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