Eric Swaim
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Eric Swaim

May The FORCE Be With YOU, Male, from Murfreesboro, TN

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    July 19
    Location:
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Occupation:
    Professional Teacher and bassist
    Current Setup:
    1981 Fender Precision 3-tone burst
    2010 Fender Precision P&J pickups(USA)
    1972 Fender Precision modified -w- P&J pickups

    SWR Bass 350 (chrome version)
    SWR Triad bass cab (1x15" & 1x10" + horn)
    Peavey sessionbass head (at Church)
    Peavey 1x15 BW w horn (at Church)
    Yorkville BLOC80B bass combo (small gigs)

    (1) 1990's Peavey Sessionbass bass head
    (1) Genz Benz 1x12 & horn great cab. blows me away
    (1) Peavey 2x10
    (1) 1978 Peavey Mark III bass head
    (1) 1982 Peavey Centurion bass head

    "Scaled back my gear and presently using the blast from the past"
    Favorite Genres:
    Everything that sounds good
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Church on Sundays, "The Menace" (I play guitar with this band) Mood Swing Jazz Quartet, sight reading jazz gigs , currently working on a jazz quartet project with original pieces I have composed.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too much to remember, but I'll do my best:
    38 Ken Smiths BT & BMT; BSR's
    3 Foderas Monarchs
    7 Alembics Series I's (1977-1981)
    1 Alembic Distallette
    1 Alembic Elan 5-string
    1 Alembic Epic 5-string fretless
    2 Steinbergers
    3 Pedullas
    60 + Fenders from the 1960's to the present,
    1972 Fender Telecaster bass
    R-Basses
    1 Kramer
    1 Surine
    6 + Music Man stingrays
    4 Peavey's T40,
    2 Peavey Foundation
    3 Peavey Fury
    PBC
    1 Warrick streamer
    Pensa Shur
    10 Ibanez roadstar, musician, roadstar II,
    1 Gibson Ripper fretless
    1-Gibson Ripper
    1 Epiphone Viola bass
    1999 Ken Smith BSR "Black Tiger" 4-string
    2004 Peavey Cirrus 4-string
    2010 Fender Jazz Bass (USA)
    1981 Carvin 4-string
    2013 Fender Squier 77 modified Jazz Bass
    1998 Peavey Foundation fretless 4-string
    2009 Fender Precision Hwy1
    2985 Ibanez Roadstar II P&J pickups very worn, but played great

    I have owned 300+ basses in my 34 years of playing. Always looking for the Holy Grail of basses, and found out the Holy Grail does not exist. You have to take what you have and make the most of that bass.
    SWR SM500
    SWR SM400
    SWR SM400S
    SWR Bass 350
    SWR Studio 220
    SWR Super Red Head
    SWR Red Head
    SWR Siverado 4x8" configuration
    Eden Metro
    SWR Triad
    SWR Golliath Jr
    SWR Golliath Jr. II
    SWR Golliath Jr. III
    SWR Baby Blue
    Peavey Max (in flight-case from the 1980's),
    Peavey Mk VIII
    Peavey SessionsBass
    Peavey Nitro
    Peavey Firebass 700
    (1) 1990's Peavey Sessionbass bass head
    (1) Genz Benz 1x12 & horn great cab. blows me away
    (1) Peavey 2x10
    (1) 1978 Peavey Mark III bass head
    (1) 1982 Peavey Centurion bass head
    Peavey 1820
    Peavey 1810
    Peavey 4x10 TXF
    Peavey 2x10 TXF
    Seymour Duncan bass 400
    GK 400rb
    GK 400rb III
    GK 400rb IV
    GK 700rb
    Trace Elliott AH1200SM
    Yamaha B100
    Hartke 4x10XL
    Acoustic 360 head and cab. etc.
    Ampeg BA115HP combo
    Peavey Combp 300
    Peavey Max (original built in flight case)
    Peavey Nitro
    Peavey Firebass 700
    Peavey centurian

    Upright basses include:
    1953 Kay M1
    1951 Kay
    Chinese Fully Carved
    Chinese Fully Carved (Schuman label, from Yang's Violin)
    Romanian fully carved Upright (I have owned 2 of these)
    1970's German (Laminated)
    Romanian (Laminated)
    Englehart
    Curruthers Electric Upright
    Kay 1958-59
    G.A.S. List:
    A Fender Precision or Jazz Bass that looks like someone tied a chain to it and drove it down an old gravel country road.
    Influences and Teachers:
    My Teachers were:
    David Hyde (Hammond Louisiana),
    Victor Wooten (Nashville),
    Roy Vogt (Nashville),
    Ernest Szugyi (Nashville Symphony, retired)

    My Influences were and are: Stanley Clark, Jaco Pastorius, Victor Wooten, Stu Hamm, Nicoli Paginini, Ron Carter, Duck Dunn, T-Bone Wolk, and many others. Impact players and not clones.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Tennessee Titans Football, LSU, Alabama (all SEC) Football, Politics as I am a conservative, wife & kids

    Signature

    Fender basses powered by SWR :bassist:
    Public School Orchestra Director, Bass Instructor, Praise & Worship Bassist Club #575, Fender Precision Bass Club #620