- Phoenix AZ area
Bassic User, Male, from Phoenix AZ area
The more I play, the better I get -- or so I think. May 25, 2016
- Phoenix AZ area
- Current Setup:
+Pedulla Thuderbass 5
+Novaes (Brasilian builder) 5 string re-worked by Mike Lull
+Kubicki Ex-Factor refinished (FCS)
+Kubicki Ex-factor (Kubicki build)
+Zon Custom 8 / 4 fretless
+Eden WT405 amp head
+Bag End 2x12 & 1x15 deep red series
- Favorite Genres:
- Jazz, brazilian, Motown, R&B, classic rock
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- No one sane would hire me.
- Previously Owned Gear:
Al my previous gear & why it's no longer mine:
Fender Marcus Miller 4 string -- (sold because it was heavy like an anchor)
Ibanez ATK 300 (korea) -- (sold when I discovered the 5th string)
Carvin fretless 5 string unlined -- (love fretless but I need markers!)
Roscoe fretless LG3005 unlined -- (I need markers!)
Zon Sonus Studio 5 --(just did not float my boat)
Roscoe LG3005 -- (traded for Pedulla Pentabuzz -- didn't get into the Roscoe neck shape)
Zon 5/2 -- (discovered Pedullas and prefer that sound)
Zon 519F -- incredible bass but prefer 17.5mm spacing
Sadowsky Metro 5 -- (traded for a 17.5mm Pedulla)
Pedulla Pentabuzz 19mm (traded for a 17mm Warwick)
Warwick Custom Shop fretless (no radius on fingerboard)
Pedulla Hexabuzz (prefer 5 strings -- moved to Pentabuzz)
Pedulla MVP5 (I was stupid to sell this)
Pedulla Thunderbass5 (I had the MVP)
Kubiki ExFactor 4 (several)
Fender MIJ Fretless 4 string (got a Zon)
- G.A.S. List:
- Zon VB4
- Influences and Teachers:
- The hard-bop/bebop bassists. also love any kind of Brazilian/samba/bossa bass lines/players.
For a guy who has bought and sold a lot of basses, I really have no significant bass talent. I just enjoy the whole bass thing -- learning, playing, buying, selling, trading -- all of it. I try to play for 1/2-2 hours a day.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- drums, what else!
My talents have really progressed quite a bit once I 'discovered' narrow string basses, particularly Pedulla's. Seems that was my 'missing link' for moving forward faster. Despite big hands, I like short movements, and never felt very good with 19mm basses.
By day I am a 'retired' slacker, but in real life I am a 'gentleman soybean farmer'.
SignatureKubicki Club (we're too cool for numbers)
Pedulla Club #202
5-String Club #666
Crappy bassist #369