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Jim Carr
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Jan 21, 2006
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Jan 27, 1950 (Age: 67)
Home Page:
Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
Music Teacher, Bassist, Engineer

Jim Carr

Dr. Jim, Male, 67, from Denton, TX or Kailua, HI

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Too busy RESISTING to be here much anymore... Feb 12, 2017

Jim Carr was last seen:
Oct 19, 2017 at 7:06 PM
    1. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Too busy RESISTING to be here much anymore...
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      Jim Carr
      Politeness is the first virtue, and the origin perhaps of all the others. —André Comte-Sponville, A Small Treatise on the Great Virtues
    3. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Erykah Badu disciple bassist—Officially.
    4. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Unfortunately, I just like to lay down the thunder...
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      Jim Carr
      A santa dog lived as a devil god at nasa.
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      Jim Carr
      "How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?" -- Kinky Friedman
    7. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      "How can you look at the Texas legislature and still believe in intelligent design?" -- Kinky Friedman
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      Jim Carr
      Gigging with terrific Hawaiian Reggae band tomorrow in Kaneohe. All women musicians except me. Does it get much better than this?
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      Jim Carr
      HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI > TX HI!!
    10. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      I hate Texas. Get me outta here. Will Operation Jade Helm 15 get me to a tunnel toward New Mexico? That's closer to Hawaii, right?
    11. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      I hate Texas. Get me outta here!!!!
    12. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves. - Lord Byron
    13. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Still buzzed by the Grammys!
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      Jim Carr
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      Jim Carr
      Looking for ever bigger low end!
    16. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Slave of Bass.
    17. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Sitting here in limbo, waiting for the tide to turn.
    18. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Frack Free Denton (TX) fundraiser was the shizzle! Thanks everyone who came!!!
    19. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Sweatin' in Texas—to the oldies and the newbies!
    20. Jim Carr
      Jim Carr
      Livin' in Paradise...
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  • About

    Jan 27, 1950 (Age: 67)
    Home Page:
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    Music Teacher, Bassist, Engineer
    Current Setup:
    Basses by build year...

    These next two are my main players:
    2013 Fender Custom Shop early '60s Jazz Relic Duo-Tone (2 1/2burst)
    2010 Valenti #141 S24FJ5 — the Gospel and GoGo machine!

    Valenti #141 has:
    Swamp Ash body
    5A quilted maple top
    Graphite reinforced maple neck
    Birdseye Maple fretboard
    Sadowsky Soapbar Pickups
    Sadowsky Preamp w/VTC
    Black Hardware
    Schaller Strap Locks
    HipShot Ultralite Keys
    Bad Ass Bridge
    35" Scale
    12" fretboard radius
    19mm bridge spacing
    1-7/8" nut
    vintage fret wire.
    8.2 lbs

    2013 Upton Bohemian, fully carved, poplar sides/flat back, deluxe top
    2010 Lakland JO 5-string (3tsb) + tort
    2009 Fender Road Worn Jazz Bass (fiesta red)
    2008 Fender Road Worn Jazz Bass (3tsb)
    2006 Sadowsky V4 P/J with...
    Quilted maple top AAAA
    Dark transparent cherry finish
    Brazilian rosewood fingerboard
    Parchment pickguard
    Chambered Alder Body
    Chrome hardware
    Vintage amber headstock
    Vintage Tone Control

    2005 Valente 5 string fretless (#019) "stealth"
    2002 Lakland 5-String 55-01D
    2000 MTD Kingston Artist (passive with MM-style) pickup
    1965 Silvertone single cut-away Dolphin-nose
    1964 (Japanese) Kingston Bass (tobacco burst) (Teisco-Delray type) single coil
    1955 P-Bass, recently restored by RSGuitarworks
    ~1850 Tyrolean Double Bass (with Gage Realist Pickup, LeMay French bow)

