Born and raised in Southwest Detroit, Dominic is a product of Motown's rich musical history. Davis attended Detroit Public School's Cass Technical High alongside historic bass alumni Ron Carter and Paul Chambers where he took up studies in the Upright Bass. Known for his tasteful playing, tone, and deep pocket, he is equal parts Jazz, Hip-Hop, Rock & Roll and Classic Blues. Styles that have all called Detroit home over the years.
A busy studio musician, Dominic has recorded with the likes of Wanda Jackson, Tom Jones, Jeff Daniels, Rachael Davis, Beck, Brittany Howard & The Secret Sisters but is best known for his work with Jack White & The Buzzards. Fluent on both electric & upright, Davis brought the stand-up bass back to the forefront of modern music with the help of The Super Bassman 300. "Tube amps are often overlooked when it comes to amplifying an upright bass," says Davis. "All of that power and tube compression helps bring out the subtlety of a Doghouse. We're seeing this new wave of tiny amps for the upright and it's no wonder everyone has a problem with their stage sound. You've got to push air to make noise!"
Early 2012 found Davis rehearsing with Jack White for his upcoming Blunderbuss tour. When he heard The Super Bassman was in the works, he got his hands on one of the first amplifiers off of the line & hasn't looked back. He's currently working on a new record with Jack White and is an in-demand Nashville studio musician.
Equipment: 1971 Fender Jazz Bass
2012 American Vintage '63 P Bass
Super Bassman 300 with 8X10 cab
1937 Plywood Kay Upright Bass
Fender Flatwound Strings
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