I've been a guitar player of the 6 string variety for most of my life, having regionally toured, (back in the big hair days), done some studio sessions, worked for an independent record label, and promoting my own original band. But I do have a background playing bass as far back as my High School Jazz Band days, and I have always enjoyed laying Bass Tracks on some of my own work.
Anyway, I ended up here because the Lead Vocalist from my current band wanted to start a new Reggae Band. She's an incredible performer, and I felt the timing was right, (our first gig is an Outdoor event to benefit Cancer Survivors). Well, needless to say that I'm way behind when it comes to trends, gear, and everything else bass related. So Talk Back seemed like a logical choice!
If that wasn't enough to bore you, I'm a Moderator on The Gear Page, and Brian Scherzer (TGP Owner/Admin), showed some of us, (Mods), a beautiful pic of a Sadowsky Bass that is for sale on the TB forum. Since I've been looking for a better bass, (I currently have a Hartke I may have paid $200 for..LOL), you can imagine how much fun I've had cruising the Classifieds.
On the personal side, I'm married (19 years), I have 2 kids (13 & 10), coach 3 sports (football, baseball, basketball), and was able to retire from the Fire Service, so I'm the "at home dad" and resident musician!
Well, sorry for the diatribe, but that's pretty much it as far as my background. Now....I'll fade into the background, look, listen and learn! (And hopefully find a good bass