Gear

The Walnut Fretless Bass

The specifications for this dream fretless bass took over 10 years to conceptualize. After trying many different wood and neck combinations and construction methods, I settled on an oak/walnut/ebony/ash combination. The woods are primarily based on Fodera’s Monarch Standard Fretless, but with the addition of a dense Northern Ash Tone block and a thick asymmetrical 28 fret position neck. I…

The Single Cut Koa 5 String Bass

My custom 5 string bass was developed working closely with Vinny Fodera and the Fodera Team.  This bass was specifically designed to fit my body and my tonal objectives.  The single cut was chosen to increase the sustain and handle altered tunings.  The 2″ thick semi-hollow body adds comfort and a unique character I’ve come to love.  I am experimenting…

The Koa 6 String Bass

I am often asked “who makes your bass and what are the specs”? This article addresses those questions about the Koa 6 and provides a brief history of it’s development. My Koa 6 string bass was made by Fodera Guitars in New York City and is the most important instrument I’ve owned. It is totally customized to my body and…

Inside Look at my YouTube Video Production

The two most common questions I get asked are “what effects do you use?” and “how do you record YouTube videos?” This article addresses those questions with a few different approaches. Equipment I use: Ditto Looper, Strymon Timeline, Strymon Big Sky, Strymon OBP-1, EHX Freeze, Apollo Twin Interface, Sony DSC RX-100 Camera, iMac, Logic Pro, Various plugins, Isotope Ozone 7,…