John Swartz
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John Swartz

Male, from Massachusetts

"I’m just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe." Feb 17, 2017

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      John Swartz
      "I’m just a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe."
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  • About

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    Current Setup:
    Bass 1: Heavily Modified 90s Fender Squier P-Bass - Hipshot D-Tuner, SD Quarter Pound Pickup, internal shielding, series/parallel wiring switch, all-controls bypass switch, 2-Tek Bridge) (red)
    Bass 2: 80s Ibanez Blazer Bass - a copy of my first bass (mahagony stain)
    Bass 3: Ibanez Soundgear SR400 (purple)
    Bass 4: B.C. Rich Mockingbird - NJ Series (red)
    Bass 5: Rickenbacker 4003 (Midnight Blue)
    Bass 6: Frankenbass from Ebay parts - Carved Washburn Axxess XS-5 body with Bass Research HB32 Neck (blue with black/white accents)
    Bass 7: BC Rich "Son of Rich" / Bich - Rattle-can refinish project (glitter white)
    Bass 8: Godin Shifter (3 pickup) - named "Noreen" after my GF Noreen Godin (black with turquoise accessories)

    Gig Rig: Tech21 "GED-2112" Pre-amp into Peavey IPR2 3000 Power amp, Gallien-Krueger NEO 212 and fEARful 15sub; also experimenting with GK 400RB and 700RB amps

    Wireless: Line 6 G30

    Practice Amp: Fender BXR 60 Combo

    Occasional Effects: Zoom B3 (formerly used as a pre-amp)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Ashdown Combos: ABM C210-500, Electric Blue 180-15 w/Ashdown Mag 210T Cabinet

    Various Pre-amps (Peavey Maxbass, BBE BMax, BBE 383, Ashdown RPM) into Power Amps (Peavey IPR 3000, QSC GX5)

    fEARful 15/6 cab

    A few effects: Electro-Harmonix Bassballs (envelope filter) and Hog's Foot (Bass boost), DoD Bass Grunge
    Influences and Teachers:
    Joe Bouchard (Blue Oyster Cult), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Geddy Lee (Rush), Rudy Szarzo (Quiet Riot + others), Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani), Paul McCartney (The Beatles), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio, The Bass Part on The Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane" - best bass tone), Duff McKagan (Guns and Roses), Gene Simmons (KISS - don't laugh)
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Besides Music? Chess, Hiking, Kayaking
    Playing bass and singing vocals for various classic rock cover bands in Massachusetts - my current main projects are "White Noiz" ( and "Asylum Breakout Plan" ( I also regularly play in a more casual band known as "SIX", with friends in my home town of Winchester, MA. Past bands include The Angry Balls Project, Sonic Euphoria, The Irregulars, Glass-Eyed Monkey, The Dave Hines Attack, and The Rockoholics.

    Played french horn and saxophone in elementary/high school and was the organist for my church in high school. Played in 2 "garage bands" in high school as the keyboard player but picked up the bass when the bass player in one of those bands quit and left his bass at my house. And the rest is history...

    Signature - and "whitenoizrockband" on Facebook
    Godin Club #94, Greenboy Designs Official Club #111
    Rickenbacker Club #584, Ibanez Blazer/Roadstar Club #58
    "Godzilla on my Rig" Club #1
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