Jakal9712
CONTACT

SEEKING

Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Trumpet, Keyboard.

ABOUT

Hey everyone I'm Jim, and I am a guitarist with 50 years experience. I'm also a composer in the instrumental vibe. Kind of Allman Bros meets Mike Stern to keep it simple but its much deeper.

I'm currently looking for strong drums and bass for a recording project that I hope will morph into a tight band that we can go out and play some killer shows! I'm really into the vibe of a trio but I'm not ruling out a second guitarist or keyboard which I already have lined up.

I'm looking to record 10 or so pieces I've written and pursuing gigs in the Sea, Everett, Tacoma areas but to be honest I'd play an out house at this point! Like most musicians I'm hungry as hell to get something started after a year of this pandemic! Im very hungry and motivated to get started.

I have serious gear. Mainly a Les Paul guy but I have all axe's covered as well as amps which are a Tone King Imperial Mk 1, Dr Z MAZ18 Jr and Fender Blues Jr. I have space in my living room with musician neighboors so no hassel! I live in the Northgate area.

My music is melodic, fusion/jazz/blues based but not the '80's guitar althletisim. I like to think that my music is very challenging, rewarding and fun! If you're also a composer that's a plus because I love playing others peoples material sometimes more than my own! LOL!

I'm an easy going guy. I dont get pissed or throw tantrums. This has to be fun or forget it right? I'm really looking for specific players that know their way around their instrument and have humor, joy and magic in their playing! Please have pro gear and reliable trans.

Check out the tunes that I have uploaded and if you like my stuff don't hesitate to give me a call man! 206-898-9419. We can set up a time to meet and do some jamming, old school! Just come over to my place or I can come to you and let's see what happens!!

Screen name:
Jakal9712
Member since:
Jun 25 2021
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
50
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

BB King,
Mike Stern,
Michael Landau,
Miles Davis,
Weather Report,
The Beatles,
Pat Methany,
Jeff Beck,
Jimi,
Joe Pass,
Jim Hall,
Chic Corea,
Santana,
SRV,
Django,
Wayne Krantz,
Jimmy Herring,
Duane Allman,
Dicky Betts,
Satrioni,
on and on!
How about you?
Who are your influences?
Do you compose?
Equipment?
Can you comitt to rehearsing one day a week?
Gig 2 to 4 times a month?

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

1971 Les Paul Deluxe Cherry Sunburst. I bought this guitar brand new in Jan 1972!
2018 VintagePlayers Series Strat,
2018 Telecaster,
2021 Heratige 535 Aged Artision, Cherry.
Larravee 05 Conert sized acoustic.
Amps: Tone King Imperial Mk 1, modded by Mark Bartell the originator.
Dr Z MAZ 18 Jr 2x10" modded by John Fromell.
Fender Blues Jr modded by Fromell so its more like a Princton Reverb or Deluxe Rev but nastier!
Fx= MXR Dyna Comp compressor,
J Rockett Archer (Klone clone)
KOT ( Analogman King of Tone clone) distortion,
Super Rat modded with 3 voices
Boss Wazu Craft CE2W Chorus,
Boss Wazu Craft Dm2 analog delay,
Boss Wazu Craft Blues Driver
Boss DD7 digital delay,
Fender Pinwheel Leslie simulator.
Ernie Ball vol pedal.
Vertex Boost.

MUSIC