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Male, from Northern California aka Paradise

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  • About

    Northern California aka Paradise
    Current Setup:
    Dingwall NG2 5 string retrofitted with FretTraX,
    Dingwall NG3 5 string
    Dingwall NG3 6 string (currently on order)
    2018 Ken Smith BSR 5 string.
    2013 Ken Smith Black Tiger Elite 6 string,
    Clement Fretless 5 string,
    1981 G&L 2000 4 string (original owner),
    KB Guitars Custom PJ 4 string,
    Shen upright.
    Speaker Cabinets - Greenboy F112 & 15sub.

    rack: Crown XLS 2502 power amp in rack with Avalon U5 preamp/DI
    portable: Quilter Bass Block 800

    Other preamps/DIs:
    Noble preamp/DI

    Pedals (my current favorites and most-used):
    Cog Effects T-65 (octaver), 3Leaf Audio Wonderlove (x2), Broughton Audio Germanium Bass Box (fuzz), Darkglass Hyper Luminal compressor, Dunlop mini bass wah, Digitec Rubberneck Analog Delay, GFI Clockworks (digital delay) and Specular (reverb)
    Looper - Boomerang III.
    Other: Yamaha Motif XS Rack synth module for midi FretTraX tone generation
    Favorite Genres:
    Funk, R&B, Fusion, Jazz, Blues, Neo Soul, Classical
    Previously Owned Gear:
    This would be a novel, if I could even remember, which I can't
    G.A.S. List:
    Ducati White NG3 6 String (on order)
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul Jackson, Louis Johnson, Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, Marcus Miller, Mike Burnett (Cameo), Tyrone Brunson, Rocco Prestia, Alphonso Johnson, Meshell Ndegeocello, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Bella Bartok, Samuel Barber, Peter Gabriel, Debussy, Mozart, Nusrat Fata Ali Khan, Henryk Gorecki, Martin Heidegger, The Transcendence of the Ego, by JP Sartre, 2001 Space Odyssey, Arthur C Clarke, Stanley Kubrick, Buddhism, George Carlin, the Sun.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Cycling, philosophy, flying my plane, trying to figure out how something can come from nothing.
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Self-taught University
    Some things I've learned along the way:
    -You can't teach groove. You are born with it or you are not. And its by far the most important component of being a good bass player.
    -Formal education is highly overrated (I have a doctorate degree).
    -I play far fewer notes now than I did in my 20s. And that's a good thing.
    -Institutionalized "education" is a form of bureaucracy, and both are the enemies of critical thinking and creativity.
    - There is no demarcation between "right" and "wrong" in the Trump brain. His compass knows only two headings: "winning" and "losing." And truth is immaterial to both.
    - The is no fountain of youth - but regular high intensity exercise and a keto diet is close.
    - An inventive mind is also a curious mind.
    That is all for now...


    Clubs: None. I'm more into Tribes.
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