Home Town: Galesburg IL
Waterstone 12 string basses, Hamer 12 string basses, Fender Jazz, Rickenbacker 4003, and too many more basses to mention.
Ampeg, Fender, Orange and Hiwatt guitar and bass amplifiers.
Cheap Trick, Foo Fighters, Beatles,
Enuff Z'nuff, Kings X, Rush, The Who, The Offspring, STP...
My wife Jackie,
my kids and grandkids, riding my motorcycle on a warm summer day,
playing 12 string bass.
Hair on my toothbrush
If I could meet anyone it would be:
Me and Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick 2008.
Tom Petersson playing my bass in 2007.
In 2005 I had a chance to meet Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick back stage before and after their show in Springfield Illinois. It was great to be able to talk gear with the inventor of the 12 string bass. A few years later in July of 2007 I was asked to help setup some of Tom Petersson's 12 string basses at a show in Clinton Iowa. I brought one of my own personal prototype 32" scale basses that Waterstone Guitars out of Nashville Tennessee had recently built for me. I asked Tom if he wanted to play mine. Initially he said no he liked the long scales. I convinced him to try it and he did. He loved it. In fact he liked it so much I let him take it and he played it constantly on tour for over a year until Waterstone Guitars started producing medium scale 12 string basses.