oddeotek
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oddeotek

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sammamish, WA
    Occupation:
    broadcast television engineer, musician, composer
    Current Setup:
    SUB SB4 by Sterling. My daily player. I found this one "used" at my local GC for $169 and, after putting some nice flats on it, it is one of the most comfortable and punchy basses I have ever owned. I actually liked the way it played as well as the $1600 Music Man Sterling that it was hanging next to.
    Update: I now have two of these, both black with maple necks. I found the latest one for $80 on CL and stuck an EMG Split Pbass pickup in the Fender sweet spot. It's basically a P Bass that feels and looks just like my SUB.

    New Warwick Rock Bass Streamer - Another low priced bass that just felt right. I played a dozen more expensive basses in my local bass store that just didn't feel or sound as good. 6.6lbs! Fast, thin neck too. The only bass that I currently,own that was purchased new.

    Steinberger L2 - Totally 80s but it's such a classic I can't even think of selling it. It still turns a lot of heads when I take it to a gig as well as generating a lot of "How do you tune it?" inquiries.

    OLP SB4 (Spector Design) I have bought a dozen much more expensive basses in the last 7 years (including 5 Spector Euros) but keep flipping them and keeping this one. The neck on it reminds me of the Rick that I owned back in the early 80's and it sounds like the 75' Precision that I owned right after that. It's the bass I'm playing in my profile pic and the best $135.00 I ever spent!

    2- Hartke Kickback 15's (each modified to be a separate amp and speaker cab) that I run together to make a cool little stack. Unfortunately, I find it personally necessary to modify just about every piece of gear that I own - it's not just a hobby, it's a curse.

    A Hartke Kickback 12 that I picked up for $100. Yes, I also "decomboed" this one as well. These are great little amps and get a tone that I like. Hook all three of them up and it's a party on stage.
    Favorite Genres:
    Classic and Progressive Rock
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Currently singing and playing in 4 groups in the Seattle area: Einstein's Relatives - classic and modern rock, Jet City Players - classic rock, Shake It Up - tribute to The Cars, The Jethro Tull Experience - Tull tribute band
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I've been playing since 1963 and have owned over 60 basses (Vox, Fender, Steinberger, Ibanez, Gibson, Spector, Ampeg, Crucianelli, Rickenbacker, Vantage, Sterling, Hamer, OLP, Squier, Warwick and Yamaha) and 20 different amps (Silvertone, Vox, Fender, Hartke, Ampeg, Acoustic, Sunn, Marshall, AMP, GK, Peavey and Yamaha). I find it funny and a little sad that I owned a LOT of now-classic equipment when it was new.
    G.A.S. List:
    A huge-sounding small amp (damn those laws of physics) and a comfortable, lightweight bass with great, classic tone. I'm very close to that with my current rig though...
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Dave Hope and Andy Fraser were some of my influences in the past but there are some amazing young bassists now doing things that blow me away. I'm really impressed with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops, an ultra-tight Swedish group with incredible vocals and musicianship.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Singer/Emmy-winning Composer and Sound Engineer

    Signature

    "All your bass are belong to me"



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