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Born: October 23, 1974.
Having first been exposed at an early age to the sounds of AM radio in the mid seventies Kevin Junemann’s ears have always been open. His first instrument was a butter knife, tapped deftly along to the Beatles in the kitchen of his boyhood home in Stratford, Wisconsin. Rhythm and Melody have always come naturally to him, excelling on the alto sax, his first exposure to musical instruction. Midway through high school Kevin became enamored with jazz music and the bass guitar partially because his drumming brother had been getting steady work in a classic rock bar band. He went on to formal music training at the University of Wisconsin. Since the age of sixteen Kevin has been playing professionally with experienced local and, occasionally, nationally known artists since the age of sixteen. Kevin’s style is based upon the standard pizzicato approach with a combination of various other classical guitar, finger picking, plucking and muting techniques marked by sheer control and a breadth of technique. He is able to seemingly effortlessly cover virtually every style of music. He is a unique, creative and prolific improviser capable of drawing upon a wealth of musical influence. "...all artists are fantastic thieves, but it's what we do with the loot to make it our and what we do with our own personal discoveries that define us..."
Note: ”The following list of bass gear does not include my entire collection. Any combination of the following items could be used at any time depending upon the project, venue, or my mood.”
2001 Don Grosh Retro Classic Jazz Bass in Olympic white.
1997 Fender (Japan) Fretless Jazz Bass in Black.
1972 Fender Precision bass in Sunburst.
1953 Reissue Fender (Japan) Precision Bass (Sting bass) in Tobacco Burst.
1951 Reissue Fender (Japan) Precision Bass in Blonde with covers, etc.
1993 Wal Mach II Custom 4 String Bass w / wenge facings (Strung BEAD 145-70).
“All basses are strung with either heavy gauge GHS Boomers (115-55; unless noted) or heavy gauge flatwound strings (any brand) depending upon my mood. All basses (except the Wal) are fitted with Lindy Fralin pick-ups, high quality volume pots, jacks, cloth wiring, and a .1mf 600v Sprague “Orange Drop” capacitor on a Fender no-load tone pot instead of the standard .01mf cap (I like my roll-off to be drastic). Levy’s padded leather straps and Schaller strap locks used throughout.”
SWR Bass 350 retro-fitted with a NOS 1950’s Mullard 12AX7 preamp tube (super-transparent and lively);
SWR SM 900 retro-fitted with a JAN Phillips 12AX7 preamp tube (a more present tone color and edgier overdrive).....“I have many vintage and newer tubes (too many to list) that I rotate depending on the sounds needed.";
'60's Magnatone M9; SWR Baby Blue Head and matching cabinet (the older style before fender bought them out)I run a Rane PE 15 Parametric EQ though the effects loop of the SM 900 for complete sound control. I also run all amps and outboard gear into a Furman AR-1215 voltage regulators for consistency.”
David Eden 810XLT (quite possibly the biggest sounding cab on the planet).
David Eden 410XLT (the usual).
Bag End S15X-D paired with a Bag End S15.
Custom length high quality 12 gauge cable used for all amp to cab connections.
Aguilar DB 924 18 volt outboard preamp (used at all times).
Fulltone MOSFET Bass-Drive.
Fulltone Deja Vibe 2.
Prescription Electronics Depth Charge.
Homebrew Electronics Hematoma.
Diamond Pedals Memory Lane.
Zvex Wooly Mammoth.
Hughes and Kettner Warp Factor.
Maxon CS-550 Stereo Chorus.
Musician Sound Design Earthquake wah.
Way Huge Swollen Pickle.
Moog Bass MurF.
MXR 'Carbon Copy' Analog Delay.
Conn Model ST-8 Strobotuner.
George L’s red cable with un-plated brass ends are used for all instrument and patch cables.
“I also proudly use Hamilton hanger-type guitar stands and Reunion Blues gig bags.”
Member Since: January 10, 2007
Influences: too many to list...
Sounds Like: ...whatever I need to sound like at that particular moment in time.
Record Label: Mobocratic Records