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  • About

    October 22
    Home Page:
    Current Setup:
    Basses: Warrior 62 Bella 5, Warrior sig. 5 bolt on fretted and fretless, Warrior 62 Bella 4, Spector NS-2 4 string, Yamaha BB3000 fretless, Knilling 3/4 upright.

    Amps: PJB P1 preamp, Chameleon Labs 7602 Pre/EQ, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor, Phil Jones 8T, 16B for main rig.PJB M-5000 for power. PJB Suitcase for B rig and radio tours PJB double 4. Bass buddy preamp on my pedalboard.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Nashville session bassist. Touring with EMI artist Brandon Lay. Member of instrumental group The Fluxu8ers.
    Previously Owned Gear:
    Ampeg pro series. 3 and 4 pro heads.
    Bass Pod Pro.
    Pedulla thunderbass and thunderbolt.
    G.A.S. List:
    Neve pre's, old comps, P1 preamp by Phil Jones, ProTools HD w/ control surface.
    Influences and Teachers:
    Way too many to name
    Hobbies and Interests:
    airbursh artist, Motorcycle maintenance.
    Available for Instruction?:
    • Bass Guitar Instruction
    Missouri native and Nashville resident David Karns is the Bassist and Backing Vocalist for EMI recording artist Brandon Lay. As well as a studio session Bassist he is a member of the Nashville instrumental super-group The Fluxu8ers. Aside from music, he is also an airbrush artist who paints for Jeri Designs custom guitar straps as well as his original artwork for sale on this site.

    International Touring and recording experience with…

    * Michael Sweet Band (Stryper) * Rock

    – Bass and background vocals.

    * Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep)* Rock

    – Bass, background vocals and session work

    * Javier Mendoza Band * Pop, Rock, latin

    – Bass, background vocals, session work, engineering

    * Candy Coburn * Country

    – Bass, background vocals, session work, engineering

    * Anthony Gomes * Blues

    – Bass, background vocals, session work, engineering

    * New Soul Cowboys * Souther Rock, Country

    – Bass, background vocals, session work, engineering

    * Ashton Nyte * Pop

    – Bass and background vocals.

    * Sam Hayes * Modern Country, Rock

    – Bass and background vocals.

    * River City Gang * Modern Country

    – Bass, background vocals, session work

    * Radio Romance * Modern Country/ –

    – Bass, background vocals, session work

    – 2 years of Lower Broadway house gigs at Legends, Second Fiddle, Crossroads, The Stage.

    * 13 – Modern Country duo

    – Bass, background vocals

    * Anthony Smith – Modern Country Solo artist.

    – Bass, background vocals, session work

    * Caig Campbell – Country Solo artist on Red Bow Records

    – Bass, MD and background vocals,

    * Fluxu8ers – Dreggs style instrumental project with: Anthony Smith, Pat McDonald, Dane Bryant.

    – Bass, writing and recording. Tour dates to come.

    * Brandon Lay– Rockin’ Country, EMI records recording artist.

    – Bass, bgvs, TM.

    Full Artist endorsement deals with:

    * Curt Mangan Strings

    *EMG Electronics

    * Jeri Hart Custom Guitar Straps

    * Phil Jones Bass Amplifiers

    * Warrior Instruments


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