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May 11, 1956 (Age: 62)
Sacramento CA
Civil Engineer (retired Dec 2018)

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A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps!, Male, 62, from Sacramento CA

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    May 11, 1956 (Age: 62)
    Sacramento CA
    Civil Engineer (retired Dec 2018)
    Current Setup:
    Jazz Bass:
    USA Customs J body (sonic blue)
    USA Fender J neck (maple fretboard)
    Lollar j bass pickups
    Badass III bridge
    Ultralite tuners

    Precision Bass:
    USA Customs P body (siesta red)
    USA Fender J neck (rosewood fretboard)
    Lollar p bass pickups
    Fender high mass bridge
    Ultralite tuners

    Rickenbacker bass:
    Model 4003S

    Ampeg PF-50T
    Barefaced One10 cabs (stacked pair)

    Hofner Germanium Bass Fuzz pedal
    Effectrode PC-2A Compressor pedal
    T-Rex Octavius octave pedal
    Mutron Microtron III envelope follower pedal
    Providence Anadime Bass Chorus pedal
    MXR M117R Flanger pedal
    Fulltone Supa-Trem Jr. tremolo pedal (forthcoming)
    MXR 10-band EQ w/Griffin "Silent Night" mod
    Voodoo Lab GCX Switcher (forthcoming)
    Voodoo Lab Ground Control Pro (forthcoming)
    Ampeg SCR-DI w/12-volt power supply
    Roland PK-5 MIDI bass pedals
    Novation Bass Station II
    Sony MDR 7506 headphones
    Favorite Genres:
    Classic Rock, Progressive Rock
    Previously Owned Gear:
    '73 Fender Precision bass (bought new in 1973)
    '75 Rickenbacker 4001 (bought new in 1975)
    '99 Rickenbacker 4001 CS Chris Squire
    USA Fender P bass
    USA Fender J bass
    USA Lakland Joe Osborn J bass
    Birdsong Cortobass
    2010 Rickenbacker 4003 Mapleglo
    EBMM HS Sterling w/Hipshot D-tuner
    USA Lakland Bob Glaub P bass w/J neck
    Fender Custom Shop Jazz, transparent orange
    EBMM Sterling Classic, powder blue
    Fender Custom Shop Jazz, transparent cobalt blue
    USA Lakland Duck Dunn, Oly White, jazz neck width
    Mike Lull P bass, orange, jazz neck width

    Fender Bassman 10 tube combo amp
    Sunn Concert Bass solid state amp with two Sunn 215B cabs
    SWR 750 solid state head and Big Bertha 2x15 cab
    Aguilar DB680 tube preamp and DB728 tube power amp
    Mesa Buster Bass 200 tube amp
    Ampeg SVT-CL tube amp and Ampeg 8x10 cab
    Marshall VBA400 tube amp and two Mesa 4x10 Powerhouse cabs
    Ampeg SVP-Pro tube preamp into Carvin 1500 solid state power amp
    Eden 4x10XLT cab and Eden 1x18 cab
    BBE BMax-T tube preamp into QSC PLX-3402 solid state power amp
    Bergantino HT115 cabs (pair)
    Reeves Custom 225 tube amp
    Reeves 1x15 cabs (pair)
    Fargen hand-wired 120 watt tube amp
    Bergantino NV215 cab
    Accugroove El Whappo cab
    Aguilar DB750 hybrid amp
    Fender TBP-1 tube preamp
    Fender MB1200 solid state power amp
    Eden D210XST's (pair)
    Kern IP-777 tube preamp
    Demeter VTHF-300M tube power amp
    Fender Bassman 300 Pro tube amp
    QSC PLX 3602 solid state power amp
    LDS nEarful 15/6's (pair)
    USA Ampeg SVT-VR tube amp (my favorite!)
    Markbass Jeff Berlin solid state combo amp w/NY151 ext cab
    JuleAmps Monique tube preamp
    Crest CA9 solid state power amp
    Genz Benz Uber 212 cabs (pair)
    Mesa Walkabout Scout 12 hybrid combo amp
    Trace Elliot V4 tube amp
    '73 Ampeg B25B tube amp
    LDS custom 4x10 cab for the B25B
    '91 Ampeg SVT-II non-pro tube amp into a Berg NV610
    '73 Ampeg V4B tube amp into a Fliptops 4x10 sealed cab
    Alembic F-1X tube preamp into a Fender MB1200 solid state power amp
    Berg HD410 cab
    Arkham Zephyr tube preamp
    QSC RMX 2450a power amp
    Epifani PS112 cab

    Moog Taurus One bass pedals
    Roland PK-5 MIDI bass pedals
    Novation Super Bass Station sound module
    Furman PL-Plus DMC conditioner/power strip
    Korg DTR-1000 rack tuner
    Vox Amplug for bass
    Furman M-8Lx power strip
    Korg DTR-1 rack tuner
    dbx 160a modded by Revive Audio
    Various effects pedals (too many to list)
    Influences and Teachers:
    Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Randy Meisner, Paul McCartney, Dee Murray, Geddy Lee
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Travel, motorcycle riding


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