Introducing Me, James.
And active bassist for the last decade or so. Love to play loud, as evident by my broken windows.
Living in Melbourne, Australia.
Love Playing Bass
I have 4 basses at the moment.
1992 MusicMan Stingray. Black Sparkle Finish with a Rosewood Fingerboard. Plays like a dream. Loaded with GHS Bass Boomers, has plenty of punch and that clear, crisp Stingray Tone. My first 'good' bass and my favorite just because of that tone.
My next bass, is a 2008 Fender Deluxe Active Jazz Bass. A MIM, but still a great bass. I will admit, i have struggled to find a sound I LOVE out of this bass. Am currently using some GHS Brite Flats which are warming up nicely. I'm still waiting on my 'Big F' Bridge cover! This will look like Dirk Lance's Fender Jazz. PIMPLED!
My 3rd bass is my newest purchase. A 2008 Fender P-Bass Special. This is a P-Bass body, with P and J Style Pups, and with a Jazz Neck. A great bass, which I have with GHS Bass Boomers Heavy Gauge tuned to C, G, C, F. This one sounds good through either pup, and has a nice blend with both.
My Final bass, rarely sees the light of day anymore. It's the only 5 string bass in the collection. A Cort B5. This is a really nice bass too, a good lighter feel, and a really good sound out of a less expensive bass. Has Dual Bartolini MK-1 Pups, and a fishman pre-amp which is pretty good out of a fairly cheap 5 string. A nice natural ash body looks good too.
Well, there are my basses. And in the end, they all run though my rig. A MarkBass Little Mark II and a MarkBass 104HF. This is a powerful rig, which sounds excellent. The Little Mark II is the most natural sounding head, and its to filters add a nice little bit of spice to the sound. And super light to boot. The cab is excellent, with good clean sounds. It was a toss up between an Ampeg SVT410HLF, with the Ampeg having better low down crunch, but the Mark Bass was a better overall rig. Fully rock styles, would better suit the Ampeg in my opinion, but i play a variety, and the Mark Bass suits well. And the weight difference is a plus.
To give you an idea of how loud this rig gets, this window sits just behind my speaker rig, and this is the resulting crack.
As for any future purchases, I would love to own a Warwick. The tone and sounds i've heard from these beasts is to die for. A Streamer Stage II to be precise.
And i'd never knock back a Rickenbacker 4003, in Montezuma Brown.