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May 21
SF Bay Area


Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass, Male, from SF Bay Area

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  • About

    May 21
    SF Bay Area
    Current Setup:
    Mike Lull M4V
    Fender Roscoe Beck IV
    Rick Turner Rennaisance fretless 4
    Noble DI
    Mesa Walkabout
    Mesa WD800
    Fender Studio Bass & EV 15L Cab
    Bergantino CN212, CN112 and NV212t
    Ampeg PF500/115HE
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Fusion, Straight Ahead/Bop, Guitar Driven Rock/Alt Country/Americana/Roots, World Music, Prog, Blues - anything really, except polka ;-)
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Jim Hurley (Dan Hicks, Richie Blackmore, WhoGrass)
    NightHarvest: original jazz/funk/world music oriented quintet.
    Wolf Hamlin (American Idol) and the Front Porch Drifters: Original Outlaw/Alt Country
    Tim Miller and the Adderall Cowboys: Original Alt Country/Rock
    South Side Boys Club: Rhythm Section Extraordinaire for Hire
    Mark Clarin/MC and the Hammers: Blues/Funk/Rock
    Lucky 7's: Original Americana/Folk/Rock
    Suzanna Spring (EMI/Bluewater) Original Alt Country/Americana
    Previously Owned Gear:
    '74 Fender Jazz, defretted in '78 due to Jaco-itis
    Gibson EB-0 (awful)
    '78 Fender J/P custom set up
    '83 Ibanez Musician
    Baldwin Professional (ha!)
    Fender Bassman 50 - blackface
    Fender Bassman 70 - silverface
    Fender Bassman 135 w/various cabs
    custom JBL D140 folded horn cabs
    Kustom K200 Blue Sparkle tuck and roll amp and 2x15 with chrome portholes
    Acoustic 360/361
    '71 Ampeg B15N
    Ampeg SVT and 8x10 cab - late 70's version
    Acoustic 220
    Nemesis NC4x10 combo
    about all I can remember .. I'm old !
    G.A.S. List:
    Decent URB with a p/u and skills to play it reasonably well
    Influences and Teachers:
    anyone I ever heard has taught me something .. but
    Niels Pederson, Paul Chambers, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Rufus Reid, James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Geezer, Jack Bruce, Lee Sklar, Tony Levin, Jaco, Alphonso Johnson, Chris Squire, Rick Laird, Bruce Thomas, Colin Moulding, Jeffery Hammond, Aston "Family Man" Barrett, Ralphe Armstrong, Pino Paladino, Chuck Rainey, Sting and the list goes on ........
    Hobbies and Interests:
    cooking(eating!), back packing, computers/tech, photography, mtn biking, world travel
    I've been a musician playing bass and keys since I was 6 years old and it still makes me happy 59 years later.
    Apparently, it also makes others happy too as I am steadily employed to do it.


    LIFE is good - remind yourself of that every day
    Basses: Lull M4V, Roscoe Beck IV (2), MIJ '51P RI, Turner Fretless 4
    Amps/Cabs: Mesa WA, WD800, Fender Studio Bass, Berg CN212, CN112, NV212t, EV 15L
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