Thursday, November 02, 2006

New Toy


I got myself a much needed new toy for recording purposes. It's a Cavin B4 bass. I have been in the market for a bass for a while now, as the bass I was borrowing from a friend was returned to him. This thing was in stock at Carvin (you usually have to have them custom built), and it turned out to be exactly what I had in mind. It sounds very nice, and it's easy to play. I looked around town for something comparable, but found only either cheap crap or overpriced insruments.

I like playing the bass. As a songwriter, it puts me in a different headspace than guitar, and sort of frees my mind from the same old patterns. I start thinking of different arrangements and different licks. I don't feel as locked in to the usual. It's sort of hypnotic, writing on bass, and a lot of fun. Of course I have plenty of stuff already written that needs to be recorded. I'll post up some tunes as soon as I lay a few ideas down....

1 comment:

Christine said...

Wow!~ that's a great way for a bass to make your brain feel!

I await the new tunes patiently....