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Bass gear and Updates

First things first, my time with the Tom Bertram band has come to an end. It was great fun and I definitely recommend that you check out his album when he releases it.

I’m not doing a lot else at the moment, I have some band auditions coming up, and I’m trying to get a pop-punk or post-hardcore band started up, we’ll see how it goes.

I’ve also changed some of the gear I use, on the amp side I’m using a 500 watt Markbass Little Mark III, as the Ashdown gave up the ghost when it blew the power amp. I can still use it as a pre-amp, for practice and recording, but It’s never going to make it to a gig again.

On a happier note, the Little Mark III is an absolute beast of an amp, it sounds just as good, if not better than my Ashdown while being smaller, lighter and running cooler thanks to its class D transformer.

I also have a new bass guitar. It’s quite possibly the nicest thing I have ever seen, never mind played! It’s a custom ESP Phoenix II, with the custom part being the finish, which is a negative of the black version, so it’s a white body, with black pickguard and headstock.

I’ll post some pics when I dig out the DSLR, or take some pictures at a practice.

Some Bass!

I’ve been starting to put some bass down for a couple of my mates tracks, i’ll update with some audio when I get the chance. It’s an excellent blend of thrash and old-school metal with a modern twist.

I started to record my basslines with Audacity, but it was quite annoying having to split the signal at the output of the amp head for monitoring and not being able to properly monitor the recorded signal. I ended up moving to Reaper, which gives me a lot more versatility for recording.

I also played a gig with Tom Bertram today, a charity gig at the RMA Tavern. We got a good reception and played a new song as a finale. It went down really really well!

A change (For the better, I hope!)

As you can see, the site has changed!

I’ve made some fairly big changes and I’ve only restored a couple of the old posts. I’m working on a new project with some cool people at i3Portal and i’m still playing bass for Tom Bertram.

I also joined Twitter, I’m not sure how it’s going to turn out, but expect a little entertainment.

On a side note, check out the gigs on the Tom Bertram website! It’s really getting going now. I’ll try to post some more pictures from those upcoming gigs.