Count Bassie
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Jun 10, 2006
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Smithfield, RI
Carpenter, musician

Count Bassie

Male, from Smithfield, RI

There is no cake. Feb 21, 2022

Count Bassie was last seen:
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      Count Bassie
      There is no cake.
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      Count Bassie
      Playing my way out.
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      Count Bassie
      Don't ask for permission.
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      Count Bassie
      Just a bass player.
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      Safety is my Goal. Just Kidding.
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      Count Bassie
      Don't tell ME what kind day to have...
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      You're going to spend it. Spend it on what you want.
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      Sometimes it's the destination...
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      Bass player.
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      Unshapely Thunderous Object
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      It's about time for another warning I guess...
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      Say something meaningful.
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      Sick of it all, but enthusiastic anyway.
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  • About

    Smithfield, RI
    Carpenter, musician
    Current Setup:
    *Hamer Cruisebass ('83- thanks Brett7276!), now modded w/ Rickie p'ups and guts;
    *Epiphone Thunderbird Classic Pro, 2013;
    Fender Precision w/ Benson 5% overwound pup, aftermarket neck, Make fretboard;
    *Czech plywood 3/4-scale upright.

    Amp Stuff...
    *Trace Elliot AH250 Mk V;
    *Eden WT405;
    *Peavey Mk-III;
    *GK 200RB;
    *Fender Bassman Pro 300, modded for KT-120 tubes;
    *Carvin 215 cab/Eminence Kappalite 3015s;
    *SWR Goliath-II Jr (no tweeter)
    *Ampeg 810 fridge w/ 50-watt Jensens;
    *Hartke 4.5XL;
    *Peavey TNT115s combo

    *Dogtone Bass Fuzz, never use it;
    *Broughton hpf:
    *EHX Cockfight;
    *MXR Phase 90;
    *SansAmp Bass Fly Rig;
    *Walrus Audio Aetos power supply
    Favorite Genres:
    Ragged fusion, funk, rock, reggae, punk, heavy doomy stoner rock. And blues. Just mostly ragged...
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Did some work with Plan 9, psyche rock. Roots Reaction, reggae. The Earthmen, energetic rock n roll covers. Reverie, stoner/doom episodic jam rock. The Same, hard-headed, obstinate punk rock, because it's fun to lay something really rough on your audience sometimes.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    SWR Goliath II cab; Henry the 8x8; Acoustic 370/301; Trace Elliot AH 200 GP-11, 200GP7SM, 250GP12SMX; Trace Elliot cabs, Guild/Hartke 410, Rickie basses, Peavey TNT-100, Ampeg V4B, Crest CA9, FA901, Peavey 8.5-C, Carvin Pro-Bass 200, Kustom 215 cab, Fender Jazz (a couple over the years), Fender P-Bass, Gibson EB-0, Hamer Cruisebass (first series),Rickenbacker 4001, 4001s Blackstar. Epiphone Thunderbirds (before the one I really dig, still playing it).
    G.A.S. List:
    1)10-string touch-board bass; 2) 4001 Rickenbacker bass; 3) Wishbass fretless; 4) Alembic Series-I or Distillate, Midnight Blue or Walnut top, med scale length; 5) Kubicki Ex-Factor.
    Influences and Teachers:
    John Paul-Jones; Stanley Clark; Chris Squire; Jack Bruce; Wally Voss (Ft Lauderdale scene, 80s); Ray Harris (Miami scene, 80s); John Neves (Berklee); Boz Burrel; John Entwhistle; Phil Lynott; Marco Pettit (Miami scene, 80s); Cisco (Miami reggae scene, 90s); Glenn Quader (Miami, 90s); Richard Price (country); John Florence (Plan 9); Glenn Cornick;
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Education, theater, carpentry, inventing ways to not buy stuff...
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    1 1/2 at Berklee Boston, taught private in-home lessons in Miami in the 90s, at Frets Music in Westerly RI, Ross Music in Warwick RI.
    I play bass. I dig recording, writing music, writing in general... Family man. I like hoppy beer, women are beautiful. Playing the bass is, with few exceptions, the most meaningful thing I think I do.

    Thunderbird Club #552;
    Acoustic Club #424;
    Team Trace Elliot...
    Official Shortscale Bass Club #157.
    Peavey Amp Club #1
    D-Standard Tuning Club...
    I forget...



    "Whatever we do, it is what it is, and we do it."
    -The Grubs. :bassist:

    Thunderbird Club #552, Fender Bassman Club #221, Team Trace Elliot #269, Combo Club #121, D Standard Club, US Peavey Club #17, GK Club #690. Clubbing myself to death!
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