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When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro, Male, from Greensboro, NC
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SKB Roto-Molded 2U Shallow Rack Case Apr 19, 2017
- ShirazBop was last seen:
- May 25, 2017 at 10:39 PM
- April 2
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- Greensboro, NC
- Qorvo, Sr. Project Manager, RF Solutions
- Current Setup:
1977 Fender Precision, de-fretted Black n' Maple: in 1981, added Pyramid Guitars of Detroit humbucker in bridge position. Configured Master Tone, Mater Volume with a blade 3-way switch (Neck, Both Bridge) Had the frets pulled and filled with epoxy by Pyramid as well. GOTOH top loader bridge (replaced a BadASS 1 that was on there before).Major Growl and Bell toned sustain, heavy instrument, probably Northern Ash.
2011 Fender Precision V, 60th Anniversary, Candy Cola Red, Maple neck, 100% Stock...1st 5 string purchased 19mm spacing
2015 Fender Precision V, American Standard, Olympic White, Rosewood fretboard, mandatory Tort pickguard. 100% Stock, A beefier 10 lb'er, adds to her sustain!
2015 Fender Precision V, American Standard, Black with Black pick guard and Maple fretboard, lighter weight at 8.8 lbs (feels lighter) , will possible add a J-Bridge pick up with a 3 way blade like my 4 bangers.
Spirit by Steinberger 4 string headless wonder...travel bass... residing in Dallas when I travel there...
Aguilar Tone Hammer 500, Aguilar DB112NT (Boss Tweed)
Ampeg Portabass PB800, PB250, PortaBass PB110H, PB112H cabinets
Sadowsky external DI (not using so much these days)
***For Sale: SKB Roto-Molded 2U Shallow Rack Case
TC Electronics PolyTune
Sadowsky Blues (med gauge nickels)
Comfort Strapp (short)
SKB and Fender ATA cases, Mono Bass Sleeve (love this product)
ShirazBop-#340 Fender Jazz Bass club, #350 mediocre bassist club, #190 Official Fender Precision club, #40 Aguilar Club, #26 Old Basstards, #47 Fretless Club, #569 5 String
- Favorite Genres:
- Christian, Fusion, Jazz, Southern Rock, Rock, Country, Blues, Motown
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- Formerly: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, Crosswalk, }Inside Out} Youth & Celebrate Recovery Contemporary Christian Worship. In Minneapolis: Prairie Lutheran (Summer) and Oak Hills Church (AG), Currently supporting the Praise Team at Cornerstone Baptist Church here in Greensboro, NC. God is Good!
- Previously Owned Gear:
Ampeg Portabass PB250, PB110H, B2R
Precision parts bass: Fender Fiesta Red MIM '50 body, Warmoth shaped down maple/maple neck, tung oiled back, GOTOH 28:1 vintage tuners, GOTOH 201 top loader bridge, Bill Lawrence P-46 and J-45L in bridge position: configured Master Tone, Mater Volume with a blade 3-way switch (Neck, Both Bridge)
2013 Fender American Deluxe Dimension H V, Another Black and Maple goodness to the arsenal! Hopefully scratches the itch my previously owned Musicman SR5, G&L MJ5 and Fender J5 couldn't,... and unfortunately it didn't
2012 Fender American Standard Jazz V, Candy Cola Red, Maple neck, stock... 2nd 5 string purchased,..100% Stock
2013 Musicman Stingray 5, One piece Ash in Translucent Gold with Rosewood board, Tort Guard,.. 100% Stock 1st 17.5mm spacing,..and didn't like it.
2015 G&L MJ5, One piece Ash in Blonde with Rosewood board,..100% Stock, 2nd 17.5mm spacing. Decided between already having Fender Precision V , Jazz V and Musicman SR5, this really could be done without.
1999 Fender Hot Rod Precision, Natural Ash, Maple board, mandatory Tort guard,.. 100% Stock. Great Instrument, just not playing 4's anymore,...
2014 Squire VM Precision 5, Candy Apple Red, Maple neck, was thinking to mod this to a Fretless P/J,...
2012 Fender Precision V, Olympic White, Rosewood, Tort, stock... Last 5 string purchased, 1st 5 string sold. Decided the Candy Cola / Maple 60th Anniversary P5 would be sufficient. great bass and was sad to have to let her go,...
