Hey all, my name is Dan Bones, and I've been lurking TalkBass for a few years now. I figured it was time I finally made an account. This month makes 20 years that i've been playing bass. I grew up playing jazz, funk and rock, I spent a few years recording and doing a little bit of touring with thrash and black metal bands, and now I play bass and do vocals in a crusty grind band. I currently own an '83 BC Rich NJ series mockingbird, a heavily modded '75 Conrad Bumper bass (Dan Armstrong clone), lightly modded 90's MIJ Fender Jazz Special, a holoflash Korean Spector 4x, an '02 Warwick corvette standard i've had for 15 years, and Jackson Kelly Explorer bass. I'm currently playing through an Ampeg SVT 7 and an old SVT 215. I'll post photos once I'm less lazy. I'm mostly here to learn. I love seeing everyone's live and recording rigs, and i definitely need to know more about swapping out pickups. I have some fun stories about playing rock 'n roll, but mostly i just love obnoxious guitars and ridiculous amps. also I tattoo in new york. cheers!