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Male, from New York, NY
- Ross Kratter was last seen:
- Dec 16, 2014 at 2:07 PM
- July 14
- Home Page:
- New York, NY
- Freelance bassist, composer, arranger, copyist
- Current Setup:
Kay S-51 DB with David Gage Realist pickup (converted to 4-string by someone before I bought it)
Eminence 4-string fixed neck EUB
Warwick Artist Series Steve Bailey 6-string fretless electric bass
Lakland Skyline 55-01 Deluxe Spalted Maple
Fender 5-string American Jazz Bass
Fender 4-string Mexican Precision Bass
Yamaha BB425X 5-string electric bass
Hartke LH1000 head
Hartke HyDrive HX410 and HX115 cabinets
Fender classic volume pedal
TC Electronic PolyTune
Sans Amp Bass Driver DI
MXR Bass Envelope Filter
ZZYZX SnapJack cables
(and some other backup gear that I don't even touch anymore)
STRINGS: Thomastik Spirocore Weich on DB, LaBella Deep Talkin' Flats on Fender P bass and Hofner, Fodera Victor Wooten 5-string set (but stainless steel instead of nickel) on my Lakland, Fender Jazz, and Yamaha basses (40-55-75-95-120), Fodera 6-string light stainless steel set on my Warwick fretless
- Favorite Genres:
- Jazz, rock, Motown, funk, soul, classical, Afro-Peruvian, reggae, ska, tango
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- P&O Cruises UK, Royal Caribbean International, The Ross Kratter Jazz Orchestra (my own big band), Karachacha (Afro-Peruvian jazz), as well as lots of freelance work including with the Mike Longo NY State of the Art Big Band, Jack Jeffers NY Classics Big Band, Jay Rodriguez, and many more. Also many freelance theatre gigs including off-Broadway and other professional regional theatres.
- Previously Owned Gear:
- Fender Rumble 100 amp
- G.A.S. List:
- Need to get a tuba.
I'm a bassist, composer, arranger, and copyist based in NYC. I've spent the last year or so working in the orchestras on various cruise ships, getting to back some really amazing (and some really terrible) acts.
- Influences and Teachers:
TEACHERS: John DeWitt, Frank Hansen, Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, Felix Pastorius, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Anthony Wellington, John Benitez
INFLUENCES: Victor Wooten, Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Christian McBride, John Clayton, Stanley Clarke, Michael Moore, John Patitucci, George Mraz, John Benitez, Tom Kennedy, Mike Hall, Scott Ambush, James Jamerson, Steve Bailey, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen, Paul McCartney, John Deacon, John Entwistle, Jimmy Johnson, Leland Sklar, Nathan East, Bobby Vega, Rocco Prestia, Will Lee, David Wong, Andy McKee, Phil Palombi, Brian Bromberg
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