I am a Gemini. My Castor had a successful career in advertising and film industry. Pollux picked up a bass guitar when he was a kid and never put it down.

 

All I have learned in my double life has found its way into the basses I build. And I have learned this: We all run the risk of becoming our own very limit.

 

Training, culture, techniques, available tools and material, workflow, logistics, allegiance to a certain craft, tradition, ambition, greed and whatever else defines one's style can eventually  become a powerful censor that filters out fresh, powerful new ideas and turns us into machines.

 

To avoid falling in the trap, I steer clear from doing the same thing more often than necessary. I let the core idea that lies beneath every project take control of building style, materials, technique and creative process. She is the only queen I swear my allegiance to.

 

The next big thing always hide under that stone waiting to be turned over.

Links.

No Treble - The MüB F

The Bass Cafe' - Interview.

Best Bass Gear. Bass Of The Week.

No Treble. Bass Of The Month.

The Über-Groove Samarkand at BassFreq.

 

Master Luthier Jeffrey Yong.

My menthor and friend, Jeffrey builds of some of the

finest acoustic and classic guitars out there.