Howdy folks! I'm Chad, I live in southwestern Ontario, Canada. I've been playing bass something like 23 years or so, and managed to find loads of info here in these forums over the years without ever having to post a new thread. This place is hands down the most thorough compendium of bass related knowledge on the web. So I figured it's about time I made an account and said hello! I'll post a few pics of my rig for the gear nuts. I mostly play post hardcore/punk type stuff but I'm down to jam on anything with a groove. Played in high school concert band and jazz band many years ago. My first couple bands during and after high school were ska-punk type bands with like 7 members. Play in a 3 pc now and it's so much easier. Just a few crusty dudes in their 30s who just can't give it up. Also doing some sessions with my friend's "kids" band lately, which is fun. Same friend I played with in those ska bands. He's always written his basslines with me in mind, or let me play whatever I want. Rented an upright for about a year, about ten years ago, did a few sessions but couldn't afford the cash or space to keep it. Gotta say though, playing upright is such an intimate experience, you really dance with the instrument. Played only with my fingers for ages but eventually discovered that there is musical application to any and every technique/tone that you can pull out of a bass. Play with a pick quite a bit now, maybe 50/50. Love a thick Jamerson thumping sound. Also love a grinding Simms (Jesus lizard) sound. Also love a fuzzy Muse sound. I just love the bass, and in the last couple years I've really jumped into pedal world, which has expanded the whole instrument for me. Anyway, hope y'all are keeping healthy and safe in these wild 2020 times. Cheers Basses: 2016 MIM Fender Precision Bass Special 1996 MIC Squier Precision (my first) Early 2000s Ibanez SR300DX in the back Amps: Rack Rider power conditioner DBX 163x compressor Very old korg tuner 1997? Ampeg SVT-3PRO 1995? Ampeg SVT 410HE (200w) Bottom cab is one I'm in the midst of building for an old Cerwin Vega 18" beast. (Yes I know 4 10s move more air etc but it really sounds great under the 410he, though it doesn't typically leave the house as the 410 will rumble any small venue and the 3pro has a handy xlr out to front of house anyway) Not pictured: Ampeg B100 solid state Yorkville bass master 100 ss (Blue fuzzy) Pedals: Boss TU-3 Tuner Boss NS-2 noise suppressor Boss HR-2 harmonist TC Electronic Sub n' Up octaver Keeley Bubbletron TC Electronic Spectra Comp Proco Turbo Rat Boss GEB-7 bass eq Wren and Cuff Box of War (big Muff) Southampton Boosted Fuzz DOD rubberneck delay TC Electronic Spark booster TC Electronic Ditto Looper Also have a mid 2000s ehx big Muff, and a bass big Muff, and couple other older pedals, but they don't live on the pedal board these days.