Marshall: Mode Four w/two Marshall Mode Four 4x12 cabinets
Schecter: C1 Exotic
Carvin: R1000 1000-watt w/ 1 Carvin Redline 4x10 and 1 Car
Ibanez: ATK3EX1 (Two of Them!)
Tune: TWB6 6-string Bass
Fender: Highway One Stratocaster - Rosewood
Fender: Jazz 24
Fender: Aerodyne Jazz
Yamaha: JM6 Original John Myung 6-string bass
Ibanez: Roadgear 4-String
Laguna: TB70F Fretless 4-String
Traben: Chaos Obsession 4-String
Ibanez: AF95 Archtop
Hartke: VX810 Bass Cabinet
Roland: Juno-D Synthesizer
Ibanez: AEB10EBK Acoustic Bass
SKB: Stage Five Powered Pedalboard w/too many pedals
Tech 21: SansAmp RPM Rackmount Preamp
Fender: Roscoe Beck IV Bass
Fender: American Special Jazz Bass w/ Babicz Bridge
Favorite bands :
Rush, Dream Theater, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Boston, U2, Aerosmith, Transatlantic, Nightwish, etc.
Favorite guitarists :
Alex Lifeson, John Petrucci, Steve Howe, Jimmy Page, Michael Schenker, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn
Favorite bassists :
Geddy Lee, John Myung, Chris Squire, Adam Clayton, Jaco Pastorius, Doug Johns, Geezer Butler, Bill Dickens
Favorite books :
Democracy in America, Dark Sun, A Tale of Two Cities, The Real War. People who are seriously into politics absolutely must read books by President Richard Nixon. Say what you will about the man; he damn well knew politics!
Favorite tv :
TV has gone downhill since the advent of cable. I currently have no favorite TV show. That is truly, truly sad. I used to like TV.
Favorite movies :
Fail Safe, Highlander (swords rule!), Blackhawk Down, documentaries with Penguins, etc.
Happy New Year 2014!!! Here's hoping that this year is a good one for you! The music business is in complete chaos, we have more good instruments to choose from than ever before, and we can create in our homes a studio-quality recording with a laptop and a software suite. Yes; we live in what the Chinese call "interesting times." Thank heaven for good whiskey! How else would we make it these days?
In spite of all of the craziness, uncertainty and information overload, people continue to create and perform great music. This is indeed encouraging. It proves that no matter how much things get screwed up; it always comes back to the music. Those of us here are the ones for whom listening to music just wasn't enough. Something in it spoke to us, and we had to play it as well as hear it. We had to create it. We had to make it a part of our lives. While this often entails frustration, disappointment, heartbreak and disillusionment; it also provides a richness and a quality that those who sit on the sidelines shall never know. And that is what makes it all worthwhile.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I have a lot of years and a lot of mistakes (plus a few good moves) under my belt. If I can help, I will. It would be my pleasure!
Rock on, brothers and sisters! May it all come together for you in 2014! And remember: anything done in pursuit of the love of music cannot possibly be wrong!