John on Bass


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Multi-instrumentalist (bass, guitar, and keys) with a passion for playing and variety of influences. Jazz, rock, blues, country, funk, and many other styles.

Currently looking to play bass with other musicians. I'd really like to get into a jazz trio/combo (piano, bass, drums) for playing at local clubs, however I am open to other options such as backing solo performers, lounge, big band, and many other styles. I'd also like to utilize my guitar playing capabilities by playing rhythm and some lead in a band as well.

Screen name:
John on Bass
Member since:
Sep 10 2011
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
6-7 nights a week
Most available:


Stanley Clarke; Geddy Lee; James Jamerson; Donald Duck Dunn; Louis Johnson; Wes Montgomery; many other jazz, R&B, Big Band and studio musicians.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:
Rhythm Guitar:
Acoustic Guitar:
Background Singer:


Basses: 1985 Steinberger XL2; 1987 Steinberger XM2 Fretless; 1988 Steinberger XM2; Fender Jazz Elite; Fender Precision Elite; 1977 Gibson RD Artist; Normandy Chrome Archtop bass; NS Design CRM4 Electric Upright Bass; Takamine Acoustic bass.

Bass Synths: Moog Taurus 3; Moog Sub37

Guitars: '73 Gibson L6-S; '74 Gibson Les Paul Custom; '98 Gibson Les Paul Standard; Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo; (four) Fender Telecasters; (three) Steinberger GL guitars ('86 GL2T, '86 GL3T, '88 GL12); (four) Steinberger GM guitars ('90 GM4T, '92 GM4T, '92 GM2T, '89 GM5T); Taylor T5z 6 String; Taylor T5z 12 String; Normandy Chrome Archtop; Godin Nylon Grand Concert SA Multiac.

Bass Amps: Mesa Boogie M9 Carbine Bass amp with Mesa 2x12 cabinet and 1x12 cabinet

Guitar Amps: Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic 30 2x12; Fender Hot Rod DeVille 2x12; Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 Plus; Fender Acoustic Pro.

Effects: Line 6 Helix Rack; Eventide H9 (3); Roland GR-55 (for Godin Nylon Multiac)