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    August 23
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    Riding the Polar Vortex
    Current Setup:

    Aguilar DB 750 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ampeg Micro-VR (two)
    Ampeg PF-500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ampeg SVT ('74)
    Ampeg SVT-7Pro
    Ampeg SVT-8Pro (USA-made)
    Ampeg V-4B ('75)
    Ashdown Labs Superfly
    Carvin B1500
    Carvin BX500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA iAMP 200 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA iAMP 350 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA iAMP 500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA iAMP 600 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA iAMP 800 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Eden WT-405
    Epiphone Valve Jr. (5w tube guitar head, but works on bass)
    Fender 800 Pro
    Fender 400PS (getting refurb'd)
    Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II
    Gallien-Krueger 2001RB
    Gallien-Krueger Fusion 550
    Gallien-Krueger MB200
    Gallien-Krueger MB500
    Gallien-Krueger MB800
    Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion
    Gallien-Krueger MB Fusion 800
    Glockenklang Bass Art Classic
    Glockenklang Heart-Core
    Hartke HA5500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Hartke LH1000 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Hughes & Kettner B.A.T.T (possibly for sale/trade)
    Markbass Classic 300 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Markbass F500
    Markbass LMII
    Markbass Studio Pre 500
    Mesa/Boogie Bass 400
    Mesa/Boogie D-180
    Mesa/Boogie WalkAbout
    Mesa/Boogie Fathom (M6 Carbine)
    Mesa/Boogie Titan V-12
    Music Man Audiophile HD-500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Orange AD200B/MK3
    Orange Terror Bass 500 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Orange Terror Bass 1000 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Peavey Classic 400
    Phil Jones Bass M-300 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Phil Jones Bass M-500
    Reeves Custom 225
    Sadowsky SA200
    SWR Electric Blue (modded to Baby Blue II specs; possibly for sale/trade)
    TC Electronics RH750
    TecAmp Puma 900
    Trace Elliot AH1200SM
    Trace Elliot Twin Valve
    Trace Elliot V8
    Trace Elliot VA400
    Trace Elliot V-Type 600H (possibly for sale/trade)
    Traynor Mono Block B (for sale/trade)
    Traynor YBA200 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Tube Works RT-2100-ES (for sale/trade)
    Walter Woods Ultra


    Aguilar DB 659
    AMP SL-1
    ART Tube MP Studio
    Demeter HBP-1
    Demeter VTBP-201 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Demeter VTBP-201s
    EBS MicroBass II (possibly for sale/trade)
    EBS ValveDrive (see also, "effects")
    Eden Navigator
    Fender TBP-1
    Hughes & Kettner B.A.T.T (possibly for sale/trade)
    Hughes & Kettner Tubeman (possibly for sale/trade)
    ISP Technologies Beta Bass Processor (possibly for sale/trade)
    Kern IP-777
    Millennia STT-1 Origin (possibly for sale/trade)
    Millennia TD-1
    Peavey TMP-1
    Phil Jones Bass Buddy
    Phil Jones P-1 (possibly for sale/trade)
    PreSonus TubePre
    Radial Bassbone (possibly for sale/trade)
    Raven Labs MDB-1
    Skjold Pro Sound prototype tube preamp (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Stewart UDP-1a (two; one for sale/trade)
    Summit Audio TD-100
    The Low End True Voice (table top; possibly for sale/trade)
    The Low End custom 2-channel 12AX7 True Voice (table top)
    Trace Elliot TVT9 (guitar preamp, but sounds great on bass!)
    Trace Elliot V-Type Pre
    Tube Works Blue Tube (rackmount)

    Power Amps:

    Aguilar DB 728 (tube amp)
    Ashdown PM 600 (for sale/trade)
    Crest CA9 (three; two possibly for sale/trade)
    Crown XLS 602
    Demeter VTHF-300M (tube amp; possibly for sale/trade)
    Eden WT-1000
    Mesa/Boogie M-190 (tube amp)
    Phil Jones M-5000 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Stewart World 2.1 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Trace Elliot VR350 (tube amp)


