RikSMaximus
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Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Harmonica, Flute, Other.

ABOUT

I have many varied musical influences, but was born & bred on hard rock/metal/alternative.
In writing original music, I incorporate many different styles...sometimes a lil bluesy, or funky, or jazzy, or psychedelic, but usually leaning towards the heavier side of thangs...

BASS: I am primarily a bass player...Love to incorporate effects on my bass...a lil fuzz, or distortion, or delay on bass from time to time goes along way as far as sounding unique...Not a "schooled" bass player; ie I can get a lil funky here and there, but I'm not using any "official" techniques...

KEYBOARDS: I know my way around the basics; grew up with a Captain Kickass Hammond Organ in the house.

ACOUSTIC GUITAR: We always seemed to have an acoustic guitar banging around the house too, and started playing that as well. Actually been playing it alot more than my bass, as it's just so convenient to not hafta plug in!

VOCALS: I've recently determined (once and for all!) after recent experiments at "open mic nights" that I have in no way shape or form "lead vocal abilities"...What I do have is a solid back up vocal...I know pitch and key...just don't have the quality vocal needed for lead....

STRENGTHS: Relatively tasteful songwriter and arranger...if 2 or 3 parts need to be strung together, I'll find a way to make it work...Love to program drum machines....and have devised a way to incorporate it into the live performance ( a "poor man's click track" so to speak).

WEAKNESS: Not the most dynamite improvisational player; Generally like to be rehearsed and be familiar with the material...in other words, if ya said "Hey let's jam on this" I'll muddle thru it, but if I take it home and work on it a bit over the course of a few days, I usually put together something tastey...

Screen name:
RikSMaximus
Member since:
Feb 09 2005
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed

Influences

ALICE IN CHAINS
COLDPLAY
JANE'S ADDICTION
JELLYFISH
NINE INCH NAILS
PLACEBO
RADIOHEAD
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
SEAL
XTC

(to name a few)

EQUIPMENT

BASS:
ESP

KEYBOARDS:
Roland RS-09 Strings Organ (old old)
Yamaha DX21 (old)
Casio WK3500

ACOUSTIC GUITARS:
Washburn
Martin Backpacker

AMPLIFER - Ampeg B3 Combo

EFFECTS:
Korg B4 Bass Effects Processor
Korg Pandora's Box
Various other FX Processors

RECORDING:
Tascam MK488 Cassette Format 8 Track
Alesis SR-16 Drum Machine