Age: 18 and a half
Location: East Anglia
Took up bass: Christmas 2004
Wears the bass: Strings about flies level.
Wants: More money for more basses. (I would never pay more than £400 for a bass, even if i had the money to spare.)
Plays: Fretted 4 strings exclusively.
I'm a rock loving, tall & lanky, 90% plectrum bassist. (I don't like being called a bass player, or a bass guitarist, but thats mainly personal preference)
I have an old
metal British Airways cigarette case, and it's got my pick collection in it, i change picks depending on the song, and i love to take the opportunity to dig in.
I joined my first band this Christmas gone, it's a covers band, and I've noticed through it that i have some sort of magical sub-conscious way of keeping time, I never count, and I never focus on part of the drum kit for more than about half a song.
I know I need to let myself go and et into the music more, because the guitarist i always stand next to gets so into it, he's one of the talking points of the band, and i wanna build up to his level of excellence.
I'm completely self-taught, only rarely using books, and using A LOT of tabs, although I'm fairly decent at working out a bass-line from listening to the track a few times. Although, because I'm self-taught (and because i have odd fingers and thumbs, double jointed and fairly long... I think they're called hitchhikers thumbs?
) My technique is very flawed, i hold a pick badly, and don't grip the neck properly either. I know i need to learn some theory, and i could do it, I just have never sat down and concentrated.
When I'm playing I like to be heard, I don't want to fade into the background, but i don't play a lot of melodically flash stuff, i just love it when a fill really fits
, even if it's very simple.
Sorry for the long post, maybe i should release an auto-biography.
Edited by allighatt0r, 19 March 2008 - 01:00 PM.