A podcast for the church bass guitarist that features commentary, interviews, product reviews, discussion, instructional content, and Biblical principles.
Vinston comes and adds his touch to the daily Bass O Matic podcast from Z ( www.bassomatic.info ).
The bass guitar, electric bass, or simply bass, is the lowest-pitched member of the guitar family
In this episode we talk to Jeremy Carriger of Short Circuit Electronics. Jeremy makes some very clever replacement control plates for Jazz basses. These are not your typical preamp control plates - in fact they are not preamps and are completely passive. Find out about his unique products and his questionable-at-first product naming conventions.…
This episode features new gear, a funny and true worship story, an experiment on if weight actually does increase sustain in a bass, and why everything is spinning around my head right now.Av Brent Haeseker
At the time of this podcast recording, we're a week into the Russian invasion of the Ukraine. There are people on both sides that don't want war. There are Christian brothers and sisters on each side that need our prayers. This podcast, I share my feelings of heaviness on the situation and how it is impacting me.…
High pass filters are getting more attention lately by bassists, and for good reason - they clean up your low frequencies and help you to sit better in the mix. Find out how this utility device reduces the bad rumble.Av Brent Haeseker
It finally came after 2 months on backorder. Yep, a new bass has arrived and it is awesome. Learn about the new Ibanez EHB1005SMS. Also, have you ever been surprised when a worship leader starts playing a new song during service that wasn't on the agenda? Well, here's some basic hacks to figure out a part by ear - assuming the song follows much of …
Finally kicking off the 2021 podcast season, just in time for Easter. It's a busy time when you play on 2 church worship services. I give my Easter prep overview plus reviews of two new gear items I started using. The first is iReal Pro, a low cost Band-In-A-Box alternative for the iPad and the EHX Nano Battalion, a cool overdrive/preamp that sound…
Gospel bass player and YouTube star Travis Dykes is interviewed in this episode. Travis talks about his playing style, his musical background and his secrets to his bass tone. Good information you don't want to miss!Av Brent Haeseker
My new adventures with a short scale bass has me thinking more about ergonomic basses. I discuss the models interesting me most, such as Ibanez, Torzal and Strandberg offerings. I also do a review of the ForScore iPad app that is a perfect replacement to ringed binders of printed chord charts for bass players not blessed with a church using Plannin…
I finally got to my long promised review of the Source Audio C4 synth bass pedal. A also talk about my new adventure into the land of short scale bass. In addition, a segment on 6/8 time and the misinformation/misunderstand regarding it - yes, reputable sources have it wrong.Av Brent Haeseker
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The first in our Average Joe interviews! In this episode we interview Joe LeGrand, a worship bassist who became active in worship after retiring. No sitting around saying "I've paid my dues...", Joe is an inspiration for everyone that it's never too late to learn something new. Here is the book Joe references in the interview about helping to preve…
3 segments in this episode featuring an example on how changing your hand position can change your bass tone (and examples of how to use this in service), thoughts on the advantages (and disadvantages) of playing sitting down vs standing up, and an overview of our Worship Blender chapel and how we play to use it.…
Yes, we're feeling the effects of the Corona Virus here at the Bass Guitar Worship Blender. This episode talks about how our lives are different right now.Av Brent Haeseker
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Merry Christmas listeners! This episode features some tips on adding Reggae-style grooves to your alter calls, options for less common Christmas songs to listen to, an overview of how chord charts lie (especially at Christmas), and yet another version of Angels We Have Heard On High.Av Brent Haeseker
There's a lot of interest in fretless bass but not everyone has immediate access to one to try it out. We go over what it is like playing a fretless bass and how it compares to a fretted, plus all the instrument's pros and cons. Additional segments on Worship Around the World, What We're Listening to and a few stories to tell since the last episode…
Westminster Effects is a Christian-based company building some outstanding effects pedals for guitarists and bass guitarists. In this episode I interview Cody Fields, President of the company, about his products for bass guitar and the clever Christian church history-themed naming conventions of his products. Website: Westminster Effects Website Po…
This is a busy episode with 4 segments, the primary segment being how to deal with a keyboard player's bass heavy left hand. Other segments address playing through injury, an interesting exercise to confirm your knowledge of your fretboard, and an overview of some of the basses I played at various music stores.…
Need to play some synth bass on the platform, but don't know which synth to buy? How about trying plugins with a MIDI controller? In this episode I overview options for both paid and free synth plugins and why they might be a good choice. Another segment discusses protecting your hearing when you play and how I'm doing that on a noisy stage.…
If you're a bass player that has to go direct instead of using an amp, but you already have a laptop and a portable audio interface, then you may already have a setup you can use live, instead of an expensive pedal board. In this episode we explore IK Multimedia Amplitube Ampeg SVT and Overloud MarkBass plugins. Our second segment is on the controv…
In this episode, we talk to Dave, a favorite contributor on the P&W Bassist Club on TalkBass.com. Dave is pro on bass and has been serving on worship platforms for years. However, this year he was told by his church he no longer fit the visual - he was considered too old! Dave still plays just fine and he's really not that old, so what's going on h…
This episode's featured segment is on how to imitate a synthbass on your bass guitar without having to buy any new equipment. Even if your signal is bass to direct box, you don't have to spend money to sound like that spiffy contemporary worship song. Most of the time the best solution is adjusting your technique. Additional segments on alternate w…
This podcast is for those that serve from the bottom up. Since this is a new podcast by an unknown host, I spend time explaining who I am, along with a brief musical history.Av Brent Haeseker
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They need the activity to move their muscles and lose the power to think. If we want to preserve our social package and priviledges, we need farms for the men, ok, we're men too, but not the same.
