Eric Swaim
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July 19
Murfreesboro, TN
Professional Teacher and bassist

Eric Swaim

GOD, U.S. MIlitary, Country, Male, from Murfreesboro, TN

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  • About

    July 19
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Professional Teacher and bassist
    Current Setup:
    1986 Alembic Series II
    1984 Alembic Spoiler
    1989 Alembic Elan PJ
    1992 Alembic Essence
    1990 Ken Smith B.T. 5
    2009 LowEnd 4/21
    1990's Modulus Jazz 4
    1979 Peavey T40
    1977 Fender Precision
    2021 Alvarez acoustic bass

    (1) BagEnds 1×15D cabs
    (1) SWR Goliath JR. III 2x10
    (1) SWR Son of Bertha 1x15
    (1) SWR SM500 bass head
    (1) SWR Bass 350 (chrome version)

    (1) T.C. Spectra Drive pream D.I. for Church. We dont use amps anymore.

    "Scaled back my gear and presently using the blast from the past"
    Favorite Genres:
    Everything that sounds good
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Church on Sundays, playing bass on (Classic Rock & Blues 1960-1980's era) sight reading jazz gigs.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Too much to remember, but I'll do my best
    1983 Fender Precision
    2007 Ken Smith BSR5 (not a burner)
    1990 Ken Smith B.T. 4 string in Koa
    2019 Fender Tony Franklin fretless
    2021 Fender Precision 60's original
    2021 Fender Precision 50' original
    2009 Ken Smith B.T. Elite 6
    1992 Ken Smith B.T. C.R. 6
    1993 Alembic Elan 4 Koa
    2001 Fender Hot Rod Precision made in USA with P&J pickups
    2016 Ken Smith BSR 4WT
    43 Ken Smiths BT & BMT; BSR's
    2002 Ken Smith BSR5 Elite bass
    2000 Ken Smith BSR5 Elite bass
    2016 Ken Smith BSR4 GN
    1997 Ken Smith BSR 4
    2001 Elite 5 in tiger maple
    1997 Elite 5 in Lacewood
    2003 Elite 6 in Figured Maple
    4 Foderas Monarch 4 string models
    7 Alembics Series I's (1977-1981)
    1 Alembic Distallette
    1 Alembic Elan 5-string
    1 Alembic Epic 5-string fretless
    1 Alembic Spoiler
    2 Steinbergers stick basses
    3 Pedullas Pentabuzz basses
    90 + Fenders from the 1960's to the present,
    1972 Fender Telecaster bass
    R-Basses (several of the 5 strings he made)
    1987 Peavey Dyna Bass Unity series
    GW Luthiers Custom Fretless 4
    2002 Ken Smith BSR6MW 6-string
    1977 Gibson Ripper bass
    2000 Fender Deluxe USA Jazz Bass passive
    2000 Fender 75 reissue Jazz Bass USA
    2005 Fender 75 Jazz Bass USA reissue
    2007 Fender 62 AVRI Precision Bass
    1997 Fender Jazz Bass USA
    2002 Fender Jazz Bass fretless MIM
    1977-78 Peavey T40
    1 1987 Hamer Chaparral
    1 1982 Fender Precision fretless (S9 serial number)
    1 Kramer Forum I and Forum IV
    1 Surine 5 string
    6 + Music Man stingrays
    6 Peavey's T40,
    2 Peavey Foundation
    3 Peavey Fury
    2- PBC basses from 1990's
    1 Warrick streamer
    Warrick FNT Corvette 5 string
    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
    1985 Ibanez Roadstar II P&J pickups very worn, but played great
    1972 Fender Precision with added jazz pickup
    1981 Fender Precision with added Jazz pickup
    1982 Fender Precision Fretless
    1985 Ibanez Roadstar II
    1974 Gibson Grabber
    1975 Fender Precision Fretless
    1978 Fender Precision
    1981 Peavey T40
    1985 Ibanez Roadstar II
    1989 Kramer Forum III
    1980's Yamaha BB1600
    1986 Peavey Foundation
    1989 Peavey Foundation "S" fretless
    1980's Yamaha BB1600
    1980's Yamaha BB300 with added Jazz pickup
    Frankenstein P&J with warmoth body, 2000 Fender 62 reissue Jazz bass neck, EMG's
    2017 Fender 60's decade Jazz Bass USA
    2017 Fender 60 decade Precision Bass USA
    Rickenbacker 4003, 1983, 2005, 2011
    1999 Fender Hot Rod Precision
    2000 Fender Hot Rod Precision
    2001 Fender Hot Rod Precision
    1990's Yamaha BB500 with added Jazz pickup.
    1995 Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass

    I have owned 400+ basses in my 42 years of playing. Always looking for the Holy Grail of basses, and found out the Holy Grail Bass does not exist. You have to take what you have and make the most of that bass.

    Eden WTX-500
    Ashdown EVO 500 bass Magnifier
    SWR SM500
    SWR SM400
    SWR SM400S
    SWR Bass 350
    SWR Studio 220
    SWR Super Red Head
    SWR Red Head
    SWR Baby "baby" Blue combo
    SWR Siverado 4x8" configuration
    Eden Metro
    SWR Triad
    SWR Goliath Jr
    SWR Goliath Jr. II
    SWR Goliath Jr. III
    SWR Goliath II
    SWR Goliath III
    SWR Goliath IV
    SWR Baby Blue
    Peavey Max (in flight-case from the 1980's),
    Peavey Mk VIII
    Peavey SessionsBass
    Peavey Nitro
    Peavey Firebass 700
    Peavey TNT 1x15 combo
    (3) 1990's Peavey Sessionbass bass head
    (2) Genz Benz 1x12 & horn great cab. blows me away
    (1) Peavey 2x10TX
    (2) 1978 Peavey Mark III bass head
    (2) 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
    Yorkville BLOC80B bass combo
    SWR Bass 350 (chrome version)
    SWR Goliath III 4x10 bass cab
    Peavey sessionbass head
    Peavey 1x15 BW w horn (1) 1990's Peavey Sessionbass bass head
    (5) Peavey 2x10
    SWR Bass 350 (chrome)
    Eden D112XLT
    Eden D112XLT (neo powered)
    SWR Studio 220
    SWR Goliath Jr 2x10
    BagEnd 1x15 bass cab
    SWR Baby Blue II combo
    SWR Baby Blue head

    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)
    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,football I am a conservative, wife & kids
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Teaching Credentials:
    B.A. Instrumental Music Education from Middle Tennessee State University
    Christian & Bassist


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