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  • About

    Birthday:
    December 12
    Current Setup:
    Upright Basses:

    1) RAY BROWN'S BASS!!!!!
    YES!!!! This was the bass used in all the Oscar Peterson Trio recordings.
    (email me if you want to play this bass - it's a piece of history!
    dave.longenecker@gmail.com - mention "Ray Brown"
    in the heading, or it will be considered 'spam')

    2) German bass 130 yrs

    lotsa bows (french style)
    Sartory, Delluccia


    Electric Basses:

    VINTAGE FENDERS:
    1972 Precision (stripped)
    1983 Gold Jazz


    CUSTOM SHOP FENDERS:
    Custom Classic V


    YAMAHA BASSES:
    BB2000 (stripped)
    BB5000

    Spector SSD 5 String w/piezo bridge (1992)

    Tino Tedesco 5 string

    OTHERS:
    Acoustic 370 amp
    Eden WT 800 and 210XLT
    Gallien Krueger 112
    SM900 with Goliath III cab from Pako!
    Avalon U5
    Yamaha NE-1 Preamp
    Smith PAPA pre-amp
    Fodera Model 2000 pre-amp
    SFX AY2 preamp (upgrade of the Yamaha NE1)
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Immanuel Baptist Church P+W team, "Basstiality" bass quartet
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Alleva Coppolo 1600 limited maple top
    1984 Spector NS2 Pre-Kramer w/out-of-phase switch
    MTD535 w/MTD Pre-amp, Barts, Burled Myrtle
    2 Laklands
    Spectors - several
    Fodera - can't remember the model, but top of the line. For 5 years it was my only bass. It was 36" scale - YIKES!!! What was I thinking????
    G.A.S. List:
    I've got far more than I'll ever need, but still wanting more!!!
    Influences and Teachers:
    Jazz bass: inspired by - Ray Brown, John Clayton, Lionel Williams
    Classical lessons with - Stuart Knussen, Thomas Monohan, Thorvald Fredin
    Ultimately: - ANTHONY JACKSON IS THE MAN!!! Lionel Williams, James Jamerson, Marcus Miller, Melvin Lee Davis.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Black Gospel Music!!!!!

    Signature

    I may be out of time, out of tune and completely unmusical,
    but at least I'm LOUD!!!