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Willy Franklin
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Willy Franklin

from Pittsburgh, PA

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  • About

    Home Page:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Setup:
    Fender Precision's, Godin A5 Ultra Fretless, Carvin B-50, Willy Franklin B Series basses, Yamaha BB425x, Ibanez Musican, Rickenbacker 4003, Kala U-Bass, Carvin BX1600, Greenboy Audio F112, GK 500MB, Ashdown CTM-15, SWR Goliath Jr.'s, and a serious crap-ton of pedals if needed. :)
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Matt Barranti Band, Nieds Hotel Band, Darling Nikki (Prince Tribute), Vibro Kings, Olga Watkins Band, Bachelor Boys, Three Rivers Entertainment.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Fender Jazz, Kubicki X-Factor 4
    Influences and Teachers:
    John Patitucci, Stanley Clarke, Jaco, Marcus, Jimmy Johnson, Jimmy Haslip, Stu Hamm, Nathan East, Lee Sklar, Many Others... Basically I feel that you can be influenced by anyone, and learn from everyone.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Recording, Bass Building, Repair, Experimenting...
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    Studied Music Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Ohio University


    Pittsburgh Bassist, Carvin Club #244