Michael_K
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Bassist/Guitarist w/ 30+ years' experience, dipping toes back into the music scene after taking a break to pursue theater and other interests.

Screen name:
Michael_K
Member since:
May 03 2007
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Although I'm drawn to riff-driven guitar music I can "lean into", I often find myself in projects that play more melodic stuff. My influences are extremely varied, and include the likes of (in no particular order) Beatles, Kinks, Who, White Stripes, Led Zeppelin, Gang of Four, Clash, New York Dolls, Black Keys, Nirvana, Police, Sex Pistols, Specials, Bowie, Johnny Cash & more. I've never been much into metal, with a few exceptions that would probably be classified more as Hard Rock. Above all, I just like locking in with my bandmates and doing something that doesn't suck.

NOTE - Okay, full disclosure: I don't like Clapton. Old Creem, yes...some of it, anyway. I've also never really been an SRV fan. I realize this is blasphemy to my fellow guitaristas, but neither have ever been my jam.

Instrument experience:

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

EQUIPMENT

Always changing. I tend to buy and sell gear all the time. Current guitar gear includes:

Fender Hot Rodded Precision Bass
Kay Pro Bass Reissue
Fender Kingman Bass
Fender Rumble 800 Head
Fender Rumble 115 Cab
Gibson Les Paul Junior
Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster (Underratedly awesome guitar)
Fender 68 Princeton Reverb Reissue