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Ibanez GVB1006AM Gerald Veasley Sig Model Electric Bass Guitar Wenge w Case

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  • Born in Philadelphia, Gerald Veasley has a varied and impressive resume' that includes recording and/or stints with Joe Zawinul of Weather Report, his longtime friend and mentor, and many others.
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  • GVB1006AM
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Born in Philadelphia, Gerald Veasley has a varied and impressive resume' that includes recording and/or stints with Joe Zawinul of Weather Report, his longtime friend and mentor, the late Grover Washington Jr., McCoy Tyner, The Dixie Hummingbirds, Odean Pope, Special EFX, Joe McBride, Teddy Pendergrass, Phil Perry, Chieli Minucci, Dianne Reeves, George Howard, Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire, Kenny Blake, Pamela Williams, Eric Marienthal, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Omar Hakim, and many more. He has shared stages and tours with Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Gerald was recently named "Best Electric Bassist" in Jazziz magazine's annual readers' poll and Philadelphia Magazine named him Best Jazz Band. Veasley was nominated and voted as President of the Philadelphia charter of NARAS "The Grammy People" and is credited by author Allan Slutsky as a key contributor to his classis book/CD set, "Standing In The Shadows Of Mo-Town - The Life and Music Of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson".
He started playing the bass at age twelve and recalls learning a great deal from in-home jam sessions with friends of his musically inclined parents. He was inspired by his parents窶・hard work and sacrifices as they gave him a good stable home life and appreciation of education. As an outstanding academic high school graduate he earned a complete four year full academic scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania. During his third year, Veasley lost his father. To deal with the loss, he focused on music, listening to records featuring Charles Mingus, Wes Montgomery, Grand Green and Ron Carter. These all-night affairs would also include Veasley teaching himself how to improvise, transcribe solos and studying chord progressions. Veasley took up studying classical guitar to expand his range as a musician.
"There were several factors which led me to choose music as a profession," he says. "Basically, it always moved me emotionally and offered me a way to express things I couldn't find words for. When my father died, I had a hard time coming to grips with the trauma, and music proved very therapeutic."
The mostly high-profile sideman gigs came in rapid succession for Gerald starting in the early Eighties. Depending on who he was hooked up with, he displayed a starting affinity for all sorts of styles. He played avant-garde music with saxophonist Odean Pope, did orchestra dates with the flutist Leslie Burrs, and joined violinist John Blake's group for a U.S. tour and three albums on Gramavision.
In 1988, Gerald showed his fusion side as part of the Zawinul Syndicate, and through the years since, he has been affiliated with a wide array of distinctive players - Larry Coryell, Khan Jamal, Eric Kloss, Charlie Rouse, Jamaaladeen Tacuma, McCoy Tyner, label mate Joe McBride, Special EFX and pieces of A Dream.
Gerald's resume also boasts numerous other accolades. He was voted "Talent Deserving Wider Recognition" in every Downbeat critics' poll from 1983 through 1992. He was most recently named "Best Bassist" in Jazziz magazine's 1999 annual readers poll. He has also taught the history and fundamentals of the electric bass to musicians and educators, both privately and at the university level. He has been artist in residence at the Artist-Teachers institute of Stockton State College; guest lecturer at Dartmouth; instructor at Philadelphia's University of the Arts; and video instructor on "Solo Bass Techniques" released by CCP Baldwin.
While still doing the occasional sideman date, Gerald's present focus is on building the audience for his own band both in Europe and Stateside, "creating more and better music, reaching more people and giving my band its own identity." All signs indicate that Gerald will be one of the most popular and revered bassist/composers, as well as instrumental recording artists, of the millennium and beyond.

SPEC

neck type GVB 3pc Maple/Wenge neck
body Figured Maple top/Alder body
fretboard Rosewood fretboard w/Abalone oval inlay
fret Medium frets w/Prestige fret edge treatment
number of frets 24
bridge Mono-rail IV bridge (14mm string spacing)
neck pickup Bartolini® P45C-B neck pickup (Passive)
bridge pickup Bartolini® P45C-T bridge pickup (Passive)
equaliser Aguilar® OBP-3 preamp w/Mid frequency selector (push/pull)
factory tuning 1C, 2G, 3D, 4A, 5E, 6B
string gauge .030/.040/.060/.080/.100/.120
hardware color Cosmo black
case/bag Hardshell case included

NECK DIMENSIONS

Scale : 864mm/34"
a : Width 53mm at NUT
b : Width 72.3mm at 24F
c : Thickness 19mm at 1F
d : Thickness 19.5mm at 12F
Radius : 305mmR

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OTHERS

  • Hardshell case included

FEATURES

Figured Maple body

The GVB1006's beautiful selected Figured Maple top, on a comfortably arched Alder body.

AGUILAR® OBP-3 EQ

GVB1006 features the Aguilar OBP-3 3-band eq, with ultra flexibility.
It provides ±18dB of cut/boost at 40Hz, ±16dB of cut/boost at either 400Hz or 800Hz and ±16dB of treble cut/boost at 6.5 kHz. The mid frequency can be set to 400Hz or 800Hz by push/pull switch, both considered very important and useful frequencies for the bass.

MR-4 bridge

The Mono-Rail Bridge is the ultimate in string isolation for bass. Each saddle is independently and securely locked down to the body for maximum vibration transfer and no interference. One screw controls the height of each saddle for easy adjustment.

14mm String Spacing

GVB1006 features special 14mm string spacing, compared to our usual 16.5mm spacing. This narrow spacing allows for playing chords with much more ease, a staple of Gerald's playing style.

 

 

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  • Code SIGN
  • EAN 606559659166
  • SKU GVB1006AM
  • Weight 768
  • Size X 45
  • Size Y 19
  • Size Z 125
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