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Frank Gravis

"“In the early ‘80s, I had a Jazz Bass that needed new pickups. Having read about EMG in the magazines, I decided to try them out. As soon as I played the first few notes after the EMGs were installed, I fell completely in love with the sound and how the pickups made the instrument feel. I now play ESP basses, and have EMG pickups in every one. They make my basses sound the way they’re supposed to sound. Every note is clear, defined, and full. I won’t play anything else.”"

Frank Gravis is from San Antonio, Texas, and has been living in the New York City area since 1977.

He has played and recorded with Chuck Mangione, David Sanborn, Herbie Mann, Hiram Bullock, Rupert Holmes (including the hit "Escape: The Piña Colada Song"), Bill Evans and Soulgrass, Soul Bop with Bill Evans and Randy Brecker, Donna Summer, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Etta James, Ray Baretto, Suzanne Vega, Zhane, Toninho Horta, Dr. John, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Phoebe Snow, Angelo Badalamenti, Felicia Collins, and many others. He has played on television and radio advertisements for many products and services.

He also played on the first two seasons of "Sex And The City." He recently completed 10 years on the full-time faculty at The Collective School Of Music.

Frank is still a busy on-call bassist, and works both as a studio musician and live situations

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