Bass Guitar Worship Blender
Ian Burns, Boutique Basses and a Goose - Episode 24

Ian Burns, Boutique Basses and a Goose - Episode 24

September 5, 2022

In this episode I do an "Average Joe" interview with my new friend Ian Burns.  Since the interview is in person, I get to check out his collection of boutique basses while learning about his pre-Jesus history touring in a popular secular band.  Oh, and we get interrupted by his loud goose...

Jesse Phillips of Church of the City - Episode 23

Jesse Phillips of Church of the City - Episode 23

August 21, 2022

In this episode we interview Jesse Phillips, bassist at Church of the City.  Jesse is a talented musician with a great list of credentials (Church of the City, Chris McClarney, Christy Nockels, Aaron Shust, etc.).  But the coolest thing about him is his heart for Christ and a desire to build up others in the Kingdom.  

Jeremy Carriger of Short Circuit Electronics - Episode 22

Jeremy Carriger of Short Circuit Electronics - Episode 22

August 7, 2022

In this episode we talk to Jeremy Carriger of Short Circuit Electronics.  Jeremy makes some very clever replacement control plates for Jazz basses.  These are not your typical preamp control plates - in fact they are not preamps and are completely passive.  Find out about his unique products and his questionable-at-first product naming conventions.

Episode 21 - It’s All In Your Head

Episode 21 - It’s All In Your Head

June 12, 2022

This episode features new gear, a funny and true worship story, an experiment on if weight actually does increase sustain in a bass, and why everything is spinning around my head right now.

Pray For Our Brothers and Sisters In Harm’s Way - Episode 20

Pray For Our Brothers and Sisters In Harm’s Way - Episode 20

March 6, 2022

At the time of this podcast recording, we're a week into the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.  There are people on both sides that don't want war.  There are Christian brothers and sisters on each side that need our prayers.  This podcast, I share my feelings of heaviness on the situation and how it is impacting me.  

Why You Need a High Pass Filter - Episode 19

Why You Need a High Pass Filter - Episode 19

November 4, 2021

High pass filters are getting more attention lately by bassists, and for good reason - they clean up your low frequencies and help you to sit better in the mix.  Find out how this utility device reduces the bad rumble.  

New Bass Day and Tips For Playing By Ear - Episode 18

New Bass Day and Tips For Playing By Ear - Episode 18

July 5, 2021

It finally came after 2 months on backorder.  Yep, a new bass has arrived and it is awesome.  Learn about the new Ibanez EHB1005SMS.  Also, have you ever been surprised when a worship leader starts playing a new song during service that wasn't on the agenda?  Well, here's some basic hacks to figure out a part by ear - assuming the song follows much of CCM's common formulas.

Easter Prep and Gear Reviews - Episode 17

Easter Prep and Gear Reviews - Episode 17

March 31, 2021

Finally kicking off the 2021 podcast season, just in time for Easter.  It's a busy time when you play on 2 church worship services.  I give my Easter prep overview plus reviews of two new gear items I started using.  The first is iReal Pro, a low cost Band-In-A-Box alternative for the iPad and the EHX Nano Battalion, a cool overdrive/preamp that sounds great and is lower cost than most overdrives on the market.

Travis Dykes Interview - Episode 16

Travis Dykes Interview - Episode 16

December 1, 2020

Gospel bass player and YouTube star Travis Dykes is interviewed in this episode.  Travis talks about his playing style, his musical background and his secrets to his bass tone.  Good information you don't want to miss!

Ergonomic Basses - Episode 15

Ergonomic Basses - Episode 15

November 8, 2020

My new adventures with a short scale bass has me thinking more about ergonomic basses.  I discuss the models interesting me most, such as Ibanez, Torzal and Strandberg offerings.  I also do a review of the ForScore iPad app that is a perfect replacement to ringed binders of printed chord charts for bass players not blessed with a church using Planning Center.

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