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My sister played guitar, piano, and flute. She had perfect pitch! I would sneak into her room when she was not home, grab her acoustic guitar and make believe I was a rock star! My parents ordered her an electric guitar through mail order and it arrived to much fanfare. About a month later, an electric bass came from the same store! Neither of my parents had ordered it! I was told that if in a month no one asked for it back it would be mine. 30 days later I was a bass player. I have always said that the bass came G-O-D versus C-O-D!
! My passion for the bass came very early for me. I played in a few high school bands. However, growing up in Manhattan, we did not have any garages So we rented rehearsal spaces around the city. After I left the Berklee College of Music I started touring and ended up in a trio with Ian MacDonald (King Crimson, Foreigner) We were doing some challenging music and I bought a Chapman Stick. A couple of weeks later I was on 48th St in NYC and saw the #7 Fodera Six String Bass. I realized that everything I wanted to do on the Chapman Stick I could do on a six string bass. And that was that! I have been playing the six string bass pretty much ever since. I love it. It does everything a 4 string bass does and more...
I have been bouncing back between 4 and 6 string bass depending on the situation. I hope you will join me as we journey through the many possibilities that the electric bass has to offer.
I love doing private lessons via Skype
Do you have questions regarding technique, theory, reading music or performance? I will create a program individually tailored for you.
If you do the work, progress is guaranteed!
Right now I am using the following equipment:
Tom Clement Chambered 6 string Fretless Bass
DR Blue Neon Strings
Carey Nordstand Zen Blade Custom 6 String Bass Pickup
Epifani UL 901 head and (2) DIST 2 12” cabinets
My PedaltrIan Novo 32 pedalboard includes:
ErnieBall Volume/Tuner Pedal
Morley Power Wah
Game changer Audio Power Plus
MXR Vintage Bass Octave
MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe
EBS Billy Sheehan Signature Drive
MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay
Earthquaker Afterneath V3
Strymon Blue Sky Reverb
MXR Clone Looper
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