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northpaul
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Occupation:
bassist and guitarist

northpaul

Male, 37, from New Jersey, USA

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Dec 26, 1979 (Age: 37)
    Location:
    New Jersey, USA
    Occupation:
    bassist and guitarist
    Current Setup:
    Double Bass: 2015 Eastman 605 (carved), 1999 unnamed hybrid, Lothar Seifert french bow, 1970s Wilhelm Seifert german bow

    Bass Guitar: 2015 Godin A4 Ultra fretless, 2012 LTD b-206SM six string,, 2014 Douglas fretless violin bass, 2011 Ibanez artcore archtop converted to a six string bass (one octave below guitar tuning) with an upright piezo pickup and acoustic bass strings

    Guitar: 1970 Gibson L5 CES, 1977 D'Agostino ES-175 lawsuit, 1977 Ibanez 2630, 2005 Eastman 805EC, 2009 Standard Telecaster w/ Burstbucker + Lollar special T, 2015 Cordoba GK Studio
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, classical, pop, electronic stuff - I have no idea what to call styles of music anymore, but basically music that is creatively satisfying (to play or listen to) and not superficial or standing on image alone.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Freelancing whatever, various chamber groups, new music stuff, jazz trio that plays all original music in odd time signatures (but that grooves, so the non musicians in the audience won't know they are listening to odd meters)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Basses - 1967 Kay, 1997 American Standard Fender Jazz

    guitars: Ibanez George Benson model that I ran over with my car by accident.....
    Gibson Tal Farlow model which I sold to buy a Lothar Seifert bow. I miss the guitar but I have been in love with the bow since I got it in 2000.
    Martin 00028-ec
    Parker P-36
    Guild Starfire II
    G.A.S. List:
    Try not to think about it because I would go so overboard.
    Influences and Teachers:
    My Great Uncle Oscar Zimmerman taught my teacher from years back Henry Scott, Tony Marino, Kevin MacConnell and Craig Thomas have been past teachers. A lot of self teaching though; those teachers were over a three year span, so that left a lot for me to work on myself. Influences? Hmm, Paul Chambers, Scott Lafaro, Ron Carter, Gary Peacock, Slam Stewart, Larry Grenadier, Steve Swallow, Jaco...many others. Always excited to hear new players. And my greatest influence, my late father who has written wonderful music for all instruments including the bass. 450+ pieces in his lifetime. I would obviously not be where I am or possibly even a musician without him.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Photography, parenting. Check out my photography - google Paul Hofreiter Photography and find me on flickr, facebook, instragram etc.
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    15 years teaching experience, all styles, all basses (exemption being slapping for electric bass), degree in bass performance from University of the Arts, also guitar, all styles (play both bass and guitar professionally)
    I'm just a guy who loves playing and listening to music while having fun tinkering with instruments, working on photography and trying to be a good dad.