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Reader Spotlight: Dylan Sundstrom

Dylan SundstromMeet Dylan Sundstrom, our bass player in the spotlight for November 24th, 2009.

Bio:

A twenty year old bass player originally from Tacoma, WA. I play in several groups around Portland including sharing time with fellow bass player Damian Erskine in a band called “Intervision”. I play anything from jazz to funk to electro idie/pop.

My upright style has been compared to the likes of Rufus Reed and Ron Carter. Electric style is very eclectic varying from Erskine-esk funk to Adam Clayton pop/rock lines. I specialize in groove/r&b/funk music and can be seen around town with the Cory Sterling Trio, Mt.Hood Community College vocal jazz group “Genesis”, Intervision, and an upcoming indie/pop group, Mnemonic.

Location:

Portland, Oregon, United States

Day gig:

By day, student; by night, musician.

Years experience:

Going on 10 years

Bands & Gigs:

Playing with several groups.I can be seen around town with the Cory Sterling Trio, Mt.Hood Community College vocal jazz group “Genesis”, Intervision, and an upcoming indie/pop group, Mnemonic. Sharing time with Damian Erskine in Intervision.

Gear:

  • G&L L-2000 Series E
  • Warwick “Corvette” 5-string fretless
  • Jaco Pastorius Signature Fender Jazz Bass
  • Acoustic Image Focus 2 Head
  • Aguilar and Bergantino Heads
  • Alembic F2-B preamp
  • Stewart World 1.2 power amp
  • Fishman preamp

Why I play the bass:

I like to say I didn’t choose the bass but that the bass chose me! But in reality I saw one of my middle school buddies playing the electric bass in the school band and went and picked one up!

My bass superpower/claim to fame

Solid time/groove and great tone!

My influences

  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Marcus Miller
  • Ron Carter
  • Eddie Gomez
  • Damian Erskine

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