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Offline stagesound

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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2005, 08:39:42 PM »
Me me me .... My name is Michel Leclerc, born and raised in Quebec city area I've been playing bass for 36 years in every kind of band. from 1976 to 1986 I've played music proffesionally across Canada and few of the Eastern States... In 1986 I started working as a sound technician for a Video production company in Montreal QC. which led to an in-house training in video production and work with I.A.T.S.E. local 56 (stage). Then in 1992 I went back to shcool to study in photography and then moved to British Columbia in the summer of 1993 and I have been here in Victoria BC since 1995 wher I work mainly as a sound technician in the local theatres and venues under the auspices of I.A.T.S.E. local 168 (stage) for which I've just been elected to the executive. I've also been providing the Island and provincial music scene with backline rental services along with tech services for the last 8 years and have just joined a good friend and peer to opperate Victoria Backline Services which we hope will able us to expand our services to the whole contry over time...  All that time I have been involved with different music projects mostly on the Worldbeat scene all around Vancouver Islandand last year I've started the recording of my own music a project that I hope I get to finish this year on top of playing 2-3 nights a week with my band Perros Libres a Latin / Jazz instrumental quartet... I've been using Eden products since 1998 for both my backline services and my own bass playing and I'm definitively an Edenite... My present toys include 3 x WT550, 1 x WP100 / WT1250 set up and 2 x D210XST, 1 x D410T, D410XLT, 1 x d115XL and I hope to get few more in the near future.... I've been telling my wife that it's for the company ... [;)] Also in the summer months of July and August I opperate the sound board at the Buchtart Garden here in Victoria (a big tourist place) where I get to enjoy the surrondings while working.... Yes Life is busy but goooood here in Victoria and NO Snow..... [:D][:D][:D]

Michel ... Big Bottoms ! My Rig's Got' Em...
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« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2005, 11:14:53 PM »
My turn!  It's my turn now!  I live in Victoria close to Michel (stagesound) but that's getting ahead of myself...

Go back to 1972.  I was working at a meat packing plant in Toronto Ontario Canada and the manager asked me if I like music.  I did and he took me out to a SPEBSQSA meeting.  That is barbershop singing, 4 part acapella voicing around minor 7th chords.  I got into singing bass parts as it came naturally to me.  After a while I was the bass section leader, the bass coach and made the bass learning tapes for a 120 man chorus which always came in the medals in competition.  I sang with them for more than 20 years soaking up music theory and technique.  Then in the early '80s I left that to sing with a mixed quartet, entertaining with taped accompaniment.  Then I sang professionally with the Tom DeMoraes Swing Orchestra in Toronto.  We did the corporate and convention scene.  That was great fun.  It was a 26 piece band with 6 vocalists.  And yes Michel, I was in the union for that.

In 1990 we moved to Victoria, BC and music was forgotten for a few years.  Then in 1999 I got a Fender Jazz bass and actually attempted to play bass.  I had a thunderous Hartke 20 watt amp to start with.  Then a bigger amp, and yet another bigger one.  After some bass lessons I started playing bass in our church worship bands.  We have 4 complete bands.  But we now have 9 bassists.  That is partly my fault as I encouraged 3 of them to start playing bass.  I also sing on one worship team, and since January, I have been able to put my singing and vocal coaching expertise to use as the new choir director at church.

I play with a band called Nova.  It is a 6 piece band with 2 vocalists and we do world music.  Some jazz, latin, reggae, African, and Persian music as well as the normal North American music.  Basically all kinds.  I got a Warwick Infinity SN4 which I think is the best bass for me.  It sounds fantastic throuigh Eden gear.  This band does mainly fund-raising type gigs only once ot twice a year.  I just got my baby thunder rig, a WT550 and a 210XST which I just love the tone.  This is what bass should sound like!  I will always play Eden now!  I am looking to get in another band that will perform more.  Anyone in Victoria need a bass player???

