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Jsn
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Jsn

upright citizen, Male, from San Francisco Bay Area

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Enjoying my new Alembic Essence. Feb 22, 2017

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      Enjoying my new Alembic Essence.
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      Intonation humiliation.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Home Page:
    http://www.jasonroberts.net
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Occupation:
    Author and technologist
    Current Setup:
    --Double Basses--
    c. 1890s Czech/German roundback
    Current string setup:
    Evah Pirazzi weiches

    Chadwick Folding Bass, carved top model
    Current string setup:
    Flexocor Deluxes
    Fishman Full Circle pickup

    1938 Kay
    Current string setup:
    Helicore Pizzicato (E),
    Evah Pirazzi (A),
    Tomastik Dominants (D & G)
    Upton Revolution Solo II pickup

    --Electric Upright Bass--
    Azola Floating Top Bugbass

    --Electric--
    Alembic Essence
    Fender Jazz
    Steinberger Spirit XT-2
    Elixir strings

    --Misc.--
    Acoustic Image Contra (Original model)
    German Finale Carbon Fiber bow
    Gaston Brohan Oak rosin
    More audacity than ability
    Favorite Genres:
    Contemporary roots music (Iron and Wine, Gillian Welch, etc.). Lyrically intelligent music (Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Rogers & Hammerstein/Hart). Timeless, heartfelt folk. Basically I'm a sucker for a good singer, putting a good song across.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    I mostly back up singer/songwriters at small, acoustic venues in the San Francisco Bay area. Haven't been in a band for a while now, but open to new collaborations and projects. My heart is in the double bass, but lately I've been exploring the extended range and tonality of electrics, hoping to increase my musicianship.
    G.A.S. List:
    Keeping an eye out for an aluminum bass.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Teacher: David Horn
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Traveling. Sailing. Sushi.
    Professionally, I'm a writer of fiction and nonfiction. I'm on the board of the Community of Writers and of The Grotto, a co-working space/incubator for contemporary media in downtown San Francisco. Music, being nonverbal, is sort of a sanity thing.

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