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Bass At The Beach III

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Garey, Oct 27, 2005.


  1. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Hey...

    Just wondering how many of you all have applied to attend a week at this years Bass At The Beach?? Applications are due by Nov 15th....Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, Mike Pope, and special guests!!!! Should be VERY cool...

    Check out more details here: http://www.stevebaileybass.com/bassbeach/index.html

    What are your thoughts?

    Aloha, Garey
     
  2. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Nobody here's applied? I'm on staff.....so I thought it would be cool to see whic TB'ers might be there too.....

    Wrong Robot? I know you just did the BNC Reunion (sorry I missed you...)....but IMO BATB is right up your alley....

    Aloha, Garey
     
  3. ganga

    ganga

    Jul 14, 2005
    I really wish I could, but since I would have to go all the way to the US for such an event, my budget wouldn't allow it. :)

    I hope those who sign up have a great time though. :)
     
  4. truckin88

    truckin88

    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
    what is the skill level needed, and how much money is it?
     
  5. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Hey Ganga,

    We've had folks from Europe, Australia, Mexico, Barbados, Israel, etc........it amazing to get 60 bass players from around the US and World together.....talk about collective knowledge!

    Usually the learning day begins at 8am, and besides a break for lunch, its a full schedule until dinner time. After dinner are the nightly concerts until 11pm+.....then a sight reading class until 1am!!! Its packed with all things BASS....and the group gets broken up into 4.....so its 15 on 1 during the master classes. Each and every day you get a master class with Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, Mike Pope, and Gregg Bissonette.

    At the nightly concerts, you'll see Vic, Steve, and Pope do their thing....special guests have included Mike Stern, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Chris Duarte, and MORE!!

    I'm getting excited for this years event....and BTW, I'm of Danish roots also!

    Aloha, Garey
     
  6. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Hey Truckin88,

    All skill levels are accepted....everybody has got something to offer others, we're all students AND teachers at the same time at an event like BATB. Can you imagine the collective knowledge of 60+ bass players?!?!?

    Cost is $1230 for 5 days.....which includes your hotel room (BEACHFRONT!!), ALL meals - catered just for us, transfers to and from the airport, and all camp costs. You really shouldn't need any extra cash while your at camp, with the exception of some beverages, or t-shirts, etc! You get MORE than 12+ hours of all things bass....ain't cheap, but IMO its well worth it. Vic, Steve, Pope, and Bissonette are there the whole time....so you get plenty of hang time and one on one.

    ALSO>>>> there is a raffle at the end of BATB, where we give away basses, amps, and lots of goodies from the sponsors....easily $10k+ worth of stuff!

    Aloha, Garey
     
  7. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    BTW, there've been 16 year olds.....as well as 60+ year olds! All styles of music, all backgrounds of people. Its quite an experience!!

    Aloha, Garey
     
  8. rickr

    rickr Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2003
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
    I attended the very first BATB, are the teaching methods going to be similar?
     
  9. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Hey Rickr,

    How have things been??

    I'd guess that the basic methods will be the same, but what you get out of them may differ....if you understand what that means!

    Last year we had a few repeat BATB'ers.....they all seemed to agree that although the curriculum was similar to the year before.....they got something new out of it, due to their 'new' perspective, skills learned, etc...

    If you've been before and want to go again, drop them a line! I can't gaurantee it will be ALL new.....but of course things will differ, and the nightly concerts will be different. Last years concerts were incredible....

    Aloha, Garey
     
  10. truckin88

    truckin88

    Oct 18, 2001
    Newburgh, NY
    interesting, I assume you bring your own bass, but what about amp?
     
  11. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    All you need is your bass, and a cable. There are amps provided for you.......and they're also yours to use for jam sessions when/if you can squeeze some time between the classes, lectures, concerts, etc! Usually the jam sessions are a late night thing...and sometimes they go for hours!

    One GREAT thing about bass players......from what I've seen at these camps, VERY little EGO is displayed....we become a group, regardless of 'level of playing'. We share, learn from each other, and really make progress in our playing. IMO its an invaluable resource, and I think its awesome that guys like Vic, Steve, and Pope do this for US.

    Aloha, Garey
     
  12. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Ooops, sorry I put this in the wrong sub-forum.....thanks for the move Mods!

    Aloha, Garey
     
  13. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Hey Garey. Reunion camp was a blast, it's too bad you couldn't make it. Maybe sometime in the future.

    I don't think I'm going for Bass at the Beach this time round. But One of these years I'll give it a look. My personal approaches and styles have evolved tremendously in the past couple years, that I don't think a rigorous bass workout is exactly what I'm looking for... one day though. There's always more to learn.

    take care
     
  14. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Yo WR,

    Yeah....I couldn't make Reunion Camp because of an unexpected Back Surgery :eek: Bummer, but it was more important that I heal....

    Bass At The Beach and BNC are definitely DIFFERENT...so please think about it in the years to come. Quite an experience, having done both....

    Anyways, hope all is well.....and maybe we'll see you at BATB 2008!! j/k :D

    Aloha, Garey
     
  15. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    Well, due to the late opening of the application period, the deadline for apps has been extended! If you're interested in going....check out the site, and send in an application by mid-December!!

    Aloha, Garey