Today's featured Winklepicker: Paul (Low B) Lebrun

We added a special page with bios of the band members. The first band member presented is Paul (Low B) Lebrun.

Born August 1954 started playin’ guitar at the age of 10 and played in garage bands until the age of 17. Started playin’ bass after a short time as he got more and more fascinated by the instrument. After finishing school he got more and more involved in Rock music and had the opportunity to play with the local Rock heroes and to do some studio work as a session player as well as with various bands he played with as a regular bassman and vocalist.

Bands: Candy, Mainline, Luke Haas Gang, Luke Haas and Friends, Midlife Crisis, and most of all the Chis Birch Band, and many others.

Uses old Ampeg SVT amps and fat Hiwatt 200 and 400 valve Heads. Smaller locations get the bottomy Ashdown 500 Klystron sound. All Amps are used with various enclosures, but mostly 8 x 10 Ampeg or a Hiwatt 4 x 10 1 x 15 cabinet.

Basses used: absolute favorite: a custommade 35’ Hot Wire 51 XXL 5 string bass with Pyramid strings.

Other basses used: Lakland 55-94 Deluxe, various Musicman 5 and 4 string basses, Wal 5 string as well as various Fender Precision an Jazz Basses, some old and newer Gibson T-Bird and RD Artist basses, Rickenbacker, Yamaha, Epiphone, Alembic, Auerswald, Leduc basses. Mostly basses with a very distinctive and personal sound that really fit in the music and that like to be played hard.

Playing the bass is a matter of philosophy!

The older you get, the better you play!

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