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JGbassman
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Retired Profesional Bassist

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JGbassman

Male, from The midwest. South of Lakes, North of Rocks.

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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The midwest. South of Lakes, North of Rocks.
    Occupation:
    Retired Profesional Bassist
    Current Setup:
    Ampeg SVT CL amps/cabs (Tribute band) GK Amps/cabs (original metal band) various Tech 21 effects/preamps, Trace Elliott ELF/10" cabs (recording, practice, smaller gigs)
    Favorite Genres:
    rock, metal, country, bluegrass, punk
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Jett Threatt (Joan Jett tribute band) Dueling at Dawn (groove metal- all original)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Everything
    G.A.S. List:
    Still want an older Black/Maple EB Stingray. Maybe someday.
    Influences and Teachers:
    JPJ, Geezer, Jaco, Harry James, Jerry Reed, Bob Daisley. Any musician with depth and feel.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Besides the obvious musical obsessions, Computer Flight Sims (DCS) Weight training, bicycling, shooting sports.
    played classical trumpet at an early age to gain musical foundation, included bass guitar at age 15. Was playing gigs by 16. Joined first road band at 22 (hotel/motel club band) played six nights a week, three years. I truly learned to play well during that phase. I later joined a Kansas City based touring/road band, with some reginal success with own music. Joined another touring band signed on a minor Geffen label, toured to support a long ago forgotten album.

    Worked in recording studios as a session musician, later went another direction in a career field and put music up for a period of time.

    I later came back to scene, worked as a hired gun for a few national acts, toured over two years, playing approximately 700 shows with a male country artist.

    I am retired from the road now, but have a very good Joan Jett tribute band, and a groove metal original group slowly gaining traction in the Midwest. I have a regular job to keep me busy, and I get to sleep in my own bed nightly instead of a hotel room. ;)

    I'm as excited and as consumed by music today as I was at 15. It's the one thing that has always been in my life.

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    Your ability lands you the gig, your attitude lets you keep it.
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