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Mica Wickersham (mica)
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Post Number: 556
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Posted on Thursday, January 02, 2003 - 6:37 pm:   Edit Post

Here's Trip and his Orion 5-string fretless:

trip

If you ever get a chance to see him play, no doubt you will leave inspired.
Paul Lindemans (palembic)
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Posted on Friday, January 03, 2003 - 4:28 am:   Edit Post

That's the attitude!
Alas, I think I will feel some frustration too!
apdavis
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Registered: 5-2004
Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 12:06 pm:   Edit Post

image/jpgTrip with Green Alembic
trip1.jpg (99.3 k)


Recently saw Trip in Denver. I don't know if he gets tired of the adjective "awesome" but it describes his performance and attitude to a T.

If you are out there, thanks again Trip!
laytonco
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Posted on Tuesday, August 08, 2006 - 7:15 am:   Edit Post

apdavis from Denver I see. I am sitting at Broadway and C470 right now!
edwin
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 12:15 am:   Edit Post

Where is that Denver photo taken? I am sorry I missed his appearance.

Edwin
edwin
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 12:16 am:   Edit Post

Where was that Denver photo taken? I am sorry I missed his appearance.

Edwin
mica
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 2:04 pm:   Edit Post

Trip sent me this picture from the "LODO bass bash Tripster clinic"

trip

Don't miss a chance to see him live.

(Message edited by mica on August 11, 2006)
apdavis
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Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 3:24 pm:   Edit Post

I borrowed "without asking", the photo I posted from the Lodo bass bash, but Mica's contribution is better.
I had understood the scheduled clinics for the Bass Bash were to be Friday(4th) and Saturday(5th), with Trip playing Saturday night. It turns out he played Friday and Saturday night with a clinic on Sunday, which I had missed having made other plans.
Spit and other dirty words on that one. . .

Adam
bassjigga
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Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Friday, August 11, 2006 - 3:28 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah Trip is phenominal. Great guy too.
byoung
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Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 3:44 pm:   Edit Post

That is a really big bass. Anybody know if it is strung B-Bb or F#-C?
apdavis
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Posted on Monday, August 14, 2006 - 11:13 am:   Edit Post

Trip is known for using alternate tuning. He may keep "it" in a standard setup, until his soul is moved to explore something new.
jacko
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Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 - 7:53 am:   Edit Post

I saw trip last year at bass day uk. He was indeed a phenomenal player and very friendly with it. Unfortunatly, He wasn't able to bring his Alembic last year - maybe this time. He certainly got enough encouragement from the three Edinburgh Alembicians who went.

Graeme
mica
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post

Trip will be at the Atlanta Institute of Music tomorrow night at 8:00 for a clinic, private lessons are from 3-7:00.
apdavis
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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 1:26 pm:   Edit Post

Lucky Georgians!!!
bassjigga
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Registered: 8-2005
Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:05 am:   Edit Post

Here's Xander Wamsley playing Trip's Epic.

Xander Epic
bassjigga
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Post Number: 126
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Posted on Tuesday, February 06, 2007 - 10:13 am:   Edit Post

Nice bass face Trip! And an Orion...

bass face
davehouck
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 4:33 pm:   Edit Post

Nice pics!
hieronymous
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Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2007 - 9:08 pm:   Edit Post

I've never heard of Trip Wamsley before, but he's playing at the Cozmic Cafe in Placerville, CA (kind of near Sacramento) on Saturday, Sept. 1. Kind of thinking about going...
jacko
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 4:38 am:   Edit Post

It'll be well worth your effort harry. Trip's an astounding player and a really nice guy to chat too aswell.

Graeme
apdavis
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Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

GO!
You won't regret the Tripendicular Experience.

Adam
davehouck
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Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 5:35 pm:   Edit Post

Definitely go!

