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Apr 16, 1970 (Age: 54)
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Bordeaux, France


54, from Bordeaux, France

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  • About

    Apr 16, 1970 (Age: 54)
    Home Page:
    Bordeaux, France
    Current Setup:

    I got my first electric bass and started playing in 1988. Got my first double bass in 1993 and sold my slab soon after. I quit my day job in 2003 and I'm now enjoying the luxury of being a full-time bass player. In 2008 I felt like playing the electric bass again, so I'm now officially a doubler. ;-)

    Double basses:
    Hybrid New Standard Cleveland #249 w/ gut strings
    Hybrid New Standard Cleveland #393 w/ Spirocores
    Framus Triumph EURB w/ Jargar strings and a big chunk of foam wedged behind the strings (for afro-cuban/salsa music).

    Electric basses:
    Fender Precision CIJ '62 reissue - LaBella 0760M
    Sire Marcus Miller J 5 string - Chromes

    Augagneur & Bergeron unsigned pernambuco french bow, Yita german bow, black hair, soft Oak rosin.

    On double bass, I play mostly unamplified gigs. I don't use pickups, I use a mic when recessary (Sennheiser 906 or Ovid mic)

    On electric, Ampeg Micro-VR + 210AV, Markbass CMD 121P + NY121, Avalon U5, VT Bass Deluxe
    Favorite Genres:
    Black American Music
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Freelancing southwestern France.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Yorkville Y400 combo, Spirocore (weich, mittel, stark), Oliv, Eudoxa, Obligato, Helicore, Dominant, Permanent. K&K Bass Max, Golden Trinity mic, Schertler Pub, GK MB150.
    G.A.S. List:
    Noble preamp, maybe?
    Influences and Teachers:
    Music I love: Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus.

    Players: Mingus of course, Ray Brown, PC, Pettiford, Blanton, Sam Jones, Leroy Vinnegar and so many others.

    Today's players: I'm a huge fan of Larry Grenadier. Peter Washington, Dennis Irwin. Patitucci, Dave Holland, there are so many great ones.

    Electric: James Jamerson! But also Wilton Felder, Bernard Edwards, Tommy Cogbill, Willie Weeks, Duck Dunn, Carol Kaye, Nathan Watts, Bob Babbitt, David Hood, Bootsy, Bernard Odum, Jerry Jemmott. Derrick Hodge, Sharay Reed.
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction


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