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Bassist looking to jam or start a band. Not into covers. And by "jam" I don't mean sit around rehearsing covers either. There's no music scene around here except bar bands that play only covers. I'm not into that.

Completely self taught. Can't read music. Don't know what notes are which. Don't care either. Real fast. Real loud. Can keep one hell of a rhythm and improvise when needed. Been told I play weird, with slides, chords, stuff like that. More like lead/rhythm bass if that makes sense.

Think Lemmy/Dee Dee Ramone/Cliff Williams style. Would like to do something like GWAR, Mentors, GG Allin, Killdozer etc. Prefer to be a 3-piece band, but 2 guitarists might work. I'll say that again: I'm looking to start a new band, from the ground up. I'm tired of never being good enough because I can't just jump right in and play someone else's material. Looking for a drummer and a guitarist. You don't even have to be good. Just people willing to make lots of noise and write our own songs.

I can sing/yell/whatever, but would prefer to sing backup or trade off vocals. Could possibly play some rhythm guitar too.

I don't have practice space, but I've got basses and guitars and some small amps. Would be no problem to buy better stuff if I meet people and we get serious.

Getting real sick of never being good enough. There's only so much I can take before I sell all my gear and give up. It's not something you ever get used to. I cannot take the place of another bassist in an established band. I cannot do super complex finger movements, alternate tunings, or play modern rock from the radio. I am not, nor will I ever be a professional. Looking to just have fun mostly. And nobody seems willing to do that anymore.

Prove me wrong.
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