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Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby GonzoBass » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:54 am

Those I've connected with on Facebook may have already seen this
but I landed a weekly studio/session gig with Chip Douglas here.

Chip on Wikipedia

I have known him for quite some time
and he's not only a great guy
but a very active, extremely talented songwriter.

Last Wednesday he hired me to record a demo of just one tune
(which is going to Joe Cocker)
with Chip on his gorgeous '52 Tele and his son Tyler on drums
but we nailed it in just two good takes.

Chip said he had expected to spend the entire session on the tune,
so with the better part of the afternoon left,
he pulled out another tune of his,
and then another...

Today we nailed four tunes
none of which I had heard before I got there.

He's so happy with the results we made
that he's asked for a weekly date to record demos,
drawing from his catalog of literally hundreds of songs,
for him to shop around.

So does this mean I get to add "Studio/Session" to my business card?
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby Jerry » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:10 am

Very cool Gonzo!
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby steveonbass » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:10 am

Sweet Gonzo - congrats!!
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby Paul DeLano » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:05 am

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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby hmagman » Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:23 am

VERY cool! [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby higher1 » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:01 am

Awesome Gonz... I love when you can just walk in, totally blind, and make beautiful music with someone! That is one of my favorite ways to do it...

Anyway, to answer your question: "HELL YES YOU CAN!" [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif] [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby Lieutenant Dan » Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:46 am

Congrats, Gonz! That sounds like a GREAT situation!!! [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif]
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby randall » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:27 pm

GonzoBass wrote:So does this mean I get to add "Studio/Session" to my business card?

I believe it does.
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby BigDaveOnBass » Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:04 pm

GonzoBass wrote:So does this mean I get to add "Studio/Session" to my business card?
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Damn straight!!
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I will take love wherever I find it and offer it to everyone who will take it....
seek knowledge from those wiser....
and teach those who wish to learn from me.
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:57 am

Heh, wish I could post some of his tunes.

Great hooks, he writes!
Nice variety too,
from psuedo-new country, to R&B, to straight 8th note rock...

I'm lovin' it!
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I have to at least get a pic of his Tele for you guys.
Wait till you see wwhat a verteran this thing is.
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Steinberger XP2 Workhorse (DB Bridge)
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Steinberger XP2A (Back Up)
Wilkat GonzoBass #001
Fender Deluxe 24 Fret Jazz
EBMM Stingray Natural/Maple
Xavier Custom 6 String
Ibanez AEB10K Acoustic
Dean Rhapsody 8 String
Carvin BK2A Fretless
Gibson EB3 (Project)
Epiphone Newport EBS
Synsonic Half Scale
Fender Mandolin
A couple Flea Ukuleles
and a few guitars...

Rigs:
Small-
GK MB112 combo
Medium-
GK MB500
GK 2x10 Neo
Large-
GK 1001 Mark II 2x10 combo
GK 1x15 RBS

Effects:
Line 6 Bass POD XT Live
BBE 462 Sonic Maximizer

Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby Win Lowe » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:54 am

That's great congrats [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby ghiadub » Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:38 am

Awesome. Sounds like a lot of fun Gonzo. [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby armybass » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Go on with your bad self. Show em how it's done bro.
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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby harleyyy » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:06 pm

armybass wrote:Go on with your bad self. Show em how it's done bro.



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Re: Landed a Cool New Gig

Postby Rob Francis » Sun Mar 13, 2011 6:15 pm

Outstanding Gonz!
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