Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Cleveland show opening for Doug Johns 12-22-12

Greetings humans...

I'm a bad blogger... Apologies.... Kids, School and Work tend to take presidence over blogging, but here's some exciting news!

Dave and I are opening for The Doug Johns Duo this Saturday Dec 22 in Cleveland at theThe Winchester Music Hall. 12112 Madison Avenue Lakewood, OH 44107 (216) 226-5681
Showtime is at 8:30 ish

Doug just released his new CD BLOMP! and it's filled with super funky goodness.

Here's a write up: http://www.notreble.com/buzz/2012/11/19/doug-johns-releases-blomp/

Check out a sampler of BLOMP! here:

 New vid of Dave and I as Flat Earth Agenda:

Saturday, June 16, 2012

New Skjold Bass!!

I have a new Skjold offset '92 Sixstring Bass!!

I did a video talking about it. I recently had it in the studio and I am VERY happy with this bass. The preamp is incredibly versatile and it feels great and is great to play.
Pete makes a fantastic bass. Below are some pics and the vid. Some details about the bass:


I suggest using headphones to really "hear" the bass. Even though youtube compressed the audio, I think the sound of the bass still comes through.

Skjold Offset '92 Six Stringed Fretted Bass:

Swamp ash body
Maple neck
Ebony fingerboard
Redwood top
SC-1 pickups
Vol/vol tone with dual mid control Skjold-tone preamp.

The control boost the mid and cuts the mids and is sweepable from 250hz to 2,5Khz, when you cut the mids it also boosts the treble and bass ranges which follow the frequency band as you turn it so it becomes a variable contour.

The bottom knob is the sweep and varies the sound quite a bit. Sweeping that lower knob in the cut mode will give you about three different useable slap tones and the boost function will give you a lot of possibilities when playing fingerstyle.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

House Concert... and some music...

It's been a while... I know.  Here are a few things that are going on

I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a house concert for Bassist Trip Wamsley.

Trip's playing takes on both the rhythmic bass and melodic lead roles, harmonics and overtones are flung about effortlessly. Right hand, left hand, all ten fingers, tuning keys and every ounce of potential is used to bring forth music from his finely crafted instruments. Musicains will appreciate his creative use of both fretted and fretless basses, special effects and detuners. Trip is the introduction to the bass guitar as a complete orchestra.

A $10 donation is suggested.

What's a house concert you ask?

A house concert is a chance to experience live music in a warm and intimate environment. It's when someone opens up their home and invites you into their living room to share in a performance by one of their favorite musicians. It's a chance to meet the performers and get them to sign and personalize their CD. A house concert is also a great social evening with friends and neighbors.

Plus...sometimes there's food!

Dave and I will also open the nights event.
 


Here's Trip doing his thing:


 
 

A full Bio on trip can be located here: http://www.instituteofbass.com/archive/bass_faces/trip_wamsley/


Anyone in the Toledo Ohio area contact me for location and time.



Also... Dave and I are halfway through our follow up full length under the name Flat Earth Agenda.
Here is a sample of what's going to be on the album. I suggest using headphones as laptop speakers will not pick up the low end. This track is also not mastered and is not hard limited.

http://soundcloud.com/stevengbass/agent-architecture

More soon