BassmanBen10
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Other, Mandolin, Vocalist - Alto, Trombone, Steel guitar, Harp.

ABOUT

I love to play bass. I.e. I’m a bass player at heart. I want to play blues, I want to play jazz, I want to back up some hippie folk singer/songwriter on open mic night. I want to play reggae and Latin Jazz and funk and country. Maybe I want to start the next great Vermont jam band. (I hear that’s a thing.)

I'm looking to get into a working band (or start one if all else fails). I'm open to different styles an genres as long as we can push things a bit. (Learn new songs, learn more challenging songs, that sort of thing.)

Mostly I want to push things and be challenged. I don't want to play just covers unless I can mess with them a little. Like I saw a video of Lee Sklar and a couple of other cats playing Black Hole Sun in five. I want to do things like that. Or right now I'm picking away at an exercise where I'm taking the 251's from Coltrane's Giant Steps, converting them into minor and seeing what comes out of it. I'd love to play with folks who want to break into a fusion take on Brubeck's Unsquare Dance in the middle of a jam.

Screen name:
BassmanBen10
Member since:
Apr 16 2018
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
12
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Pretty much everyone who ever played four strings. Jameson, Bruce, John Paul Jones, Jaco (aren’t we all?), Geddy, Sklar, Pino, all the funk guys (Bootsy!). I don’t really pick styles or influences. I play around.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

I have two beloved P basses, one with Rotosound standards the other with 760m flats for funkier Motown style stuff (and it's great for recording). Then a couple of jazz basses, two fretted and a fretless. Then a fretless P bass.

Oh, and I just built the pictured P bass. A Fender body with a custom Warmouth neck.

For amps I run a Darkglass Microtubes 900 into a pair of Aguilar cabs, or a single cab if I don't need the volume.