Russell Bergum
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Russell Bergum

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  • About

    Location:
    Virginia, MN
    Current Setup:
    Bass: 2011 Seth Kimmel 3rd Avenue model #14, with C-extension.
    2010 Upton Bass Bostonian Concert bass
    EUB: 2009 Azola Carved UltraCoustic Bugbass, light violin satin tea finish, figured maple neck, back and sides, Macassar ebony fingerboard, modern scroll.
    Bow: Prochownik purpleheart French Sartory model (2010) 128g, Prochownik pernambuco French Sartory model (2007) 135g, Claude Marchand pernambucco French model 142g.
    Pickup: Ehrlund EAP, Upton Revolution Solo II
    Strings: Genssler Sonores Rabbath set (Kimmel bass), Evah Pirazzi (Upton bass). TI Belcanto (Azola EUB)
    Rosin: Gaston Brohan's Oak (soft), Kolstein Ultra (soft)
    Bag: Messina (Kimmel), Upton Deluxe (Upton)

    Bass Guitar:
    2012 Fender Precision Deluxe (3TB - black/alder/rosewood)
    2007 Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn 4 (burst-tort/ash/rosewood)
    1996 Pedulla Rapture RB-4 #RB6282 (Butterscotch/Natural-tort/maple/rosewood)
    1992 Carvin LB70 fretless (koa/ebony) w/Aggie AG4J-60 pups & Aggie OP-2
    1980 ('78 SN, '79 pot codes, '80 heel stamp and pup code) Fender Precision (black-black, alder/maple) w/ Norstrand NP4
    1978 Fender Jazz (Siena Bust - White, alder/maple)

    Amp: Markbass LMII, Acoustic Image Coda R Series III

    Speakers: Avatar TB153
    Lab Series 1x15 w/ EVM Pro-Line 15B 400W speaker

    Accessories:
    Furman PL-Pro Series II
    MusicValve direct box
    Sadowsky outboard preamp
    Korg DT-1000 tuner, Korg CA40 tuner
    Boss DR-3 Drum Machine
    Engles bass stand, Hercules bass guitar and upright stands.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Current: Mesabi Symphony Orchestra, North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, rock, alt rock, folk rock, swing band, contemporary church group. Currently just playing in symphonie and church group, and occasional bar gigs with the old band. Previously in "Not The Joneses", "The Glenrustles", "Big as Life".
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Basses:
    Juzek fully carved (1950-60's ???) upright
    1976 Rickenbacker 4001
    2004 Pedulla ET5 Thunderbass #8782, light gold quilt maple top/maple/ebony)
    2000 Pedulla Rapture PJ5
    1996 Pedulla Rapture RB-4 (Candy Teal-pearloid/maple/rosewood) - wish I still had it!
    1995 Pedulla Rapture RB5 (purple/pearloid/maple/rosewood) RB-5112
    1993 Pedulla Thunderbolt 4 (cherry red maple/rosewood)
    1992 Pedulla Thunderbass T5 (AAA flame - vintage cherry burst/maple/ebony)
    2005 Valenti J5 #008 (lake placid blue - pearloid/ash/maple) w/Nordstrand NJ5's and Aggie OBP-3
    2010 Sadowsky Metro Will Lee 4 #M4530, (candy apple red/white, alder/morado)
    2004 Sadowsky NYC 4 #4240 (teal green metallic-parchment/alder/Brazilian rosewood) with Ultra Vintage body & single coils
    2002 Sadowsky NYC #3802 reverse PJ5(carmel burst-mint/swamp ash/maple) quilted maple top
    1998 Sadowsky NYC Standard J4 #2913 (AAAAA quilted maple natural top/ash/maple),
    1991 Sadowsky NYC #1109 Standard J4 (Olympic White/alder/morado)
    2006 Fender AVRI '57 Precision (2TB-gold anodized, alder/maple)
    2005 Fender AVRI '75 Jazz 4 (natural-black pg/ash/maple with black blocks & binding)
    2001 Lakland USA Hollowbody Deluxe #HB31 (mahogany back and sides, carved flame maple top, 3TB, rosewood)

    EUB: BSX Allegro A4 - burgundy burst

    Amp:
    Ampeg SVT-6 PRO
    Carvin PB300
    vintage Fender Bassman 100 w/4x12 cab
    Speaker: Hartke Transporter 410, Eden D210XLT, Avatar SB112 LF (neo)

    Bow: Lipkins pernambuco French Vigneron model (2004), Prochownik pernambuco French Sartory model (1995), Codabow Revelation French bow, Tom Owen pernambuco French bow (2007), Emile Dupree pernambuco French bow
    Rosin: Kolophonium
    Strings: Corelli 370F, Pirastraso Obligatto
    Pickup: David Gage Realist, Fishman BP100, K&K Bass Max,
    EMG p-bass pup, SD SPB-3
    Influences and Teachers:
    Influences: McCartney, Sting, Graham Maby, Timothy B Schmidt, Tony Levin, Scott Lafaro, Charlie Mingus, Mozart, Dvorak, Handel, Bach, Beethoven.

    Teacher: Vince Osborn
    Hobbies and Interests:
    fins, furs, feathers, retriever training

    Signature

    Upton Bass Club #25
    Club Pedulla #32
    Club Sadowsky #44
    LOG Member #198

    "It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever. "
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