Born 1967. England.
Started playing bass aged 19 (a bit late I know) formed my first band (called the Undecided)
with 2 friends. This band is still going and I am still in it. Been in other bands
over the years. Gigging continuously since 1990. Couldn't live without gigging!
Current Band website: www.theundecided.org.uk
Personal Website: www.argaudio.co.uk
Basses I own at the moment, All lefties of course!
1980 Rickenbacker 4003. Azureglo. Pretty much immaculate. Bought from the US via eBay.
Got it much cheaper than I could in the UK. Ahh, the tone. Had a Ric before. had to
let it go. wanted another. here it is! A real growler of a bass. tone you could cut
diamonds in half with. The sound just gets angrier the harder you play. Wish Ric would
make the lefty neck the correct way up. Those triangle markers should be the other
way up, and the scroll on the headstock too. Has the usual 'dead' spot on the D string
from about the 5th fret up to the 12th. Don't know why but the 4001V63 I had before
was the same.
Tanglewood Violin Bass. circa 1996. Despite it's cheap price (£350) this is a
smashing instrument, though it did come with round wound strings which I changed. Beautiful
dark woody tone. I like to record with this one.
Fender Squier Precision Bass. Cheap Indonesian job. Reasonable tone and quite playable
after I set it up. A bit twangy though compared to the other two. Not used much since
the Ric arrived. Wonder why?!!!
ARG02. Hand made by me! 180 watts all valve. Pics on my website.
Peavey 115 Cab.
Basses I have owned and liked!
1978 Fender Jazz Bass. Blond. Black scratch plate. Maple neck (I prefer). Mother of
pearl inlays. bound neck. I loved this instrument.
The next bass I buy will be another Jazz. American. Maple neck. Sold this one when
I fell on hard times. It went on eBay, to Germany! You might have bought it! I will
have to check the serial number.
1992 Rickenbacker 4001V63. Fireglo. What a beauty. I have never played a bass with
the action so well set up. Perfect. The lightest touch fretted every note cleanly,
no buzzing. Didn't like the bridge pick up though, coz the magnet covered the strings.
(That's why I got a 4003 this time coz the cover is removable) Hard times forced the
sale of this one too!.