The first rig I bought is already gone.. Now I play an Ibanez srx500 (see my review)and an Ibanez AEB10E (acoustic). My amp is an Ibanez SW35. I also use a Digitech BP 50 effect gizmo, but the possibilities are way to complicated for me, just love the drum machine.
I study with the Bass method by Dave Overthrow (National Guitar Workshop) I'm using Band in a Box software to create songs(?) without bassline, which I then try to "spice up" with self invented basslines. My family loves me for that :-)))......
For now my ultimate goal in bass playing is the bass solo on "little schoolgirl" by Leo Lions (TYA - Live). If I can play that solo correctly and with sufficient tempo, I will have fullfilled one of the dreams from my youth. Actually playing the bass and not just the "air bass" I was using back then.
Update: new job: city manager - Zaltbommel The Netherlands.
Since may 2006 I am appointed by the city council of Zaltbommel as City Manager. Follow this link to the official website of the city of Zaltbommel:
New update - februari 2008 -
Well, still going strong with the bass, now playing in a band and taking private lessons. Great things to do. I bought a new combo, Hartke VX 250 watts. By the way, Ive not taken the time to study on the before mentioned bass solo from Leo Lions. Will do in due time......