Luv4Bass...and All Things Bass-Like...
Hello anyone who has the free time and curiosity to look at this silly homepage. Has this instrument changed anyone elses life for the better? I have learned so much about myself through my bass. I have always been one who has trouble expressing myself verbally, but through my bass, I find peace of mind in my ability to express exactly how I am feeling to whomever is listening. Here is a little info on me. My name is Mike and I am currently with a band out of Olympia, WA. We are just getting everything together and will be playing out no later than September.
NAME: Michael A. Barlet
FROM: Washington State (OLY)
MUSICAL STYLE: punk/ska/Thrash...and everything else with a bassline
WHO I AM: now in my 30's!!! father of 2 who loves playing his bass for his little girls, praising God in a church setting, recording in the studio, or jamming out for a drunken crowd... basically, just playing!
My gear...until my next tax return!
1992 Warwick 5 stng Thumb, neck thru. Heavy, but the sound is well worth it.
1968 Fender 4 stng Telecaster - a little beatup(ok, alot beat up), but kicking serious a** every chance it gets. Great Thumper.
2003 Kremona 3/4 (Upright) Great for coffee house jams and open mics. But most of her play time is in the living room.
Rig: Old SWR 350 head(red face), SWR 15T Cab and T2X10 Cab. Beautiful sound... round, warm and punchy...alot of fun to play. When dialed in for heavy rock, this baby crunches like you would not believe.
- Very hard to say... I listen to a variety of music. I often hear something I like and incorporate it into my own style.
- Whether I hear a particluar line or perhaps a rythem developed through the bass, it all ends up influencing my music.
- Anyhow, some bands I listen to are Op Ivy, RHCP, NOFX, RATM, Sublime, the Clash, and Chevelle.
- For the Love of Money (Money, Money, Money, Monnnneeyyy) - O Jays
- Smoke Rasta - Slightly Stoopid (this bass line grooves!)