LeftyChad
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ABOUT

I’m a mid-50s bass player. I played guitar, never particularly well, for 40 years before taking up bass when my garage band’s bass player moved. As a guitar player I was a bit loose. As a bass player, I’ve become a pain in the ass about solid time-keeping, knowing the changes, and actually listening to the drummer.
My garage band played everything from Bob Seger to The Decemberists, Foo Fighters, & Gin Blossoms, though if I’d had my way we would have done more Clash & Ramones.
We lost our singer to the allure of a beach house, so I’m looking for a new band to play with.

Screen name:
LeftyChad
Member since:
Aug 31 2021
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week

Influences

Dire Straits, The Clash, They Might Be Giants, The Police (man, I’m really showing my age here!), Bowie, et al. And Barry Jive & The Uptown Five (bonus points for anyone who gets the reference). Favorite bass players are David Hood (Muscle Shoals rhythm section), Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters), John Deacon (Queen), Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads), Paul Simonon (The Clash) i.e. laid back, a little weird, and not prone to overplaying.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Bass Guitar:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Jazz bass, P-bass, acoustic & electric guitars, amps for both, though the bass amp is a 40w practice amp that can be used for stage monitoring while DI-ing into the board. Adequate and interesting pedal boards for both bass & guitars. I also have a small locker of decent mics, every cable known to man, a couple of small mixers, and an underpowered PA.