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Reflecting On A Year Off Social Media

Well over a year ago I deactivated my Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. The information about how Social Media was affecting its user’s had been available for some time and I couldn’t continue providing content for those platforms in good conscience. Initially the decision came with a bit of trepidation. As time passed the trepidation dissolved and the tight, uncomfortable…

New Solo Bass Album Is Released!

My new solo bass album ‘Ephemeral Lane’ is released! >>Order on Bandcamp<< >>Buy On iTunes<< Ephemeral Lane is 10 solo bass compositions recorded with 5 string fretted and 4,5,6 string fretless basses. These are unique instruments that were designed from the ground up for playing and recording solo bass. This entire album was recorded and mastered without any compression for…

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…

Unplugged From Social Media

I have unplugged from social media indefinitely and have deactivated most of my social media accounts.  I am always working on new music and there’s many videos on YouTube, music on iTunes, Bandcamp, and even a new album!   I will be returning emails sent to my contact page (join my mailing list there for updates).  A big thank you…

New Solo Bass Album is Released!

My new solo bass album ’Inner Ponds’ is released!  It can be ordered here : — See Albums Page— Featuring 10 fretted and fretless bass compositions and improvisations, ‘Inner Ponds’ massive effects and creative looping is sure to inspire and relax.  All songs on the album were written and played by Damian Coccio.        

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…

New Solo Bass Album Released!

My new solo bass album ’Mysteries of the Deep’ is released!  —See albums page–  Featuring 11 fretted and fretless bass compositions, ‘Mysteries of the Deep’ approaches Solo Bass as a vehicle for exploring subconscious depths. This album’s compositions, massive effects and creative looping are sure to inspire and relax.  The album Art was designed by Alessandro Arrigo.  Download the digital…

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. The first bass I played was my father’s…

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,…