Alan Basche
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I have played guitar and bass in numerous working bands since I was 19. I was in 2 bands that played 5-6 nights/week.

I can sing background, play guitar or bass, and have experience arranging music (songs, medleys and vocals) and running front-of-house sound from onstage. I like variety including R&B, rock, jazz, Latin, funk, soul, classical, folk, country and bluesy tunes.

I am currently teaching piano and basic music theory to kids (I took piano lessons for 6 years when I was young).

The videos and cover tunes uploaded in the Music section are from my last duo.

Band history:
Early on, I played guitar in SNC jazz band, Good Times (country), Chaz (R&B, pop, rock), Score Four (R&B, pop, rock, jazz), played bass in Slo Ryde (rock, southern rock, blues rock), moved to Denver for awhile and played guitar in Estes (variety). Back in Green Bay joined a trio (guitar, keyboards, drums) called Exit (variety) that played 4-6 times/month from 1998 - 2007. Most recently played guitar in a classy duo (female vocals, acoustic guitar) called Soulager (adult popular, rock, jazz/Latin, blues, R&B, country and folk) that played about 3 times/month from 2015 - 2020.

Screen name:
Alan Basche
Member since:
Nov 21 2012
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

R&B, jazz, soul, funk, rock, blues, country, folk & classical music.

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Lead Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

All the usual stuff you would expect; but this is unusual... Designed and built a power supply for my guitar pedals. It has 8 negative-tip ports with individually adjustable voltages (from 1 to 21 volts). Also has a built-in voltmeter with a port selector knob. Since then I built a smaller 2-port variable voltage regulator without the voltmeter and running directly off a 9-25 vdc adaptor. Also designed and built a JFET transistor-based preamp in pedal format for electric guitar. It runs off 2 9-volt batteries or dc adaptor from 7-20 volts, and has a footswitch for an adjustable high-cut filter. Recently built a 2-level guitar-pedal board. Currently prototyping a tube-based preamp using a tube that was originally designed for cascode-style circuits in the 1930s and eventually used in radios & then tv sets.

MUSIC