My Name is Tonderai Mutize and i am a zimbabwean and this is what I have, 5 strings Lakland skyline series powered and my Amp is Hiwatt B60 12,i also have a workstation korg Karma, i love to worship our all mighty God through playing music and singing too @ this moment i am looking for a group to join just to worship God i am based in London essex , Barkingside ,If any group looking for a basser i am here and i am not that good but in bass and keybooard but i belive through practice with others will make me improve my playing skills, that's all about me for now stay Blessed
I have 2 basses that I play. My main axe for the last decade+ is a short scale custom make called Waggs Parallelogram. It kinda looks like a Stineberg but the body is a parallelogram instead of trapezoid. Single pickup (Carvin) and a very dark tone.
My new toy is a Rogue Beatle bass (Hoffner copy). I have been wanting one of those since about 1970 and finally got one. It has a much brighter tone but not the sustain. (also short scale)
At congregation I play it (them) thru a Berringer head and a 2 x 12 Gallien Kruger cab. At home I use a small Charvel-Jackson practice bass amp.
While this is not an electric bass guitar, I also have and play (when I can find another bass player) a 7 string consort bass Viola da Gamba. It looks like a small string bass with a very wide neck and frets .....
I have got a 1989 Peavey Fury (Black and White). Customized with EMG Select Split P pickup. And I switched out the bridge. All of this was done back shortly after purchasing it. Have been playing it ever since. I love the tone of it, and I would love to get a Fender P Bass, but there is no way I can afford one. I love the warm tones of a P bass with passive pickups. It also matches a lot of what we play.
As for a rig, I have a Fender BXR 200, (Single 15" with EQ and Low/High Shelving), and use that for my stage monitor. And run the direct out to the mixer. It compliments the warm tone of the Fury. Let's just say, it has alot of power, I have it one 1 on stage in our church, and the sound crew at the back is happy about it.
As for effects/pedals, the Fender Amp has Chorus built in, with a foot switch, haven't used it much as it produces a bit of hissing noise. Then I have my BOSS TU-3 tuner going into a CS-3 Compression/Sustainer. And that is about it. I just purchased the CS-3 for those songs, for where I want to just hit the string once, but want it to ring longer and stronger.
Well, even though I loved my Fury, I traded it in today, and upgraded to a Fender Jazz. The tonal capabilities seem very flexible, and loved the playability on the neck. The person that owned it before though, decided to put a Leo Quon Badass Bass II Bridge. I am trying to figure out how I can cover it up, as it feels strange playing in a worship team with that word on my bass. Maybe I am being too finicky. Without hijacking the thread too much, any suggestions on how to cover it up indiscreetly?
LOL!! My Parallelogram has a badass bridge on it. I did get a few comments (very negative) from a small group of people so I just put some tape over the logo. That has been on there for 10+ years.
I am slowly learning to play the Chapman Stick. It's not actually a bass, but has five low strings and five high strings. For a complete description go to Stick.com.
Since it is a full range instrument, I play it through a mini-PA: plug in to a mixer and then to a pair of Alesis M620s (self powered monitors).
1994 Zon Sonus Avatar 4X10 Crown XLS 1000 Power amp and Tec-21 Sansamp RBI