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Ant Illington
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Gender:
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Location:
Around Chicago, like yo mama.
Occupation:
Day job not music related

Ant Illington

I'm Anthony but I'm only illin', Male, from Around Chicago, like yo mama.

SUSPENDED

Working a month on, among other things, arpeggiating Dom 7's in all combinations but I still can pretty much sing it only 1357. Ear Sucks? Sep 8, 2017

    1. Ant Illington
      Ant Illington
      Working a month on, among other things, arpeggiating Dom 7's in all combinations but I still can pretty much sing it only 1357. Ear Sucks?
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    2. Ant Illington
      Ant Illington
      Everytime I play my 4 string parts P I'm thinking "why am I always playing 5 string "other" basses?"
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    3. BJMtz
      BJMtz
      lol getting banned
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    4. Ant Illington
      Ant Illington
      Playing one note for at least 2 minutes per day is much easier to skip than I'd imagine. Hope my sight-reading made up for it. Back to F#.
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    5. Ant Illington
      Ant Illington
      Playing all of the G's on my bass for at least 2 minutes per day for one month. AW's brilliantly simple advice. Starting F# 12/31/16.
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    6. Ant Illington
      Ant Illington
      Playing all of the G's on my bass for at least 2 minutes per day for one month then moving to another note. AW's brilliantly simple advice.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Around Chicago, like yo mama.
    Occupation:
    Day job not music related
    Current Setup:
    Musicman Stingray 5H or 5HH. They sound good and neither gig allows any time to change basses between songs. I love all of my basses but my fingers don't adapt well to different bass ergonomics so I have to get used to one and stick with it. John, one day I shall re-graduate to the custom 5.

    Super Slinkys on the Stingrays- Just tried them on a lark in hope of getting something that I was missing. I was surprised at what a difference they make, easier bending and plucking and slapping (the fretting hand slap part is easier and I need all the help I can get) so more expressive for me.

    Carvin BX-500. It was supposed to be my backup amp but It just sounds good and has good features.

    GK Neo 212ii and 112ii. Yes, at the same time even. I got Mr. Gallien's blessing to do so even though I was willing to shell out the extra money for a second 212. It's nice to have a little versatility/variety; they do sound a different from each other alone.

    John Baron Custom 5
    MM Bongo 5HH
    MM Stingray 5H
    MM Stingray 5HH
    Fender American Jazz
    Squier Indonesian VM Jazz
    Spector NS2A
    Parts P with Bartolini
    Yamaha Fretless 5 BB5000AF

    Markbass Little Mark Tube 800
    Ampeg Portaflex 210HE
    Early 90's SWR SM-400
    Early 90's Eden 410 w horn
    Ampeg BA-108, 2011 version
    Ampeg BA-108, newer version with wedge side

    dbx160x compressor
    MXR envelope, fuzz, octaver
    Electro-harmonix Pog 2
    Favorite Genres:
    Anything with good bass grooves: Motown, Soul, R&B, Funk, Disco, 70's cheese pop, Beck, Steely Dan, over-produced 80's pop, to name a few. I like the new music that kinda recalls 80's bass/drum pop grooves. I like almost every kind of music to some degree.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Sub with one of Chicago's leading Motown, Funk, Soul bands. This is not to say that I'm awesome like the genius players in the band or other guys on the scene but I'm dedicated and told I have good feel and I can duplicate stuff quite authentically.

    Church
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Yes
    G.A.S. List:
    None but I played a bunch of boutique basses at Chicago Music Exchange last week, July 2016, and if I could only have one bass in my arsenal it would be the Lull Brian Beller model that was there. The Sadowskys, Warwicks, other Lulls and other basses were great at what they do but this thing was crazy versatile, ridiculously light and so easy to play. It removed from my brain any belief that weight has much to do with a good sound.
    Influences and Teachers:
    The people who played on my fave music above. (Plus JPJ, GL, Sarzo, Rourke and the DeLeo brother from STP. And Flea, and whoever plays with Incubus. But not the guy from Korn. *** is that noise supposed to be anyway?

    The anonymous studio guys from the 70's and 80's.

    My first bass teacher, David Hadley Ray back in 1990. So bad, he could flip the bass over and play lefty, strings upside down, just about as well as righty. Think about that.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Music, pool, food.

    Signature

    Stingray 5H
    Ernie Ball Super Slinky or Regular Slinky
    Carvin BX-500
    GK Neo II 112 and 212