments and have not sold any basses, and no selling guitars since 2000.
    G.A.S. List:
    Try not to think about it because I would go so overboard.
    Influences and Teachers:
    My Great Uncle Oscar Zimmerman taught my teacher from years back Henry Scott, Tony Marino, Kevin MacConnell and Craig Thomas have been past teachers. A lot of self teaching though; those teachers were over a three year span, so that left a lot for me to work on myself. Influences? Hmm, Paul Chambers, Scott Lafaro, Ron Carter, Gary Peacock, Slam Stewart, Larry Grenadier, Steve Swallow, Jaco...many others. Always looking for new guys to hear as well - particularly electric players in jazz since there are so few! And my greatest influence, my late father who has written wonderful music for all instruments including the bass. 450+ pieces in his lifetime. I would obviously not be where I am or possibly even a musician without him.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Photography (https://www.facebook.com/paulhofreiterphotography/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums and www.pchphotography.net), tinkering with instruments, their electronics and different types of finishes
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    15 years teaching experience, all styles, all basses (exemption being slapping for electric bass and german bow for upright), degree in bass performance from University of the Arts
    I'm just a guy who loves playing and listening to music while having fun tinkering with instruments, wife and 2.75 year old daughter, photography and lastly general work on myself.