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kurtribak
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kurtribak

Male, from Berkeley, CA

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    September 17
    Home Page:
    http://www.ribak.com
    Location:
    Berkeley, CA
    Current Setup:
    1959 upright Kay S-1-B (blonde, gut / steel strings, Blast Cult piezo pickup, Troll ribbon mic )

    1966 Mexican carved upright (metal strings, combo David gage Realist and Underwood pickups)

    MIM 2004? Fender fretless Jazz Bass, medium metallic blue, lined fingerboard

    MIM 1990s Fender Precision Special, red w/ custom pickguard

    1980s(?) Ernie Ball Music Man Stingray 5-string, finish removed by former owner.

    MIJ Fender Reissue of '64 Jazz Bass

    !966(?) Ampeg B-15-N

    SWR Spellbinder Blue combo amp

    SWR California Blonde combo amp

    Phil Jones Bass combo amp

    Walter Woods amp
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz (especially Mingus, Basie, Duke and Monk), early ska, rockabilly, surf, early funk (The Meters), early music (Baroque, Renaissance)
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Kurt Ribak (ranges from duo to septet) - original jazz, sideman in various jazz and rockabilly / country bands.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    SWR Baby Baby Blue II
    G.A.S. List:
    5-string fretless, maybe a Music Man
    Influences and Teachers:
    Ray Brown, Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Milt Hinton, Dave Holland, Scott La Faro, James Jamerson, Aston Barrett, Jaco Pastorius, Sam Jones, George Porter Jr., Duck Dunn
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Rowing on San Francisco Bay in wooden boats, sailing, vintage cars, wooden and historic boats, art, history.
    Teaching Credentials:
    Performance Diploma on Bass, Summa Cum Laude, Berklee College of Music '89