- Equipment and Endorsements -
I have several endorsements: Fernandes basses & guitars, Trickfish amplifiers & loudspeakers, Dean Markley strings
and NADY wireless transmitters. As a member of Jack Mack
and the Heart Attack, I have an endorsement with AKG Acoustics,
makers of microphones and other electronics.
I have a few of these, a Fernandes
a blonde 5-string with gold hardware. I also have another APB-100 5-string,
a tobacco sunburst with gold hardware, which the Fernandes people
converted to fretless for me. They both play and sound great live as well as in the
studio. Additionally, I own a Fernandes LE-2G
"Strat copy" guitar (metallic gold w/ gold hardware), which I use for
writing and for the occasional guitar gig.
Bullhead 1k amp
w/ 2 Small Mouth SM112
single 12" cabinets
My good friend Richard Ruse, a very pro bassist himself, invited me to join
Team Trickfish. After years playing with notables such as Chaka Kahn &
Artist Rep'ing for companies like SWR, he knows what he's doing. I've had
this rig for awhile now and I LOVE IT!!! One thousand watts - seven pounds.
2x 8 ohm cabs with Eminence 12's & HF horns.
I use and endorse
Dean Markley strings exclusively. Ive been using "Blue
Steel" round wounds since 1986. Currently, I have
"Blue Steel" round wound Medium Light No.2679
for 5-string. The gauges are .50, .70, .85, .105 & .128.
I have custom lights on both of my 4-strings. On my electric
guitar, I use Dean Markley Regular No. 101317.
I also have a little Dean Markley K20B practice amplifier,
which I use for practice and writing sessions. Its
small, lightweight and works great.
Since Ive gone wireless, Ive
become so spoiled by the freedom that when I have to use
guitar cords, it drives me nuts. I have 3 NADY wireless
systems: two for my bass and a wireless microphone for
gigs where I front a band as lead vocalist.
I have a NADY 701 VHF
receiver/transmitter and a NADY 1200 VHF in 2-space racks.
The wireless microphone uses another 701 VHF. I rely on them for their clean, clear sound & rugged
As a past member of Jack
Mack and the Heart Attack, I, along with the rest of the
band, endorse AKG microphones. Showcasing these mikes,
we performed for AKG at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim,
My rack case is SKB, a 4-space.
Rugged reliability – they travel well and provide great
I have a beautiful
Tradition 1-GN acoustic guitar. It has a Dean Markley
"Sweet Spot" pick-up mounted in the bridge and it rings like a
DTR-2 tuners (3 of them). Currently, the effects
I use live include a
Analog Chorus from
Digital Music Corp.
The company owner, Josh Fiden,
is a good friend. He makes great products and Im
encouraging him to get into making some bass effect pedals.
While attending the NAMM Show 2000 in L.A, I acquired both
Unichorus chorus/flanger and an
Octabass octave pedal made by
Sweet little effects pedals. Another acquisition I made
at the NAMM Show was a
Demeter BEQP-2 Bass
This little gem is a tiny preamp/EQ about the
size of a small effects pedal which makes any amp sound
great, while adding the warmth of an old tube amp. Not in
production yet (it's a prototype).
I take it with me everywhere, just in case.
If you have any
questions about my equipment, endorsements or just like to
talk shop, feel free to email me:
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