    Amplification, Cabs, Effects, Interconnects, and Strings:

    fEARful 15/6/1 x 3 built by Ron Anchak
    fEARful 15sub built by Ron Anchak
    Crest Prolite 3.0/ART tube channel
    Mesa Boggie Carbine M9
    Gallien Krueger MB800
    Genz Benz GB Shuttle 6.0
    Crest CA6/ART tube channel
    Countryman type 85
    Tech21 Sansamp Para DI/preamp
    Korg Orchestral Tuner
    assorted preamp and effects pedals

    Epifani UL1 410 4 ohm
    Epifani 210 NYC & UL1 210
    Monster Cables
    Obligato Double Bass Strings
    Sadowsky Bright Nickel
    D'addario Extra Light Flatwound Chromes
    Lakland Roundwound Stainless Steel
    Favorite Genres:
    Reggae, Urban R&B, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Island, Soca, Country, Classical, Bluegrass, Blues, K-Pop, Gu-Zheng, Second Viennese School, musique concrete, digital audio synthesis of the late 20th c.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    hired gun-will travel, Laurie Lace, SantaFeLine, FooMcBubba, Sweepstakes Winners, Blue Coconuts, Nina and the Travelers, Sombati, Backseat Molly (sub), Lennon Page Band, The Folk Boy Orchestra (www.woodsongs.com), Polly Moller, Rusticators, Shine-ola, Momma Tried
    Previously Owned Gear:
    1969 P-Bass
    2001 Fender Jazz Bass '60s Classic with Lindy Fralin pups/BAII
    1991 Fender MIJ 1951 RI P-bass
    2006 Lakland 4-String 44-01 Natural Ash
    2002 Eminence 4-String (loaned from Woodsongs)
    1965 Kay Double Bass
    1970 Fender P-Bass Fretless (loaned)
    1969 Fender P-Bass
    1969 Fender Jazz Bass
    1967 Guild Starfire Hollowbody Bass (sunburst)
    1964 (Japanese) Kingston Bass (tobacco burst)

    Amplifiers and Speaker Cabinets:
    Epifani NYC t-210
    BBE BMax Pre-Amp
    SWR 350 watt amplifier
    Carvin R1000 series III 1000 watt bass amp
    SWR Goliath II - 4x10 and foster horn, 8 ohm
    SWR Son of Bertha - 1x15 and foster horn, 8 ohm
    SWR Goliath III, Jr. - 2x10 and foster horn, 8 ohm
    SWR Workingman's 15 combo, 12 combo
    Peavey TNT 150 combo
    Acoustic 301 1x18 bass cabinet
    1969 Marshall major (200 watt 8x12) Amp and Cabs
    1967 Fender Dual Showman (2x15 D140Fs)
    1966 Vox Essex Bass Amp--borrowed other vox bass amps
    1965 Fender Bassman 2x12 (loaned)
    1965 Epiphone Constellation EA72 (loaned)
    Fender Steel Flatwounds (all gauges)
    GHS Boomers
    Barge Concepts Compressor
    Tech21 Bass Compactor compressor
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul Chambers
    Yuka Tadano
    Gudrun Raschen
    Tiny Martin
    Arthur Renzulli
    Ray Brown
    Scott Lafaro
    Dave Holland
    Miroslav Vitous
    James Jamerson
    Duck Dunn
    Max Bennet
    Swine Grantt
    Roy "Junior" Huskey
    Norbert Putnam
    Charlie McCoy
    Rick Danko
    Jaco Pastorius
    Marcus Miller
    Dave Pomeroy
    George Perle
    Hobbies and Interests:
    music composition and music education
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Texas K-12, Kentucky K-12, BA, MA, DMA.
    K-12 Music Credential Texas and Kentucky.
    D.M.A. Columbia University.
    30 years of teaching of college and public school teaching.


    Fender CS '60s Jazz Relic Duo-Tone
    Valenti 35" scale modern 5er/Sadowsky nyc PJ rv4
    A R T tube channel model 259/Crest Prolite 3.0
    fEARfuls (15/6/1) x 3, 15sub, 1212/6/1, 12/6/1 cube