BassHappy
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BassHappy

Male, from Kent Lakes, New York via Fort Wayne, Indiana

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    August 11
    Home Page:
    http://www.innertainment.net
    Location:
    Kent Lakes, New York via Fort Wayne, Indiana
    Occupation:
    Musician, Web Designer and Music Biz Manager
    Current Setup:
    19 mostly custom basses - 18 medium scalers and 11 are Fenders and Fender replicas - with one Rob Allen Mouse shortie. New Fender Performer along with a Fender P and J chambered body recently added. Also a Gibson Les Paul bass replica in the works and I have designed and I am currently finishing up five of my own prototypes bass designs. I have a Viola bass I designed and had built for me featuring a Line 6 Variax electronics transplant. Custom oak bass storage cabinet - made by an Amish craftsman - which holds 16 basses with sliding glass doors. Roland V Bass, Mac based DAW with Logic and Pro Tools. Studio: Aguilar db680 preamp with a Summit audio tube limiter. Live: Eden Metro 2 X10 combo. And no, except for an occasional pinch of chorus, I don't use any effects on my basses.
    Favorite Genres:
    Cut my teeth on eccentric mostly euro progressive rock - some american fusion. Now i enjoy most forms of music as long as the players and singers have taken the time to woodshed and develop their craft. Not a big fan of opera and country - the rest I dabble in judiciously as a listener.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Happy the Man, Vision
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Kay "Old Kraftsman" shortie, Kalamazoo "Mustang-style" shortie, Gibson EB-0 shortie, 1972 Fender Jazz Bass, 1975 MapleGlo Rickenbacker 4001, 1977 PRS #7 and 1978 #11 medium scaler. A variety of mostly Fender Bassman amps, a Hiwatt 100 stack with two 4X12" bass cabinets. Toured with a custom rig designed by JT of the "Rush" crew - with 18" CerwinVega folded horn cab with Bose 901 top end - and Yamaha power amps, custom cross-over by JT and a DBX 163X limiter. Later I got an overkill Carvin rack rig with two Carvin 2X10" cabinets which I got tired of hauling around. Also used two Yamaha powered PA Cabinets for a time with a DBX limiter. When the bass sounds great, not a big deal what you play through - it's just a stage monitor. Ended up loving my vintage Eden Metro which I still use on tour. If and when we go out again, I will swap it for a couple of Eden 2 X 10 floor monitors and be done with it.
    G.A.S. List:
    Gibson LP hollow body Florentine in Medium Scale - currently being custom built for me but it has been on hold. Taking what I have learned from all these basses and prototyping 5 of my own bass designs, coming soon.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Gabriel Genesis, Yes, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Brand X, Ekseption, Touch, Dregs and Mahavishnu Orchestra - to name a few....

    Most influential bass players for me early on: Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, John Wetton, Greg Lake.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Designing and building basses, classic 1950's style hot rods and rat rods, Hoosier Basketball, Colts Football, travel, reading, writing and figuring out easier ways of doing things.
    It's all here:

    My Bass Journey...

    Signature

    "The bass has a weight and heft to it that feels like a weapon, yet there is a quiet beauty to it as well."
    My bass playing starts here: http://www.everythinghappytheman.com/music.html