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Oct 31, 2006
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    musician- BASS PLAYER!
    Current Setup:
    US Lakland Joe Osborn (2007)
    US Lakland 4-94 Deluxe (1999)
    Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn 5 (2006)
    Lakland Skyline 55-01 (2003 with US preamp)
    US Fender '62 P Bass (early 90s w/flats)
    Fender "FrankenJazz" Jazz Bass ('70s style)
    Fender Jazz Bass (fretless)
    Epiphone Jack Casady Signature Bass (w/flats)
    Ampeg SVT 2-PRO (USA)
    Ampeg B2RE (USA)
    GK 400RB (1991)
    Ampeg cabinets (several!)
    D'Addario strings
    TECH 21 VT Bass Deluxe
    EBS Octabass (early 'backward' version)
    EHX BassBalls
    Shure P4HW Personal Monitoring System
    Shure SE215 single driver in-ears
    And once in a great, great while...
    Dunlop Tortex 1.14 mm picks (purple)
    Favorite Genres:
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Lifelong pro player in many, many, many bands, lots and lots of session work, travel a bit. Been on a bunch of nationally released stuff, charted on the Billboard 200. Worked with some 'heavies'.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Many a Fender and EB Music Man basses, Mesa/Boogie & Peavey amps and cabs.
    Influences and Teachers:
    James Jamerson, Jaco, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting, Pino Palladino, Nathan East, Sean Hurley, Nathan Watts, Tony Levin, Lee Sklar, Chuck Rainey, Bernard Edwards, John Taylor, Willie Weeks, John McVie, Michael Anthony, Randy Meisner, Timothy B. Schmit, Berry Oakley, Cliff Williams, Stuart Zender, Adam Clayton...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Cooking, MLB, National Public Radio, Public Television, spending time w/family.
    Teaching Credentials:
    TAB should be BANNED from existence! Learn how to read music FOR REAL
    I play electric bass. Been doing it since age 12.


    Wow, that's the first time in my career that someone's referred to my instrument as a status symbol.
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