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  • About

    Castle Rock, CO
    Current Setup:
    Currently using 4 string basses tuned in Fifths (CGDA) strung with TI Jazz Flats & D'Addario Chromes

    Fender MIM Precision in LPB & '63 pickups
    Fender Tony Franklin P/J with a Warmoth Flame Maple 24 "fret" fretless neck
    Fender Urge
    Xotic Jazz
    Fender USA Hot Rod Precision
    Fender Roscoe Beck 4
    Fender Bass VI (also tuned in 5ths)
    Plywood Upright Bass (mix of Spirocores & Dominants)
    NSD CR4M (also in 5ths)
    Breedlove Atlas Solo (Yep, you guessed it - also in 5ths)

    Current EB Pedal Board Setup (and order)
    Chemistry Holeyboard (bottom section of a Holeyboard wide)
    Frog Pedals F1X tube preamp
    TCE Poly Tune (always on)
    Lightning Boy Op-2 (To be added SOON!)
    Creative Audio Lab Grizzly
    EBS DynaVerb
    Sonic Research Tuner
    DSM Noisemaker Omnicabsim
    Acoustic Image Focus 2R III
    MASoundworks 112 (18Sound)
    Favorite Genres:
    Cool/West Coast Jazz from the 50's & 60's, some funk, a bit of good old rock 'n roll, a little acoustic bluegrass/rockabilly and a choice slice of classical
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Nothing at the moment - just working to make a solo go of it (I'm self employed)
    10+ at Lutheran Church of the Cross - Evergreen, CO
    Sub'd for a bunch of groups/players in the Evergreen/Golden area - mainly jazz trios & some bar bands - all ~15-20 years ago
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Warmoth Black Limba Jazz with a AAA Flame Maple Fretless Neck, Fender Roscoe Beck V in Shoreline Gold, Martin Keith Elfin 5, Flame Maple over Walnut, Katalox & Sapwood fretboard, Aguilar pre & Harvey Citron pickups;Tom Clement Fretted 4 Kim (Kalium strings),Tom Clement Fretted and Fretless 6's; Conklin GT-7 - refinished at JC Luthiers; EMBB Stingray Fretless; Fender Urge II (x3), Barefaced BB2; Phil Jones Bass Cub;
    Upright with David Gage Realist; Ibanez SR5006e; Fender Roscoe Beck IV & V; multiple Fender fretless Precisions; NS CR4T &CR4Ms usually with Spirocores and Dominants; Acoustic Image Clarus/Focus III2R; Aguilar GS112 & GS112NT; multiple Fender USA P/Js; multiple P/Js with Moses Neck and Delano pickups; NS EU6; NS Design CR4M; Plywood AUB; Acoustic Image Focus 2R/III; multiple Fender P/J's fretted and fretless; Musicman Stingray HH; Sansamp Bass Para-Driver DI; a Radial J48 Active DI; Radial JDI passive DI; Aguilar Tone Hamer; Sonic Research Tuners; various Monster Cable studio reference instrument; speaker and DI cables. 4, 5 and 6 string Carvins; Phil Jones Bass Briefcase; Suitcase and Flightcase combos and 4B cabinets; multiple Conklin Sidewinder 7 string basses (made by Bill & several Groove Tool basses); Yamaha 6's, way too many Fender P's, J's and P/J's; Trace Elliot amps and cabs; Acme B1's & B2's; Ampeg preamps, amps and cabs; Fender amps and cabs; SWR amps, cabs and combos etc. EUBs and acoustic upright experience include a BSX Allegro, Yamaha Silent Bass, Eminence RN4, various NS Design EU and CR 4, 5 and 6 string basses, and a few plywood and carved acoustic basses.
    G.A.S. List:
    New Standard La Scala Hybrid to replace my current plywood acoustic upright
    Influences and Teachers:
    On upright Paul Chambers, Charlie Haden, Edgar Meyer and the Bill Evans bassists - Scott LaFaro, Eddie Gomez, Gary Peacock, Chuck Israels and Marc Johnson.

    Upright teacher was primarily Richard Niezen, music director at the Aurora Symphony.

    Electric bass influences include Jamerson, Alain Caron, John Paul Jones, John Patitucci, Graham Maby and Bruce Thomas.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Living the good life - flying single engine airplanes, skateboarding, enjoying some Rocker Whiskey, fun with the family, food (plenty of smoked & BBQ meats!), friends and music - all that and making a bit of cash too...


    John Harms - Evergreen, CO
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