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Melbourne Australia


Male, from Melbourne Australia

Thinking about pedals... Jul 19, 2014

AlastairWatts was last seen:
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  • About

    Melbourne Australia
    Current Setup:
    Double Bass (a no-name but she's my special girl!)
    Fender MIJ P-Basses
    Fender MIJ J-Basses
    Greco P-Basses
    Greco J-Basses
    Ibanez Roadstar IIs
    60s Harmony
    Eden Amplifiers and Cabinets
    D'Addario strings (flats, nylon and nickel rounds)
    Various effects by: Boss, HAO, Dwarfcraft, Earthbound Audio, BBE, TC Electronic, Digitech, MadeByMike, Idiotbox, SubDecay, Fairfield Circuitry, EAR, Blacksheep Effects, Wren and Cuff, Zvex and DOD.
    Favorite Genres:
    Jazz, Metal, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Rock, Reggae, Baroque, modern Western Art music, noise.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Slipper, Bohjass, Lo-Res, Emma Tomkin, The Boys, Jacob McGuffie Band, Tim Pledger's Product, Viaduct, Yurodive... A bunch of other standards and latin bands
    G.A.S. List:
    A nice old Double Bass (circa 1850?)
    Both 4 and 6 string Double Basses by luthier Warren Nolan-Fordham.
    Some kind of 60s J- and a similar vintage P-bass... Heck! My wish list right? Make it a stack of them!!!
    Influences and Teachers:
    Charles Mingus, Dick Lovegren, Charlie Haden, Larry Grenadier, Ray Brown, John Paul Jones, Malachi Maghostus Favors, Aston Barrett, Edgar Meyers, Paul McCartney, Ron Carter, Mike Watt, Colin Greenwood, Dave Holland, Jack Bruce, Troy Sanders, Chris Hale and Sting. The bands 'Low', 'Radiohead', 'The Beatles', Tom Waits, Mstislav Rostropovich, Bob Dylan, Bill Evans, Joni Mitchell and composers like H.I.F Biber, J.S Bach, Couperin; if you really want to know more? ASK!!! Hahaha!
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Education, Politics, Love, Reading, Film, Life
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    • Double Bass Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    B.A (Humanities, Hons.), Grad. Dip. in Education (Secondary School), B. Music Performance (Jazz); 20 Years as a working bassist in a variety of contexts and genres.


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