#Repost @walbasscollective (@get_repost)
Here's a snippet of #JonasHellborg (with #JohnMclaughlin ) in 1987 with his infamous #doubleneck#walbass . It's essentially a #fretted and #fretless#4string in one. "I had owned a Wal around 79-80 that I bought from Bruce Emms at MUG, the music shop in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the time it was my favourite instrument. So meeting #IanWaller and #PeteStevens , the founders of Wal was indeed very exciting. At the time I was playing both fretted and fretless basses equal amounts so when they offered to make me an endorser I inquired if it was possible to make a fretted/fretless double neck. They had already done a triple neck for Roger Newell of Rick Wakeman’s group so they felt confident about making me one. Details were discussed, wood selected and we had some get-togethers leading up to the final design and the bass was finally delivered to me 1st of July 1984 in Paris. For my entire stint with McLaughlin this was the main bass and for a while after as well. It is indeed a treasured instrument."- Jonas Hellborg, July 30, 2012 (credit: History of Wal Basses) #jazz#fusion#jazzfusion#bassface 😠 #walbasscollective#Wal
NEW BASS PLAYER OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Sordid Ordeal have once again waved goodbye to Nick Hamdorff (Departure no. 17) due to his commitments to Huge If God$ Arcade Collective. At this point my sad udder is dried and shriveled as Leg Ham milked every last drop during his last 16 "I'm quitting and never coming back" spats.
To be fair, there are few people on this planet I love as much as him, willy brothers for life. You idiot. Also, as Hamdorff began recording Sordid's first album, so will he finish it. Or so help me fucking God.
Replacing Hammerdolphin permanently this time is his 2014 fill-in Tim Emmanuelle who thus far turns up to rehearsal on time and chips in for the studio.
Tim was coming to Sordid shows before I'd finished writing Citizen, I love him to absolute death and he has brought fresh energy to the band and my own motivation. What a fuckin ledge.
We're playing the B. East tonight supporting The Ivory Elephant. So fucking excited, Tim, Jason and I are having a bloody ball. Come join us for a beer, a burger and a jam!
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