phillybass101
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Free-Lance Bassist and Endorsing Artist for Tecamp Bass Players Gear, and most recently became an Emerging Artist with Bartolini Pickups and Electronics. His main Bass is a Brubaker KXB-5 Custom. A U.S. Army Veteran, he has traveled the World and while serving managed to play with various acts in venues across the Globe. Walt is Bassist in Residence for Tight Mike Productions and Remnant Sounds and Delaware based Band Urband Legend. He is also an active Clinician with the Virginia Bass Forum. He is currently working with Folk/Country Artist Bonita Secunda, and Christian Smooth Jazz Artist Michelle Danette on their forthcoming CDís. He uses Dunlop Super Bright and DíOrazio Stainless Steel Strings and whether at home or in the Studio uses GRADO Headphones exclusively. He can be found playing locally in the Philly/NJ/Delaware Tri-State Area. He has graced the stage with Michelle Wright, Fazes Band, Larry Tucker, Red Alert, David Hughes, Webb Thomas, Mike Tyler, Richard Tucker, Timmy Hutton, Barron Pearson, Bosz & the 629 Band, Bosz The Producer.

Screen name:
phillybass101
Member since:
Apr 15 2008
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Past Influences: Larry, Louis,Stanley, and Alphonso. James Brown, Ronald 'Kool' Bell, Ohio Players, Mandrill, Randy Jackson.

Current Influences:
None. Everyone is starting to sound alike thanks to the internet and copy catting. I'd rather sound like myself.

Responses to my Track:

Anthony Wellington:"Cool track. Funky for sure. Sounds like a Flanger is on the bass."

Jamaal Cubbage:"By the way, nice track! Sounds awesome! Have a BassBreakin' great day!"

Tyrone Brown:International Jazz Bassist: I've been meaning to tell you that I checked out
the clip and enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing ~ Ty

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

Trace,SWR, Tecamp Puma 500 Heads, 4,5,str basses, 2 2x10 cabs (Horizon 230wt, Peavey-175wt) 1 2x12 Tecamp M212. 1 1x18-400wt cab (Avatar-they don't make these anymore).Primary instr. Brubaker KXB-5 Custom. Also have a Brubaker Brute MJX-5 upgraded with Reed James Pups and Bart NTMB Pre, Brubaker Brute SC-5 (Single Cut) Geddy Lee Jazz Bass. and one Fretless Bass . In the demo I'm playing an Ibanez SR885? through a miced cheap azz Crate combo amp with chorus. Hey that's what I had back in the day!

MUSIC