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bongomania
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bongomania

Male, from PDX, OR

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.ovnilab.com
    Location:
    PDX, OR
    Current Setup:
    Basses:
    --the "Surfinbacker" a '70s Electra Ric 4001 copy, refinished in surf green and converted to 5-string.
    --Lindert Locomotive VI-T baritone/BassVI
    Rig:
    GK MB500, Genz Neox 212T, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, DOD FX25, BJFE Blueberry, and a variety of compressors.
    Favorite Genres:
    modern Tuareg
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I've bought and sold an embarrassingly large amount of gear over the years. Particularly preamps, compressors (of course), and pedals of all kinds.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Cachao Lopez, Robbie Shakespeare, Geezer Butler, Lucky Scott, James Jamerson, Pino Palladino, Paul Jackson, Bobby Valentin, Ron Carter, Bobby Rodriguez, Bosco Mann, Bootsy!
    Commercial User?:
    • Yes
    Disclosures:
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I'm really more of a researcher, drummer, and hobbyist engineer that happens to love bass, rather than a bassist per se. From 1985 to about 1995 I played synthesizer and home-made instruments, either solo or in obscure noise bands. From 1995 to about 2006 I devoted myself to Afro-Cuban style percussion, such as bongos and congas. As a percussionist I performed with East Bay Ray (ex Dead Kennedys), Bill Spooner (ex The Tubes), and Ward Abronski (Polkacide, ex Flipper) among others. Then various life crap took over and I stopped gigging altogether, but I started writing compressor reviews. And look where that got me! Now I'm the compressor review guy.