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September 17


Nobody panic, the bass player is here!, Male, from US

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  • About

    September 17
    Current Setup:
    EBMM Stingray Classic 4 (2011, rare '56 blue) - my goto
    Sandberg California TT Active 4 (*Masterpiece) - my other goto
    Rickenbacker 4003 (mid-90s, Jetglow) - i'd like to goto
    '62 Fender Precision Reissue (2002) - i goto as much as possible
    '62 Hofner (bought used mid-90s) - never goto, just look
    Acoustic Upright (2009) - just play at home

    Fender Stratocaster (needs work... and 6 string bores me)
    Martin Acoustic

    Misc. Stringed instruments
    I also have two banjos (yes, I play banjo... quite well) :)

    Fender TB-1200 - An amazing amp that Fender does not make anymore and was discontinued in 2012. Bad marketing and high price kept this one from becoming a classic. This is the Fender amp that was never noticed, never considered, quickly ignored, but sounds better than almost any amp out there! :) I've purchased a lot of equipment in my time, and this thing is by far, one of the best amps I've ever used or heard. You really need to experience this thing! This amp can do pretty much anything. I can get deep and thumpy, high and poppy, warm and grindy! Any sound I want with 1200 watts behind it! It's a bit heavy (35 lbs), but it's definitely worth its weight in gold! I really can't see myself using anything else. If you're into having a very flexible sound while retaining a lot of headroom, grab one of these babies before they become extinct! :)

    fEARful 15/6/1 with custom Fender cloth grill. I had this cab handmade and spec'd out to my preferences. I found a great builder in California that did an amazing job! If you've never heard of fEARful cabs, I suggest you look it up (http://greenboy.us/fEARful/). This cab has improved my sound 10 fold compared to the commercial cabs I've used in the past. Paired with the TB-1200, I couldn't ask for a better setup! I love what I hear, and I get compliments at every gig!

    Dunlop Super Bright Nickels (Dunlop has done it again! Made an amazing string and sells it for pennies!!)
    DR Sunbeams (these were my favorite strings until Dunlop Super Brights came along! But I still use these on specific basses. My 2nd best favorite string!)

    TI Jazz Flats (musically unique - love them on a P.)
    Pyramid Gold (warmest flats they make with a unique G string.)
    Sadowsky Black Label (surprisingly well rounded with a modern edge.)

    Empress Compressor (some songs I use just a light touch. Mostly for ballads.)
    Xotic XBlender (this is great for blending your clean sound with your effects chain)
    Way Huge Swollen Pickle (one of the best sounding fuzz pedals!)
    Barker ASSMASTER (another great fuzz. Much different from the Pickle.)
    Melekko EKKO 616 (cool echo effect)
    Iron Ether Nimbus (amazing reverb pedal!)

    I rarely use effects in general, but if a song calls for one, I'll use it.

    FL Studio (quickest workflow for a musician.)
    Propellerhead Reason (slave to FL Studio.)
    M-Audio 610 (I love M-Audio audio interfaces. This thing has lasted years and still works very well! Even with the latest operating system (I use Windows 10).)
    Avid Eleven Rack Guitar Amp Sim/Modeller (I can get any guitar sound I want. It even has great bass rigs!)
    Various VST plugins
    Sterling ST77 mic with pop filter and shockmount

    Headstock vibration-based tuners (I love these things! My favorite is Intellitouch PT10 mini. I've tried them all and this one works out the best for me.)
    Basic Leather Strap (I need nothing more. I don't like strap locks and don't like big and bulky straps. I use a $16 strap.)
    String Dampener (great for slapping and tapping.)
    Wrist band to reduce the sweat from ruining my basses (I wear various styles at every gig. :))
    Favorite Genres:
    Pop, Funk, Alternative, Modern Rock, Fusion, and many more...
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    US Northeast
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too much to list.
    G.A.S. List:
    Currently downsizing, but I have my eye on something special. ;)
    Influences and Teachers:
    Marcus Miller
    James Jamerson
    Rocco Prestia
    Pino Palladino
    Anthony Jackson
    Carol Kaye
    Paul McCartney
    Rufus Thomas
    Larry Graham
    Victor Wooten
    Getty Lee
    Jimmy Haslip
    John Deacon
    Jaco Pastorius
    Gabe Nelson
    and many more...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Acting, songwriting, computer programming, cooking, I have tons of hobbies and interests...
    I believe in the yin and the yang. A balanced life is a happy life.