And through all this, I have a wonderful supportive wife and 2 grown children.  In our spare time we ride a 1996 Gold Wing motorcycle to clear our heads and get right with the world.  Hence the name GoldWing...  During the day, I work for a pharmaceutical company in medical sales.  I have been in this business since 1973 and I love it.  So there you are.  That's me.  Oh, and in my '20s I owned a 1962 P bass.  I haven't got a clue where it went but somehow it just disappeared from my life.  Oh well...

David Christmas

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What?  WHAT? Your chest hurts?  Don't stand in front of my rig!

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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2005, 10:00:33 AM »
Ok,,,it's my turn....I'm Jim and I have been playing bass for the last 35 years.  I can actually say it wasn't until I started playing out of a Eden Metro that I thought I finally found the tone I'm looking for.  Now I'm up to performing with a Thunder and Baby thunder rig.

A little history, I've performed with many bands and have played every type of music.  I've had a couple of opportunities to perform with some famous and not so famous musicians. I've toured nationally and internationally but now I have a day gig and I'm only a weekend warrior.

Like others in this forum, I have a wonderful supportive family that support my playing out along with my less frequent (because of Eden) GAS attacks.

I'm now performing in a 3 piece blues band and a 6 piece classic rock band.  At 48, I'm the child in the classic rock band.  The name of the band is "The Elderly Brothers Band"  www.purevolume.com/theelderlybrothers .  I'm actually having the best time of my life playing out with a great bunch of guys....Check out the photos...You can just see my Eden rig behind me.  

Finally, I have to say, this is a great forum!  I really don't get a chance to post or reply to topics but my hats off to Lane and all the others (i.e. Vinny, stagesound, etc.) that help make Eden what it is.
Jim

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« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2005, 10:34:41 AM »
Righto,

On to me.  I am now the single poorist college student in Eastern Canada since the purchase of my left handed G&L L2500 American series, my Eden CXC210 and my D115XLT.
I just finished up my second year of Recording Arts in college here.  Graduated with a 95% in recording!  w00t!!
Been playing bass for about 5 years.  since I was about 17ish.  I played guitar for 2 years before that.  I played mostly thrash/punk music for the first year or so of my "career".  Then I got bored of root note, root note, boring old rood note for three chords over and over and over.  So I graduated onto G&R, Bon Jovi, and Rush.
Lately (last three months or so) I have become a full fledged Rushaholic.  Now thanks to Geddy I'm starting to actually *really* practice daily.  And oh boy do I suck at it.  My one exceptional skill with my bass is my metre.  Nobody really knows why, but I've always just had a great feel for keeping time and time signatures.  Guess it's my mind trying to compensate for my piss-poor chops.

I am 100% a rocker to the bone.Anyone who's seen me play on the island will tell you that Nick Lynas can rock it out!  Hehe

BTW, David Eden kicks Trace Elliott's ass any day!  I hate Trace Elliott!  Can I get a woohoo?

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Fingers and picks both get it done.

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« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2005, 10:35:45 AM »
Righto,

On to me.  I am now the single poorist college student in Eastern Canada since the purchase of my left handed G&L L2500 American series, my Eden CXC210 and my D115XLT.
I just finished up my second year of Recording Arts in college here.  Graduated with a 95% in recording!  w00t!!
Been playing bass for about 5 years.  since I was about 17ish.  I played guitar for 2 years before that.  I played mostly thrash/punk music for the first year or so of my "career".  Then I got bored of root note, root note, boring old rood note for three chords over and over and over.  So I graduated onto G&R, Bon Jovi, and Rush.
Lately (last three months or so) I have become a full fledged Rushaholic.  Now thanks to Geddy I'm starting to actually *really* practice daily.  And oh boy do I suck at it.  My one exceptional skill with my bass is my metre.  Nobody really knows why, but I've always just had a great feel for keeping time and time signatures.  Guess it's my mind trying to compensate for my piss-poor chops.

I am 100% a rocker to the bone.Anyone who's seen me play on the island will tell you that Nick Lynas can rock it out!  Hehe

BTW, David Eden kicks Trace Elliott's ass any day!  I hate Trace Elliott!  Can I get a woohoo?

Bass players are generaly smarter.  Especially south paws
Fingers and picks both get it done.

