SEEKINGBand to Join, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Dobro, Trombone, Steel guitar, Cello, Ukulele, DJ, Electronic Music.
I am mainly a bass player these days but I do have a lot of experience playing guitar and some experience playing ukulele.
I am mainly looking for people to jam with in the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area ONLY, as a bass player. Nothing too serious. Not looking to tour, since I have a full-time job, but definitely open to open-mic stuff.
I am in my mid-30s so I'm not looking to jam with anyone younger than mid-20s or older than mid-40s (at least as far as average age of all members).
I know a lot of bass licks and have created some of my own too. I'm a pretty fast learner, as far as covers, and can also improvise with ease and add some decent bass lines on other people's stuff. I usually try not to just simply follow what the rhythm guitarist is doing. I tend to prefer being more melodic and add some walk-downs and some flair to compliment what the guitarist is playing.
I am not a bassist who is satisfied with simply playing the root notes of what the guitarist is playing and just being there to provide the low end. To me, that is B-O-R-I-N-G. I don't always like keeping it simple. If you are someone who is looking for a bassist to just stick to root notes and low end 100% of the time and not allow some collaboration, then I would suggest clicking on the Back button of your browser and I bid you good luck on your search. I won't be a "Jason Newsted".
To be clear, I am not against doing merely the low end/root note on some songs, sometimes, but definitely not the majority of the time. I wouldn't say that I am what would be considered as a bass 'virtuoso' and I am not someone who want to do bass solos or go too crazy. I am still all about the groove and keep things consistent in a song.
My technique is typically plucking with 2-3 fingers but occasionally I will use a pick and can also slap/pop at times.
I am open to a variety of genres of music to play but definitely not country, blues, or christian rock. I do like listening to older country music and some older blues music occasionally but not actually playing it. I am iffy about bands that are purely heavy metal or it's sub-genres (especially if there is a lot of screaming/grunting then I'm DEFINITELY not interested) but depending on your style, I may be interested (for example, I love Tool).
If interested, contact me at dogwillhunt AT DOT com
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- Member since:
- Jan 31 2014
- Active over 1 month ago
- Level of commitment:
- Just for Fun
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Under 10
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Available to gig:
- 2-3 nights a week
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As a bass player, my influences are:
Flea (RHCP), Les Claypool (Primus), John Entwhistle (Who), Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Justin Chancellor (Tool), Tim Commerford (RATM and Audioslave), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), Chris Wolstenholme (Muse), Chris Squire (Yes), Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel), Geddy Lee (Rush). among others.
As far as music I currently enjoy (not a lot of new stuff really), I like Led Zeppelin, Beatles, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Radiohead, Tool, Muse, Puscifer, Ween, The Who, Frank Zappa, Arcade Fire, Modest Mouse, Broken Social Scene, Boredoms, Can, David Bowie, and Tragically Hip, to name a few.
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