oddeotek
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broadcast television engineer, musician, composer

oddeotek

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Sammamish, WA
    Occupation:
    broadcast television engineer, musician, composer
    Current Setup:
    SUB SB4 by Sterling. My daily player. I found this one "used" at my local GC for $169 and, after putting some nice pressure wounds on it and swapping the stock pickup for a Guitar Fetish alnico, it is one of the most comfortable and punchy basses I have ever owned. I thought that it played just as well as the $1600 Music Man Sterling that it was hanging next to.
    Update: I now have three of these, two black with maple necks and a red one with rosewood, although I've swapped necks on two and the red one now has a maple neck. I found the latest one for $80 on CL, took out the MM pickup and stuck an EMG Split Pbass pickup in the Fender sweet spot. It's basically a P Bass that feels and looks just like a Sterling. These are a great, inexpensive, modding platform and I'm really enjoying the sound on stage.

    Steinberger L2 - Totally 80s but it's such a classic I can't even think of selling it. It still turns a lot of heads when I take it to a gig as well as generating a lot of "How do you tune it?" inquiries.

    OLP SB4 (Spector Design) I bought this to have a beater to use on stage when I got back into performing 7 years ago. Since that time, I have bought many much more expensive basses (including 5 Spector Euros) but keep flipping them and keeping this one. The neck on it reminds me of the Rick that I owned back in the early 80's and it sounds like the 75' Precision that I owned right after that. It's the bass I'm playing in my profile pic and I picked it up for $135.00!

    2- Hartke Kickback 15's (each modified to be a separate amp and speaker cab) that I run together to make a cool little 2x15 stack. Curiously, I find it necessary to modify just about every piece of gear that I own - it's not just a hobby, it's a curse.

    A Hartke Kickback 12 that I picked up for $100. Yes, I also "decombo'd" this one as well. These are great little amps and get a tone that I like, plus all three have the same head in case of a failure.. Hook all three of them up and it's a party on stage.
    Favorite Genres:
    Classic and Progressive Rock
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Currently singing and playing in 3 groups in the Seattle area: Einstein's Relatives - classic and modern rock, Shake It Up - tribute to The Cars and The Jethro Tull Experience - Tull tribute band. All these groups can be found on YouTube under the band names or mine - Greg Youtsey.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I've been playing since 1963 and have owned over 60 basses (Vox, Fender, Steinberger, Ibanez, Gibson, Spector, Ampeg, Crucianelli, Rickenbacker, Vantage, Sterling, Hamer, OLP, Squier, Warwick and Yamaha) and 20 different amps (Silvertone, Vox, Fender, Hartke, Ampeg, Acoustic, Sunn, Marshall, AMP, GK, Peavey and Yamaha). I find it funny and a little sad that I owned a LOT of now-classic equipment when it was new.
    G.A.S. List:
    A huge-sounding small amp (damn those laws of physics) and a comfortable, lightweight bass with great, classic tone. I'm very close to that with my current rig though...
    Influences and Teachers:
    Paul McCartney, Chris Squire, Dave Hope and Andy Fraser were some of my influences in the past but there are some amazing young bassists now doing things that blow me away. I'm really impressed with Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops, an ultra-tight Swedish group with incredible vocals and musicianship.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Singer/Bass Player, Emmy Award winning Composer and Sound Engineer

    Signature

    "All your bass are belong to me"