fretlessart
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Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Keyboard, Piano.

ABOUT

I played bass in several cover bands and a few original hard rock bands during the 1980's and 1990's. I recorded bass on a few demos with a hard rock/prog band in the early 1990's. I stopped playing in the late 1990's. I've never been a songwriter, but I have crafted my own bass lines for other people's songs which were well received at the time.

I recently took my old fretless bass out of the case and discovered that I'm really having fun playing bass again. I read tabs and play by ear and feel, but I'm taking lessons online now in order to expand my horizon. Generally, I like to just listen and learn.

Presently interested in jamming for fun, but I won't rule out joining a band if it's fun and not too time-consuming.
But unless Joe Bonamassa is looking for a new bass player, I do not expect to quit my day job or put in a whole lot of late nights burning the candle at both ends.
I have a reliable car, reliable gear, and I don't smoke or use drugs.
I'm available after 5:30pm Saturdays, and all afternoon most Sundays. I work until 6ish pm weekdays.

Screen name:
fretlessart
Member since:
Feb 24 2018
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
35
Gigs played:
50 to 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week

Influences

Classic Rock, and some of the pop-rock of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. I'm generally not a fan of southern rock, although I have always liked the Allman Bros. I also love listening to Fusion Jazz although most if not all of it is over my head at this time.
Some of my favorite bassists are Pino Palladino, Paul Webb (during the Talk Talk years), Nathan East, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, the late great John Entwistle.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Gear:
1982 Pedulla Buzz Fretless 4-String, 2018 Fender Jazz Bass (fretted), Hartke HA3500 head, A pair of 112 Cabs.

MUSIC