Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Drums, Other, Electronic Music.


631.505.8646 or Frrrosty at aol dot com
8-String Bass, 6-string Bass & 4-String Bass player w/ some synth ability looking for a working cover band. I'm classically trained since age 8, learning Cornet, Trumpet, Baritone, & French Horn. Having learned Baritone I concurrently learned Bass Clef, so I can read both Treble and bass clef. At age 12, I added Bass. By my 20's I has acquired a couple of synths and moog pedals and played in a Rush tribute band.
I played for many years with some well-known bands, forced to stop playing for a couple of years due to issues with nerves in the left hand. The hand is fine now, and I've been playing again for several years, but am sorely in need of a band.

I'm looking for more than unstructured jamming, hopefully something that will lead to (or already is) a working cover band. Lots of you great musicians are into only "originals", and that;s cool. I'm interested in playing in front of people, not wasting my life playing in basements. If have an original(s), we can mix into the set, and see how it goes over.

I'm not looking for a band that does "all originals", unless you're Metallica.

My primary instrument is 8-string bass, I also play keys/synths/Pedals. I was not professionally trained on piano, I just picked it up when w started doing Rush and Pat Benatar, so I'm not exactly Keith Emerson, but I can provide some lush fills, strings, also the Fantom 06 has an amazing ability to reproduce real-life instruments like horns, sax and harmonica.

Many years experience with sound reinforcement, Snakes, Mixers, Compressors, EQ's, X-overs, power amps. Soldering and custom cabling, cabinet-making especially folded horn (W) and Tuned Bass Reflex cabinets.

Sound clips are outtakes from a practice session recorded on a cheap tape recorder, I wasn't even aware it was being recorded. I was playing a '75 P-Bass for this session.

Frrrosty at aol dot com (three r's in frrrosty)
631 505 8646
I'm not a paid member of bandmix, so I can't message you.

Screen name:
Member since:
Apr 29 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
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:


Rock & Roll, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Airplane, Bad Co., Beatles, Bowie, Bryan Adams, BTO, Clapton, Creedence, Cream, Crows, Doobies, Doors, ELP, Floyd, Frampton, Genesis, Heart, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Leppard, Nightranger, Outfield, Pat Benatar, Police, Priest, Rush, Santana, Skynyrd, Stanley Clarke, Steppenwolf, Stones, Tom Petty, Tommy Tutone, Tuna, Who, Edgar & Johnny Winter, Yes, Zebra, Zeppelin, Barry Manilow (just kidding!)

That being said, as a Bass player, I've always been rhythm section and I'm not trying to dictate the set list or run the show. But i do prefer the set-list contain music that is recognizable by anyone 30-40 an older. Play "Born to be Wild" at a bar and find someone there who doesn't know every word of it.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


ESP LTD B-208FM 8-String Bass, Fender JB Deluxe, Fender '75 reissue 4-string JB, SX 6-String Bass,
Roland FA 06 Fantom Synth, also Midi Keys & Laptop driven synths, software incl. Minimoog, Moog Modular, ARP 2600, Prophet V, Roland Jupiter 8 v2, Absynth
Bugera Veyron T BV1001T Tube Amp
XENYX QX1202US 12-ch mixer w. effects
Vintage JBL speaks, Matrix power, vintage Yamaha PB-1 Bass preamp, vintage Ibanez Delay, Active Crossovers, Compressors, EQ's, Boss & Alesis rack effects, various Procraft racks.
3-way Stereo PA Speaks (2204H subs in 35Hz tuned cabs, 2119H mids, 2402 bullets) x 2, handles 2400W with ease.
Matrix GT1000FX
Technical Pro DA-B3000
Crown D-75A
Alesis Stereo Compressor
DOD Stereo 10-band EQ
Pair of JBL 4612B PA speakers but with 200w of speakers in each cab, 100W horn drivers and JBL Selenium Horns instead of the 2404H baby-cheek horns