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Playing Bass with Stark Raving Dad

My Story

I started with guitar at age 16, played for about 15 years off-and-on, worked my way through Page and Clapton, got to Stevie Ray and said "F*** it!", and took up bass. I've been playing bass for about 10-12 years now.

My Toys

I have a 1994 Ric 4003, a Hofner 500/1 Beatle Bass, and a 1992 Guild Pilot. When I play out, I use an ART Nightbass pre-amp and effects processor, and use its on-board crossover to route the highs to a custom 4x12 cabinet and the lows to a separate 18" subwoofer, with both signals going through a Peavey 2000 power amp.

Be sure to check out that band I currently play in: Blue Avenue.

Musical Influences

  • Paul McCartney
  • James Jamerson
  • Gary Tallent