Plain Old Barry
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Plain Old Barry

Male, from Connecticut

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    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Occupation:
    Proj Mgr on the Death Star, past live sound eng
    Current Setup:
    A few old Fenders, a few MIM Fenders, Ibanez fiver, Squier fretless. and a black ash Ibanez EWB acoustic bass. Amps include a Mesa TT-800 head, MarkBass LMIII head, Fender Bassman 250 2x10 combo, and Roland Bass MicroCube. Cabinets are MarkBass 2x10 and 1x15's, a Trace Elliott Elf 1x10, and some older stuff like JBL loaded Joe's Sound 1-by's, and some 4-by's... I'm not a big effects or pedal user, but occasionally use Tech21 Q-Strip, Boss Bass EQ, MXR Carbon Copy analog delay, MXR Phase 90 and Bass Compressor, as well as a Boss GT1-B. Various versions of Boss tuners keep me in tune.
    Favorite Genres:
    Blues, rock, old country, but I like lots of stuff, even big band... Not a big fan of corporate country, folk, and free form jazz.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Yamaha, Ibanez, other Fenders, and a Washburn fretless. I wish I still had that fretless! Amp setups have ranged from JBL loaded 4x10 over 2x15 driven from a rack system, to an Acoustic 320 / 408 stack in the early 80's, to an original 300 watt Ampeg SVT w/ 8x10, with an original Ampeg B15 Portaflex (another thing I wish I still had!), Lab series, Fender, and Music Man stuff in between.
    G.A.S. List:
    Always playing with new amps... Loving the class D stuff and newer lightweight speakers. Getting down to Brooklyn to try out a Sadowsky is also on the list.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Many good local teachers, mostly senior Hartt students. Influences range from Duck Dunn to Steve Harris and lots of nameless folks of many genres where I simply liked what I heard.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Woodworking, motorsports, and aviation, both full scale and radio control.
    I started playing in 1977, played in my High School jazz and pit bands, then gigged pretty steadily from high school graduation in 1983 to around 2002 in bands ranging from 80's metal to classic rock, to dance music, to more local pit work. I had to stop playing for over 10 years due to carpal tunnel issues in both hands. Had the surgery 5 years ago, and after years of the feeling gradually returning, I'm finally able to play again. Talk Bass has been a great help in guiding me to new resources and points of view. Glad to be here!

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    I should probably be practicing...
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