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In the Studio With Nate Watts
Nate Watts is a true legend of the bass guitar. He is known for his funky, melodic bass lines, which have helped to define many legendary songs. His playing has inspired generations of musicians since he first hit the scene playing bass for Stevie Wonder in the 70s. A master of funk, soul, rock, and hip-hop, Nate has played with many amazing artists including Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, the Jacksons, Herbie Hancock, Paul McCartney and more. We invited Nate to jam in the studio with a few local musicians that included Tim Clement on guitar and Walker Adams on drums. Check out this incredible jam, where we get to hear why he is a true legend.Read More
Serious Tone Talk: Tone Stack EQ, Part 1
In the world of movies and television, The Equalizer is a man with a mysterious past who relies on his training as a former intelligence officer to stand up for the innocent and oppressed, delivering cold vigilante justice on their behalf. In the world of bass amplification and audio reproduction, The Equalizer serves an equally dramatic role by selectively shaping the tonal color of your sound to deliver the optimum response, presence and clarity to your audience.Read More
Video: Kickback with James Genus
In addition to being the bass player for NBC's Saturday Night Live and Herbie Hancock, Hartke artist James Genus has recorded and played with some of the biggest acts from every musical genre such as Whitney Houston, The Brecker Brothers, David Sanborn, Bob James, Ravi Coltrane, Branford Marsalis, John McLaughlin and Daft Punk. In this episode, we had the opportunity to Kickback with James and talk about his life, career and thoughts on playing bass.Read More
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