And post a review please!
richbass939
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Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 8:32 am:   Edit Post

Here's a Bass Player review of Trip's latest CD.
Rich


Trip Wamsley
By Bryan Beller | July 2007

Curve [twbass.com]

Trip Wamsley, virtuoso bassist and self-described resident of the “Louisiana Dirty South,” survived Hurricane Rita and myriad other obstacles to crank out this shimmering, ethereal album of creative solo performances. The technical mastery required to carry this material is there and then some; he can slap, tap, arpeggiate, chord-comp, employ harmonics, and solo with the best of them. But for every one ripping piece of “how’d he do that?” fireworks (check out “Redneck Monolith” or “Non A-06” if you just want your head blown off), there are two pieces that slow down and hypnotically emphasize tone, layering, atmosphere, and melody. Disposed to disparate dynamics, and using the feel, technique and mannerisms of a Michael Manring-influenced bassist, Wamsley creates a sonic universe reminiscent of a cross between Bill Frisell and modern folk acoustic guitar. Curve serves as a rewarding exercise in the Zen of solo bass composition and performance.
-Bryan Beller
dannobasso
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Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2007 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

Go here http://www.bassplayer.tv/ and pick summer namm 07 and you can see 2 clips with Trip. One with the Alembic 8 and another demoing other basses. I got to play the 8 at namm years ago. Amazing bass. Trip is also a wonderful individual as well as an incredible musician.
davehouck
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 7:31 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks Danno, that was really nice!
hieronymous
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Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 11:20 pm:   Edit Post

Yeah, thanks for the heads-up dannobasso!

I don't go to the "Introductions" section too often, but when I did I found Trip's own introductory thread! Toshiaki gave a link to a really nice YouTube video in there.

So basically I'm pretty much planning on going to the show if I can make it (sometimes work intrudes into my off-time...)
hieronymous
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Post Number: 177
Registered: 1-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 01, 2007 - 3:15 pm:   Edit Post

Unfortunately, I don't think I'm going to make the show tonight. I've driven over 1500 miles in the past three weeks for work, and I'm totally worn out! It's three hours round trip, and although I'll probably be kicking myself tomorrow, I don't think I'm up for it. If only it was a little bit closer, like Sacramento...
richbass939
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Post Number: 1036
Registered: 11-2004
Posted on Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post

This was in the BP Recommends section of the April 2009 issue of Bass Player.

The Power Triplets
Ta-Da
(ThePowerTriplets.com)

Virtuoso bassist and eclectic composer Trip Wamsley has established himself as a master of solo bass on fretless and fretted alike, with deeply warm tones and exquisitely refined technique sprinkled liberally throughout his past solo releases. But he's got a rowdy side to his playing as well, and on Ta-Da he lets loose with a downright rude barrage of overdrive, heavy picking, power chords, aggressive rock-slapping, and open jam madness. Wamsley's interplay with guitarist Chris Nix (a Beck/Johnson/Morse-influenced revelation in his own right) and drummer Tom Hurst is raw and unafraid, it defiantly occupies the ample space necessary to make this power-trio's interesting material work, and it leaves nothing on the table.
by BP's Bryan Beller
jazzyvee
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Username: jazzyvee

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Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:10 am:   Edit Post

I just found this by accident on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLXo3M1uWjg

Enjoy
Jazzyvee
jazzyvee
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Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:15 am:   Edit Post

I just found this by accident on Youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLXo3M1uWjg

Enjoy
Jazzyvee
bassfingers
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Post Number: 274
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, February 15, 2010 - 2:09 pm:   Edit Post

This guy is fantastic!.
reinier
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Username: reinier

Post Number: 50
Registered: 1-2003
Posted on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:34 am:   Edit Post

Just the Artist, not his Alembic this time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKdUREAa2JA

Not sure whether it's OK to post this commercial (for a nonetheless very nice sounding envelope pedal), but I found the 1st demo song (running from 0m59sec 'til 1m57sec) just so sweet that I felt I should add it to the other great song already up here by this amazing bass player. Take care, Reinier

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