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Brad Maestas
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Brad Maestas

Sono est omnia, Male, from Petaluma, CA, USA

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    https://www.bradmaestas.com
    Location:
    Petaluma, CA, USA
    Occupation:
    Luthier/Instrument Tech, Multi-Instrumentalist
    Current Setup:
    Roscoe Club
    Fodera Club
    Sadowsky Club #95
    Fender Precision Bass Club
    Fender Jazz Bass Club #1507
    Ampeg Portaflex Club #701
    Black 'n Maple Club #26

    Double Bass:
    1998 Anton Krutz 3/4 Double Bass with C-ext
    Pierre-Yves Fuchs #53 French bow
    2017 CodaBow Infinity French bow
    1989 Knoll French bow

    Electric Basses:
    2020 Roscoe Custom LG-3006, Exhibition Quilted Maple, Antique Yellow, Mahogany body trans red, Ebony FB, Maple/Purpleheart neck, 5-knob Barts, reverse slant, 19mm

    2016 Fodera Imperial Elite MG 5, Redwood Burl, Alder body, Ebony FB, Ash TB, Maple neck, 19mm

    2014 Fodera Emperor Standard Fretless 4, Figured Walnut on Walnut, Ebony FB, Red Oak neck

    2006 Sadowsky NYC 24-5 P/J Black Pearl on Ash, Maple neck & FB
    1990 Fender 1962 Precision Bass Reissue Japan RW Sunburst
    2018 Fender CS Time Machine 1960 Jazz Bass Journeyman RW Oly White
    2013 Danelectro Longhorn Short Scale MIK
    2020 Kala California U-Bass Fretted 4 Figured Myrtle
    2019 Kala U-Bass Exotic Mahogany Fretted, Galli tapes
    2019 Kala U-Bass Solid Cedar Pau Ferro Fretted, LaBella flats
    2020 Kala U-Bass Striped Ebony Fretless, LaBella rounds

    Acoustic Amplification:
    Ear Trumpet Labs Nadine Double Bass Mic
    Realist LifeLine Double Bass Pickup
    Grace Labs Felix Preamp
    Raven Labs MDB-1 Preamp
    Raven Labs True Blue EQ

    Electric Amplification:
    Trickfish Bullhead 1K
    Trickfish TF408
    Trickfish TF112
    1973 Ampeg B-15N, Tung-Sol
    Markbass Big Bang
    Noble Amps Tube Preamp
    Acme Audio MTP-66 Motown Tube Preamp
    Demeter VTBP-201s Tube Preamp, Gold Lions
    PJB HA-2 Big Head Pro Headphone Amp

    Pedals:
    Chase Bliss Audio Dark World
    Chase Bliss Audio MOOD
    Chase Bliss Audio Thermae
    Earthquaker Devices Avalanche Run v2
    Earthquaker Devices Hoof Reaper v2
    Earthquaker Devices Organizer v2
    Earthquaker Devices Pyramids
    Empress Compressor
    MXR M280 Vintage Bass Octave
    Walrus Audio Julia
    Walrus Audio ARP-87
    Walrus Audio Aetos 120V PS
    Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus
    Ibanez RC99 Rotary Chorus
    TC Ditto X2 Looper
    TC Polytune 3
    Temple Audio Solo 18 GM Pedalboard
    Sonic Research ST-300 Strobe Tuner
    Peterson VS-1 Strobe Tuner

    Strings:
    Spirocore Reds (Medium)
    Fodera Stainless Steel or Nickel Medium, Heavy B
    Sadowsky Blue Nickel Medium
    Thomastik Rounds on Jazz
    Thomastik Flats on Precision
    LaBella 760FD on Dano

    Other instruments:
    1996 Larrivée US10KA Deluxe Koa Soprano Ukulele
    2020 Kala Elite Limited Satin Koa Soprano Ukulele
    2019 Kanile'a KPA-C Premium Koa Concert Ukulele
    2019 aNueNue UT200 Moon Bird Tenor Ukulele, Spruce/IR
    2018 Kala Elite 3KOA-TG Gloss Koa Tenor Ukulele (high G)
    2019 Kala Elite 3KOA-TG Gloss Koa Tenor Ukulele (low G)
    2018 Kala Elite Big Leaf Maple Super Tenor Ukulele
    2017 Kala Solid Acacia Baritone Ukulele
    1999 Summit Artist Model F5 Mandolin by Paul Schneider
    2016 David Hernandez 7-string Classical Guitar, Cedar/Palo Escrito
    2007 Alejandro Cervantes Hauser Signature Classical Guitar, Engelmann/Cocobolo
    2020 Martin 00-28 Standard Acoustic Guitar
    2005 Gibson J-45 Historic Collection Acoustic Guitar
    Fender Mexican Tele Ash Blackguard
    Squire Classic Vibe 60's Strat Lake Placid Blue
    1960 Petosa AM-900 43/120 LMH/MMM Piano Accordion
    2016 Buffet Crampon R13 Bb Clarinet, Backun Lumière barrels/bells
    2018 Theo Wanne Mantra Straight Soprano Saxophone Platinum
    1946 King Super 20 Full Pearls Alto Saxophone Lacquer
    1937 King Zephyr Tenor Saxophone Silver Plate
    Many mouthpieces
    1965 Conn 17B Director Coprion Bell Bb Trumpet
    1963 Reynolds Medalist Tenor Trombone
    1964 Ludwig 5-piece Hollywood drumkit in Champagne Sparkle
    Istanbul, Bosphorous, Zildjian cymbals
    Haffner Perander walnut pandeiro, Choro platinellas
    Handmade Brazilian pandeiro w/HP Choro platinellas
    Möeck 236 Maple Alto Recorder, Aulos & Yamaha Recorders
    Hammond 44 Melodica, Suzuki M37C Melodion
    2013 Tony Dixon Heavy Brass D Irish Whistle
    Jerry Freeman Tweaked Generation Brass Whistles
    2016 Phil Hardy Chieftain Thunderbird Low D Whistle

