Bass Guitar Worship Blender
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.

Source Audio C4 Review Plus a Short Scale Bass - Episode 14

Source Audio C4 Review Plus a Short Scale Bass - Episode 14

September 7, 2020

I finally got to my long promised review of the Source Audio C4 synth bass pedal.  A also talk about my new adventure into the land of short scale bass.  In addition, a segment on 6/8 time and the misinformation/misunderstand regarding it - yes, reputable sources have it wrong.

An Interview with Joe LeGrand - Episode 13

An Interview with Joe LeGrand - Episode 13

July 12, 2020

The first in our Average Joe interviews!  In this episode we interview Joe LeGrand, a worship bassist who became active in worship after retiring.  No sitting around saying "I've paid my dues...", Joe is an inspiration for everyone that it's never too late to learn something new.  

Here is the book Joe references in the interview about helping to prevent injury while playing bass: https://www.bassbooks.com/shopping/products/1461-the-bassist's-guide-to-injury-management-prevention-and-better-health-2nd-edition-ebookpdf/

Changing Your Hand Position to Change Your Tone - Episode 12 of the Bass Guitar Worship Blender

Changing Your Hand Position to Change Your Tone - Episode 12 of the Bass Guitar Worship Blender

May 31, 2020

3 segments in this episode featuring an example on how changing your hand position can change your bass tone (and examples of how to use this in service), thoughts on the advantages (and disadvantages) of playing sitting down vs standing up, and an overview of our Worship Blender chapel and how we play to use it.

The Corona Episode - Episode 11

The Corona Episode - Episode 11

March 28, 2020

Yes, we're feeling the effects of the Corona Virus here at the Bass Guitar Worship Blender.  This episode talks about how our lives are different right now.

It’s Time For a Pop Quiz - Episode 10

It’s Time For a Pop Quiz - Episode 10

February 10, 2020

It's our 10th episode - we finally made it!  So, let's have a pop quiz, shall we... This episode blends a pop quiz with this year's non-Daniel-fast fast, an overview of NAMM 2020 bass gear and an idea for less clutter and confusion on the music stand.

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