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  • About

    Home Page:
    Long Beach, CA
    Current Setup:
    Bass #1: labeled "1854, Bruxelles" (Brussels, Belguim)
    Bass #2: Mid-20th Century 5/8 German shop bass, Labeled Götz, made by Wilfer

    Bow #1: David Forbes, Oberlin 2008, French style
    Bow #2: Finale carbon fiber French bow
    Bow #3: Finale carbon fiber German bow

    - Pirastro Original Flexocore (royal blue-ish) w/ Pirastro Permanent low-C
    - Pirastro Flexocore Solo Set (red)
    - Thomastik Bel Canto (not too happy with the feel of these, further testing is in order... they sound great though!)
    - Pirasto Evah Pirazzi
    - Pirastro Original Flatchrome

    Gibson Les Paul Recording Bass Guitar - solid mohogany, it's a beast!
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Working full time as an engineer. Not fun. Going back to grad school. : D
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I've never sold a piece of gear, so these are currently owned and mostly seldom used:

    Bow: made by Kolstein - #163. (this one: http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses/Bows/Kolstein/Kolstein2.htm)
    A few handfuls of Microphones
    Seventh Circle Audio Mic Preamps
    Zoom H4
    Studiomaster Compressor
    A few low-end electric guitars
    M-Audio Delta 1010 (2)
    G.A.S. List:
    My wish list:

    Nice converters (AD, DA)
    A few fantastic microphones
    A contrabass that has that deep orchestral sound (my current bass is very nice, but you know the sound I'm talking about... that old Italian bass sound...)
    Influences and Teachers:
    Teachers (long-term):
    Clifton Swanson (Cal Poly SLO)
    Ken Hustad (Cal Poly SLO)
    Barry Lieberman (UW) (Current Teacher)

    Teachers (short-term):
    Nico Abondolo (USC)
    Bruce Moyer (SJSU)
    Bruce Bransby (IU)
    Stefano Scodanibbio (Italy)

    Edgar Meyer
    Renaud Garcia-Fons
    Hobbies and Interests:
    BMW e28 535i, Electrical Engineering (hobby), Audiophile


    I play with a bow 99% of the time.

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