Bass Guitar.


Condition 1 is currently searching for the right fit on bass guitar to complete the resurgence of the band in 2010. Twelve commercial-quality original songs await the individual signature of the ideal bass player, with several more in production. The ideal fit for this band is an accomplished, tight player with the ability to learn quickly and inject their own style into the dynamic of the songs. The playing atmosphere is no-nonsense and work ethic driven, but also fun and openly creative. Condition 1 is ego-free, drug-free and would like their third member to be the same. Contact the band for further details...

Eric Babcock - Guitar & Vocals: ericcondition1music
Jeremy Smirnoff - Drums: jsmirnoff

Condition 1 was a formidable force in original progressive metal music during the time period of 2000 to 2001. With little more than one full year to work with before calling it quits, Condition 1 spead like wildfire throughout the regional area of Chicagoland playing over 70 live shows at over 40 different venues.

Creating a very tasteful blend of progressive arrangements, blistering guitar riffs, tight grooves and undeniable melodies, Condition 1 generated a unique catalog of original music that was well received at the time and still relevant almost a full decade later.

Condition 1 returns in 2010 at full speed with plans for a new record and another dominant tear through the live scene. Believing that the music was 10 years ahead of its time, original members Eric Babcock and Jeremy Smirnoff are excited to kick the machine back into gear once again and present Condition 1's music at the ideal time.

Screen name:
Member since:
Feb 09 2009
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years together:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
47 years


Metallica, Sevendust, Dream Theater, Breaking Benjamin, Disturbed, Porcupine Tree, Tool, Megadeth, Van Halen, Avenged Sevenfold, Crossfade, Chevelle, Alice in Chains, The Buzzhorn, Saliva, Dark New Day, Finger Eleven, Godsmack, Led Zeppelin, Nickelback, Pantera, Rage Against the Machine, Seether, Soil, Shinedown, Static-X, Streomud, Taproot, Ted Nugent, Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Mike Mangini, Virgil Donati, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, OSI, Blackfield, Planet X, CAB, Vinnie Colaiuta, The Mars Volta, Tribal Tech, Spock's Beard, Transatlantic, Coldplay, Dave Matthews Band, Derek Sherinian, NIN, Joel Hoekstra, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch, Billy Idol, Dave Weckl, Rush, Slayer, Slipknot, Death, Dredg, Smashing Pumpkins, Frans Liszt, Ludwig von Beethoven etc...

Members Of Band

Eric Babcock - Guitar & Vocals.
Jeremy Smirnoff - Drums


Eric Babcock:
Guitars -
Jackson USA Custom Shop Dinky 7 String,
Jackson USA Custom Shop RR1 Hot Rod,
Gibson Les Paul Custom,
Gibson Les Paul Standard,
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster,
Fender American Standard Stratocaster,
Gibson '84 Re-Issue Flying V,
Gibson Explorer '76 Re-issue,
ESP Eclipse II FR
Charvel So Cal (Candy Tangerine)

Amps -
Line 6 Vetta 2 HD,
Line 6 Spider Valve Mk II

Cabs -
Marshall Mode 4 4X12 (Slant)
Marshall Mode 4 4X12 (Straight)

Jeremy Smirnoff:
Drums -
Tama Starclassic

Cymbals -