I've been playing electric bass since about 15 (40+ years) and upright bass about 15 years. I'm mostly an acoustic player these days - blues, bluegrass, swing and pre-war and 50's and 60's jazz. As a younger man i played electric bass in a number alternative bands in the Sonic Youthy/Velvet Undergroundy vein. I play upright slap bass in bluegrass, blues, rockabilly and trad jazz contexts. I'm fairly proficient in playing tunes of "fakebook" style lead sheets.
I can also get funky and slap and pop on the electric and like to play synth bass lines on electric but mostly gig on the upright.
I have dabbled in some electronic music sequencing and analog synth stuff in the past.

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Member since:
Dec 14 2017
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week


Upright: Jake Erwin from the Hot Club of Cowtown for upright slap. Willie Dixon of Chess Records fame. Milt Hinton. Ray Brown. Oscar Pettiford. Scott LaFaro. Charles Mingus.
Electric: Bootsy, James Jamerson, James Brown, Jack Bruce, Noel Redding in the Hendrix Experience band, a lot of 90s alternative stuff

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:
Electronic Music:


'61 King Mortone upright
Stagg Electric Upright travel bass
Ibanez SNDGR 5 string fretted electric bass
Travis Bean 4 string fretless
Peavey foundation fretles

A whole bunch of various amps and speakers. My main rig for acoustic, jazz, bluegrass gigs is a MarkBass Little Mark Bass Tube head into a very compact Phil Jones 4x5 cabinet. I have a wide variety of cabinets and heads for various degrees of louder gigs.

And whole bunch of keyboards and analog synths from electronic music noodling.