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from MS, AL, FL Panhandle, N'awlins

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    MS, AL, FL Panhandle, N'awlins
    Current Setup:
    Primary instrument: Carved 3/4 double bass, workshop class from teaching shop in Asia, strung with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi strings. Reinforced with Fishman Full Circle and dpa 4099. Also have Upton RevSolo II and various microphones depending on the situation: AKG 414TL, Sennheiser e609, Neumann KM-184, Shure SM-57, SM-58.

    Secondary instruments: NS CR-4M electric upright bass, Carved 3/4 double bass, production class (Bulgaria), strung with Corelli 370 Forte strings. Set up for amplified playing with KK Bass Max system.

    Electrics: 2012 Ibanez Prestige SR5006E, 2008 Fender Jazz Bass fretless, Fender Jazz Bass Classic 68 reissue, Fender 1963 P-Bass, Modifed Fender Squire Jaco-Style 4-string. Modifications include Seymour Duncan Antiquity II Pickups, all new controls, wiring and Aguilar OBP-3 preamp.

    Genz Streamliner 900 w/ Genz GB 1288T-UQ (I own 2..most under-rated cabinet on the planet).
    Acoustic Image Coda R Series II
    EA Micro 300 and 2 EA Wizzy 10 speakers. I use one or two speakers depending on the gig and the instrument.

    Also have a ton of guitar stuff since I was a guitar player for 30 years prior to my switch to bass in 2004.
    Favorite Genres:
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Regular gigs with two trios, a big band and 2-4 shows a year in the pit, church, community orchestra, plus recording, composing, etc.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    I make my living in architectural acoustics, designing audio, video and sound reinforcement systems and specifying equipment, so I feel qualified to offer advice on a wide variety of musical instrument, audio, video, communications and control equipment.
    G.A.S. List:
    High end French Bow
    60's era Fender Jazz Bass
    Fodera Emperor II 6-string
    Influences and Teachers:
    Scott LaFaro, Ron Carter, Eddie Gomez, John Patitucci, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clark (on upright), Brian Bromberg (on upright), John Clayton, Ray Brown
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Sailing, Sports

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