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Herefordshire. UK
Sparky / Bass Player / Tube amp Builder.


Male, from Herefordshire. UK

only Tubes sound like Tubes Jan 16, 2015

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    Herefordshire. UK
    Sparky / Bass Player / Tube amp Builder.
    Current Setup:
    Fender Special P Bass Deluxe. Black/Gold - Standard tuning
    Ibanez SRX500 - Red/amber burst. Tuned C Extra heavy 50 - 115
    Ibanez Blazer 82'MIJ. Natural Ash - Standard Tuning
    Spector Euro 5lx. Translucent Purple - standard tuning
    Cort T series 5 string. White - Wonderfull player
    Epiphone Thunderbird IV. Violin burst - The headstock diver.

    Mooer micro power - Boss TU3 - MXR bass compressor - EHX BassMuff - Ibanez SB7 Synth - Aguilar octamizer. All mounted on a Pedaltrain

    Ampeg SVT 2 (Dead again)
    Ampeg PF-410HLF
    Hartke HA3500
    Hartke HA5500
    Hartke 4x10XL x2
    Hartke transporter 4x10 modded with 2x hydrive series 2 x original drivers
    Warwick pro 2x10 with a horn

    Fender Hotrod Deluxe 40w all valve combo.
    1979 music man 2-12 RH cab.

    I use a Laney LC30 all valve combo at home and have used it at Gigs with the octave up wet channel through it.

    Fender 'Highway one' strat with Tex Mex hot single coils in Blonde
    Fender Mexican telecaster painted Yellow with a black pickguard
    Ibanez SZ540QM with Seymour Duncan humbuckers. Translucent blue
    Guild Dearmond MT75 Creamy as dairy. Blue sparkle
    Hondo 1970's strat copy. Red
    Martin 00015 acoustic. Mahogany

    DW Custom drum 6 piece kit + upgraded DW stands and wide throne
    Sabian AA series 14' fast hats 10' splash 14',15',16',17',18, Crash's 20' and 22' heavy Ride. Stagg China, Cowbells, Tambourine, and home made Cajón
    Tama Iron cobra Kevlar Double pedals and hat stand
    DW9000 Double pedals and hat stand
    Pork Pie "Squealer" vented snare
    Evans coated batter heads with moongel
    Range of Stagg, Vic Firth and Collision dum sticks. 3A, 5A, 5AN, 5B, 7A, 7AN, 7B.


    Behringer X32 compact
    Behringer Eurolive A500 Amp (reference listening)
    Tascam 2 track + midi interface / DI box
    2 x 5 way headphone amps

    AT2020 vocal mic
    Sennheiser e902 kick mic
    set of 6 samson drum mics,
    2 X Samson C02 pencil Condenser mics
    3 X Samson SM57's
    3 X samson SM58's

    TL Audio 5021 compressor, Digitech TSR24S reverb + Effects
    4th gen Core i7 3.8GHZ PC 32Gb ram, 500Gb SSD for OS, 2TB HDD storage drive
    5th gen Core i5 2.5 Ghz laptop with 16GB ram with 2x 500Gb SSD's setup for audio recording.

    Alesis M1 monitors
    Yamaha HS7 monitors
    5 X Senheizer HD 206 for studio live room monitoring.
    1 X Senheizer HD 200 PRO for vocal booth
    1 X Koss Pro4S mobile Mixing/Monitoring
    Protools, Audition, Ozone
    Sh1t tons of plug ins - waves, Nomad, Superior drummer.

    Yamaha Midi Keyboard.

    Behringer iNUKE NU6000DSP Power Amp
    2 X Soundlab 15" 400w Passive speakers
    2 X EV SX100+ 12" 200w Passive Speakers
    2 X Alto TS212 550w Active Speakers
    1 X Alto TS215S 1250w Powered Sub
    3 X Laney Laney CXP-110 Active foldbacks

    Proel Die Hard cables.
    Pulse 28/8 XLR snake lead.
    Favorite Genres:
    Rock, Classic Rock, Heavy Rock, Grunge, punk, Alternative
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    The Chance - Alternative rock band, mainly originals (Disbanded 2014)
    Sons Of Yoda - Pub Covers Band (started late 2014)
    Bonfire Party X - Classic Rock Covers progrock style (Disbanded 2013)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    BC Rich NJ Warlock bass Sold 2003
    Trace Elliot 300w head Sold 2003
    Fender Rumble 100 combo Traded for broken Ampeg SVT 2006
    Ibanez Roadster 84' Sold 2006
    Westone bass (unsure of model) Stolen 2007 :(
    Gretsch Duo Jet Stolen 2007 :(
    EHX Double muff Stolen 2007 :(
    Jim Dunlop Wah Stolen 2007 :(
    Ibanez TS808 Stolen 2007 :(
    Marshall AVT150 Stolen 2007 :(
    Ampeg 8x10 cab. Sold 2012
    Tokai Breezysound Out on long term loan
    Ashdown Mag 300 Sold 2014
    Westone Headless For sale
    Fernandez Tremor 4 Sold 2015

    :( Van was stolen in the middle of packing up after a gig !
    G.A.S. List:
    I aim to get a Rickenbacker bass next and also to get the necessary parts to fix my SVT2 .
    Influences and Teachers:
    Remi Harris, Flea, John Paul Jones
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Formula 1, Computer building, Music production.
    I'm a semi pro bass player from the UK with a passion for Gigging with my bands. I love the rush. I earn about a third of my income from Gigs and working with a signd artist whom I also lay tracks down with in the studio. I also gig regularly with a rock covers band around the midlands area of the UK.

    I work as an Electrical Engineer and Data Technician for a Building company and specialize in electrical design and installation. Most of the work I do revolves around designing and installing in schools and commercial premises. I also have knowledge in Basic Electronics and Computer Building. I am sometimes found Mixing my work with my hobbies and building low wattage tube amps.

    I enjoy recording and producing with other musicians I have a bit of luggable Recording equipment for recording live gigs
    The mixdown is done in my studio/office that has a bit of audio treatment. Results are usually pretty good, easily a good enough standard for demos.:bassist::woot:

    I am qualified to a teaching standard in Guitar and Bass, however I rarely have any spare time, therefor I don't teach anymore.


    The official Ibanez Blazer/Roadstar Club #74
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