    Accugroove Tri 208 (for sale/trade)
    Accugroove Tri 115L (possibly for sale/trade)
    Accugroove Whappo, Jr. (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ampeg B-40 ('75)
    Ampeg PF-115HE (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ampeg SVT-210AV (four)
    Ampeg SVT-810
    Ashdown Mini15 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Ashdown Mini48 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    AudioKinesis Hathor 1203
    AudioKinesis TC112AF
    AudioKinesis TC115AF Wide Body
    Azola Super Wizzy 2x12 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Baer Amps ML-112 (two)
    Bag End S12E-C (blemished; for sale/trade cheap)
    Bergantino custom 1x15 sub's (two; for sale/trade)
    Bergantino custom 3x8
    Bergantino AE112 (two)
    Bergantino AE210 (two; one possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino AE410
    Bergantino CN212
    Bergantino EX112
    Bergantino EX115
    Bergantino HD212
    Bergantino HS210 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HS410 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT110 (two)
    Bergantino HT112 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT112 ER (two)
    Bergantino HT115 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT210 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT212 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT310 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino HT322
    Bergantino IP112 (powered cab w/ DSP)
    Bergantino IP153 (powered cab w/ DSP)
    Bergantino IP212 (powered cab w/ DSP)
    Bergantino IP310 (powered cab w/ DSP)
    Bergantino IP322 (powered cab w/ DSP; possibly for sale/trade)
    Bergantino NV115 (two)
    Bergantino NV215
    Bergantino NV412
    Bergantino NV610
    Carvin LS1503 (two)
    EA iL-110
    EA NL-210 (two)
    EA NM-410 (possibly for sale/trade)
    EA VL-108 (two)
    EA VL-110 (two)
    EA VL-208 (three; one 4-ohm)
    EA Wizzy (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    EA Wizzy 10 (two)
    fEarful 15/6/1
    fEarful 12/6cube/1
    Gallien-Krueger Neo112-II (two)
    Gallien-Krueger Neo212-II
    Gallien-Krueger Neo410 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Glockenklang 6-Box (6x10; two; one for sale/trade)
    Glockenklang Double (2x12; two)
    Glockenklang Duo (2x10)
    Glockenklang Duo Wedge (2x10)
    Glockenklang Space Deluxe (1x12)
    Glockenklang Take 5 (4x10)
    Hartke VX810 (for sale/trade)
    Hevos Midget (4 ohm)(possibly for sale/trade)
    ISP Technologies Bass Vector 115 (1,000w powered cab)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Markbass CL108 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Mesa/Boogie Diesel 4x10, “Deep” version
    Mesa/Boogie Diesel Powerhouse Jr. (1x12, 4x8)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Mesa/Boogie Diesel 2x15 EV
    Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse PH212
    Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse PH210
    Mesa/Boogie Powerhouse PH610 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Michael Arnopol Soundworks MAS-210Flex
    Music Man HD-210 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Music Man HD-212 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Orange OBC-410
    Orange OBC-115
    Orange SP410 (neo drivers)
    Orange SP212 (neo drivers)
    Orange SP210 (neo drivers)
    Patterson Audio/LDS 2x8's (two, 2-way) (possibly for sale/trade)
    Peavey 1820 (for sale locally)
    Phil Jones Bass 4B (two; for sale/trade)
    Phil Jones Bass Neo-Power 8B (two)
    Phil Jones PB-300 (250w powered 6x5)
    Reeves 4x10 (sealed)
    Sadowsky SA210
    Sadowsky SA410 (two)
    SWR Henry the 8x8 (for sale/trade)
    TecAmp S212 Classic
    Trace Elliot 4052H (4x5 "Bright Box")
    Trace Elliot 1048H (possibly for sale/trade)
    Trace Elliot 1153 (two)
    Trace Elliot 1524
    Trace Elliot 2103H (possibly for sale/trade)
    Trace Elliot 1x10 (two; one with tweeter; possibly for sale/trade)
    Trace Elliot custom 1x12 (made by Steve Azola from the cab portion of a Twin Valve Combo)
    Wayne Jones 2x10 (two; possibly for sale/trade)
    Yamaha BBT110S (two; possibly for sale/trade)


