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Timothy Foreman

Tim Foreman in concert
Background information
Birth name Timothy David Foreman
Also known as Tim
Born August 15, 1978 (1978-08-15) (age 31)
Origin U.S.
Instruments Bass, backing vocals
Years active 1996-present
Associated acts Switchfoot

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 Norfolk, Virginia. He and his family later moved to San Diego, California, where he now resides with his wife Andrea (whom he married in 2001) and their son, born in April 2005.[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 at 31; 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. He has also cowritten a number of Switchfoot's songs along with Jon.

Among 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.


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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