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The Real World: Tom Colantonio

I picked one up to improve 6-string guitar timing and fell in love.
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Tom Colantonio

Home base Rhode Island
Occupation Musician (retired from alt world)
Gigs Chandler Street Band (classic rock), Joel Greene & Deep Waters (originals)
Basses Fender Precision (my go-to bass), fretless Fender Jazz, Ibanez Portofino, G&L, Hofner Beatle Bass, short-scale Gibson SG bass
Rig Pretty much a poster child for Ampeg: 800-watt PF head, 250-watt B2RE head, as well as 150- watt, 100-watt, and 50-watt combos with 4x10, 2x10 & 1x15 cabs
Effects Boss ODB-3 Bass Overdrive, Boss CE-5 Stereo Chorus Ensemble
Strings, etc. La Bella flats, D’Addario, Fender
Heroes & inspiration James Jamerson, Duck Dunn, Nathan East, Rocco Prestia
Contact bass1571@cox.net

How did you come to play bass?

I picked one up to improve 6-string guitar timing and fell in love. Never looked back; wish I’d have started earlier in life.

What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?

Serve the song.

What are your musical goals?

To always improve. There is always more to learn. Never believe you know it all.

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