Thread: Musician's Corner
01-10-2017, 02:53 PM #11
Have played bass (both upright and electric), five string banjo, and acoustic guitar professionally for over 50 years.
Owned and operated a recording studio in Houston (Heights Sound Studio) for 25 years, engineering and producing well over a hundred albums in all genre's from blues to rock, but mainly focusing on acoustic music the last ten years in the studio (Bluegrass, Folk, Old Time, Dawg, Gypsy Swing and Early Music). Also did a ton of live concert sound down through the years.
Most of the last 12 years has been spent playing bass in a couple of Texas Swing touring bands; primarily "The Wild River Band" (and old Web 1.0 website for sure, outdated but still online), although I've had to take the last year and a half off to recover from failed carpal tunnel surgery.
WRB has a couple of albums on itunes, which can also be heard on youtube.
Main axe for 40+ years is still my old '61 Fender Jazz, along with a Musican Man fretless. I played both through an old Ampeg SVT tube head until I got too old/tired to hump it; switched to a Gallien Kruger RB400, bi-amped to 2 10's and an 18, in a custom cabinet I built, for festival gigs; and for the smaller gigs, now pretty much just feed the house from a SansAmp DI, and run a Hartke 14/15 combo for a stage monitor ... much more portable for old bones.
Here's my '61 Jazz in action (you can see a part of the Hartke cab behind my right foot) ... if I somehow lost this axe, I'd probably hang it up:
Last edited by karlac; 01-10-2017 at 03:06 PM.
01-10-2017, 04:09 PM #12
01-10-2017, 04:14 PM #13Marine Corps OEF Veteran
Proud Texan, Born And Raised
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01-10-2017, 08:40 PM #16
My very humble setup
All get played
Brother-in-law bought it thinking he would learn, so I stole it from him
Little sister thought she was a pussycat doll, stole this one too
My absolute favorite, solid AAA (whatever that meant coming from Fender in 1990) spruce top, mahogany sides, rosewood fretboard. Sealed tuners, great bracing, excellent electronics, beautiful action. I'd challenge anyone to play it and say it doesn't play as well as any Martin, Taylor or Gibson - I'm biased, but I haven't played a newer Fender yet that plays like this gem."The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."óJeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle
01-11-2017, 10:05 AM #17
I used to play piano and alto sax when I was a teenager, but haven't touched an instrument since then. I'd like to get back into piano, but we don't have any room for even an upright.
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01-11-2017, 03:38 PM #19
Sax guy here. Alto and tenor. Play in a community college stage band (adult band, not students), and with a 60s style rock band at my church.
I also do audio engineering and am set up to record and master CDs. Also have access to a recording studio.USMC, Retired
01-11-2017, 04:29 PM #20
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