    Playback:
    VPI Classic 4 Rosewood Turntable
    VPI JMW 12.7 3D Dual Pivot Tonearm, ruby-jeweled pivot
    SoundSmith Paua Mk II Moving Iron Cartridge
    HRX pulley, 3 band drive, periphery ring, center weight, TruLift, TruKleen, TruSweep
    VPI SDS (Synchronous Drive System) Controller
    ModWright Instruments PH 150 Reference Tube Phono Stage
    Apple iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 4.2 GHz i7, 32 GB RAM, Audirvana+, Roon, Qobuz Studio
    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Unison DAC
    Pass Laboratories INT-60 Integrated Amplifier
    Harbeth Monitor 40.1 Loudspeakers, David Michael Audio stands
    Schiit Audio Bifrost Multibit Unison DAC
    Rogue Audio Sphinx II Integrated Amplifier
    ATC SCM 10 Studio Control Monitors
    EquiTech R1.5 Balanced Power Conditioner
    Schiit Audio Valhalla 2 Tube Headphone Amp
    Grado RS1i, SR80e, Sennheiser HD 800 S, 600, 580, Audeze iSINE 20, ATH-M40x headphones
    Wireworld, Furutech, Cardas cable
    SolidSteel S5-5 rack
    Favorite Genres:
    Choro, MPB, Samba, Classical, Jazz, Afrobeat, Dub, Reggae, Funk, Soul, Bluegrass, Folk, Klezmer, Rock
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Bill Frisell, Donald Fagen, Ben Monder, The Crooked Jades, Jen Myzel, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris & The Nublu Orchestra, David Sanford's Pittsburgh Collective, New York Mandolin Ensemble, Chop & Quench (The Fela Broadway Band), The Yards, DOJO, Chris Conly, Crispus Attucks, Third Space, Amie Amis, Tanner Walle, Hylofi, Thought, Danan Healy, Rockwood Music Hall, Nublu, Barbés
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Instruments:
    Acacia Custom 6 zebra/wenge
    Alembic Europa 5 quilt/ebony
    Alembic Persuader 4 cocobolo/walnut
    Alvarez MS-D1 3/4-size acoustic guitar
    1993 Conklin Custom USA 7 flamed maple/purpleheart
    Eastman AR805CE archtop
    Elrick Singlecut 6 maple burl/mahogany
    Ernie Ball Stingray 4
    Ernie Ball Stingray 5 fretless
    Assorted European DB's
    F Bass BNF5
    F Bass Studio 5 ash/maple
    1972 Fender Precision
    Fender '57 RI Precision w/Fralins (USA)
    Fender '64 RI Jazz w/Fralins (USA)
    Fender '75 RI Jazz (USA)
    Fender Jazz (USA)
    Fender Jazz (Mex), fretless conv.
    Fender P-lyte
    Fender Sting model
    2002 Fodera Edward 6 all black, ash/maple/ebony
    1989 Fodera Emperor Deluxe 4 P/J ebony top/fb, mahogany body
    2007 Giannini GWNC4/7 EL 7-string classical
    Guild Ashbory
    Guild Starfire RI bass
    1970 Höfner 5000/1 Deluxe Blonde
    Ibanez SR5, SR6
    1989 Ken Smith BT6 Walnut top
    1990 Ken Smith BT6 Koa top (previously Chuck Rainey's)
    Kubicki Factor
    Larrivée 4-string ABG
    Linc Luthier 5 fretless zebra/birdseye/ebony
    Loriente Clarita classical cedar/indian rosewood
    Martin HD-28LSV dreadnought sitka/indian rosewood
    Modulus Graphite Quantum 5 (x3)
    2003 Modulus Graphite Quantum 6 quilted maple/alder
    2001 Modulus Graphite Genesis 5 fretless alder/pau ferro
    1992 Peavey B-Ninety (first bass)
    1994 Peavey Quad 4
    2001 Roscoe SKB-3007 burl maple/alder/cocobolo
    1999 Rick Turner Renaissance 5 fretless
    2002 Rob Allen MB-2 5-string lined fretless flamed maple/mahogany/ebony
    2004 Sadowsky Metro MV5 #M499 trans blue ash/maple
    2005 Sadowsky NYC Modern 24-5 #4567 trans red quilt/ash/ebony
    1992 Sadowsky NYC Modern 24-5 fretless trans white ash/ebony
    Surine Regency Series I 6 string fretless cocobolo/mahogany/ebony
    Tacoma CBKK50C Koa ABG
    Taylor/Klein ABG
    1995 Tobias Basic 5 maple/maple/ebony
    1993 Tobias Classic 5 lacewood/alder/pau ferro
    1994 Tobias Killer B 4
    1994 Tobias Signature 5 quilted maple/walnut/pau ferro
    1992 Tobias Signature 6 fretless zebra/mahogany/wenge/ebony
    1993 Tobias Signature 6 zebra/mahogany/wenge/pau ferro
    Warwick Streamer Stage I 5 flamed maple
    Warwick Streamer Stage II 5
    Warwick Thumb BO 5

