u84six
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u84six

Nobody panic, the bass player is here!, Male, from US

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 17
    Location:
    US
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Current Setup:
    Basses
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    EBMM Stingray Classic 4 (2011, rare '56 blue)
    Rickenbacker 4003 (mid-90s, Jetglow)
    '62 Fender Precision Reissue (2002)
    '62 Hofner (bought used mid-90s)
    Acoustic Upright (2009)

    Guitars
    ------------
    Fender Stratocaster
    Martin Acoustic

    Misc. Stringed instruments
    ------------
    I also have two banjos (yes, I play banjo) :)

    Amps
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    Fender TB-1200 - An amazing amp that Fender does not make anymore and was discontinued in 2012. Bad marketing and high price kept this one from becoming a classic. This is the Fender amp that was never noticed, never considered, quickly ignored, but sounds better than almost any amp out there! :) I've purchased a lot of equipment in my time, and this thing is by far, one of the best amps I've ever used or heard. You really need to experience this thing! This amp can do pretty much anything. I can get deep and thumpy, high and poppy, warm and grindy! Any sound I want with 1200 watts behind it! It's a bit heavy (35 lbs), but it's definitely worth its weight in gold! I really can't see myself using anything else. If you're into having a very flexible sound while retaining a lot of headroom, grab one of these babies before they become extinct! :)

    Cab(s)
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    fEARful 15/6/1 with custom Fender cloth grill. I had this cab handmade and spec'd out to my preferences. I found a great builder in California that did an amazing job! If you've never heard of fEARful cabs, I suggest you look it up (http://greenboy.us/fEARful/). This cab has improved my sound 10 fold compared to the commercial cabs I've used in the past. Paired with the TB-1200, I couldn't ask for a better setup! I love what I hear, and I get compliments at every gig!

    Strings
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    Flats:
    Pyramid Gold (warmest flats they make with a unique G string.)
    TI Jazz Flats (musically unique - love them on a P.)
    Sadowsky Black Label (surprisingly well rounded with a modern edge.)

    Rounds:
    DR Sunbeams (these are my favorite strings of all time. Can't live without them!)
    EB Super Slinky (underrated and overlooked.)
    Dunlop Nickels (all around great string!)

    Effects
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    Empress Compressor (some songs I use just a light touch. Mostly for ballads.)
    Xotic XBlender (this is great for blending your clean sound with your effects chain)
    Way Huge Swollen Pickle (one of the best sounding fuzz pedals!)
    Barker ASSMASTER (another great fuzz. Much different from the Pickle.)
    Melekko EKKO 616 (cool echo effect)
    Iron Ether Nimbus (amazing reverb pedal!)

    Recording
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    FL Studio (quickest workflow for a musician.)
    Propellerhead Reason (slave to FL Studio.)
    M-Audio 610 (audio interface.)
    Sterling ST77 mic with pop filter and shockmount
    Various VST plugins

    Misc.
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    Headstock vibration-based tuners (I love these things! My favorite is Intellitouch PT10 mini.)
    Basic leather strap (I need nothing more. I don't like strap locks.)
    String Dampener (great for slapping and tapping.)
    Wrist band to reduce the sweat from ruining my basses (I wear various styles at every gig. :))
    Favorite Genres:
    Pop, Funk, Alternative, Modern Rock, and many more...
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    US Northeast
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too much to list.
    G.A.S. List:
    Currently downsizing, but I have my eye on something special. ;)
    Influences and Teachers:
    James Jamerson
    Rocco Prestia
    Pino Palladino
    Carol Kaye
    Paul McCartney
    Larry Graham
    Victor Wooten
    Getty Lee
    Roger Waters
    John Deacon
    Gabe Nelson
    and many more...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Acting, songwriting, computer programming, cooking, I have tons of hobbies and interests...
    I believe in the ying and the yang. A balanced life is a happy life.