Hi from Lowell

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Seashore, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. Seashore


    Jun 2, 2019
    Hey folks. I've lurked here for a bit (mostly reading about gear I can't afford) and figured I'd introduce myself properly. I've played guitar for 26 years. I've also played bass here and there as needed, for almost as long - mostly for recordings but occasionally in bands. I joined a band on bass about a year ago, started playing bass full-time again, and found myself absolutely loving the instrument -- exploring new tones and techniques, seeing what I could accomplish with effects, adapting to the scale. It's been a welcome challenge after feeling stagnant on guitar for a few years.

    I've been into metal since I was a kid, and most of what I play is along those lines. I'm a big fan of bright, aggressive tones and I enjoy complex material. My years playing guitar are carrying over; I play with a pick, and my main bass rig is an old Traynor guitar head running through some midrangey, bright speakers.

    As far as listening goes, I like a lot of death and black metal, prog rock (Rush and King Crimson especially), some neo-folk (Wardruna, Hedningarna, Groupa), Georgian and medieval chant, lots of random other music... this past week I've been listening to the new Deathspell Omega, a bunch of Alfa Mist, some Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate, and just fell in love with Fatoumata Diawara's first album.

    Aside from music, I do artwork and illustrations, I used to do construction and shop work for a living, and I'm the proud if frustrated dad of a seven-year-old nutcase. Hope y'all are well.
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  2. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
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  3. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Welcome to TB.

    Hold onto your wallet. You are about to learn about every piece of gear in the market.