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Reader Spotlight: Sebastian Casís

Sebastian CasísMeet Sebastian Casís, a bassist from Argentina and our player in the spotlight for January 11, 2011.

Bio:

I’m a bassist, composer, arranger and producer with international experience.

Location:

Santa Fe / SF / Argentina

Day gig:

Bass instructor and father of twins.

Years experience:

25 years

Bands & Gigs:

My band is MO’BLUES (high energy latin blues/rock). We are the only Argentinean band in our genre touring in the US since 2000 (once or twice a year), performing at blues, rock and World music festivals. We have three studio albums and a live DVD. We’ve also played alongside many blues legends over the years.

Gear:

  • ’86 MusicMan StingRay
  • ’68 Fender P-bass
  • Michael Kelly acoustic bass
  • Gallien Krueger 800RB (head)
  • Wenstone Amps Cabinets (made in Argentina) with Eminence speakers 4×10 & 1×15
  • SansAmp Bass Driver DI
  • Monster Cables
  • Martin Blust Strings (made in Argentina)
  • Also have a lot of pedals but they come and go.

Why I play the bass:

I saw Gene Simmons on TV back in ’77 and BANG!!! I said: I want to do THAT!!! Well, I ended playing bass all right, but never could split fire and blood or fly over the audience. It would be odd in a blues/rock band, anyway.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

Everybody is playing in NO key until I hit the root of the chord. Now that’s POWER!!!

My influences

Gene Simmons, Jack Bruce, Billy Sheehan and Marcus Miller.

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Todd Erickson

Love your super power! So true!!