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Bass player new to the Treasure Valley area looking for a group of musicians who know how to sacrifice for the benefit of the music (I know... what a concept, right?). Professional level playing and equipment, studio experience, and my passion is playing LIVE. And get this - I know how to get along with other people (again... wtf?). Alcohol and drug free (but don't condemn others for their vices as long as they don't get in the way of the music/practice), no drama or ego, and looking for people who fit the same descriptions above.
I would describe my bass playing as melodic, not one who just following the root note as a foundation for a guitar player (but can/will when the song calls for it). I love to collaborate with other musicians and build music based on emotion, fun, and whatever we're feeling in the moment. I don't get my feeling hurt by being told that what I'm playing doesn't feel right for the song, but I do like to write my own bass lines.
As for genre - I'm a hard rock bass player with a classic rock foundation, but am open to playing just about anything. Bands I currently love are Foo Fighters, most grunge (STP, AIC, etc), radio-ready rock (Daughtry, Van Halen, Collective Soul), Classic Rock (Zep, SRV, Yes), adult contemporary (Sting, Peter Gabriel), and the occassional blues.
As much as I like the writing process, I will definitely play covers as well. In that regard, I have a high standard for my bass playing. I think the song needs a familiar low freq foundation and has the least permission to wander from the original. Guitars and drums have a greater tolerance for improvisation, but in covers - if the bass sounds wonky, so does the entire song. Therefore, I do my best to ensure that it sounds as close to the original as possible.
I'm fairly open to practice a few days a week, am very reliable, and I'm hoping to find just the right group of people (as effing hard as that is...).
The videos are from my last band, and we performed a weekly online livestream. So as you watch, you get the unedited songs... warts and all. Enjoy.
- Screen name:
- Member since:
- Apr 23 2019
- Active within 2 weeks
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- Over 100
- Tend to practice:
- 2-3 times per week
In no particular order except for #1
John Paul Jones
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- Background Singer:
Ampeg SCR-DI Preamp (studio & live)
Hartke Mosfet 3500 (350 watt - old but pushes a LOT of air)
4x10 Peavey cab
1x15 Peavey cab
SM-58 omnidirectional mic with cables & stand