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Brad Maestas
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Brad Maestas

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.bradmaestas.com
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Occupation:
    PSAV Director of Event Tech, musician, photog
    Current Setup:
    Fodera Club
    Sadowsky Club #95
    Fender Precision Bass Club
    Fender Jazz Bass Club #1507
    Ampeg Portaflex Club #701
    Black 'n Maple Club #26

    Basses:
    2016 Fodera Imperial Elite MG 5, Redwood Burl, Alder body, Ebony FB, Ash TB, Maple neck
    2006 Sadowsky NYC 24-5 P/J Black Pearl on Ash, Maple neck & FB
    2013 Fodera Emperor Standard Fretless 4, Walnut on Walnut, Ebony FB, Red Oak neck
    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
    1998 Anton Krutz 7/8 Double Bass with C-ext

    Other instruments:
    1999 Summit Artist Model F5 mandolin by Paul Schneider
    2016 David Hernandez 7-string classical Cedar/Palo Escrito
    2007 Alejandro Cervantes Hauser Signature classical Engelmann/Cocobolo
    2005 Gibson J-45 Historic slope shoulder dreadnought
    Fender Mexican Tele Ash Blackguard
    Squire Classic Vibe 60's Strat Lake Placid Blue
    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
    2013 Tony Dixon Heavy Brass D Irish whistle
    Jerry Freeman Tweaked Generation Brass whistles
    2016 Phil Hardy Chieftain Thunderbird Low D whistle
    Hammond 44, Suzuki M73C Melodicas
    1965 Conn 17B Director Coprion Bell Bb trumpet
    1963 Reynolds Medalist tenor trombone

    Amplification:
    Trickfish Bullhead 1K
    Trickfish TF408
    Trickfish TF112
    1973 Ampeg B-15N, Tung-Sols
    SWR Baby Blue II, Gold Lion
    Acme Audio MTP-66 Motown Tube Preamp/DI
    Demeter VTBP-201s tube pre, Gold Lions
    Raven Labs MDB-1 pre
    Raven Labs True Blue EQ
    Cafe Walter HA-1A headphone amp

    Strings:
    Fodera Stainless Steel Medium, Taper B
    Sadowsky Blue Nickel Light
    Rotosound Swing Bass 66 on Jazz
    LaBella 760FL on Precision
    LaBella 760FD on Dano
    Spirocore E/A, Obligato D/G on DB
    Galli Genius, Oasis GPX or Thomastik on classical

    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
    VPI SDS (Synchronous Drive System)
    ModWright Instruments PH 150 Reference Tube Phono Stage
    Apple iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, 4.2 GHz i7, 32 GB RAM, Audirvana+, Tidal
    Schiit Audio Yggdrasil Analog 2 DAC
    Rogue Audio Sphinx II Integrated Amplifier
    Harbeth Monitor 40.1 Loudspeakers, David Michael Audio stands
    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 headphones
    Cardas Cable throughout
    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, 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 flamed 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 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 UL-110
    Fender Custom Shop Rumble Bass Head (300W tube)
    Mackie 1400i amplifier
    Mesa/Boogie Mark IV tube guitar combo
    Mesa/Boogie 610 Road-Ready
    SWR Goliath I, II, III
    SWR Goliath, Jr. II
    SWR Henry 8x8
    SWR Triad
    SWR Big Ben
    SWR Bass 350
    SWR Studio 220
    SWR SM-400S
    SWR SM-900
    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
    Korg Pandora Bass
    Haz Labs Mu-Tron+
    EH Q-Tron+
    EH Bassballs
    EH Guitar Micro Synth
    EH Deluxe Memory Man
    EH Holy Grail
    SIB! VariDrive tube dist/overdrive
    are you still reading this? :D
    G.A.S. List:
    1959 Precision Bass
    1962 Jazz Bass
    Fodera fretless
    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, tennis, fly & surf fishing, alternative darkroom chemistry, lutherie & instrument repair, japanese kitchen knives, cast iron cooking, chess, languages, tea, coffee, darts, mechanical watches, astronomy, four-line stunt kites
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    B.A. Music Theory/Composition with minors in double bass and percussion; 22 years private teaching experience on electric, acoustic, guitar, mandolin and percussion

    Signature

    Fodera Imperial Elite MG 5 • Sadowsky NYC 24-5 PJ • Trickfish
    Fender Precision • Fender Jazz • Ampeg B-15N

    Anton Krutz DB
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