    AER amp one
    Ampeg B-15N ('66)
    Euphonic Audio iAMP 350 Combo (1x10)
    Fender Bassman TV 12
    Fender RAD Bass
    Hughes & Kettner Quantum QC412 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ibanez Promethean P5210
    Phil Jones Flightcase BG-150
    Phil Jones Roadcase BG-800
    Pignose B-100v (1x15)
    SWR Baby Blue II
    Trace Elliot BLX 150 (for sale/trade)
    Trace Elliot Twin Valve Combo (two; one 1x15 and one 1x12)

    Electric Basses:

    AC Guitars Recurve Type-S 5
    AC Guitars Graft Finn 4
    Acoustic Black Widow
    Aquilina Shelby 5
    B.C. Rich Warlock (USA Custom; for sale/trade)
    Carvin SB4000 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Celinder J-Update 5
    Celinder Vintage Precision 4
    Curbow Custom Jazz 5 Fretless
    Danelectro Baritone (possibly for sale/trade)
    DeArmond Pilot 5 Deluxe (w/ upgraded electronics)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Dingwall Afterburner 4 (NAMM prototype)
    Dingwall Z3
    Epiphone El Capitan
    F Bass BN4
    F Bass BN5
    F Bass VFP4
    F Bass VF5
    Fender Jazz (1973)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Fender Precision (1974)
    Fender Hollowbody Precision A/E (MIJ; with upgrades)
    Fodera Emperor 5 Standard
    Gibson Explorer
    Gibson Thunderbird IV
    Gibson Victory Custom
    Gretsch 5123B Electromatic (possibly for sale/trade)
    Guild Pilot
    Ibanez ATK750KOA
    Ibanez USA Custom ATK 4-string (possibly for sale/trade)
    Ibanez Road Star II DB 680 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Jerzy Drozd Excellency V
    Kala Acoustic-Electric U-Bass (solid mahogany; fretless)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Kala Solid Body 5-String U-Bass (fretless)(possibly for sale/trade)
    Ken Lawrence Associate 5 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Lakland Skyline 44-64 Custom (fka Duck Dunn Signature Model)
    Lakland Skyline DJ-4 (Aero pickups)
    Lotus 4-string (my first bass!)
    Marleaux Consat 5 (neck-through)
    Marleaux Consat Soprano
    MTD 435-24 (mahogany/quilted maple/maple/ebony)
    MTD 535-24 (chambered alder/water cured redwood/maple/blistered ebony; Marilyn #3)
    MTD 535 (ash body, maple top, wenge/wenge)
    MTD 535-24 (makore body, ebony tope, flamed ash & white wenge neck, birdseye maple board)
    MTD Saratoga 4 (alder body, maple neck, birdseye maple board)
    Nordstrand 'Nordy' vJ5 (alder/rosewood)
    Nordstrand 'Nordy' vJ5 (ash/maple)
    Pedulla Nuance 4-string
    Pedulla Pentabuzz (possibly for sale/trade)
    Reverend Rumblefish XL
    Reverend Decision (possibly for sale/trade)
    Rob Allen Mouse 30 (fretless)
    Sadowsky P/J 5
    Sadowsky Will Lee Model 4-string
    Schecter Stiletto Diamond Series 8-string (for sale/trade)
    Skjold Custom 5
    Skjold Exotic Custom 4
    Skjold Exotic Custom 5 (fretless)
    Skjold Lion's Pride 5, Type A
    Skjold Lion's Pride 5, Type B
    Skjold Skjoldslayer 4 (with bottle opener!)
    Squier VM Precision TB
    Squier VM Telecaster Bass Special
    Squier by Fender '62 Jazz Bass Reissue (1983, early CIJ)
    Tobias (Burbank era) Basic 4, #1992
    Tobias (pre-Gibson) Basic 5, # 766 - Jimmy Haslip model
    Tobias (Burbank era) Killer-B 4 (possibly for sale/trade)
    Tom Clement 4-string (fretless)
    Wyn 5-string

