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Central Virginia


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  • About

    Central Virginia
    Current Setup:

    1998 Fender Precision - D'addario XL rounds. A Midnight Blue beauty that just slays. I've had more expensive basses, but I've never had a bass this kick ass. I fall in love with it all over again every time I pick it up. Great action, ballsy tone, dammit I'm keeping this one forever. Lotsa love in it anyway, spouse and kids surprised me by picking this up for me as a gift. After I dropped a few hints about how much I liked it of course. Just massive, massive tone that makes a Precision a Precision, never fails to get compliments on it's toneor it's appearance. Now if my playing could only get as many compliments....

    2004 Hondo H1000 ABG - D'addario Chrome flatwounds. Blowout on ebay years ago, it arrived needing some love. Refiled the nut, re-ran the wiring, fine tuned the truss rod, shaved the bridge to bring the action way down, and installed a bone saddle that I hand sanded from a blank...if that doesn't impress you then I see you've never hand sanded a bone saddle from a blank.

    Anyway, some folks don't see a use for an ABG. I use the heck outta mine. I've done a few acoustic gigs with it, take it on vacation whenever I'm going out of town, and I grab it almost daily for a quick practice, some noodling, or (try to) work on my sight reading. :)

    198? Sears Regal; short scale - Thomastik Infeld Jazz Rounds. Pawn shop rescue, this is my little dynamite recording bass. The short scale and full size Precision split pickups give this bass a fantastic heavy recording sound.


    2001 Washburn D10S. Pristine example of when Washburn was building these right. Articulate, sweet, and loud. Perfect condition. My "nice" acoustic.

    2008 Washburn D10S. A few scars, but this cannon rings like a bell. Action so low it plays like a Les Paul. My "working" acoustic.

    2012 Washburn Rover travel acoustic. Cool little travel guitar, great sound like a cross between mandolin and acoustic guitar. A FANTASTIC busking machine, gets lots of attention.

    199? DeArmond electric. Les Paul jr. clone, sweet player.


    Bass Amps:

    Early 2000? Ampeg BA 210 combo.

    2013 Ampeg BA112 combo.

    2014 Ampeg BA108 combo.

    Late 1990s? Crate TX30.

    1973 Peavey F800B. (Orphan head at the moment - no cabs).

    Guitar amps:

    Epiphone Valve Jr.

    Fender Frontman 15G

    Favorite Genres:
    Blues, Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Roots, Country, pretty much music of all stripes. Lately been heavy into some "Post Rock" and Ambient and general "electronic" solo work.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Several Blues and Jazz groups as time and gigs permit. Currently in a small semi-working Blues/Jazz fusion group that I'm really excited about, great sound and lots of creative and expressive potential on the bass side.

    On the polar opposite end of the music spectrum I can also be found honing my acoustic guitar chops in several Old Time circles in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg area.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Hondo, Aria Pro, Rickenbacker, Fender, Ampeg, Peavey, Sunn, Crate.

    G.A.S. List:
    Bass GAS (in no particular order):

    Mikey Way Signature Mustang

    Vintage Precision Fretless

    Fender OR Squier Bass vi (REALLY wanting one of these!)

    Upright eventually

    Amp GAS:

    Vintage Ampeg Portaflex of some sort.

    Bose L1 or Bose Compact Portable Line Array unit.

    Influences and Teachers:
    Donald Duck Dunn, James Jamerson, Aston Barrett, Tommy Shannon, Jack Casady, and of course Geddy.

    Hobbies and Interests:
    Making all kinds of music and having fun with my family.


    Clubs: LGBT #39, Blues Bassist #5, Official Fender Precision #95, Ampeg Fam' Reunion #1004, Acoustic Bass Fetish #100, Peavey Amps #50, Virginia Bassist #127, Reggae Bassist club