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- Apr 25, 2020
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Male, from Indianapolis, IN
Jammin' May 14, 2020
- Home Page:
- Indianapolis, IN
- Current Setup:
Basses: Ibanez SR706, Yamaha BB415, Yamaha BB425X-BL, Ibanez Talman TMB100, Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar
Amp: Genz Benz GBE400
Genzler BA12x3 Array
Guitar: Fully-modded PRS SE Standard 24 (SD Sentient, JB)
Vox Valvetronix VT20X
- Favorite Genres:
- Rock, Metal, Psychedelic, Blues, Fusion, Classical, World, Funk, Jazz.
- Gigs and Ensembles:
- The Unwilling Subjects.
- Previously Owned Gear:
Fender 1986 Performer Bass (1985)
Yamaha RBX375 5 string bass
Yamaha RBX775 5 string bass
Washburn Short scale bass
Peavey T40 monstrosity that destroys shoulders and backs and sounds like garbage
Kay bass - unbelievably crappy blat blat E machine
Horrific Peavey Bass cab and head that weighed as much as an elephant and sounded like one pooping
- G.A.S. List:
Electric Gear=I'm set currently. Gonna put a new preamp in my SR706 though.
Acoustic gigs = Michael Kelly Ebony Java Dragonfly 5 string ABG vs takamine abg vs. Beard acoustic resonator bass
- Influences and Teachers:
Teachers: Primary: Clifton Porter, Secondary: John Danner.
Influences: Jess Quinlan, Jon Swaby, Joe Satriani, Black Sabbath (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi), King Crimson, Fripp, Bill Laswell, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Lee Hooker, Alice Cooper, Metallica, Alice in Chains, Korn, Billy Sheehan, etc.
Other musical influences: Trevor Hall, Matisyahu, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Carlos Nakai, William Eaton.
Classical influences: Bach, Mozart, Paganini.
- Hobbies and Interests:
- Guitar, gaming (PC & Xbox One), family, music (still own some original 60's and 70's vinyl - NO it's not for sale), snowboarding (former instructor), general technology and computing. I recently bought a ukelele (*always said I'd never play one bc of stupid annoying Elvis movies, but I found a GREAT deal on a concert uke with spalted mango, so... who knows)
Hi! Just getting back into playing, focusing on bass these days, which is where I started with music...
- Teaching Credentials:
- None, beyond 38 years of not selling out my ART for cover bands, i teach basic beginners, maybe rough intermediates at best.
Have been playing bass and guitar on and off for 38 years. Not gigging yet (with the coronavirus stuff), but will probably be doing so eventually in the Indianapolis area.
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