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Reader Spotlight: Jarrod Gee

Jarrod GeeMeet 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…

Bio:

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.

Location:

Chattanooga, TN

Day gig:

I work for a corporate headquarters IT department. It doesn’t stop me from gigging until 3am through the week.

Years experience:

2 years seriously.

Bands & Gigs:

I play bass for three gigging bands. Okinawa, Kerchief and Side Affect.

Gear:

  • 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.

My influences:

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:

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