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November 14
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Orange County NY


Male, from Orange County NY

Blessed beyond measure, and I have God to thank for it all! Aug 31, 2014

richrod was last seen:
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    1. richrod
      Blessed beyond measure, and I have God to thank for it all!
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  • About

    November 14
    Home Page:
    Orange County NY
    Current Setup:
    MTD 535-24
    Xotic XP-1T 5 Alder/Rosewood
    AR BB4 EUB
    Aguilar LE Cabernet SL112 x 2, TH500
    Aguilar Octamizer, Filter Twin, TLC Compressor
    Analysis Plus Cables
    1964 V6 Stage In Ear Monitors
    Favorite Genres:
    Salsa, Christian Salsa, Jazz, Latin Jazz, RNB, Country
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Orquesta Inspiracion, Orquesta Xariz, Dangling Success, Tracy DeLucia Band, Orquesta Carmesi
    Previously Owned Gear:
    (2) Original (60's) Ampeg Baby Bass
    Xotic XJ-1T5 Maple
    Xotic XJ-1T5 Rosewood
    Tobias Classic 5 Zebrawood
    Red Tobias Basic 4
    Swamp Ash Tobias Basic 4
    Ibanez Soundgear SB 1205
    Ken Smith BSR5JD
    Sadowsky Metro UV70 Olympic White
    Sadowsky NYC Modern 5
    Sadowsky NYC Modern 5 Fretless
    Aguilar DB112 / DB112NT
    GK 400RB
    Hartke 115 & 210
    GK400RB115 Combo
    G.A.S. List:
    LakLand DJ5 White/Rosewood
    Ken Smith BSR5EG
    Influences and Teachers:
    Jaco Pastorius, Ruben Rodriguez, Sal Cuevas, Victor Wooten, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Bobby Valentin, John Benitez, Oskar Cartaya, Solo Rodriguez, Josh (Swing) Lozada, Jeff Berlin, Richard Bona, Danny Hernandez
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Computers, Music and More
    Endorsing Artist: Aguilar, Gruv Gear, Analysis Plus Cables, La Bella Strings & 1964ears
    started playing guitar in church at the age of thirteen and it wasn’t until I was twenty-seven that I considered switching over to bass only because a friend was setting up a “Christian Salsa” band and was in need of a bass player.

    On guitar I was influenced by the sounds of Al DiMeola and George Benson. However, since switching to bass, those influences quickly switched over to the great sounds of Ruben Rodriguez, John Benitez, and Oskar Cartaya just to name a few.

    My interests grew as I played with Christian Salsa bands like Orquesta La Gloria de Cristo and Orquesta Inspiracion and listened to bands like Eliezer Espinoza, Orquesta Xariz, Orquesta Rubi, Richie Rey and Bobby Cruz and David and Abraham.

    My musical influences cover a wide range, partly because of my respect for other cultures/genres. I am also inspired by all Bass players I hear. Some people would use names like Victor Wooten, Jeff Berlin, Marcus Miller, etc., and don’t get me wrong I do listen to their music and respect their musicianship very much also. However, the bass players I’m referring to are the ones that I have had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with and spending quality time with, i.e., Ruben Rodriguez, Danny Hernandez, Joshua Lozada and Hector Ostolaza. These musicians offered their friendship as well as their musical knowledge freely. (Thank you guys!)

    I’ve been fortunate to play in many rewarding musical settings in various genres. Country, Funk, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Reggae, Latin, Contemporary Christian and Gospel, etc. Spiritually my most rewarding opportunity arose when I got the chance to meet, and was invited to play with one of my favorite Christian Salsa bands “Orquesta Xariz”. I was so honored to be invited to play with such an anointed group and even more anointed leaders in Ruben and Wanda Felix. (Love you guys!) Looking forward to future opportunities..

    My current aspirations are to venture out to the Jeff Berlin’s Players School of Music in Clearwater Fla. to continue my pursuit of a better education in music and sit down and pick the brains of Jeff and company.

    Thanks for your time and interest.


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    Keepin it LoW!
    MTD 535-24
    Xotic XP-1T5
    AR BB4 SE001
    Aguilar TH500, SL112 x2
    Sadowsky Club Member #232
    Xotic Club Member #2