This post is for the guitar players. Here’s a picture of my Shubb capo from a few weeks ago. A certain little girl who shall go nameless used it for a teething ring last year. The rubber got all chewed up and the cap on the screw got lost. The Shubb was a great capo to have for use on my electric guitar when such a need arises. You can apply just the pressure you need without making your strings go out of tune.
So recently I was looking to get a new replacement capo and was considering getting a G7th because of a recommendation from a friend. But then I saw the price and wasn’t so excited. So I planned to get the tried and true Shubb. Before I pulled the trigger on a new one, I decided to visit their web site to check over their products. Much to my surprise, I found a replacement parts page for Shubb Capos that had the two parts I needed to fix up my old one for a dollar each with no shipping and handling–outstanding! I ordered them and within a few days I had my old capo fixed up good as new.
One of my most favorite groove-meisters has started a blog.
Last week I had a bad case of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome), which resulted in me picking up this new-to-me bass. I’ve wanted a fretless bass ever since I tried one out about 5 years ago. The sound of a fretless just sings to my heart like nothing else, but I haven’t been in a place where I’ve felt like it was the right time to have one, until this deal came up.
Here are some of the vital stats:
- Zon Custom Sonus 5 string fretless bass
- Redwood Top
- Ash Body
- Phenowood Fingerboard, partially-lined (lines only extend under the B string), custom extension (28 frets on the G string side)
- Graphite Neck
- Bartolini Single Coils and an NTMB preamp (9V)
A couple jazz musician friends of mine are swinging through Portland and are going to be performing on Sunday, September 30 at 5:00pm in Hillsboro at Our Place Christian Church. The concert is free with a pass-the-hat type offering.
Our Place Christian Church
1400 NE 48th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Oh Yeah. I’ve been waiting for to Amazon to sell individual songs in downloadable MP3 format.
I’ve started mixing sound at Ethnos. Tonight was my first full night running things. It’s been fun and interesting and a tad bit challenging. Challenging because there are quite a few things to remember, starting with hooking everything together. There are a lot of cables that need plugged into the right places. There’s also quite a bit to be thinking about during the service as well. But it’s all been fun and a good change.
All in all, I would rather be at the source making the music, but this is a very close second.
Oh, and thanks goes out to Joel, whose been a good teacher.