- Sep 12, 2006
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- Current Setup:
1994 Yamaha BBN5 with Seymour Duncan NYC Phase II pickups (with Neck: Series/split/parallel switch, Bridge: north/series/south switch), EMG BTC + 2x VMC preamps (with a/p switch).
1997 Yamaha BBN4, Hand-wound J-style pickups (by me, multi-gauge/stratified windings, non-overlapping windings per layer, bar with stub poles), very early EMG BQA Pre, Kahler Tremolo.
2009 Fender Custom Classic Jazz - Fender Custom Shop, Babicz FCH Bridge
2015 Squier Vintage Modified PJ
TC Electronic RH-236 (RH-450)
2x TC Electronic RS-212
Just about every rack preamp I could get my hands on in one rack. Ampeg, Fender, Trace Elliot, Demeter, Pope, Ashdown, ADA, etc.
Custom audio routing I built around 2 AD8113 16x16 chips. 1 in (bass) -> opamp buffer with digital trim pot -> AD8113-1 (16 sends to preamps) -> preamps -> AD8113-2 (16 returns from preamps) -> opamp buffer with digital trim pot -> 1 out (to XL600). Channel and trim control via Particle Photon over wifi and locally by midi.
Hafler XL600 power amp
Carvin BRX15.3 x 2
Also-owns: SVT 2 Pro, SVT212AV, SVT410HLF, Harte HA2500, '76 Bassman 10, Carvin MB12 (Faital Pro 12PR300 loaded, resealed), Retired basses: '76 Fender Jazz, '64 Klira, '81 Fender P, '89 Ibanez RD828LE, '77 Hofner Beatle Bass, '91 Yamaha BB3000, '84 G&L L2000
Shure Beta 52A
- Previously Owned Gear:
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay 4 HH
Schecter Stiletto Custom-5 (sucked)
Schecter 2848 Model T Session (poor quality, assembled by blind monkeys, got a second and the neck warped after 2 weeks)
Conklin 7-string with piezos (great but too big)
Amps (I miss):
Trace Elliot GP7SM Bass Head (wish I never sold it :(... )
As much as I'd like to list them all, its too big a list to keep track of.
- G.A.S. List:
Genz Benz Streamliner 900. Best mini amp. Ever...
Possible contender for that: Mesa Subway D-800
Always looking for:
Mid/late 90's Carvin LB75A
90's Yamaha BBN5A
MIJ Fender Marcus Miller Jazz
Fender Jazz Bass 24
Feel free to PM if you have one and want to sell.
- Influences and Teachers:
Carol Kaye, Tim Commerford, Robert DeLeo, Aaron Wills, Les Claypool, Mike Kerr, Meshell Ndegeocello, Mike Hachey, Mark White, Wilton Felder, Marcus Miller, Chuck Rainey, Richard Bona, Kirk Powers, Anthony Wellington, Charlie Roberts, John Eaton, More later..
Least of all: Jaco Pastorious and Cliff Burton. Both very overrated in their contribution. Jaco especially has turned into some kind of "you have to like him to be a bass player" kind of litmus test. Even if you never listen to or even hear about Jaco you can still be a top bassist. Period, end of sentence.
(To quote the great Ricky Bobby: "That just happened!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6JHguDt4Lw)
- Hobbies and Interests:
- IDPA/USPSA/3-Gun, Ham radio, Tinkering with digital electronics, Auto racing, Fabrication and welding, Vintage engine repair (as in, large stationary engines (steam and combustion) from early 1800 to 1930)