Meet Jarrod Gee, a guitarist-turned-bassist who has a regular day gig, but that doesn’t stop him from gigging until 3am. Jarrod is this week’s No Treble reader in the spotlight. Here’s his story…
I am a 23 year old guitar player turned bassist. I had always played around with bass on the side, but it wasn’t until last year that I dug in. I got asked to join a friend’s band for a midwest tour playing bass, and it really lit the fire. It immediately gave me insight on how fundamental bass is in all music. I really started digging into all the records I love and focusing on the rhythm section.
I work for a corporate headquarters IT department. It doesn’t stop me from gigging until 3am through the week.
2 years seriously.
Bands & Gigs:
I play bass for three gigging bands. Okinawa, Kerchief and Side Affect.
- Old Fender Jazz Bass
- SVT Classic with 8×10 cab
- Boss tuner
- Fairfield Circuitry the Accountant Compressor
- Malekko B:ASSMASTER
- Wayhuge Swollen Pickle
- Daredevil ’77 Muff clone
- Modded DOD 250 Overdrive
- Hardwire DL-8 Delay
- Old Big Box Memory Man
Why I play the bass:
I got asked to go on tour playing bass, and the rest is history. I really fell in love with bass.
My bass superpower/claim to fame:
Ooo, I would have to say my use of effects. I am a super fuzz guy and I use it all the time on bass – lots when you wouldn’t typically expect it. I roll the filter back on one of my fuzzes to give a super strong sub-bass sound that is like a mono-synth bass sound. I also use two delay pedals on my board to get chorus sounds, glitchy sample sounds, and traditional delay. I can make a three piece band sound huge utilizing my rig.
Eugene Goreshter (Autolux): Love his bass tones and the way he uses his instrument – such an inspiration.
Collin Greenwood (Radiohead): WOW, such a sublime bassist – love his roll in Radiohead.
Joel Parks (Behold The Brave): One of my close friends, watch this and you’ll get it: