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My name is Dustin Treinen, I'm a 30-year-old bass player living in Hollywood, CA, but grew up in Omaha, NE. Since the age 14 I've played bass in bands varying in genre from post-rock to grunge to progressive metal. With such a versatile background, I am confident that I am capable of tastefully incorporating a variety of influences into anything I write and quickly adapt to any style. The genres I enjoy most are alternative rock, post-rock, and various types of electronic-based music, but a lot of my bass playing experience has come from being in a progressive metal band for the last 8 years. I have played a fundamental role in the writing process and playing in an experimental band such as this has helped me develop strong technical skills. My eclectic style has been further pushed by my involvement in several other bands in which I have been the primary songwriter while at other times following the lead of another songwriter. These experiences have provided me with the skill-set to write original music and work cooperatively with other musicians. While I am technically proficient in bass I also have formal training in piano and classical guitar. Beyond purely technical skills I have a good ear, precise scale work, and familiarity with music theory. As of this writing I am involved in three active bands in which we rehearse four to five times per week and play several live shows throughout any given month. While this is a constant balancing act in its own right, I still work full-time and continue to practice bass on my own.

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Member since:
May 13 2013
Active over 1 month ago
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


Nirvana, Primus, Rage Against The Machine, Zombi, Massive Attack, Red Hot Chile Peppers, Pelican, Mastodon


1989 Ampeg SVT-Classic
Orange Terror Bass 1000
Custom 4x10 w/Eminence Speakers
SWR 2x10 w/Eminence Speakers
American Made Custom Shop Fender Jazz-5
Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay
Ernie Ball Music Man StringRay-5
Schecter Stiletto
Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus
Modified Big Muff
MXR Phase-30
Electro-Harmonix POG
Boss ODB3 Overdrive
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal
TC Electronic Nova Repeater