mark roberts
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mark roberts

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  • About

    Home Page:
    Lawrence, KS
    Current Setup:
    Stambaugh Designs Custom Fan-fret 10-string ERB
    Stambaugh Designs Custom Fan-fret 8-string ERB
    1993 Conklin Custom NT 7-string ERB
    2013 Warwick Custom Shop Thumb BO IV #20 of 100
    On deck: Bee Worker Custom 9-string neck-thru, fan fret


    Stereo rig:
    2 SWR Grand Prix Pre-Amps
    Stewart World 1.2; SWR Stereo 800 (back-up)
    Speakers: Acme B1W subs and Acme B1 ; 3-way. 8 ohms ea. cab, 4 ohms per side (1 set ea. side)
    Effects primarily for ERB: Xotic EP, EHX Pog2, Xotic SP, EHX C9 (A/B-A+B with) EHX Mel9 (to TC HOF), Boss NS-2, Red Witch Zeus; EHX Epitome, TC Flashback, , Boss RC-3, Boss FV500L to preamps with tuner out to Korg Pitch Black tuner.

    BBE 382i, dbx 166A compressor to both Grand Prix preamps effects loops.

    Boss DR-3 drum unit into the RC-3 for solo ERB percussion.

    Mono rig:
    SWR Bass 350
    Acme B2 Series II 4 ohm
    A+B pedal to run stereo pedal board
    Favorite Genres:
    Blues, Rock, Progressive, Motown, Alt-Country
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    solo artist, cover bands, bands performing their own tunes
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Gibson EB-1 (1973)
    Epiphone Classic IV Thunderbird (in Arctic White)
    Rickenbacker 4001 (1973)
    Rickenbacker 4003 (1975)
    Gibson 2013 NR Thunderbird
    Gibson EB-3 (1976)
    Gibson Thunderbird Reverse 1976 Bi-Centennial Edition 4-string
    G&L USA L2500 5-string
    Fender USA Jazz 4-string (2006)
    Fender '72 Telecaster Bass
    Musicman Stingray 4-string (1980)
    Musicman Bongo 4 HH (recent)
    Warwick Corvette Proline 4-String (1996)
    Warwick Thumb Bolt-on 5-String (1998)
    Conklin USA New Century 7-String bolt-on
    Conklin USA Custom Shop 7-String Neck-thru (previous)
    Conklin USA Custom Shop 9-string bolt-on
    Roscoe SKB-3007 7-string Bolt-on
    Stambaugh Custom 9-string NT (previous)
    Stambaugh Custom 8-string NT (previous)
    Stambaugh Custom 7-string NT (previous)
    Ibanez ATK 305 5-string
    Ibanez ATK 100 4-string
    Tune Hatsun Ovankol 6-string
    Japanese lawsuits for EB0 (2 Aria/Greco), Rickenbacker (1), Fender Precision (Excetro similar to Cabronita-1), Gibson EB-2 (Greco-1)
    '73 Marshall Super Bass 100 double stack 4x12 (basket weave hi-power)
    G.A.S. List:
    On deck and deposit paid...Bee 9 string NT, fan fret
    Influences and Teachers:
    John Entwistle, John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Felix Pappalardi, Chris Squire, Tim Bogert, Steve Swallow, Yves Carbonne, Stewart McKinsey, Trip Wamsley, Darren Michaels, Gregory Bruce Campbell, Jeff Schmidt
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Road cycling, corrugated packaging(career)
    I've been playing bass since 1969. Started on guitar earlier & hacking on keys. Bands needed bassists. Once I discovered it, no turning back. Always had a yearning for creating music with an extended-range bass. Discovered it in the early 90's. Worked it into contemporary ensemble work at 7-strings (3+1 groups) and expanded into solo work shortly after that when exposed to some incredible artists who had begun to forge the way for extended-range bass music. Produced and recorded my first solo extended-range bass CD in the early-mid 2000s. A multi-track layered effort. Shortly after that, I focused entirely on solo extended-range bass...purely live, or when recorded, a live take. Great discipline. Still working on it, always will be.