Three of my basses have a one-of-a-kind custom pickguard made by Alper from @alperiouspickguard. I couldn’t be happier with how they have turned out. These pickguards help to transform each bass into a unique work of art. Alper is currently crafting a pickguard for my brand new @fender Precision 5-string bass. I look forward to posting the unboxing when it arrives. I can’t wait to show it off!
I’m fine, really! This is just how I change my bass strings and get a little extra iron in my diet. 🤘😎
Photo by @red_hareimages
Much thanks to @red_hareimages for capturing the @werenogentlemen shenanigans at soundcheck before one of our performances on @takeover.
Much thanks to @red_hareimages for capturing the @werenogentlemen shenanigans at soundcheck before one of our performances on @takeover.live — Was I aiming for a yoga pose or a ballet move?
Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold.
— Josephine Daskam Bacon
waybackwednesday To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the album “Jagged Little Pill”, I did an impromptu interpretation of the bass line for “You Oughta Know” on a fretless five-string bass.
waybackwednesday To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the release of the album “Jagged Little Pill”, I did an impromptu interpretation of the bass line for “You Oughta Know” on a fretless five-string bass. The original bass line for this song was performed by Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In this video, I am using an Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray bass with an custom Alperious pickguard, Kemper Profiler amp, Source Audio pedals, and Ernie Ball Cobalt flatwound strings
Merlin’s Beard! I’m ready for my first Quidditch match!😜
I swear that we did get some work done at our @werenogentlemen photo shoot yesterday, but I just couldn’t help myself when I saw some of the props they had at the photo studio. I have no idea what you’re actually supposed to use this giant flower for 🤔🤷
I just posted a bass play-through on my YouTube channel for the new song from my band The Bredren, “Cali Livin”.
I just posted a bass play-through on my YouTube channel for the new song from my band The Bredren, “Cali Livin”. I’m especially stoked to share this song because I had a hand in writing the music and lyrics. You can listen to this song and all the other tunes from The Bredren on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other major platforms.
Watch the full video at https://youtu.be/i8S3pwQeAh0
Presenting a softer, quieter Melonhead for a soothing evening vibe 😉. I enjoy the challenge of getting to play ‘unplugged’ on my acoustic fretless bass — it requires adapting my bass lines to the highlight the essence of the song without getting in the way. I find that it’s much harder to play slow and quiet and still maintain technique and accuracy, because there’s a lot more room to mess up, and there’s no where to hide. At the same time, nothing’s more expressive than an a pared down acoustic song. It tugs at the heart 🖤.
You can watch some videos of me playing this bass on my YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr4r2OwDRmHkgkrxpOYXCgw
The Bredren are back in the recording studio this month recording a new single, “Cali Livin'”.
Listen to our interview, live performance, and the debut of “Queen of the Misfits,” on Best Friend Podcast here: https://thebestfriendshow.com/the-band-were-no-gentlemen/.