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ChemDave
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ChemDave

Male, from Reading, PA

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Reading, PA
    Occupation:
    H.S. Chemistry Teacher/Science Department Chair
    Current Setup:
    1999 Godin A-4; 1978 Fender Precision; 2002 Lakland Skyline 55-01; 1988 Hohner-Steinberger-licensed copy B2A; Michael Kelly Club Deluxe Acoustic; Jay Turser TeleBass TB-501 copy (with Seymour Duncan Antiquity II pickup, reproduction vintage CTS pots/capacitor, and replacement Hipshot tuners and KickAss bridge); Squier Vintage Modified Fretless Jazz Bass with replacement Hipshot tuners and KickAss bridge.

    AMP (Amplified Musical Products) KD-400 amp, AudioTechnia System 10 Digital instrument wireless system and custom switching system in SKB 6 rack unit case; AMP BH260 amp; AMP SL-1 preamp and AMP Power Amp Model 8000 in Roadie 6 rack unit case; AMP BH-250 Two-Channel amp; AMP-BH420 amp in a four unit Gator rack case; Behringer BXL-3000A combo amp; two matching vintage Peavey 115 cabinets (one purchased in 1974, the other in 2016...talk about patience!) both w/2005 & 2017 8 ohm replacement 1502 - DT Black Widow speakers; 1984 Peavey 115 with 2011 4 ohm BW replacement speaker; and Carvin 210 cabinet w/2 Eminence 10 inch replacement speakers.
    Favorite Genres:
    Country, country rock, jazz, fusion, bluegrass, jazz-rock (such as Chicago),
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Good News Travelin' Band...hillbilly / stained glass-bluegrass gospel
    Previously Owned Gear:
    1971 Jazz bass; 2002 and 1998 Epiphone El Capitan acoustic basses (4 and 5-strings, respectively); 1975 Gibson Ripper bass; 1969 Fender Telecaster bass; Early 1980's Fender Vintage Series 1957 and 1962 Precision basses; Epiphone Viola bass; Conrad Hollowbody Bass; "POS" KImberly shortscale bass.
    G.A.S. List:
    AMP-220 Head
    Influences and Teachers:
    Victor Wooten, Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Peter Cetera, Paul McCartney, uncounted bluegrass recording bassists, Willie Nelson's, Charlie Daniel's bass players, and any other bass player who has taste and does not overplay and/or can tastefully play his or her ass off...anyone who's a member of an ensemble who does his job so well to seem almost unnoticeable. As long as a player does it with taste it doesn't matter to me if it's complex fusion or simple 1-4-5 playing...it's cool with me. Also, my private music teachers, George Haller and Jim Shaner...instilling in me a good, pragmatic, and commercial attitude about my music...as well as my former bandleaders, Dave Bilger and Sonny Miller for allowing and helping me to grow in my skills in different directions over almost fifty years of gigging; may they rest in peace. Additionally, my present high school students (I do not teach music...science is my day gig..but we talk music and equipment) who share their motivations with me while I return the favor with them.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Rescuing and taking care of animals, walking, reading, computers, watching the Phillies, taking naps. Am sort of a "completist" concerning my Amplified Musical Products amplifier collection--I want them as vintage as possible...which is a challenge concerning the control knob inserts like to disappear!
    Teaching Credentials:
    Nothing musical...Dual BS in Chemistry and Secondary Education; MA in Teaching and Instruction