Mike Pope is best described as a rare triple threat in the bass world. Equally adept at both acoustic bass and 6-string electric bass guitar, he is a world-renowned jazz solo artist, sideman, composer and teacher. Additonally, he is a well-respected designer of high-end amplifiers, preamps and onboard active electronics. Raised in Ohio, Mike attended the University of North Texas State, ultimately migrating to New York City at the recommendation of Michael Brecker, whom he met during a clinic at the school. Pope hit the ground running and was soon performing and recording with Michael and Randy Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Al DiMeola. He released two solo albums, Walk Your Dogma and Lay of the Land, while amassing additional credits with Chick Corea, Bill Bruford, David Sanborn, Geofrrey Keezer and Manhattan Transfer. Connecting with Fodera for a bass in the mid-’90s, he began consulting on their electronics, eventually building the Pope/Fodera onboard preamp. Mike then branched out to start his own Mike Pope Design, currently selling his acclaimed Flex Core Premium Internal Bass Preamp. His designs are also found in Trickfish Amps. Pope continues to tour in support his critically-hailed third solo release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart.