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Northamptonshire, UK
Engineer and part-time Bass-player


Male, from Northamptonshire, UK

www.darkgrin.co.uk - ready to gig Sep 12, 2023

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      Grunge is IN
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  • About

    Northamptonshire, UK
    Engineer and part-time Bass-player
    Current Setup:
    Aria Pro II XRB bass (from about 1988)
    Fender Player P-bass MIM (2023)
    Fender Rumble 500c
    Ashdown Studio 8 (for home practice)
    - DOD flanger
    - Boss tuner
    - Dunlop cry-baby wah
    - Boss Waza-craft delay
    - Aria stereo chorus
    - TC Electronics SpectraDrive preamp / compressor / DI
    Favorite Genres:
    Rock (70s, 80s, 90s), Metal, Grunge, Punk, a little Thrash, a reasonable amount of Pop, and a smattering of Ska for good measure... and McFly (because why wouldn't you?).
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Dark Grin (grunge tribute)
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Marshall Super-Bass head
    Sound City 4 x 12 cabinet
    G.A.S. List:
    Fender J Bass.
    Fender P Bass (now got one, so technically could cross this off the list).
    One of Steve Harris's basses - especially his blue sparkle Fender.
    Another old Aria Pro II XRB with passive pick-ups. Preferably a blue one this time, but black would do. Or red.
    A Squier PJ bass for gigging (so I don't have to worry about knocks and raucous crowds).
    A nicely balanced Ibanez bass with passive pups for gigs (see above for reasoning).
    Influences and Teachers:
    Steve Harris - Iron Maiden (the main reason I picked up the bass in the first place).
    Mark King - Level 42.
    Robert DeLeo - oh so smooooth!
    Steve Kalorin - Woodfish. If you don't know them, look them up. You owe it to yourself.
    Lemmy. Because.
    Billy Gould.
    Duff McKagan.

    Mark at Talking Bass.... a great teaching resource.
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Cycling and fishing, and a bucket-load of home DIY.
    Played Bass in a gigging band at the pubs and clubs around Leicester and Northants (UK) in the late '80s and early '90s doing our own numbers - rock and metal mainly, with a couple of covers thrown in.
    Brief hiatus when the kids were small and growing rapidly.
    Did a few benefit / money-raising gigs for the local scout-group and cricket club mainly around rock and pop in the last 10 years. Very casual gigs with musical friends, but few and far between.
    I'm now in a Grunge tribute band covering Nirvana (of course), Stone Temple Pilots, Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and the like.


    Aria Pro II XRB bass; Fender MiM P-bass; Fender Rumble500c; Ashdown Studio 8
    Official Fender Player Series Bass Club #72
    Rumble Club #1525
    Combo Club #321
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