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Pics from Bass Player Live 2013 in LA (Sat.)

Discussion in 'Social Events and Get Togethers [BG]' started by socialleper, Nov 9, 2013.


  1. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Here are some pictures I took at the Saturday event for BPL 2013. Some are clear some are blurry. The joys of digital cameras :D

    My pass:
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    Evan Brewer and Nick Schendzielos in the Warwick room

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    Mike Manring
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    Ed Friedland
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    Some Marleaux basses
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    The Yin Yang Fodera
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    Some love for Bass Strings Online because they are awesome
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    Sadowsky
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    Now this is interesting:
    This is a prototype Spector that has Aguilar pickups and an OBP-2 Preamp. I tried a different one and it sounded GREAT. I hope they go with this :hyper:
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    Zon:
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    Dave Ellefson of MegaDeth
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    Frank Bello of Anthrax
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    Billy Sheehan
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    Warwick SS1 and a SS2
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    Warick Thumb bolt on and SC
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    Nick from Cephalic Carnage is always happy to meet a fan.
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  2. Joe Murray

    Joe Murray Supporting Member

    May 14, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    Thank you for sharing these with us, socialleper.
     
  3. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Some notes on Manring:
    I've never seen a play in such complete control of his bass. This guy uses every technique you can think of, while fiddling around with hipshots and a special bridge that also detunes, all with complete ease. He really can fill in musical space like no one else.

    He told some stories about Jaco; I guess he learned from Jaco for a time. He said that Jaco could be very hard to be around at times, but was always kind to him. He said that it could be hard because Jaco was "very sick" when he knew him. He also said if one person said something about an aspect of Jaco, and then someone said the complete opposite, both were probably right.

    While describing his love for the bass, Mike was talking about the ruggedness of the instrument and how its basic design is very sturdy. Then he quipped "If you ever see a band that decides to destroy their instruments at then end of their performance, it seems like the bass player has to try harder" as a testament to the durability of the bass.

    He's a really inspiring guy.
     
  4. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    Great pics, thanks for sharing!
     
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    thanks!
     
  6. Davidg

    Davidg Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2009
    Great pix. Wish I could have made it. Maybe they'll do this event in New York one year as a change of pace!?
     
  7. Smooth_bass88

    Smooth_bass88 Groove it Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2006
    AMERICA
    Yeah, why don't they do it on the East coast for a change? Hello? NYC, Boston baby!
     
  8. wraub

    wraub

    Apr 9, 2004
    ennui, az
    deviated prevert
    I went to the first 3 in NYC. Definitely worth a visit. Perhaps they'll bring it back there one day.

    Nice pics!
     
  9. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings

    The Fodera booth and Marleaux kind of run into each other in the front room, but you're right.
     
  10. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Oh crap, I totally didn't notice that. They were in the same little cubby, I guess I got confused.
     
  11. Basshappi

    Basshappi

    Feb 12, 2007
    Tucson,AZ
    Lefty sighting at the Zon booth, Cool!
     
  12. Da_Minista2k9

    Da_Minista2k9

    Nov 10, 2013
    Nice basses
     
  13. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    Awesome pics! Good stuff.
     
  14. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    I don't know why I didn't post this one earlier. This is the EBS booth, which was understandably busy. How often would you get to try out all those pedals like that?

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  15. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales