Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar.


I'm a pro bassist that came out of a 16 year retirement in 2014 to start a band (The Bottom Third) with 3 other retired musicians from regional bands to win the 2014 Elixir guitar strings battle of the bands. In 2016 I left The Bottom Third to pursue an all original band. I’ve played In a few start up original bands over the last 3 years but nothing really meshed the way I would like it to. At this point I want to start an all original hard rock/alternative/punk/metal band or join an established original band. I want to write, record & release music as well as play 6-10 shows a year. I also have a practice space in New London PA where we can play loud as well as record as I have pro recording equipment. Please either contact me on here or email me at “jshack5010 at aol dot com”.

In the 90's I was in several bands, but the main ones were Shovelhead (founding member 8yrs), Silence.txt (bassist as needed during the early years) & Novelty (1yr, American Machine Records). I've opened for several national acts such as Zen Guerrilla, Fugazi, fIREHOSE, The Goo Goo Dolls, Godflesh, VOD, The Tree People, POD and Dread Zepplin. I’ve played shows at iconic clubs such as CBGB’s (NYC), HardRock Cafe (NYC), Webster Hall (NYC), Continental (NYC), Kyber Pass (Philly), The Stone Balloon (DE) and The Bottle & Cork (DE) to name a few. I’ve also recorded 30+ songs in 8 different studios over the years as well. Now many years later I’m still rocking and I want to find like minded musicians to partner with.

As for my gig that pays the bills I'm a degreed Senior Mechanical Design Engineer/Project Manager.

Screen name:
Member since:
Nov 01 2014
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Most available:


The Clash, Soundgarden, Rage Against the Machine, Jeff Buckley, Sunny Day Real Estate, Faith No More, The Replacements, Smashing Pumpkins, Super Chunk, Oingo Boingo, Seaweed, Baroness, Deftones, Janes Addiction, Alter Bridge, Fugazi, The Cult, Quicksand, Chevelle, Clutch, 70's Punk, 80's Alternative, 90's Grunge and 00's Metal etc,,,,

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:


Musicman Sterling 4 String Bass (USA) w/D tuner
Musicman Sterling 5 String Bass (USA)
Gibson SG 4 String Bass (USA)
ESP LTD B206SM 6 String Bass, Natural Satin
Sterling by Musicman, SUB Series 5 String Bass
Ibanez 4 String Acoustic Bass
Fender 4 String Squire 2 Precision Bass w/ D tuner
SWR Working Pro 700 Head
Tech 21 Sans Amp RBI Preamp
Tech 21 Sans Amp RPM Preamp
SWR Working Pro 4x10 cabinet
SWR Son of Birtha 1x15 cabinet (w/tweeter)
PreSonus StudioLive 32 Digital Mixer
PreSonus Studio One Professional DAW.
Mackie Thump powered monitors and lots of mics and drum mics.