bertthebassist
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bertthebassist

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bethlehem, PA
    Occupation:
    Commercial Loan Officer, bassist
    Current Setup:
    BASS:
    2009 Skjold: Pro Deluxe 5 featuring a mahogany body with a Birdseye maple top in tobacco burst finish, and a highly figured Birdseye maple fretboard on a maple neck. Custom Skjold/East preamp. Controls are: Volume, 4 position rotary knob (bridge solo, both series, both parallel, neck solo), passive tone control (push/pull active/passive), stacked bass/treble (pull treble up for extra bright; bass is boost only), stacked mid with bottom for frequency sweep. 35 inch scale, and 8.5 pounds

    2019 Peavey Millennium 5 Passive with DiMarzio Area J DP552BK, Hipshot A Bridge and Ultralites tuners

    AMPS:
    GR Bass ONE 800 (fits in the side pocket of my gig bag and sounds awesome)
    Mesa M6 (love this amp!)

    CABS:
    GR Bass AT212 (only 28 lbs. and sounds awesome)
    Schroeder 15PL
    Favorite Genres:
    classic rock, blues, southern rock, country rock, old school funk, jazz, reggae
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    looking for my next adventure, beginning to think I'm too picky
    Previously Owned Gear:
    BASSES:
    Elrick: 2017 NJS 5, Expat (purchased new, not impressed)
    Fenders:
    1982 Custom Jazz w/ DiMarzio pick ups (memories)
    2008 American Standard Jazz V (dead spots)
    2009 American Standard Precision V (neck too fat)
    Ibanez: SR505 (didn't like the sound)
    Lakland Skyland:
    2018 Daryl Jones 5 - natural (new, had fret spikes)
    55-01 w/ Mike Pope Pre and Aguilar Dbl pickups (it was cream)
    Mike Lull: M5 (purchased used, really nice bass, sold to pay for car repair)

    2021 Muckelroy HMC Pro Player 5-string, 34" scale, TI Rountds JR345, cherry wings, neck through construction, 3-piece maple neck (curly maple center), Alder tone block, maple fingerboard, Luminlay side dots, Kent Armstrong USA dual coils, Muckelroy 6-knob pre, 45mm @ nut, 18mm spacing @ saddles, gold hardware and electronics, cherry truss rod cover, RBX Reunion Blues case

    Music Man: 2013 StingRay Classic V (purchased new, my first active. made
    the mistake of treating it like a Fender and turned the knobs all the way
    up. After I sold it, I learned that I was boosting the bass and treble, and
    not simply increasing the pickup volume, which was why it didn't sound
    right. Expensive lesson)

    Skjold: Pro Deluxe 5 featuring a mahogany body with a Birdseye maple top
    in tobacco burst finish, and a highly figured Birdseye maple fretboard on a maple neck. Custom Skjold/East preamp. Controls are: Volume, 4 position
    rotary knob (bridge solo, both series, both parallel, neck solo), passive
    tone control (push/pull active/passive), stacked bass/treble (pull treble up for extra bright; bass is boost only), stacked mid with bottom for freq
    sweep. 35 inch scale, and 8.5 pounds

    Warwick: Corvette Standard (too heavy), Rockbass Corvette $$ (too cheap)

    AMPS:
    Aguilar: DB751 (my favorite sound), AG700 (Nice head)
    Aguilar: Tone Hammer 500 (didn't like), AG500 (nice sound, too big)
    Ampeg: PF-500 (missing the deep that I want, too big, too heavy)
    Bergantino: B|amp (missing the deep that I want)
    Carvin: B2000, BX1500, B1000 (meh)
    Eden Traveler WT550 (too heavy)
    Eich T-900 (fits in the side pocket of my gig bag and sounds awesome)
    GK: MB Fusion 800 (knobs too sensitive)
    Genzler Magellan 800 (seems to do something electroniky to the sound)
    Mesa: M6 (my 2nd favorite sound, too heavy)
    Mesa: WD800, Subway 800, 800+ (they don't sound like my M6)
    Mesa: Prodigy (meh), Mpulse 600 (nice sound, too heavy)
    Quilter: BB800 (distorted too soon)
    Sunn: Beta, 2000S (memories)
    Thunderfunk: TFB800 -B2 (not impressed)
    Warwick: Tubepath 10.1 (nice sound, too heavy)

    CABINETS:
    Aguilar SL115 - sounds great, dislike the width
    Audio Kinesis Hathor 1203T , 1203 ordered 2/2020, cancelled 1/2022)
    Barefaced: Big Baby 2 (BB2) - not impressed
    Bergantino: CN112, CN212, - bottom end lacking
    HD112,
    HS410, NV215 - love the sound, but 100 lbs
    Carvin: BR115, BR118, BRX210 - did not like
    DNA: DNS-112, DNS-410 - did not like
    Fearful: 12/12/6/1 - favorite sound, but 70 lbs
    MAS 112 - too futuristic looking for me
    Mesa: Subways 112, 115 - not impressed
    RevSound: RS215T, RS115T, Bottom ported RS210T - good value
    Sunn: B115, 215 - the good ole days

    COMBO:
    Peavy TKO 150 - the good ole days
    G.A.S. List:
    GR Bass ONE 1400 and an AT112H
    Influences and Teachers:
    Frank DiBussulo, 70's classic and southern rocks
    Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughn)
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Is there anything else besides bass and TalkBass?
    Teaching Credentials:
    Moravian College: minor - music; 25 years owning a bass, 10 years playing

    Signature

    vibrating bottles off of the table
    Pennsylvania Bassists Club member #152; GR Bass Club member #10
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