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Anyone from Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by warwickben, Jun 5, 2002.


  1. i went to las vegas this summer and saw like 5 really good bassplayers down there .does any one on talkbass play gigs at th hotels
     
  2. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Adrian Garcia plays in Storm at Mandalay Bay. Great show, incredible bass player!

    Don't tell him I said that...he might get a swelled head:D

    Oh...but now I think he's only a 6-string guy. He used to play a 5-string Fodera, but that Roscoe and the MTD seem to have taken him to new territory.
     
  3. beermonkey

    beermonkey

    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I've played a gig in Las Vegas if that counts. :)
     
  4. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I've been in Las Vegas since 1988 playing full time in the lounges and showrooms (except for a 5 year stint puting bands on Carnival cruise ships from 1992-97). Haven't met Adrian Garcia but I hear he's a good guy (check out his VERY cool website).
     
  5. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I was there in March! Where do you play?
     
  6. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    I've played just about every Hotel/Casino in town that hasn't been built in the last 3 years (and most of those too). I have one "Homebase" band but also freelance with several others and do the occasional Showroom gig. I also occasionally play other Hotel/Casinos around the state and a few in California and Arizona (Indian Reservation Casinos).
     
  7. i stayed at this place i cant rember the name it has the tigers and stuff.i think i saw a bass player play with 3 diffent bands there he was pretty good. i just wanted to tell him he kicks ass. he had a black bass maybe 6 but i thiun it was a 5.not suyre the make
     
  8. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    I'll let you know when I'm coming back, which will hopefully be next Spring. Maybe I can bring the wife by and we can see you in action:D
     
  9. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    The Mirage. Home of Sigfreid and Roy and their white Tigers.
     
  10. yeah thats the place.the bass player was kick ass.the tigers were insane i hated the trip because iam 16 and i got kicked out of every were.the tigers and hearing that basspkayer made the trip fun
     
  11. Las Vegan... and damn ashaimed of it. Not old enough to play at the casinos yet...
     
  12. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    thread back from the dead- ( thanks RAM!!)
    you probably saw my frined Georgr - he plays an F bass withthe black and white ceruse finish- great player, great bass- you also probably saw Darryl Williams- FANTASTIC player- and a great guy- good frined- Vegas is full of good bassists- im just lucky to be in the mix!- peace, Adrian
     
  13. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    So...uh...Adrian, what will you be playin' next time I'm in town?:D
     
  14. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i have to sell everything and go to typing college!!! i write like an illiterate!! gotta stop that-
    I am as of now playing my MTD635- my backup this week is the Rbass 5 on my site- it MAY be a keeper, but i have a Roscoe 6 coming as well and that was a special order with the thuya top - so im keeping it. I thought i might make it a fretless, but i dont play a lot of f less so its a shame- it will be fretted- 2 fretted sixes and a 5- for fretless- a Kingsyton 5 is great- i may throw a preamp in one- i also have a red lakland 55-02 fretless here that is very nice- but its new. so ill stay away from it and keep it new.
    Thats my story and im sticking to it.:D
     
  15. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Hmmm...I bet I can change your story...just wait until you see my Elrick. I haven't even ordered it yet, but I promise you it'll knock your socks into Seattle!:D
     
  16. lump

    lump

    Jan 17, 2000
    St. Neots, UK
    Gonna be at Nellis later on this month, and was just digging around to see who to see...bump.

    I'm definitely gonna hit Mandalay Bay. Adrian, what an awesome scrapbook--Jim Fielder, Pino Palladino, holy cow! You guys gotta check out his website. Amazing.
     
  17. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    lump- my wife ia ann Army SGT- she spends a lot of time at Nellis- the Mandalay Bay show closed 2 months ago - but email me, ill be gigging around town- ( hopefully) - i play at the Blue Note a lot- peace! Adrian
     
  18. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    Geez. I live here and I did not know Storm had closed (plus I drive by Mandalay Bay all the time). I gotta get out more (when I'm not playing)!