Dave Konopka

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Dave Konopka
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Dave Konopka of Battles performing at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee
Background information
Born 1976 (age 36–37)
Genres Math rock, experimental rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, bass
Labels Warp
Associated acts Battles, Lynx
Notable instruments
Gibson Les Paul
G&L bass
Dave Konopka, Moers Festival 2008

Dave Konopka is an American musician who is best known as the bassist and guitarist in Battles.

Biography[edit]

Prior to joining Battles, he was in the Boston-based math rock band Lynx.[1] The band had released their self-titled album on Box Factory Records in 2000.[2] Konopka's former Lynx bandmate Michael Hutchins taught him how to play guitar.[3]

Setup[edit]

(2011 – Present)[edit]

Guitars

[4]

Pedals
  • Line 6 DL4 – X 2
  • EHX POG2
  • EHX Micro POG
  • EHX Holy Grail Reverb
  • EHX Freeze Sound Retainer
  • Fulltone OCD Distortion Pedal
  • Boss Pitch Shifter Delay – X 2
  • Boss TU-3 Chromatic Floor Tuner
  • Boss AB-2
  • Xotic EP – Booster

[4]

Rack Mount Units
  • Gibson Echoplex – X 2 w/Footswitches
Amplifiers
  • Mesa Boogie M9 Carbine Bass Amplifier – X 2
  • Ampeg B-115e Cabinet
  • Bergantino 4x12 Cabinet
  • Bergantino 6x10 Cabinet

[4]

Discography[edit]

As a band member[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Tras" (June 15, 2004, 12")
  • "Atlas" (April 2007, 12")
  • "Tonto" (October 2007)
  • "The Line" (August 2010, digital download)
  • "Ice Cream" (March 2011, 12")
  • "My Machines" (August 2011, 12")

As a contributor[edit]

  • Tonto+ (Warp Records; October 22, 2007 world, November 6, 2007 USA)
  • Dross Glop 1 (first in a four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; February 6/7, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 2 (second in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; February 20/21, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 3 (third in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; March 19/20, 2012)
  • Dross Glop 4 (fourth and final in four-part 12" vinyl remix series; Warp Records; Record Store Day, April 21, 2012)
  • Dross Glop (CD compilation of the four-part 12" vinyl remixes; April 16/17, 2012)[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farrar, Justin F. (May 18, 2005). "The Battle of the Bullshit". SF Weekly. 
  2. ^ Dave Konopka at Discogs.com
  3. ^ Battles Interview Live @ Festival ME.002
  4. ^ a b c "Battles,'Interview' (Interface)". gearwhore.tumblr.com. 
  5. ^ "BATTLES – DROSS GLOP". Bttls.com. Retrieved February 28, 2012.