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  • About

    Home Page:
    Chapel HIll, NC
    Current Setup:
    50's Kay doghouse bass, Shen SB150 Hybrid, Fender CIJ '51 P reissue, Fender CIJ '63 P reissue (usually my go-to bass), Fender Road Worn J with PBass replacement neck, Silvertone 1444, Lakland Duck Dunn, Lakland Skyline hollowbody, Sire V7 4-string fretted and 5-string fretless, fretless frankenbass built on an early 60s PBass body with Fralins which I love ; a couple Aguilar GS 112 driven by either a a MarkBass Little Mark III or Music Man HD130. I have an original blue line SVT head that I never use anymore, but don't have the heart to sell at the moment, but may change my mind.
    Favorite Genres:
    Country, rockabilly, indy, classic rock, power pop, singer-songwriter, etc.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Jon Shain and FJ Ventre, The Swang Brothers, the Wes Collins Band, Jess Klein, The Nashvilifiers, various freelance gigs.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    '74 Fender P, Guild Pilot, Music Man Stingray, Mesa 400+, Ampeg 410 HLF, a tons of other stuff, some (a lot) of which I wish I'd never parted with.
    G.A.S. List:
    Too much to listÂ…
    Influences and Teachers:
    Chuck Rainey, Paul McCartney, Graham Mabe, Colin Moulding, Bill Black, Willie Dixon, John Paul Jones, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, James Jamerson, Bruce Thomas, Pino Palladino, Jaco, Geddy, and all the other usual suspects.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    photography, graphic design, baseball, audio engineering, songwriting, rest and relaxation
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
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