taylor1303
CONTACT

SEEKING

Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Drums.

ABOUT

ABOUT ME:

I am a college student with a very tight schedule. That said, if you have any interest in collaborating or whatever else, feel free to contact me (email below). I just can't promise that I'll be able to dedicate all of my time to whatever you have going on.

INSTRUMENTS:

I mainly play bass, but I can work my way around the guitar okay.
I played trumpet back in middle school, so I'm rusty, but I could get back into it should the need arise.
I know the double bass isn't exactly 1:1, but I can sorta play one.
I'm no virtuoso on the keyboard, but I know where all the notes are and I know enough basic theory to play some basic chords (ie major, minor, etc) and scales.

SKILL LEVEL:

I'm currently taking lessons for bass and music theory. So far, I'd say I have more than enough to get by for say, metal and rock, not quite enough for blues, and pretty darn far from improve jazz.
If you give me something written (tabs, sheet music, chord chart) or show me something to follow along with, I can figure it out.
When I get the chance I'll be uploading some covers on "the tube" (I think you're not allowed to say YT? Pretty sure bandmix is removing the word.) to demonstrate where I'm at.

GENRES:

My primary love is for metal, but I have a deep appreciation for many other genres including prog rock, funk, (and to a lesser extent for the time being, but I'm working on it) blues and jazz. However, I have a hard time finding any rap or country that I can stand listening to. Great for you if you're a fan of those, and I'd love to be proven wrong, but hey.

OTHER SKILLS:

While working on my degree in Game Design, I've picked up a few other skills such as: design (i.e. Photoshop, etc), coding, and a (very, very) tiny bit of voice recording work.

CONTACT:

If you're interested, e-mail me at thobbs1303 at g mail with an appropriate subject heading. If you'd rather text me, email me first with your number.

Screen name:
taylor1303
Member since:
Oct 08 2014
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

(most to least influence, though the top 5 are pretty near tied)
Tool, Pantera, The Mars Volta, Death/Control Denied, Yes (up to and including Going for the One), Vektor (a very recent love, they are freakin incredible), Primus, Black Sabbath (up to and including SBS), King Crimson (I've only heard In the Court of the Crimson King because of Fripp's anal stance on streaming music), Parliament-Funkadelic, Soundgarden, Meshuggah, King's X (just barely starting to get into these guys, but they're super tight), The Residents, Liquid Tension Experiment/Dream Theater (only just starting to like them), NSP (mostly for their attitude and humor, to be honest)

You might be able to tell that I prefer tight bands with a good sense of rhythm, and that I trend a little more towards the melodic/progressive rather than the "brutal" heavier stuff. Don't get me wrong, I've listened to my fair share of Slayer and Meshuggah, but it doesn't get me going like The Mars Volta, Yes, or Tool do.

For an example of what really gets me going, check out:
-10,000 Days (Pt. 1 & 2)
-Parabol/Parabola
-Floods
by Tool

-Cygnus... Vismund Cygnus
-Frances The Mute (the song, not the album)
-Tetragrammaton
-Goliath
by The Mars Volta

-Hard Lines, Sunken Cheeks
-Suicide Note (Pt. 1 & 2)
-Throes of Rejection
by Pantera

-Spirit Crusher
-Overactive Imagination
-Zero Tolerance
-Suicide Machine
-Living Monstrosity
by Death

-Close to the Edge
-Gates of Delirium
-South Side of the Sky
by Yes

-Forest of Legend
-Charging the Void
-Cygnus Terminal
-Tetrastructural Minds
by Vektor

Pretty long winded, I know. I just can't help myself.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Trumpet:
Beginner
Keyboard:
Beginner
Upright bass:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

BASSES:
*Peavey TL-5 (my current baby, I mean just look at those photos, oh baby...) [https://www.talkbass.com/threads/nbd-peavey-tl-5-in-blue.1304585/]
*Spector Legend Standard
*Warmoth Gecko 5 Wide fretless (a screw sheered in half, so I'm currently out an E string so yeah...) [details: http://www.talkbass.com/threads/my-first-custom-bass-gecko-5-wide.972448/]
*Fender Squier Fretless Vintage Modified Jazz

GUITARS:
*Douglas Hadron 727
*Alvarez 5001 Classical Guitar

AMPS & OTHER:
*Roland Cube 30 practice amp (NOT gig ready, a bit too quiet for louder settings. I would plan on getting a bigger setup, but as of yet I am not part of any band, plus I don't have the space and I can't afford one)
*Pedals: Boss CS3, VP JR, Digitech Whammy
*Blue Yeti mic with shockmount, pop filter, and boom arm
*Pawnshop Wurlitzer trumpet (could use some oiling since I don't practice it, trumpets are way too loud)