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rufusman42
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ABOUT

Bass Guitarist with more than 25 years experience. Was semi professional bassist in early nineties but now play more part time and have a full-time job (which pays the bills!)

Trained as classical musician at music school (but don't let that put you off...!) Can read charts and music and turn my hand to any type of genre.

I pretty much exclusively play five string bass now but still have a couple of four strings should the need arise as well as fretless. Would like to play more fretless as it's a challenge and sounds great.

Screen name:
rufusman42
Member since:
Jul 25 2013
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
30
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Very broad. Back when I started it was mainly funk and pop (well it was the 80's) but now, although I still have the funk/jazz/pop vibe, I mainly play rock/pop and covers (all era's from 60's through to present day)

Influcences I suppose are the usual suspects, Mark King / Jaco / James Jamerson / Victor Wooten / Joe Hubbard / Marcus Miller but will listen and learn from anyone who can hold a groove.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Expert
Electronic Music:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

SBMM Sterling Ray 35 5 String with Graphite Neck
Modified Yamaha TRBX605 (Nordstrand Pickups / Bartolini Preamp)
Yamaha BB435 (upgraded Bridge to Gotoh)
Modified Warwick GPS Corvette 5 String Fretless (EMG Pickups)
Modified Warwick Corvette Rockbass 5 String Fretless
Custom Fender MIM Jazz (with Graphite fretted neck), Nordstrand Pickups, John East J-Tone Pre
Custom Fender MIM Jazz (with Graphite fretless neck), Delano Pickups

Markbass CMD121H
Markbass NY121
Tecamp Puma 900 head
GK MB Fusion Head
TC BC208


Boss Wireless
TC Tuners

Home Studio based around a Mac Pro / Macbook pro with KRK monitors and Logic X. Various third party plugins to augment Apple's own instruments.