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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RickC, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Just got back from Musikfest, in Bethlehem PA, and got to catch a set from Freekbass. From the photos on the Musikfest website I was expecting something Les Claypool, but what we got intead was more like Bootsy Collins. In fact, Freekbass bills himself as a Bootsy protoge, they have worked together.


    Quite an impressive set of spaced-out funk; lots of fun. Freekbass had two nearly identical custom instruments. They looked very cool, and very comfortable as well. Unique body shape, maybe a Chinese character? or maybe just something made-up. Couldn't find any info about them on the website, but there are some pics.

    And of course, the envelope follower was on all night long :cool:

  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Yeah Freak is a trip!!

    One of the drummers that I gig with from time to time used to Sub for both him and Bootsey before moving here to ATL. Sounds like they have a blast on their gigs!
  3. Jmann


    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    i read somewhere that his basses are just the numbers 1 2 3


    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    That's correct.

    Freekbass grew up listening to Bootsy's Rubber band and Parliament/Funkadelic. Bootsy saw him perform and sort of "adopted" him.

    Currently, he's a paid endorser for the Kustom GrooveBass 1200
  5. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Ha! Looks like he had a pair of #3's at Musikfest; funny I didn't see that before. Very cool design, and nicely built instruments. Anyone know who made them?



    Jan 25, 2005
    Des Moines, IA
    MDX Guitars