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« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2005, 11:18:38 AM »
Lefties are in their right mind, eh lynas? And they tend to pay more for their instruments too. Its great being adextrous. (And drumming made it so i trip over my own feet walking across the room, in addition to ever having a hope at dancing in time.)

But have you ever seen trace elliot and david eden in a room together? How do you know they aren't the same person? He just does the english accent for Trace, and the Drop Dead Gorgeous thing for david eden. But when i think of TE, i think of guy pratt, which inevitibly sets off a pink floyd flashback. Then, after listening to animals, dsotm, and the division bell (my 3 faves, with 2 others close behind) i tend to forget that i was enraged. Giant flying pigs, woohoo!! There you go :)
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« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2005, 09:56:42 PM »
Hello, my name is Jim Herlinger and I live in Amelia Ohio. I have been a musician for 30+ years, and playing bass for about 20 years. I have been a Edenite for about 2 years. It took hearing an Eden amp one night
before I realized what I was missing. I own a WT400 and the 410XLT. I play with the local group El Dorado (Country, Southern Rock, Classic Rock and Blues). The sound of my bass through this system is awesome. The band link is www.eldoradoband.net (we will have new mp3's up soon) Thanks to David and all the others for the terrific products.
Even though I don't post much, I am here almost every night looking in. Thanks for a great forum.
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« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2005, 03:30:19 AM »
Hi all,
Name
My nickname is Daas but real name is Daniel. I`m 27 years old & only new to Eden, it is not a really well known name in Australia.....YET
But I hope to change that.
Day Job
Building designer/cad draftsman
Bass Time
Been playing bass for 8 years, originally a guitarist who played with too many hot bass players i decided to become one myself[:D]
Bands
Previously played in a popular touring cover band for 4 years which was a blast, I`ve been in a stack of garage original bands, Play in Christian City Church weekly & the current band in called everburn which is a three piece original rock band.
Recording Time
I`ve been lucky enough to have had a lot of time over the past 8 years in some great studios. I`ve recorded three independent ep`s with various bands, recorded songs for compilation albums, been a part of the church worship album & recently with everburn we have just recorded & released an 8 track `ep`.
Gear Past/Present
Ibanez Soundgear SR1200 thru neck 4 string bass...past
Trace Elliot SMX600 amplifier...past
Trace Elliot 410 dual ported box...past
MusicMan Stingray 4 string...present
Eden WT600 amplifier...present
2x15 dual ported home made disaster...nearly goooonnnee
410 XLT 8 ohm...wish list (soon)....NOW PRESENT!!![:D]
Bassballs, Boss Octave2, Boss DS-2 distortion, DOD Envelopefilter, Boss TU-12 tuner...present
Future
everburn is the main focus, we want to crack the overseas market & follow the footsteps of successful Oz bands Silverchair & Jet.
at the moment we are tracking new material madly on to a home recording studio setup using digidesign/protools software & alesis gear.

Thanks guys for providing such an excellent forum, the knowledge, experience & tech advice on this forum rocks.

Daas.  
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everburn.... aussie rock band

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« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2005, 02:52:50 PM »
Hi,my name is Joe Lee. I grew up in Meridian,Mississippi the home of uh oh what is that company peav.....something (sorry Hartley). I played lead guitar in a local southern gospel group for three and a half years. I later took a gig as the house drummer at a local hotel lounge. I did that gig four nights a week for four years. While doing that gig I started doing studio work playing drums,bass and guitar. I soon decided that I wanted more out of music than I was getting out of the local music scene. I took my first road gig playing bass with a local classic rock band. We toured regionally for a year and a half. Those guys weren't as serious as I was though. I love the road. When I got a call to play with a national touring act from Rockford,Illinois I moved there. I have been playing professionally since I was 20 and am very lucky to have done so. I am now 29 and live in Nashville and play for an artist on Music City Records. I love playing bass. I have done every gig from the casino circuit to concert stages and played keys,drums,guitar and bass. There is nothing more rewarding for me than going on stage every night and putting my bass on. There could be any one of a billion people on that stage but it's me. I thank God for the opportunity that I have. I respect all of you guys like Lane,Paul,Vinny and everyone else that has been playing for many years. It is you that I learn from. Thanks
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2005, 04:22:41 PM »
OK my turn,this is my first Post ever here, but not my first visit to the forum.

