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What gear do you use?


  • MTD Norm Stockton Artist Edition Fretted 5-string (#003) **More info forthcoming!**
  • MTD 535 Fretted 5-string (#252)
  • MTD 535-24 Fretted 5-string (#900)
  • MTD 735 Fretted 7-string (#552)
  • MTD J5 Prototype (#2)
  • MTD J4 Prototype (#1)
  • Kala U•Bass Fretted Acoustic 4-string with LR Baggs
  • 1965 Fender Precision (strung with flatwounds)
  • 1963 Hofner 500/1 "Beatlebass"
  • Miscellaneous other basses for session work, etc.


  • Gallien-Krueger 1001RB Amplifier
  • Gallien Krueger MB Fusion Amplifier
  • Gallien-Krueger Neo 212 Cabinet
  • Gallien-Krueger Neo 112 Cabinet
  • Gallien-Krueger Neo 115 Cabinet
  • Gallien Krueger MB212 Combo


  • Matthews Effects (various)
  • Earthquaker Devices (various)
  • Red Witch Zeus
  • Amptweaker TightDrive Jr.
  • Malekko (various)
  • Aguilar Filter Twin
  • Aguilar TLC Compressor
  • Aguilar Tone Hammer
  • Sansamp
  • BackBeat


  • Dunlop Super Bright Stainless Steel Roundwound Strings:  45-65-85-105-125x


  • Sinasoid SLATE with Neutrik silentPLUG connector

In-Ear Monitors:

  • 64 Audio A12's


My home studio is based around a Mac Pro running a legacy Pro Tools HD-1 system with Radial direct boxes and Sinasoid cabling throughout.  My bass is tracked direct using either an API A2D mic pre and/or an A-Designs REDDI Tube DI with Essential Sound Products power cable.   I also have a MacBook Pro running Pro Tools 12 for remote editing or tracking.

I use AVID Sibelius 7.5 for my notation.

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