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June 23


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  • About

    June 23
    Current Setup:
    all lefty:

    BSX Allegro

    custom (self) made:
    Ovid Headless 4, with Alembic pickups & electronics
    Ovid Fly Bass, with Alembic J Activators
    Ovid Telecaster bass, Warmoth neck with Bartolini MMCs & electronics
    Ovid Telecaster Fretless, Warmoth neck with Alembic Activator Ps
    Ovid Roadstar custom (Ibanez RB924 style), Bart Soapbars
    Ovid Fretless with Moses neck, MM style, Bart MMC pickup,
    Ovid Studio P, Moses J neck, 2 EMG Ps, 3 band EQ

    Ovid Headless #2 (backup, similar construction and parts, except diff. body wood)

    Commercially made:
    Modulus Genesis 5, with SGD J pickups and Bartolini Preamp
    Rickenbacker 4001v63 Jetglo
    Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo
    Fender J MIJ 62 with EMGs & Roundwounds, Burgundy Mist
    Fender J MIJ 62 with BL J45s & Flatwounds, Olympic White
    MM Stingray with Bart Preamp and MMC,
    Yamaha BB 414 fretless
    Hofner 500/1B (fretless with fishman piezo bridge)
    Ibanez RS 924, 1981 - with EMGs
    Ibanez SR500, recent - stock
    Ibanez RB850, 1986, stock
    Ibanez RB600, 1986, EMG PJs

    Tube Preamps with various 2U to 8U rigs:
    Alembic F1-X
    Demeter VTBP 201
    Fender TBP-1

    2U rig:
    Ashly BP 41 preamp
    Carver PM300

    4U rig:
    Klark Teknik 405,
    QSC Power amp

    6U Rig:
    Klark Teknik 405,
    Tapco Crossover
    QSC PLX 2402

    8U rig:
    Rane PE17
    Rane DC24 (backup: Symetrix 525)
    DBX 3 way Crossover
    QSC PLX 2402

    auxilliary large power amp rig:
    DBX Driverack
    2 X Carver PM300
    QSC PLX 2402

    EUB rack:
    Rane AP13
    carver PM300

    Two - Ovid Custom 3 way, 1 X 12 (kappalite 3012LF), 1 X 6 (alphalite), audax tweeter PR125T - crossover points 500hz, 3500hz. I have been using these since 2006 and have made a couple of shelf port changes and baffle and driver changes. The current version is a new box build assisted by a work colleague who CNC'ed the panels for me. Started with Deltalites, then Deltalite IIs, now Kappalites. Mid range - Alpha lite. Tweeters were Foster, then Peerless, now audax.
    Ovid Custom 3 way, 1 X 15 (kappalite), 1 X 8, peerless tweeter, switchable for passive crossover or direct driver feed from Drive racked system
    Ovid custom 1 X 15 bass cab (bottom box) & (top box) 4 X 5 Galaxy neolites in vertical line array

    always used: EB Vol pedal, Sonic Research Turbo Tuner, my own 2 Loop switcher, Sony DWZ wireless
    Boss EQ-20

    Countryman Type 85 DI
    A design REDDI

    All my cables are Swiss Gotham cables with Neutrik ends, Ovid custom made.
    Favorite Genres:
    prefer jazz, but will play anything from African styles to US redneck Country
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    I recorded a lot of TV, film , albums, did bands etc., but I now only play occasionally with various live bands
    Previously Owned Gear:
    All lefty:
    Alembic Epic
    Rick 4001CS
    Ibanez MC924
    G&L L2500
    Conklin Groove Tools Lefty 7 String with Bartolini preamp and Pickups

    Commercial amplification I used to own:
    Acoustic Image Clarus
    Read Purity Preamp
    Trace Elliot V Type Preamp
    Groove Tubes Studio Preamp
    Symetrix 501
    Nady 5 Band Parametric
    SWR Goliath II, III
    GKMBX 112 - pair
    Loads of Outboard gear:
    ART, Sony, TC Electronics, X2 wireless
    G.A.S. List:
    A left handed wireless keyboard midi controller , so I can play left hand keyboard
    Influences and Teachers:
    Chick Corea's Left hand, Stevie Wonder's Left hand, Paul Macca's flatwound tone. Various studio bassists who played on pop, film, jazz and muzak.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    good food


    co-opted into:
    Lefty Union, serial no: 111
    DIY Custom Bass Club, serial no: 19.
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