You can love mussels, you can praise foie gras, you can delectate yourself with turkey breasts, but there is nothing better than an oyster for new year's eve. On second thought, maybe the turkey breast.
Too much at once and leftovers for weeks to come. This is a fact that I wish I could forget. We'll have to eat through it.
We must preserve the wonderful fauna of the tropical islands, we must take care of the snails of the Carribean before they are all gone, to let some nature to see for the future generations.
To let things go out of control, to make things happen in an untimely fashion, to hold on things that don't matter anymore, that's having crocodile instincts and nothing else.
Kelly and John liked to collect old socks. Some of them where still inhabited by our little friends from the savannah, the butter bear butterflies. They are carnivorous, but don't eat men, so there are only a small risk if you fall asleep.
The lemony fruity taste was a perfect blend with the crunchyness and the juicy pulp of the fruit, this fulgurant savor could only be devoured by someone like her.
The running phelmonous chicks wanted to run and hop into the wall, a wall made of plain fruit pasta with a glimpse of citrus syrup. What a dream, but only it, as the world isn't so sweet as we all know.
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Please be seated to your convenience, none of the well known stars will come, so take a rest, feel confortable and take a nap. This will otherwise feel like it lasts forever.
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Not too shabby. Pretty sturdy. Greatly improved, well designed cover box for all the fashionista in town. Complicated relation between form and function, nothing is there to invert the stance.
This was a top secret mission with a stupid name. James knew he was in a bit of a mayhem when he arrived at Lebertovic airport, abort the frosted jello punch was all that could say the blond long-legged stewardess when she saw him, that was all.
All the boys need are cortex and style. Good looking babes, fantastic cars, money, fancy clothes are just the artefacts and being stupid would be to deny it.
She feels so low, so down, well under the pipes, below the ground, deep into earth and she just wish she'd be drained for something else as boring and casual day to day hassles.
More energy efficient than any other bathroom appliance is the war hot tub. Instant warming up with each grenade or bazooka explosion, and you even get the bubbles. This is a one day offer you may want to consider as you might never find such a bargain again.
I used to get it sour when I had to compose complete and intelligible sentences from my soup. Now with the new cans of analphabet soup, this nightmare is over, I can concentrate on my food again.
Scissors, stones and lettuce, combined to paper brick and electrical barb wire make an evening at the Jones an interesting adventure the whole family can enjoy. You can even bring your dog.
Your cow liks grass and the devil is a savant lemur. There are way too many lemurs grinding around here but he is the only one with a large brain in lemurland.
The two little girls had drawn magical properties from the herbal tea they had drank that early summer afternoon at the park. Jill and Lucy are friends forever, and ever, because of that simple event and foul smelling infusion.
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He was told he sould be here before noon if he wanted to make it a deal. He was here, but his farm buddy was not and the delay was expected to be over.
Someone forgot him in the bottom of the bag. The fire is out now. The scouts are all asleep and the last marshmallow feels contempt. He is a happy marshmallow indeed. Who wouldn't?
All the fruit cargo was in as good a shape as it could be: ripe and raw, fruity and delicious. The oranges, the peaches, the apricots where desireable and one could feel the saliva drip from everyones mouth.
Elaborate plans to circumvent the odd animal. Whatever it might be, don't fool the beast, don't kill the tarantulaah. Too late.
While the other guests slurped on the final deserts, the ovoid frascatti dinner associates where nowhere to be found. For sure something suspicious was taking place.