2013 sell off: Major reduction in the 4 string arsenal:
MXR Phase 90
Ampeg SVT DI Tube injection box
1999 Fender MIA Standard Precision, Rosewood board Ash Natural, tort guard, Bill Lawrence P-46 pickups, +8.5 lbs light, 1.625" shallow C neck. GOTOH 28:1 vintage style tuners, GOTOH string through bridge. (Longest owning besides my Black and Maple Fretless.)
Dakota Red/White guarded Warmoth '72 Precision P/J configured 3-way blade / Vol / Tone... Beautiful flamed rosewood board Fender Japanese Squire neck (thanks Eric). Currently loaded with Seymor Duncan SPB-2 and Hot Stack JB, GOTOH top loader. ~8.4 lbs light.
Original Mid 80's Fender MIJ Precision: Oly White, Beautiful Rosewood board, Tort guarded . ~8.4 lbs light.
Original Late 80's Fender MIJ Precision: Black 'n Maple, White guarded Precision. Great neck. ~8 lbs light. Picked up an extra non-original black pick guard for her.
2008 Fender MIA Precision, 3T burst, maple neck. Seymour Duncan 1/4 Lb'er, black pick guard, otherwise stock. Acquired through even up trade for my CIJ '51 Re-Issue. 8.05 lbs light.
Fender / Warmoth Black and Maple Standard Jazz: MIM Fender Black body, Warmoth flame maple/flame maple neck. GOTOH top loader bridge, Bill Lawrence pickups. Stacked Vol/Tone configuring. 10.45 lbs.
2006 Fender CIJ '51 re-issue, 2T burst Swamp ash, Maple board, modified with 4 saddle string through bridge, SD 1/4 pounder PUP. +8 lbs light, wonderful neck: 1.625" but fuller front to back then the MIA P (traded for the 2008 MIA Precision)
MIA Fender Jaco Artist Series (decided I'm really a P-Bass guy...vintage de-fretted Precision serves mwah need...) Regret selling this one...
CIJ Jaco Fretless Jazz reissue
'74 Fender Musicmaster (1st bass, why did I sell this???
'74 Fender P rosewood board, Ash Natural, stock....replaced with the '99...still wish I hadn't sold this one... ;^(
Custom Fretless built around an original '79 roswood unlined P bass fretless neck, Bubinga topped alder body P-Bass, SD 1/4 lb PUP, single stack knob (vol/tone) control to maximize "woodage". GOTOH 201 bridge
Custom Maple figured on Alder body, Warmoth Ebony board Necked Jazz (SD 1/4 pups, All Parts
high mass string through bridge, Schaller tuners)
Aguilar DB112 boss tweed cabinets (wish I still had this one,...) Thunderfunk TFB 550B (more amp then I really needed or could justify... scaling down a bit...)
Genz Benz Neo-Pak 3.5 (w/2 ohm conversion)
Ampeg PB-800 amp, Ampeg PB 210 H, PB 212 H, PB 110 H speakers (Thunderfunk replaced)
Ampeg BA115HP (good tone, hernia inflictor)
Acoustic 220 (vintage rig)
JBL-K145 15inch drivers in a SUNN 215B Cab
Sunn Concert Bass 200W
Fender Musicmaster Bass amp (1st rig)
- G.A.S. List:
- Would love a Fretless Fender P/J V but they don't make one,...yet... Maybe also an Aguilar Boss Tweed DB112 to pair up with the DB112NT just purchased for the Church Rig,..
- Influences and Teachers:
- Jaco, J. Berlin, S. Clarke, R. Armstrong, B. Oakley, W. Bascomb, C. Squire, Lee (Will and Geddy), Dave Holland, Percy Jones, P. Chambers, M. Egan, G. Willis, Monk, Miles, Coltrane, FZ, Dave Douglas, Jason Moran, Jeff Beck, Allan Holdsworth: Teachers: Jay Delany, Phil McNeese, CKLW radio in the '60's...
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Abiding in Christ Jesus, raising my Daughters, Witnessing to others, Wine collecting, staying healthy, Photography, Hiking, boating with my Love.
Signature- Christian Bassist #58, Fender Precisions Club #42, Fender P5 Club
- Black 'n' Maple Club #41, Fender Fretless Club #5
- Ampeg Club #73, Aguilar Club #40