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Username: studiorecluse

Post Number: 38
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 12:54 pm:   Edit Post

Last year I asked if any of you had gone to anything like Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp, and I don't think anyone had. Well I went, and with registration for 2007 opening soon (camp is March 16-18 2007) , it had occurred to me that I never reported back from my experience. If this reads like an ad, Iíll state up front that I was a camper who paid full price and am not associated in any way with anyone involved in BBC.

I have to say, BBC 2006 was one of the most amazing musical experiences of my life. It was a long weekend of real interaction and instruction from a world class faculty as well as from phenomenal fellow campers.

Primarily being a guitarist, I was a little nervous because guitarists can be such gun-fighting jerks trying to out-do each other. This was completely absent at BBC, everyone was there in a spirit of camaraderie helping and encouraging each other. Then there is the faculty: WOW. Imagine being shown e-bow by Michael Manring, or having Bakithi Kumalo teach you the bass break he played in Paul Simonís ďCall Me AlĒ, or have Adam Nitti teach you his hybrid-flamenco slap technique (which you have to see and hear to believe).

I canít say enough, I walked away from that weekend dazzled, and plan to keep going.
Their motto is ďAre you ready to go the distance?Ē. If thatís you, you should check them out. I had the time of my life.

BTW, here's the link:
Username: hifiguy

Post Number: 38
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 2:35 pm:   Edit Post


Thanx for the link. I checked it out and Mr Veasley has assembled quite a faculty, it appears. I may have to try this when some extra cash is available as it seems like it would be an incredible experience.


Username: davehouck

Post Number: 4555
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Sunday, November 26, 2006 - 4:34 pm:   Edit Post

Thanks for the review!

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