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    Home page:
    New York, NY
    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
    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
    EBS OctaBass
    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, 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)
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, rock, Motown, funk, soul, classical, Afro-Peruvian, reggae, ska
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    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:
    Hofner 500/1
    Influences and Teachers:
    TEACHERS: John DeWitt, Frank Hansen, Mike Richmond, Ron McClure, 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




    Ross Kratter
    Hartke Club #232
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