    Upright Bass:

    1950's Kay C-1, with Barbera Bridge Transducer pickup
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Gingley JoH, Down Under Thunder, Pumpin' Ethyl, Dr. Reverend
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Peavey TNT 150, Audio Centron RMA-250, Peavey Basic 80, Peavey Backstage 30, Eden 212XLT, Peavey 210TX, Peavey 2x10 (powered), Ashdown Mini 10T, BBE 383, Fodera NYC Empire V fretless, Low Down Sound 5x8, Accugroove Gordo, Peavey CS800, AMP BH420, Accugroove Tri 210L, Audio Centron RMA-1600, Peavey 410TVX, Accugroove El Whappo, Accugroove Tri 110, Kustom Groove Bass 1200, Low Down Sound 3-way neo 1x8 (two), Acme Low B-1 (two), Dr. Bass custom neo 2x10, Dr. Bass custom neo 1x15, EA CxL-210, Pignose B-100V, Tobias Growler 4, Peavey Classic 400 (still own one), Warwick Pro Tube IV, Trace Elliot Dual Compressor Pedal, Epifani Quest II, EA VL-210 (two), Mesa Boogie Basis M-2000, Acme Low B-2 (two), Aguilar DB 359, Ashdown RPM-1 John Entwistle Signature Preamp, Trace Elliot Hexa Valve, Skjold Stage 4, Ritter Roya 5, Tobias (post-Gibson, Burbank) Basic 5, # 1353, EA CxL-112L, Warwick Corvette Standard Freltess 4 (sold 2 of them), QSC PLX 3002, Mesa Boogie Strategy 400, Schroeder 1010, Schroeder Mini 12+, Rick Turner Electroline EL535-PMM, Eden D-110-T , Bag End S12-D, Bag End S12X-C, SWR Baby Blue, Hughes & Kettner BassBase 600, EA CxL-112, Digitech Bass Synth Wah, Peavey T-40, Brian Moore i4, Trace Elliot T-Bass, Demeter HBP-1, Epifani T-112 (two), EA CX-310, Low Down Sound 3-way neo 3x8, Ampeg VT-60, Markbass 102P, Low Down Sound 2-way neo 3x8, Traynor TS 98, Traynor TS 200, Avalon U5, MTD 535 (and only because it went to a friend who was really looking for this particular wood combo), SIB Fatdrive, Aguilar DB 900, Fender Franken-P (by Jack Read), Eden CXC-110 combo, Eden CX-110 (two), Pedulla Thunderbolt 4, Lakland Skyline DPLE II, Lakland Skyline Hollowbody fretless, Hughes & Kettner Fortress, Sound City Bass 150, Jerzy Drozd Excelleny V, Read Model-J, Groove Tubes DITTO, Read Purity, Trace Elliot VA400, Markbass SD800, John East J-Retro Deluxe, Dingwall Prima 5, Roland Bass Cube-100, Tacoma Thunderchief, Eden Nemesis NA-650, Aguilar DB359, Ernie Ball Music Man HD-212, Fodera Emperor Deluxe 5, Aguilar AG500, Ashdown Labs AL-MK500, Glockenklang Heart-Rock, Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 4, Bergantino HT112, Celinder P-Update 5, SWR BBII (still own one), Kramer 710, Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5, Bill Fitzmaurice Omni 10.5, Bergantino HT210s (4 ohm), Peavey Bass-Fex, Epiphone EA-260, Epifani UL2-112, Zon Sonus 5, Peavey Gv Bass, Accugroove Mini Whappo, Reverend Rumblefish 5L, MTD 535-24, Bergantino HS410 (don't worry; it was a trade, and I'll get another one), Bag End S18E-C (with ELF M2 Processor; two), Trace Elliot Quatra Valve, Epifani T-110UL (two), Bergantino