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    Evergreen, CO
    Current Setup:
    Currently using 4 string basses only tuned in Fifths (CGDA)

    Tom Clement Fretted 4 Kim
    Plywood Upright Bass
    Warwick Thumbs (Fretted & Fretless)
    Fender Mark Hoppus (Hotrodded with a Bass Lines J)
    Fender MiM Precision

    EB Amp:
    Fender Bassman Pro 300
    MA Soundworks Flex 210

    Bass Terror 1000 - with 12AU7s instead of 12AX7s - bought a bunch of tubes and rolled my own (it's my overall backup amp)

    Current EB Pedal Board Setup
    Chemistry Holeyboard (wide & 2 tiered)
    Sonic Research Tuner
    FEA Dual Band Compressor
    Butler Blue Tube (with rolled tubes)
    Dark glass Vintage Microtubes
    TC Electronics Sub N Up octave
    Tech 21 Bass Boost Chorus
    MXR Carbon Copy delay
    MXR Bass Envelope Filter
    EBS DynaVerb

    DB Amp:
    Ampeg PF-50T
    Eden EX115

    Plywood acoustic upright with a mix of Dominants and Spirocore's - again in Fifths - French (preferred) and German bows

    DB setup
    Presonus Mic Preamp
    Troll Mic - (lives under the bridge!)
    David Gage Realist
    Favorite Genres:
    Early Jazz, good old rock 'n roll, some acoustic bluegrass/rockabilly and a bit 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:
    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
    Rev Solo Piezo (scrapped the David Gage Realist after the second one died), Ibanez SR5006e, Fender Roscoe Beck IV & V, multiple Fender fretless Precisions, NS CR4T &CR4Ms usually with Spirocores and Dominants, Acoustic Image Clarus, Aguilar GS112 & GS112NT, multiple Fender USA P/Js, multiple P/Js with Moses Neck and some with 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 & 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