Billy Greer

"The sounds I’m getting have beautiful, round, warm bottom and crisp highs that accentuate the mix and have made my life a little less stressful!"

Gear:

9CBJD-L1/S1 & NTMB+F Preamp

Genres: Classic Rock

Homebase:

Lawrenceville, GA

Billy Greer (born January 26, 1952) is the current bass player for the band Kansas. He joined the band in 1985 in time for the “Power” album. He had previously worked with keyboardist/vocalist  Steve Walsh in the band “Streets”. and works with his own band “Seventh Key” when not performing with Kansas. When Kansas took a year off in 1989, Billy played for a year with the lengendary Southern rock band “The Outlaws.”  He also was a member of the brief 2009 Kansas side project “Native Window" along with Kansas members Phil Ehart, Richard Williams and David Ragsdale.

He continues to tour and record with Kansas, whose current line up includes; Phil Ehart, Richard Wiliams, David Ragsdale, Ronnie Platt, David Manion and Zak Rizvi. The band recently signed a worldwide recording deal with “InsideOutMusic” have just finished recording a new album of new songs which is slated to be released in September 2016.

"When I perform with the band, the last thing I want to worry about is the dependability of the equipment that I use and the sound that is coming from my instrument! When I reacquired an old passive Fender Jazz bass, that I once owned and used years ago, I found myself missing the sound and flexibility of active electronics, which had been a part of my bass sound for many years. I decided different pickups were needed for the sound I was looking for. After researching the available products, watching online comparisons, and making a few inquiries. I contacted the kind and knowledgeable people at “Bartolini” to help solve my dilemma. After talking with them about what I was looking for and the sound I was looking for, they set me up with their “Pro Level” line of pickup and pots, that have solved my bass problems. The sounds I’m getting have beautiful, round, warm bottom and crisp hi’s that accentuate the mix and have made my life a little less stressful! “Bartolini Rules!” When I perform with the band, the last thing I want to worry about is the dependability of the equipment that I use and the sound that is coming from my instrument! When I reacquired an old passive Fender Jazz bass, that I once owned and used years ago, I found myself missing the sound and flexibility of active electronics. I decided different pickups were needed for the sound I was looking for. After researching the available products, watching online comparisons, and making a few inquiries. I contacted the kind and knowledgeable people at “Bartolini” to help solve my dilemma. After talking with them about what I was looking for and the sound I was looking for, they set me up with their “Pro Level” line of pickup and pots, that have solved my bass problems. The sounds I’m getting have beautiful, round, warm bottom and crisp highs that accentuate the mix and have made my life a little less stressful!"
Billy Greer
Bass Player
“Kansas”