Downhill_Fool
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ABOUT

I am a solid no-nonsense bass player who believes in being tight with the drummer. I play what the songs calls for...no more, no less. Looking at my influences, you can imagine that I tend toward walking and blues-oriented rock bass patterns and putting in tasty fills. My weakness is slap and pop style as I've never really had any need to learn it, though I can do it to a certain extent. If you are looking for Victor Wooten or Steve Bailey, I am not your guy. ;-) When in a cover band, I tend to play it my way, but I do remain faithful to the song. I have no ego to bruise and like the same of any band mate. Music should be fun and without drama.

While I can play the other instruments listed, I am a bassist and would only want to do that in a band.

I have played in many bands since I started playing bass back in 1976 (13 years old). They have included several original and cover hard rock bands, a country band, a blues band, a couple heavy metal bands, an alternative band and a pop band.

I am no longer interested in playing in a regular gig - you know, playing three weekends plus a month. My schedule simply will not allow it. I would consider a band that just wants to play out once a month or so. I just want to have some fun these days.

Shoot me an email at powel0268 at msn dot com.

And yes, those are current pictures. I just look a lot younger than I am.

Screen name:
Downhill_Fool
Member since:
Sep 07 2012
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Paul McCartney, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, Gene Simmons, Michael Anthony, Steve Harris.

EQUIPMENT

Basses
Fender American Jazz Deluxe
Fender American Jazz V Deluxe
Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Fender Aerodyne Jazz
Fender 70's Precision
Fender Kingman Acoustic
Rickenbacker 4003
Hofner Icon
1978 Kramer 650B

Stage Amp
Gallien Krueger MB800 head with Twin Gallien Krueger MBE 410 cabinets

Effects
BOSS GT-10B multi-effects

Wireless
Sennheiser ew172 G3

Microphone
Shure SM58

Lights
2 Chauvet 4BAR LED Lighting systems
Chauvet LED Pinspot 2
Chauvet Scorpion Laser
Chauvet Hemisphere
Chauvet Comet
Chauvet Hive

I also have keys, guitars and a drum set, but listing them is irrelevant as I would only want to play bass in a band. Those other things are for my own entertainment.