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mark beem
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Dec 22, 1968 (Age: 49)
Home Page:
New Hope, Alabama

mark beem

I'm alive and well. Where am I?, Male, 49, from New Hope, Alabama

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“Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ― William Shakespeare Dec 10, 2017

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      mark beem
      “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” ― William Shakespeare
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      mark beem
      I'm a Blackstar.
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      mark beem
      So many basses, so little money....
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      mark beem
      Low expectations mean everyone's happy!
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      mark beem
      I'm in a new band called 1023MB. We haven’t had any gigs yet though.
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      mark beem
      Another Valenti in the planning phase!
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      S = k log W
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      mark beem
      Hopeless G.A.S. victim!
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      mark beem
      Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
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      mark beem
      In Valenti heaven right now!!
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      mark beem
      Eagerly awaiting the arrival of my Valenti 55P 5 string!
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      mark beem
      Swapping out the stock electronics in my 55-01 with Bartolini MK5CBC & NTMB pre.
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      Today's word is "Chordature". Don't be scared away by upper structures in chordature. You've really been doing these voicings for a while.
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      Shameless gear vulture
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      Needs more lessons..
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      Selling US Peavey Millennium 5 Plus
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      Selling Spector Rex 5 Holo. $625 shipped to lower 48
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      Selling Spector Rex 5 Holo. $635 shipped to lower 48
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  • About

    Dec 22, 1968 (Age: 49)
    Home Page:
    New Hope, Alabama
    Current Setup:
    Valenti T21-J5
    Mike Lull M5V
    Lakland Skyline 55-02
    Lakland Skyline 55-64
    Lakland 55-01 Deluxe Fretless
    Valenti T21-P5 '55 P
    Cincity Customs Fender "Pino" Precision Custom

    Electric Guitars:
    PRS SE Santana
    PRS SE Singlecut

    Amps & Cabs:
    Markbass Little Mark III
    Carvin BX1600
    Carvin BX500
    Carvin BX250
    Carvin DCM1000L
    Crown XLS1000
    Greenboy Audio fEARless f112
    Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature Combo Amp
    Markbass New York 151 Extension Cab
    Tech21 VT Bass (rackmount)
    BBE B-Max Bass Preamp
    Eden USM-EX112 Cab
    EarCandy Sovereign 1x12 Cab
    Line 6 LowDown Studio 110
    Carvin BX250 + Peavey Delta 210 TX

    Pigtronix Philosopher Bass Compressor
    MXR M-80 Bass DI +
    Aguilar Tone Hammer
    BBE Sonic Stomp
    BBE VariComp Compressor
    Tech 21 Sansamp Bass Driver DI
    Digitech Bass Multi Chorus
    Digitech DigiVerb

    Misc. Gear:
    Peterson VSS‑C Strobotuner Stomp Classic
    API TranZformer LX
    Rupert Neve RNDI
    A-Designs Sudio REDDI
    DR Strings PB5-45 Pure Blues or Black Beauties 45 ~ 125 roundwound nickels on all basses
    Rattlesnake Cable Company cables
    GruvGear / Mono / Protec hybrid cases
    Pedaltrain pedalboards
    Planet Waves straps
    Radial Pro-DI
    Radial JDI
    Favorite Genres:
    Prog, rock, jazz, fusion, new age, experimental, metal, world music
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    "Green Star Relief Station" - Progressive Rock
    Marty Williams and the Ain't Half Bad Band - Country / Classic Rock / Blues
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Lots of stuff!
    G.A.S. List:
    Valenti T21-J5 - 5 string, Alder/Rosewood 35" scale, Shell Pink
    Valenti T21-P5 - 5 string, Ash/Maple, 35" scale, Mary Kay finish
    Valenti SMJ5 - 5 string, Ash/Maple, 35" scale, Tobacco Burst

    Bergantino Forte
    Aguilar SL 212
    Influences and Teachers:
    Anthony Jackson, Pino Palladino, Geddy Lee, Sting, Ross Valory, Tony Levin, Lee Sklar, Roger Waters, Gene Simmons, Mick Karn, Guy Pratt, Chris Squire, Steve Harris, Dave LaRue, Bob Daisley, Eddie Jackson, Jeroen Paul Thesseling
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Biking, hiking, kayaking, fishing, classic movies, Old school video games
    • Born and raised in New Hope, Alabama.
    • Graduated High School and College with Honors
    • Degree in Electronic & Mechanical Drafting and Design
    • U.S. Navy Veteran
    • Served as an Electronics Technician aboard the U.S.S. Eisenhower
    • Currently employed as a Telecommunication Engineer / Technician tasked to install/maintain & support MetaSwitch softswitch equipment, Calix Fiber transport & propagation equipment along with legacy Seimens & Fujitsu equipment.

    Soundcloud: Thornmoon's profile - Hear the world’s sounds

    My band: Green Star Relief Station