mark roberts
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  • About

    Home Page:
    Lawrence, KS
    Current Setup:
    Stambaugh Designs Custom Fan-fret 10-string ERB
    Jerzy Drozd Sequel Deluxe 9-string ERB
    Stambaugh Designs Custom Fan-fret 8-string ERB
    1993 Conklin Custom NT 7-string ERB
    Ibanez RB950 Deluxe


    Stereo rig:
    2 SWR Grand Prix Pre-Amp
    Stewart World 1.2x2 plus Stewart PR-1000 power amps
    Speakers: Acme B1W subs and Acme B1 ; 3-way. 8 ohms ea. cab, 4 ohms per side (1 set ea. side); Acme B2 3-way 4 ohms each 1 each per side, Acme B1 4 ohms each 1 each per side
    Effects primarily for ERB: Xotic EP, Keeley Bassist Compressor, EHX C9, EHX Mel9, EHX Synth9, EHX Pog2 all mixed mono to micro mixer, Digitech ‘Luxe, EHX Epitome stereo to; TC Mimiq, TC Flashback, Digitech Polara reverb, Boss RC-3, Boss FV500L to preamps with tuner out to Korg Pitch Black tuner.

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

    Mono rig:
    SWR Bass 350
    Acme B2 Series II 4 ohm, SWR Henry 8x8 refurbed w/custom Eminence drivers and Eminence APT-80 super tweeter

    Additional effects: Line 6 M13, Boss RC-3, Boss FV50L
    Favorite Genres:
    Traditional and Modern Electric Blues, wide variety of Rock, Progressive, Motown, Alt-Country, Americana, various dreamscape and soundscape.
    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)
    Epiphone Embassy RI
    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)
    2013 Warwick Custom Shop Thumb BO IV #20 of 100
    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
    Conklin Groove Tools GT-4 4-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)..wish I still had it/them, though there's few venues locally that could take it...they take you back to an earlier time for backline the Ampeg SVTs. ...Magnificent Rock amps for bass.
    A seemingly never-ending list of amps, preamps, Eqs, speakers and effects that have taken me to where I am now.
    G.A.S. List:
    EHX Superego+. Had a Superego. The + has the control I needed then.
    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-retired 2/19/2020)
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    I am a willing teacher for beginner bassists whether 4 string or extended-range. I have played and performed for better than 47 years to date.
    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. I enjoy playing various styles of music with bands where more conventional bass content is applied with my 4 or 7-string basses. I also perform solo with my 8, 9 and 10 string basses and always invite collaboration with other guitar, keyboard, vocal and percussion artists and their instruments locally.