Friday, July 17, 2009

Cincinnati Bass Blast Recap: Steven Guerrero

Bassist Steven Guerrero does a nice recap of the event on his blog, complete with YouTube videos from the Ustream. Check it out!

Guerrero did a transcendent first set that mesmerized both the live and Ustream audience, many who were NOT bassists! I talked him out of a CD...wonderful stuff. Listen to and buy his music here.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cincinnati Bass Blast Slide Show

Watch the Cincinnati Bass Blast LIVE at 7 p.m. EST via UStream.

Yes, the Cincinnati Bass Blast will be viewable on Ustream starting at 7 p.m. EST (actually a little earlier).

To hook it up go here:

Thanks to Daniel Johnson Jr. again for hosting. W00T!

See you there.

Cincinnati Bass Blast: TONIGHT!

More love for the Cincinnati Bass Blast from the Journal Newspapers. You comin'?

We've got a pile of swag to give away: strings, power winder, T-shirts, ball cap, Fodera cables and a Pigtronix Disnortion pedal.

Additionally, we've obtained a lovely video greeting from a certain bass legend who is currently touring with two other legends in Europe...Hmmm, who could it be? And the inimitable Daniel Johnson Jr. is going to host a Ustream of the event, which also will be recorded. Info on that coming soon.

What more could you want? Maybe a T-shirt? We didn't print any to sell at the event due to cost restrictions but you can get yours here (in the right size even) for about $20 shipped.

PS (Nearly forgot, again.) We've set hashtag for the event: Please use #cincybass

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Cincy Bass Blast T-Shirt Looks Good!

Hey, just got my T-shirt from The Cincy Bass Blast cafe press gift shop, it looks really good! With economy shipping it cost about 20 bucks. Small price to pay to immortalize this momentous occasion.

We will have just one (and a ball cap) to show people, and will give them away at the end of the show. We figured it was better to let people go online and order whatever size they wanted after the fact rather than buying 127 XLs and having 94 left over. (Example: I only wear men's small T's myself. Picky picky, I know.)

Regardless of whether or not you buy a shirt (we only make like $1 profit off each one) we hope you can attend the event. July 15 is coming up fast! Look forward to seeing you there.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Big Give | Pigtronix Disnortion Pedal

You know you want to come to the Cincinnati Bass Blast, if only to get a chance at winning a Pigtronix Disnortion pedal.

From the website: The unique magic of the Pigtronix OFO is Fuzz and Overdrive wired in Parallel, allowing you to pile on the gain without sacrificing clarity, dynamic response, punch or low end.

The Pigtronix OFO Disnortion features three elements: a touch sensitive Overdrive, a Fuzz with 6 different filters, and a frequency doubler named Octava. Each effect is an original design and can each be used independently or in combinations to forge a tremendous range of musically responsive distortion sounds.

The Octava is wired in series before the Overdrive and Fuzz, allowing the pedal to produce a unique type of gated, gnarly grind that is absolutely devastating.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cincinnati Bass Blast: New Giveaways

Okie dokie, I just got word that Pigtronix is going to provide us with the very same pedal Doug Johns uses as a giveaway! Add to that some Fodera cables and a couple of T-shirts from the Lakland Owner's Group; some strings from Lakland, and a Cincinnati Bass Blast T-Shirt and cap.

Oh, in case you're wondering, the Cincinnati Bass Blass Gift Shop cafepress site is whack, for some reason, in some cases, it's showing $22 for the shirt and $17 for the cap and it's supposed to be just $16.50 for each. Still a little on the expensive side with shipping, I know, but we're trying to keep the outlays low for this first one. If it goes well, we'll put some money in the budget for the next one and have a bunch printed locally.

Please drag everyone you possible can to this event as it will determine whether or we're able to do another one! Our goal is to see what the interest is and collect contact information and to break even. That's why there is admission; we have to cover the players transportation costs down here along with making sure they are well fed!

Looking forward to meeting all of you. Cheers!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Get Your Cincinnati Bass Blast Swag Here

Get your Cincinnati Bass Blast 2009 T-Shirt and Ball caps here at the brand new Cincinnati Bass Blast Gift Shop.

To keep costs down, but still generate a little extra change to put toward the event costs, we're making a teeny profit (just $1) on each item. And you get a cool shirt or cap in return. Thank you in advance. And see you there!

Saturday, June 20, 2009 Shows Cincy Bass Blast Love

If you haven't seen this site: no treble - the site for bass players , check it out. It's a great resource. We thank them for covering our event. Show them love.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Did Someone Say Raffle?

Well, as a matter of fact, we did.

I (meaning, me, Helena) stopped by Moeller Music in Middletown this afternoon to drop off posters and they contributed a fistful of handy picks and an Ernie Ball Power Peg motorized string winder to be raffled off at our July 15 bass guitar event. Thanks for your support, Moeller Music! Need music stuff? Go there. They represent.

We'll also be giving away GHS/Lakland strings and a couple of Fodera cables. And possibly a couple of pedals. We're going to do our best to make this the best bass guitar hang EVER! You comin'?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bass Musician Magazine Lists Cincy Bass Blast on Calendar

Bass Musician Magazine, an Online Bass Magazine and Community Designed For Bass Players and Bass Professionals listed Cincinnati Bass Blast on its Community Calendar! 

See what cool bass-related thing is happening now.

Thanks Bass Musician Magazine!! Read it here.  

Monday, June 15, 2009

Bass Events: A Reason To Meet And Share Passion

That's what we're talking about... hat tip to digital music agency NEO * DMC for a great post that explains who we are (bass players) and why we're doing this event (Cincinnati Bass Blast).

Bass Events: A Reason To Meet And Share Passion

"The bass niche seems small compared to the guitar market. But like all small tribes, bass players are connected through a very unique bond — similar to the ukulele players tribe."

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hear Great Bass at the Cincinnati Bass Blast

SW Ohio and Northern Kentucky bass players: Don't miss the first ever Cincinnati Bass Blast, to be held at 7 p.m. July 15 at the Edge Teen Center in Liberty Township, Ohio. 

This event is brought to you by BYO Productions - aka Helena Bouchez and David Yates - two bassists who have joined forces to create events that will entertain and enrich the experience of their ever low-end lovin' bass playin' brothers and sisters.

Confirmed acts include:
Steven Guerrero (Toledo, Ohio) 
Doug Johns (Cleveland, Ohio) 
And Jauqo III-X also will be joining us with his full band, all the way from Chicago.

To follow our progress and help us promote the event here are some links you can forward on for us. The more people you tell, the better the event will be. Ya'll know it: There's no better hang than a bunch of bass players. See you there.

Facebook Fan page: CincyBassBlast Facebook Fan Page
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