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ok so I am not much of a composer of blogs or music for that matter, I improv everything

 Well, todays improv is tone.

 Is tone the gear? Is tone the fingers? Yes,. And no.

 Most of the tone comes from the fingers? Most of…


Posted by James Clark on October 27, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Relic Basses… Agree or Disagree?

I will start with “I do not believe in Relic Basses, I think it is Fraud.”


Let the Bashing Begin!!!!


Not really. I am just one of those people that thinks Authenticity is Earned Not Fabricated. I have Owned a lot…


Posted by Richard Carpenter on October 25, 2014 at 10:43pm

What Makes a Great Bass?

What Makes a Great Bass? …..…  also known as Personal Preference 101


Let’s start with there is no truly correct answer. I say this because if there were one correct answer there would only be One Great Bass and we know that’s not…


Posted by Richard Carpenter on April 7, 2014 at 8:37pm

Gear, a necessary evil.

Gear, a necessary evil.

From my blog on:…

Posted by Aaron Gibson on April 7, 2014 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Redo my Room reposted

So a bit ago I had to redo my Room as it had gotten a "Bit" out of hand.

I had worked on my wife' craft room and when I was done she said it was time to do mine.

It was a Shit Hole I will admit but it was My Shit Hole....



Posted by Richard Carpenter on November 25, 2013 at 1:35pm — 2 Comments



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RIP Prince

We have lost a truly talented man... a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. On his debut album, he is credited with playing 27 different instruments. RIP Prince, the world is a sadder place without you.…Continue

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