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Dec 16, 1949 (Age: 72)
Overlooking the Salish Sea
Caring for family, making the most of heaven.

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    Dec 16, 1949 (Age: 72)
    Overlooking the Salish Sea
    Caring for family, making the most of heaven.
    Current Setup:
    - URB "Samantha": 3/4; Rumanian; ~1980; spruce top, maple back, ebony board; nice old (1960?) pernambuco bow , french heel; Evah Pirazzi orch. strings. (my only bass not named for a cat - I named it after Sammy Nestico's beautiful tune)
    - "Eddie" - 1973 Precision - Tomastik-Infeld Jazz flats
    - "Taj" - 2006 MusicMan Sterling - TI flats
    - "Molly" 2018 Fender Mustang PJ - TI flats - Lindy Fralin pups, 1 stacked V/T knob & 1 pup blend knob. - no mo pup switch. See it here: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/fender-mustang-club.1327751/page-22#post-21397959.
    - 1995 Ibanez TRB80 (beater I let visitors and guitar players borrow)
    - "Thumper" - modified Jacinto Lemus Reyes guitarron - with four flatwound electric bass strings EADG (the extra two tuners were removed), an extended, raised ebony fingerboard, carved ebony & spruce bridge, and custom-milled 2-piece brass tailpiece. Unsure of age - probably not quite as old as me. You can read Thumper's story and see pics here:

    I name my BGs after cats I've loved and lost.

    - GK MB150S/112
    - MarkBass CMD 102P
    - David Eden WT300 Traveler hybrid head
    - GK 410/8 RBH cabinet
    Favorite Genres:
    Pretty much anything played well and not too damn loud. Preference runs to nice instruments played with less electronic bull**it and more fingers, ears, brains and heart.

    Heart-of-heart favorite: Big Band jazz
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    They come and they go.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Many variations of my current inventory. Seems like I've always had a couple of electrics and one URB, and a couple of amps - one smaller, one with more beef.
    G.A.S. List:
    Happy with my current stuff. Could use a better bag for my URB.
    Influences and Teachers:
    - Never really 'studied' with anyone in particular. I played string bass (and learned to read music) in public school and community ensembles (concert band, school orchestras and youth symphonies) from age 8 into college, and bought my first electric bass in 1971 to play in a US Army stage band overseas (32nd AADCOM in K-Town, Germany).

    I read a lot of stage band music until I was out of the army on my own, then started learning to play folk and pop music - most of which had no written parts. I'd need to learn some tune for a band and spend hours with a 2-track tape player learning bass parts, playing along by ear.

    I still do this, but the technology is way better now, learning doesn't take so long any more - usually - and these days I'm far more interested in the melody/chords/arrangement of the tune than replicating whatever bass line was recorded - unless it's fundamental to the tune, or someone is paying me to recreate it. ;-)

    Somewhere in the 80s I began working with a very versatile guitarist and learned to read lead sheets and improvise lines from chord markings - basic theory, then more, etc.

    - Influences: too numerous to mention, and besides I don't remember so good no mo. Everybody I ever heard play the electric or upright bass, no doubt - some more than others.

    - Teachers: many, but primary credit (or blame) and my undying gratitude goes to Miss Downs, the patient California public circuit music teacher who put a 1/2 size Kay string bass and a Simandl method book in my hands in 1958, showed me the basics of the instrument, and taught me to read music - back in the day when California supported music education in its public schools.

    Since high school I've been on my own... me, one bass or another, and my radio/record player/tape player/cd player/HD/internet/space-time continuum/ether. - and often still, written music.

    And of course, I've always been heavily - even mostly - influenced by many many other players of all instruments.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Family, boating, camping, skiing, cats, etc.


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