HT122s, Avalon U5, Celinder J-Update 4, AMP BH-420, Lakland Skyline Joe Osborn 4, Fender American Deluxe Jazz V, Fender American Deluxe Precision V, Gretsch Broadkaster, Bag End S12E-C, Alleva-Coppolo LM4 Deluxe, PreSonus Eureka, Epifani T-212D, EA NL-210 (4-ohm), Epifani T/UL-115, MTD 535-24 (mahogany body, rambutan top/back, wenge/wenge), Warwick Quadruplet, Hughes & Kettner Quantum QC421, Fender Roscoe Beck V, Phil Jones Bass 9B/6T, Eden VT-300A, Lakland Skyline Darryl Jones 4 (rosewood board), Ibanez USA Custom ATK 5-string, Phil Jones Briefcase, XWire wireless, Trace Elliot 1028H, Trace Elliot 1518C, MTD 535 (ash body, figured walnut top, maple/maple), Intersounds IVP, EA NM-410, Carvin B800, Raezer's Edge Bass 12-400, Raezer's Edge Bass 10, Tobias Contender 4 (cry!), Eden WT-550B, Tom Clement 4-string (short scale), Tobias Classic 5 (pre-Gibson), SansAmp RBI, Nordstrand SC5, MTD 435 (ash/quilted maple/wenge/wenge), Nordstrand NX5, EBS HD350, EBS Neo112 (two), Curbow Am. Petite 5, Rickenbacker 4003, Trace Elliot GP12 XV, Epifani UL-410, Epifani UL-310 (two), VL-110 (two), VL-208 (two), G & L ASAT Hollowbody, Genz-Benz ShuttleMAX 12.0, Sadowsky 25th Anniversary 24-fret 5-string (cry...), Tune TWXT-8N 8-string, Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.0/12, Genz-Benz Shuttle 1x12 extension cab, Genz-Benz Shuttle 9.0, EBS Fafner, Alleva-Coppolo LG4 Classic, Nordstrand 'Nordy' vJ5 Classic, Alembic F-1X, Alembic SF-2, Raven Labs PMB II, Glockenklang Tedd, Roscoe Century Signature V, Aguilar DB680, Trace Elliot Hexa Valve, Hughes & Kettner Quantum QC310, Epifani Quest II preamp, LeCompte VB-5, Ashdown EVO II RPM-1, EA CxL-112, Bergantino HT112, Bergantino AE212, TC Electronics RH450, Ampeg SVP-Pro, Skjold Exotic Custom 5 (#1), Dingwall Super J-4, LeCompte CB SC-4, Trace Elliot 2103x, Adamovic PB, EBS-1 Classic, Trace Elliot GP12 SMX, Groove Shoppe GS5 (walnut body, birdseye maple board w/ walnut blocks and binding), EA M-line Wizzy (two), Fender TNB110-SPL Precision Thinline Hollowbody (CIJ)
    G.A.S. List:
    You name it!
    Influences and Teachers:
    I started off playing classical music on upright, so I guess Handel, Mozart and Beethoven all get props. I didn't start playing electric bass until much later, and my style isn't really modeled after anyone (self-taught), but players whom I really enjoy and respect include: John Paul Jones, Duck Dunn, Steve Harris, Dean Peer, Carl Gunther, Adam Nitti, Doug Johns, David Dyson, Trip Walmsley, Christian McBride, Charlie Haden, Chris Squire, Phil Lesh, John Entwhistle, Willie Dixon, and lots more who I can't think of right now...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Karate (black belt in taekwando), boating, skiing, hiking, camping, scuba diving, beer-brewing, home audio, reading and mostly my wife and kids!
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