    Amplification:
    AccuGroove Tri112
    AccuGroove El Whappo
    Acoustic Image Clarus I
    Ampeg SVT-CL
    Ampeg V4-B
    Ampeg 410 Classic
    Ampeg 810 Classic
    Ampeg 465 Classic (4 x 6.5)
    Ampeg 865 Classic (8 x 6.5)
    Ampeg 1510HE (15+10+horn)
    Bag End S15X-D
    Bag End S15-D
    Bag End D10X-D
    Bergantino HT112
    Bergantino EX112
    Eden WT400
    Epifani T-112, UL-110, UL-112
    Fender Custom Shop Rumble Bass Head (300W tube)
    Mackie 1400i amplifier
    Mesa/Boogie Mark IV tube guitar combo
    Mesa/Boogie 610 Road-Ready
    SWR Baby Blue II
    SWR Bass 350
    SWR Big Ben
    SWR Goliath I, II, III
    SWR Goliath, Jr. II
    SWR Henry 8x8
    SWR SM-400S
    SWR SM-900
    SWR Studio 220
    SWR Triad
    TC Electronics TC 1140
    Trace Elliot 15 combo + 15 extension
    Walter Woods Electracoustic Ultra High Power

    Effects:
    ART Nightbass SE multi-effects + X15 controller
    Boss OC-2 octave pedal
    Boss DD-3 digital delay
    Digitech S200 multi-effects
    EH 16-Second Delay w/Controller
    EH Q-Tron+
    EH Bassballs
    EH Bass Micro Synth
    EH Deluxe Memory Man
    EH Guitar Micro Synth
    EH Holy Grail
    Haz Labs Mu-Tron+
    Ibanez RC-99 Rotary Chorus
    Ibanez Tube Screamer
    Korg Pandora Bass
    SIB! VariDrive tube dist/overdrive
    are you still reading this? :D
    G.A.S. List:
    Alleva-Coppolo
    1962 Jazz Bass
    F Bass AC5/AC6
    Influences and Teachers:
    Studied with: Anthony Jackson, Reginald Veal, Bill Frisell, Ben Monder, Chris Thile, Nathan Berg, Bob Bowman, Larry Rice, Gerald Spaits, Ornette Coleman, Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris, Frederick Fennell, Bob Duffer, Craig Akin, Danny Embrey, Rod Fleeman, Gary Versace, Todd Strait...

    Influences: J.S. Bach, Gary Karr, Jimmy Johnson, Edgar Meyer, John Grillo, Ray Brown, Dino 7 Cordas, Jacob do Bandolim, Hamilton de Holanda, Joe Macho aka Joe Mack, Jethro Burns, Tony Rice, Bryan Sutton, Hermanos Assad, Manuel Barrueco, Skúli Sverrisson, Hadrien Feraud, Willie Weeks, Baden Powell, Raphael Rabello, Guinga, Marcello Gonçalves, Chico Buarque, Tom Jobim, Ulisses Rocha, Charlie Haden, NHØP, David Russell, Gerardo Núñez, Jimmy Haslip, Ralph Towner, Jack DeJohnette, Dave Carpenter, Steve Swallow, Roland Dyens, Michel Alibo, Harry Partch, Lennie Tristano, Allan Holdsworth, Paul Jackson, Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Scott LaFaro, Paul Motian, Keith Jarrett, Frank Wakefield, Henrique Cazes...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    cycling, golf, fly & surf fishing, amateur radio, electronics engineering & repair, tennis, alternative darkroom chemistry, japanese kitchen knives, cast iron cooking, chess, languages, tea, coffee, darts, mechanical watches, astronomy, four-line kites
    Commercial User?:
    • Yes
    Disclosures:
    Luthier and Instrument Tech at Kala Brand Music Co.
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    B.A. Music Theory/Composition with minors in double bass and percussion; 24 years private teaching experience on electric, acoustic, guitar, mandolin and percussion

    Signature

    Kala - Fodera - Roscoe - Sadowsky - Fender - Trickfish - Noble - Ampeg
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