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Al Caldwell playing around.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Spector_Ray, Jan 21, 2006.


  1. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Hey! Brian didn't shoot that footage, I did!!!

    He's trying to steal my thunder...

    This was great fun to watch.

    Mark
     
  2. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    haha Brian! Where are ya!
    We know you're sitting at the computer like this...:ninja:


    -Mark
     
  3. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    wow,

    what's he using for those sounds?
     
  4. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    This must be like the fourth time that video has been posted.

    I've watched it more than that, though... :) it helped me decide on some features for my own new Benavente.

    Oh, and Al sure can play! Chops, chops, chops.
     
  5. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Sounds like someone noodling on my 1980 Casio keyboard
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    at NAMM.
     
  7. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile

    I think it's a roland... I'm not sure really though. He had just seen / tried / tested an 11 string Midi bass for the first time at that NAMM session. That coupled with the limitations of the Camera's built in mic AND video compression for the web have affected the tone some.

    PM Al and I'm sure he'll give you the gear run down...

    check out some of his tunes at myspace! http://www.myspace.com/alcaldwellandthetravelinblackhillbillys
     
  8. elros

    elros

    Apr 24, 2004
    Norway
    Proprietor, Helland Musikk Teknologi
    I do believe that is the Roland GR-20 guitar-synth pedal.
     
  9. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    Somebody really, really good! But I got the same impressions from some of the sounds. Let's hope MIDI synth stuff continues to get better.
     
  10. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    IIRC that was from exactly a year ago at NAMM 2005 when the Benne was brand new.

    I can never see that get posted enough. I have the file on one of my PCs here somewhere. Thanks to Brian for shooting that!!!:ninja:

    j/k W*C*B


    BTW, we just had a VERY late Christmas with my wife's family and my brother-in-law got me 2 of Al's solo CDs, "Forbidden" and "Bass for Lovers". Haven't had the chance to listen to them yet, but I can't wait!!!
     
  11. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA

    ;)
     
  12. jazzbasta

    jazzbasta

    Jul 16, 2005
    It appears that Al can do anything on the instrument. I haven't heard a large body of his work, but a little piece called "No Punks Allowed" won me over on the spot.

    If I were a modern Steely Dan, Al would be one of my dream players.
     
  13. Al WHO?

    :)