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Reader Spotlight: Kody Audette

Kody AudetteMeet Kody Audette, a bass player from Albuquerque, NM who loves the bass as much as we do, and is as diverse a bassist as they come.

He has a pretty impressive sounding day gig too.

Kody is our player in the spotlight for the week of November 20, 2012.

Bio:

I play everything from classical music to blues to metal. I’ve delved into producing electronic music and creating instruments from nothing more than layered sine waves, I play any instrument I can get my hands on but NOTHING satisfies like a bass. I love an instrument I can truly feel as well as hear.

Location:

Albuquerque, NM

Day gig:

During the day I work for a company that develops cutting edge solar technology for satellites.

Years experience:

5 years focusing primarily on the bass.

Bands & Gigs:

I’m in three bands:

Throw The Temple, an Alternative Rock band reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age. Rockin’ songs with a great groove.

The Val James Band, a beefy Blues band that mixes the energy of rock music with the funk and grind of the blues. We wish we were Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Deny The Future, a very technical metal band. This is the project where I get to switch between pretending I’m a guitarist and a drummer on my bass. One song is melodic and complex while the next features layered rhythms. Always high energy.

Gear:

  • Dingwall Afterburner 6 string Multiscale Bass
  • MarkBass Randy Jackson TTE800 amp with MarkBass cabs.
  • An acoustic upright bass. My EUB just doesn’t quite cut it.

Why I play the bass:

I got hooked on pursuing music with the classical guitar but gravitated toward the bass because to me it seems like a more complete instrument, it bridges the gap between melody and rhythm. With a bass I have the power to create captivating melodies or get people up and move their feet, just based on how I approach it. From chords to melodies to muted rhythms, a bass can do it all.

My bass superpower/claim to fame

My background in classical guitar and composition gives me the ability to use a three finger style effectively and think in terms of the larger chords being formed between my playing and any other instruments. I am also always listening to changes in phrasing that can make a piece build up to something bigger and more engaging.

My influences

Marcus Miller is my biggest influence, the man’s combination of attitude and tone is phenomenal. I’ve also been led to where I am today by Victor Wooten, Geddy Lee, and many more of the people regularly featured on No Treble.

More on the web:

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