davidellner
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Band to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar.

ABOUT

Former bass player of the 80's hair metal band Falasy. Retired firefighter / paramedic after 25-years of service. Now working as RN in ER at NCH North Naples Hospital

Screen name:
davidellner
Member since:
Jun 03 2013
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Geddy Lee, Tony Levin, Chris Squire, John Entwistle, Billy Sheehan, and John Paul Jones

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

BASSES

1) Guild Pilot 4-string (basically I gutted the bass and adding a brass custom filed nut mounted on top of two coffee sticks (don't ask - it works great), a Leo Quan BADASS II bridge, the original pickups were hum bucking which I replaced with EMG J/P actives, but I replaced them again with Seymour-Duncan BASSLINES J/P and it sounds great. This was the bass that I used when recording on the Falasy album Somthin to Tease Ya WIth. Technically this bass now belongs to my 7-year-son Samuel, but it has a return to service clause that allows me to use it for gigs or practice with his permission.

2) Peavey Grind 5-string: I bought this bass only because I fell in love with the exotic wood neck-through body/ independent string-through bridge setup. Just like the Guild Plot I gutted the electronics in favor of my own custom setup witch was of course . . . Seymour-Duncan. Used two active soap bars with the 18-volt power system. Would really like to find a way to power them via a specialized patch cable in stead of using two 9V batteries. Forget to unplug and it's $8 to 10 (cha ching).

3) Last but not least is my work in progress. A beat up Jackson 5-string that I bought on eBay for $99. It actually sounds pretty good but the cream colored body is pretty beat up and the neck needs some serious work. I plan to repaint it in a transparent blue finish and to replace the original Jackson electronics and active soapbar setup with Seymour-Duncan's

AMPLIFICATION:

In the 80's while recording and playing I used:

Gallien-Kruger 800RB head
1- 1 x 15 Hartke Systems
1- 4 x 10 Hartke Systems
Furman PL8 Power Conditioner.

Up until a few years ago I was using.

Ampeg SVT-5PRO (2-channel head)
Ampeg SVT 810 ( 8 x 10 cabinet)
Furman PL8 Power Conditioner

Due to lack of storage space for the monster rig, I sold it in favor of a small practice amp (Hartke Kickback A30) which works great since it has a head phone jack for my AKG K240 head phones (yes these are my first only only pair - vintage 80's and still sound phenomenal). The amp also has RCA (L & R) inputs and compression.

Currently I use an Ampeg BA115v2

it's AMPEG all the way . . . I accept no substitute for AMPEG.

If I join a group, I'll have no problem picking up a DI box, a mic and some effects.

MUSIC