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Eric Czar

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sundogue, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    The man who inspired me to play funky grooves while playing bass for Joe Bonamassa and also to convert my bass into a six string and to think outside the bounds of what bass playing is.

    With Joe Bonamassa

    Here's a link to him playing a 4 string, along with other links to his ERB writing and playing...

    Eric Czar on his YouTube channel
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  2. He just sold a Conklin 7-string today according to his Facebook page.
  3. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Yeah, I know. That guy has multiple ERB's lying around. Interesting that a lot of the 4 stringers he uses are all low budget basses he modded, from the Japanese Jazz clone to the ATK he used in that video while on tour with Joe B.
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  4. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Hmm...maybe because he isn't a household name in a famous band that only one replied at all. No comments? Really?

    I should have titled this "Flea", "PNut" or any number of other well known players with lots of marketing behind them or their bands.

    No one has anything to say about this guy? C'mon now...even if you don't like the music, this guy is one talented player!
  5. Been subscribed to his channel for a while. I can't remember how I came across him, but his playing is pretty astounding. Especially his fretless stuff.
  6. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Glad you shared that. Love his playing!
  7. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    The guy is really cool and open too. I've had quite long conversations with him on FB. He's really inspiring to me. Got me to be more honest about what I really want to do musically.

    He has so much talent and creativity. I love listening to every new tune he writes and records.

    I think he flies WAY too far under the radar for a man of his talents.
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  8. cjmodulus


    Jul 15, 2010
    Basstheworld.com's Facebook shares his stuff a lot, which is where I first heard of him. Great stuff for sure. I had no idea he played with joe bonamassa though- I'll have to look more into that.
  9. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    Way back when a band I was in was playing tons of JB, I just had to find out who THAT bass player was. Really Cool stuff he played with Joe. In some ways, he kind of outshined Bonamassa, which is a feat unto itself!!!

    Eric said he just found the music to "limiting". :eek: Joe Bonamassa...the guy Eric Clapton bowed down to at Royal Albert Hall (although Clapton was JB's idol)...a guitarist who is one of the best...and Eric thought the music was too limiting? Wow.

    But of course, hearing what Eric is doing now, it's understandable. And to be clear, Eric made a point that he meant no disrespect to Joe and they are still god friends. Just wanted to do something different.
  10. Epitaph04

    Epitaph04 Bajo Supporting Member

    Jul 5, 2010
    I've known about him for a couple of years now. I remember pitching in for a kickstarter type thing he tried doing months back. Unfortunately, it did not take off.

    The guy is incredible though...the demo pieces he came up with for his Adamovic bass guitar are some of my favorite solo bass pieces that I've ever heard.
  11. Al Bass

    Al Bass

    Jan 11, 2004
    Lake Worth, Fl
    Eric is awesome! He definitely plays outside the box in a very creative and cool way. He creates great music, simply put.

    Some try to put him down because he doesn't play traditional meat and potato bass (which he can and does). But hey, so what? He's playing what HE wants to play.

    His approach to playing utilizes every imaginable technique including tapping, slapping, chording, finger style, and more.

    Yes, he plays ERB - fretted and fretless, as well as a 4 string and he's creating beautiful music. Should it matter that he does it with 6 & 7 string basses?

    And again, he's playing how and what HE wants. The man's happy doing his own thing. I, for one, appauld him for forging his own path. Finally, something different. Keep up the great work Eric!
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  12. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Excellent musician and inspiring and very professional little videos he does.
  13. .BumeStik.


    Jul 15, 2012
    Gilbert, AZ
    Kinda necro'd this thread, but I have been watching Eric Czar's youtube channel for 2 hours straight tonight. That guy is on another level. I Love his compositions and how outside the box they get. Awesome stuff.
  14. DavidEdenAria


    Dec 13, 2013
    On a Hill
    I saw Eric years ago with Bonamassa in a small club....played great, flying all over the fretboard etc.....seemed wired up as "you know what" unfortunately.

    Years later, I friended him on FB.....later I made a "tongue in cheek" comment about some bass he showed by saying "what would Jaco think?".

    The guy kicks me off his FB page LOL!!!

    He is WAY overly sensitive imo.....you can be the greatest player ever but you have to be able to function on the road without constantly losing your cool.

    Unfortunately, he is possibly one of those folks who works hard & seemingly achieves a lot...... but gets in his own way.
  15. crobasster


    Jun 16, 2009
    He's good bass player !
  16. Loved his playing style and 5 string tone when he recorded with JB. Thought that was an awesome trio.
  17. gregmari


    Nov 27, 2013
    One of my favorite players. I saw him at a small club with bonamassa too. Got to meet him and joe after the show.