Mark "Surf Rat" Rowe
Mark "Surf Rat" Rowe and his 1999
Hamer B12L fretless 12-string bass.
On stage in Melba, Idaho.
"Surf" was the sole 4x3 fretless
12-string bassist in the world for nearly seven years.
He has played fretless basses almost exclusively since 1976.
All of these photos were taken on
the same night: Mark changes shirts every set.
He took two years off from playing music to take care of family stuff but is now back on stage.
Surf's black Waterstone TP-1 12-string bass is used for a few songs that require a Drop-D tuning.
His rig combines an old SWR SM-400 bass amp head (tube pre-amp with solid state power amp) with two 2x15 cabs loaded with JBL speakers. No other gear is used except for a Samson Concert IV wireless guitar system occasionally.
Get some more sun on those legs, dude!
One is never alone when one travels with a Gumby!