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Tim Foreman

Timothy Foreman
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Tim Foreman performs with Switchfoot in Wilmington, North Carolina in September 2011
Background information
Birth name Timothy David Foreman
Also known as Tim, Timmy, Timmy Ninja
Born (1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 37)
San Bernardino County, California
Origin San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Musician, bassist
Instruments Bass, vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, piano
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Switchfoot
Notable instruments
Lakland Basses
Gibson Thunderbird
Fender Telecaster Bass
Fender Mustang Bass
Music Man Sterling
Fender Jazz Bass

Timothy (Tim) David Foreman (born August 15, 1978) is the bassist for the band Switchfoot. He was born in Lake Arrowhead, California but grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and Virginia Beach, Virginia. He and his family later moved to San Diego, California, where he now resides with his wife Andrea (whom he married in 2001), their son Jett, born in April 2005, and daughter Layla.[1]

He graduated from San Dieguito Academy in 1997, where he graduated under the title of 'Scholar Athlete' for his high achievements in surfing and education. He is the youngest member of Switchfoot; their first album The Legend of Chin was released only four days after he graduated from high school. His brother Jon Foreman is the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for Switchfoot with whom he has co-written several of the group's songs. Among those he has written are "Easier Than Love," "Oh Gravity," and a handful of others.

Foreman's main musical influences are Paul McCartney and The Beatles. He has been playing bass since the 5th grade, but has never taken any formal lessons. He has also been playing piano since he was three years old.


Tim Foreman has used several different amps and basses throughout his career with Switchfoot. Towards the beginning of the band's career, he used a Fender Precision Bass and an Ampeg SVT amplifier. Presently he endorses Gallien-Krueger amps and Lakland Basses. His basses are a Lakland 4-94, a Lakland Hollowbody, a Lakland Decade, a Gibson Thunderbird, a Fender Mustang Bass, a vintage Fender Telecaster Bass, a Music Man Sterling, and a Music Man S.U.B. His amplification rig consists of a Gallien-Krueger 2001RB head through two 410 rbh cabinets with horn /a Neo412 cabinet. He also uses a Line6 Bass PODXTL for modeling and effects. His picks are Clayton 1.00 mm triangle picks.



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