My Name is Omar Pina,i'm from Puerto Rico.Played a bit of guitar first but move to the real stuff since i was 15,i'm 29 now,30 next week,ouch! My main style is Rock,metalhardcore n stuff,i love funk,R&B I play with diferent artists so i bassicly play lost of styles, except "bachata" u don't wanna play that.I'm playing with 2 bands here in PR; Tavu and Infectoria, both are hard metal in your face type of bands,its great i love it.
My rig its not like everybodys here,the only Eden equipment i have is my beloved D410XLT,played with a SVT3 which i hate,cause my SWR 750 its powerless and a SWR sr.But! i've always been interested on Eden products I know theyre top of the line products,so in the very near future i know ill have a complete Eden setup.Specially that new D610XLT looks awsome ,i want to get my hands on one of those.Well thats it for me i wont leave even if u want me to hehehe!


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« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2005, 08:54:05 AM »
Ok, I'll go next.  It's my first day on the forum, and I just became an Edenite yesterday with the purchase of a NC210 Nemesis amp! (and I love it so far!)

I have only been playing bass for about 3 years, but I've been involved in music since the day I was born (I'm 26).  My dad plays mandolin in a bluegrass group and lead guitar in our church worship band.  I started on the bass in our church worship band, and then was recruited to a traveling Southern Gospel group after playing for about a year.  I've been with this group (The Melodyaires...www.melodyaires.com) for about a year and a half now and have been introduced to studio work, etc.  Our style is not traditional southern gospel, but more of a country/contemporary type flavor, which I love.  I've learned so much in this past year it's unbelievable.  I look forward to every session and gig to try new licks and just get better as a player.  My rack consists of a Sansamp RBI preamp, Korg strobe tuner and a Furman power conditioner.  I already own a Peavey TKO 115 amp (which I never use cause it sucks).  On stage, I was using the group's Hartke kickback 15 amp, which was decent, but I wanted more.  Enter Eden's Nemesis NC210 that I bought yesterday....wow!!  As a player who would get strangled if I brought a 800watt monster with a 4x10 cab into some of the itty bitty churches we play, the NC210 is perfect.  Plenty enough punch and volume to carry the big auditoriums and outdoor gigs we play, and small enough not to blow the roof off of the smaller ones.  I look forward to interacting with everyone on here and learning even more about our wonderful instrument!!

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Lakland 55-02 Delux 5 string
Yamaha (my el cheapo) 4 string
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2005, 12:18:19 PM »
Hi, my name is Brian, and I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio.  I've been playing bass for about 10 years.  Lately I've been playing in two bands who play mostly covers.  Genres covered include Rock, Funk, Blues, Reggae, and even a little Jazz.  The names of my bands are Mythical Pickle ( www.mythicalpickle.com ) and The Mac ( www.themacmusic.com ).  I was self-taught until I started taking lessons in 2003.  I took lessons for almost a year with one of the premiere bassplayers here in Columbus ( http://home.columbus.rr.com/andywoodson/ ).  He helped me improve my plucking technique and gave me music to help me be a more well-rounded player.

My gear is listed in my signature.  Just fyi, I bought the Aguilar before Eden released the 112XLT cabs.  I also used to own an Eden CXC210 combo, but I had to sell it because I needed the money.  Great combo!

Eden WT-400
Eden CX110
Aguilar GS112
Fender Deluxe V (with upgrades)
Ernie Ball Musicman Sterling (coming soon)
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Eden WT-400
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Fender Deluxe V (with upgrades)
Ernie Ball Musicman Bongo 4HH
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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2005, 08:53:55 AM »
Okay. My name's Jay and I live in Western Connecticut near Danbury. I've been playing bass for over 25 years -- started when a guitar-playing buddy of mine pulled an old bass out from behind his dresser and said "okay, you're gonna learn how to play bass now." And that was that.

