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Store Manager
Joined in
2008
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I've seen a million faces and I've rocked them all.
Musical Education

I took a semester of Voice in college. I barely passed.

Current Projects

Bass on album with former bandmates living in different states

Musical Interests

Good songs with solid drums, Current music that sounds like it could have been recorded in the 80s, Music that was actually recorded in the 80s, Buying CDs and records, Hardcore Punk, 90s Hip Hop, Motown, Indie Rock, Post Hardcore, Pop

Favorite Bands

Bob Dylan, Bad Religion, Bon Jovi, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Twin Shadow, Wu Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Iron Maiden, Nirvana, Titus Andronicus, Arcade Fire, Wild Nothing, Killer Mike, El-P, Trash Talk, Minor Threat, Black Flag, The Men, Blood Sweat & Tears, Neil Young, Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du

Favorite Instruments

Rainstick, Ukulele, Harmonica, Peavey T60, Peavey T40, Fender American Standard Jazz Bass, Yamaha FG700S, Ash Tone Block, Large Cymbals, Small Drumkits

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Harbourtowne, World Service

Category Expertise

Bass > Electric Bass > 4 String Electric Bass, Amplifiers & Effects > Amplifiers > Bass Amplifiers, Bass > Bass Amplifiers & Effects > Bass Effects

Ben Hunsinger
Store Manager

Certified in: Keyboards, Drums, ProAudio, Guitars, Accessories

I've been around music for my whole life starting with my dad's drums and Simon and Garfunkel records.  I've played in numerous bands of a generally hard rocking persuasion from stripped down hardcore punk to dense 6-piece indie rock.  I had the opportunity to do a small amount of touring with a couple of those bands - nothing impressive, just packed in a van making enough money to get to the next city and it was always a great time.     



Bass has been my main instrument since I switched from guitar in high school when my friends and I needed a bass player to be a "real band".   I picked up a
Fender Jazz Bass and haven't looked back other than upgrading to the American Standard when I had the chance.  Though I do have an affinity for the old American made Peavey T40s.  I've always loved the punch of a couple 4x10 cabinets.




The drums are my current interest.  Just like with bass, I love a solid rhythm section that perfectly serves the song.  I'm all about big, loud cymbals, particularly my Sabian AAXplosion 20in Crash and Meinl Byzance 24in Medium Ride.  I like to keep the kit simple with only a kick, snare, and floor tom.

 
     

Like most musicians these days, I've dabbled in home recording recently.  I've been very happy with using Presonus Studio One and Firestudio Project to capture full band demo recordings.  Mackie MR8 monitors and an Akai MPK49 nicely round out a solid, basic home recording set up that I highly recommend for great sound and easy use.

  
                

                     

            


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