Band to Join, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Keyboard, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto.


Started playing guitar in 1965 and then picked up the bass the same year. Played bass ever since. Played a couple of high-school and college bands. Spent 3-4 years in a touring nightclub group in early 70's, 5nights a week 50-weeks a year (yes I have pictures - good for a laugh). Got married and played with a local LA group called the LA Smogg around LA area on weekends. Have also done some recording with a couple of bands.

All my gear was stolen in 1976. got a 12 string acoustic guitar and played that until 1985. Replaced my '65 Jazz Bass with '78 Fender custom shop Jazz Bass in 1985 but no amp until 90's. Really started playing again in 1997 at the Siskiyou Blues Society's weekly jam in Mt. Shasta, CA. Played with various groups in Roanoke, VA area for last 10 years. Sing and play a wide variety of music.

I can be reached by e-mail at ripvandan AT g mail DOT com

Screen name:
Member since:
Aug 13 2015
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


too many to list. Beatles, Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Association, Beach Boys, America, Badfinger, Bad company, Byrds, Bread, Classics IV, Chicago, Coldplay,Collective Soul, Cream, CCW, Creed, Hall and Oates, Deep Purple, the Doors, Doobie Bros., Eagles, ELO, ELP, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Foghat, Fuel, Green Day, Georgia Satellites, Grand Funk, Buddy Guy, Heart, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendricks, John Hiatt, John Lee Hooker, Journey, Kinks, Kings of Leon, The Killers, The Looking Glass, Lit, Moody Blues, Maroon 5, Nickelback, Nirvana, Pat Benatar, Santana, Sting and Police, Styx, Spencer Davis Group, Steppenwolf, Steely Dan, Steve Miller Band, Supertramp, Thin Lizzy, Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Zombies

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Vocalist - Tenor:
Rhythm Guitar:


Bass Gear:
• 78 USA Fender Jazz with maple neck
• Rogue LX405 Pro (surprisingly good "no-name" 5-string)
• Eden WT500/800 signature model (upgraded to 800 watts bridged)
• DNA DNS410 speaker cab (my 410 will beat your 810)
• Also currently have an acoustic B410 cab and GK115BX cab up for sale.

• Shure SM58 (x2), GLS ES58S, Shure Prologue 12H (Shure's hi-impedance version of the SM58)

Narrow-body standard Acoustic guitar, Roxstark Strat, Martin Traveler guitar.

Yamaha DX7s