SEEKINGVocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums.
I'm an intermediate Bass Player, with gigging & stage experience! I read bass tab and I know my notes. I play finger style bass. I'm not a slapper and popper, or a pick player. I play in the pocket and holding the bottom end down. I've been in some really good bands in the Bay Area and some really crappy bands. Since, I've had to move and take care of my elderly, sick 88year old mother, who lives in the Central Valley and has dementia. So I haven't had time to practice. I'm moving to Arkansas at the end of June and building a music room inside my house and I'm getting ready to start practicing again. so I can get tight again. Right now I'm really sloppy. But I can tighten back up again also.
- Screen name:
- Doc Snakesfield
- Member since:
- Feb 29 2012
- Active within 24 hours
- Level of commitment:
- Years playing music:
- Gigs played:
- 50 to 100
- Tend to practice:
- More than 3 times per week
- Most available:
Some of my favorite bass players, would be players like, Jaco, along with Stanley Clark and so on. I mainly use a Hofner HCT 500/1 customized bass, An American Fender P and Jazz basses, a short scale Gibson SG bass and my 1966 Fender Mustang Reissue bass. I injured my back a while back, really bad. Then I tore my rotatory cuff, last year. So, I've been using a lot of short scale basses, these days.
- Bass Guitar:
I mainly play my short scale Hofner HCT customized 500/1 Bass, a 1966 Fender Mustang reissue short scale bass, along with my Gibson short scale SG bass. For amps, I use a 400 watt SWR head with a tube pre-amp, along with my two, 210 GK cabs. I also have an Ampeg BA 500 Combo amp with tubes which weights about 98 pounds and has wheels, plus it sounds really sweet too, along with a Trace Elliot Elf head, with an old Peavey 210 Black Widow cab.
Keep On Smiling
Keep On Smiling Track number: 3 Year: 2015 Album: none Genre: Blues
A little rocking blues
The Stake : as done by Snakesfield
The Stake : as done by Snakesfield Year: 2011 Genre: Rock
These songs were done a while back, with a great band that I put together. But, there was too much drama being going on, caused by the singers little brother. Trying to take over my position, as the bass player, in a band that I created. Well, after I left. The band fell apart. Due to the fact, that they could not book any Giggs. I was doing all the foot work. The singer was very talented, but a nightmare to work with, lazy and would created problems, while on stage, with the management of the venue and we were getting paid a flat rate. Also his little brother was a major, pain in the butt. So, I left the drama behind and I moved away, to take care of my elderly parents. Plus, to work on improving my own skills, at becoming a better bass player.
Come Together : as done by Snakesfield
Come Together : as done by Snakesfield Year: 2011 Genre: Classic Rock
This was done by the band Snakesfield, also. I rearranged The Beatles version of Come Together and added a harder edge to it. The song came out really good, I thought.