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August 14
West Midlands UK


The smooth moderator..., from West Midlands UK

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  • About

    August 14
    West Midlands UK
    Current Setup:
    Warmoth/Status Jazz with graphite neck, Nordstrand NJ4SEs, J-Retro, Badass bridge (and a Hipshot D-Tuner).
    Fretless version of the above, only with EMG J pups (no pre-amp, no D-Tuner... yet).

    Precision project - still in progress...
    Stagg Stingray Copy as "the beater". I like this that much I bought the 5er to go with it.
    Tanglewood ABG.

    Sold all the stompboxes and the board. All I have now is a Pandora PX4-D to use occasionally. Oh, and the V-Amp Pro for recording. Works great!

    Shure PG14 wireless (sometimes)
    Markbass CMD 102 P combo (this is still the most near to perfect piece of gear I have ever owned or used. If it got stolen or wrecked I would replace it the same day without hesitation).
    Markbass Traveller 151P extension cab.

    Hartke HA5000.
    Behringer V-Amp Pro (in 4U rack with Hartke)
    Hartke 2.5XL, 210XL, 115BXL cabs.

    Dell laptop, Core 2 Duo @ 2 GHz, 4GB RAM, XP Pro (and 7200RPM 320GB HDD upgrade plus additional drive for audio).
    Presonus Firebox.
    Reaper, Sibelius 6.
    Various VSTis and other plug-ins, including Kontakt 4, Jamstix 3XL (with Bonzopak), Superior Drummer 2.0 with some nice additional sample libraries, Steven Slate Drums, TruePianos, Lounge Lizard EP-3, VB3 Hammond sim, OP-X, Memorymoon, Messiah, FM8 and UltraAnalog virtual synths, sfz soundfont player, all sorts of effects and reverb/cab impulses... I could go on...
    JBL S26 monitors and Mission subwoofer with my much loved old Rotel amp for monitoring (or AKG K240S phones).
    Yamaha SY85 synth (mainly used as a MIDI controller now, but it still sounds good to me for some things).
    Casio home piano (for when I need/want an 88 key controller).
    Boss DR-670 drum machine for easy jamming.
    AKG D88S and Samson CO3 mics.

    A nice MIK Squier Strat. a Les Paul copy and a Freshman acoustic, none of which I can play.

    Hercules stands, Hiscox cases and Moody straps are all just great. I really like my Warwick Rockbag Deluxe, too. And Schaller Straploks!
    Favorite Genres:
    Soul, funk, rock, fusion.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Expresso Bongo Orchestra / Tom Martin Band / "The Yams" big band. And a bunch of teenagers.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too many basses to list all. I sold my Geddy, Rick and SR4 recently as I never used them. Past amps include Ohm, HH, Peavey, Gibson Lab Series, Selmer... that makes me feel very old...
    G.A.S. List:
    VALENTI!! I also think I can see a Thunderbird in my future. And maybe a Status Streamline.

    I'd like a Mesa Boogie guitar combo if I could afford one.

    And I'd really love some "Magic Ears", as possessed by some of our esteemed membership right here.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Jaco, Bernard Edwards, Jeff Berlin, Percy Jones, Mark King, Stan Clarke, Geddy Lee, Chris Squire, John McLaughlin (yeah, I know - a GUITARIST?!)
    Hobbies and Interests:


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