I play mostly at my church -- regular contemporary services on Saturday p.m. and Sunday a.m., and then a wide-open Gen-Xy thing on Sunday nights -- I bring all my gear for that. I also back a couple local artists occasionally -- Bizzy Bender and Mike James.

My day gig is as a director of public relations for a large IT and consulting company. So mostly I talk to reporters. I have responsibility for all PR in the Americas -- Canada to Argentina -- which can be very fun and very challenging. Sometimes it's not fun. But I work with great people and have had some wonderful travel opportunities.

My current rig is an Eden Traveler WT-550, racked in an SKB case with a Furman power conditioner and a Behringer compressor. My cabs are a D210XST and a D115XLT, with Tuki covers. My basses are a '78 Fender Jazz Bass, slightly modded (brass nut, Leo Quan bridge), and a Carvin LB-75 that I'm HOPING to get back from Carvin any day now (it's in for repair).
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« Reply #28 on: May 22, 2005, 02:08:26 AM »
Meant to catch up on this awile ago [:I][:D]
I was born pre TV (in Oz anyway) - saw my first one at around 7 or 8.
Apparently I used to sit in front of the radio and sing with it at 4 or so but when I started singing all the harmonies as well they thought I'd best join a choir - so I guess that was the start.
Such a sweet child .....
Then my brothers took me along to see Johnny O'Keefe (One of the pionneers of Oz Rock for you over the 'pond' people)at about 7 yrs old
and that was it  - all over rover. First guitar at 10, first band 13/14 which scared my parents(remember this was '67/'69 and what was going down [:D])So I got the standard get a real job routine which was never gonna fit[;)]
Family politics got settled (not happily) and I got back to playing at about 19. The first gigging band was the only one that did mostly covers - all of them after that have been 98%> original music.
Played in and around Sydney and NSW country areas form around '73 to '92. The prefered music whatever blend of influences suited what we were saying/writing about - mainly high energy melodic with a gritty edge through to aggressive Hard Rock.      
My own family was starting to multiply so music took a back seat while we were doing the 'roof over our heads' thing until, in '97
a local band wanted someone to play bass so they could finish the songs they were writing and I found a new home in music - now I pretty much make myself pick up a guitar now and again so I don't forget how [:D]
I've come from an Ampeg svt3pro to an Eden 550 and am Happy As - I
think the only change I'll make is to a BIGGER Eden [:D]
I'm not gigging right now - looking for interesting projects including a cover band to plunder the classics of the last 35 years.

So what-LET the guitarist THINK he controls the sound
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« Reply #29 on: May 25, 2005, 05:39:52 PM »
Hello fellow low-frequency fundamentalists, my name is Stuart and I have been a bass player for 26 years.  I started out on piano at age eight, then switched to the baritone horn in middle school.  In high school band I took up the tuba; one of my fellow tuba players had a bass that he couldn't play because of a tendon injury to his left-hand ring finger so he sold me the bass- my dad bought it for me as a Christmas present in 1979.  Boy am I glad that fellow tuba player had never heard of Django Reinhart!

I have played rock, reggae, ska, funk, and even done some theater work.  My day-job has been in IT, although now I am in Software Quality at a small private company in Charlottesville, Va.  My current gigs are with a college-rock, original music band http://willimawalter.net and with a Grateful Dead cover band.  The cover band is made up of musicians from a bunch of different bands here in C'ville so we can only play 2 or 3 gigs a year, but it's always a blast.  I also sometimes pick up gigs with a jump boogie/RnB band with a rotating line-up and some sub work with Indecision, a band on the jam-band scene.

I am happily married to a lovely and talented piano player who gigs in her own band, so I have a lot of support in my musical endeavors.  Our first anniversary is coming up in June!

Oh, and Eden amps and cabinets rock out- but you all knew that already, didn't you?  My gear list is in my profile.  Cheers.

'77 Fender Jazz
Stuart Spector Design Czech 4-string
Warwick Streamer Stage I 4-string
MIM Fender Precision
Eden Metro DC-210XLT Combo
Eden D112XLT
Eden WTX-260
Genz Benz GB212T-UB