Feel free to contact Rodney Gene at: info @ rodneygene.com
Bass, Guitar, Vocals and Studio Production; Studio sessions (remote or live), live performance or production: Roots, Vintage Soul, Funk, Progressive, Fusion, Country, And Gospel.
My primary work is in the studio for production, bass and guitar. I also work regularly with high-end, highly integral and specific gear companies on audio sessions, video demos, beta testing, community building, consulting, tech work and social marketing interaction and product support. I help bridge the gap between artist/musician and tech. I have an extensive history in the gear industry as a tech/consultant/artist. A few of the companies who have commissioned me for work are: Tascam, Roland, Seymour Duncan, Lollar Pickups, Carr Amplifiers, Warwick Basses, Schecter, Custom Tones, Alesis and many high-end boutique builders, engineers, touring musicians and gear designers…
Some of my own personal daily interests include bass practice, guitar practice, 70’s music, gear tweaking, gear research, reading, science, theology, philosophy, fitness, the healing arts, self-development, metaphysics, nutrition, natural medicine. I have degrees and multiple certifications in many of those areas as well as CD’s, books and programs I have authored within those fields of study over the course of my life. And a great library of books I love to engage with.
If I can be of service, send me a message. I would love to talk with you and hear what you are doing and see how I can help. I have many industry references, referrals, professional recommendations and examples!
Cheers, Blessings, Namaste, Peace and much respect!
About Rodney Gene
Country Gospel Finger Funk, Thumb Groove and Walking
I wrote this groove when I was practicing using the fleshy part of my thumb and fingers for various tones.
Starting with intentional ‘mid forward’ bass tones, bridge pickup, as well as keeping my hand firmly close top the bridge I am able to get enough percussive clarity and keep a smooth tone.
With this approach we don’t have the ‘clack or slap’ of a traditional slap technique to contend with. The fleshy part of the thumb smooths out the attack and forces you to keep a steady hand to stay in the pocket.
Hope y’all enjoy! RGJ
Rodney Gene Junior: Professional bassist, Producer, songwriter, gear tech, tone geek turned professional guitar player later in life…and then back to bass!! Roots, Blues, Fusion, Rockabilly, Gypsy, Progressive, Soul, Country, Gospel and Swamp. Professional Multi-musician and producer in Austin Texas. Close to 100 musical credits as artist, musician, co-writer or producer through ASCAP and BMI.
Performing Artist, teacher, basic gear nerd and guitar geek. Can repair or troubleshoot most everything he owns. An expert at guitar electronics and guitar and bass setup… Has been commissioned by many great guitar/gear companies for unique creative solutions, demos, beta testing and technical support. Rodney Gene is currently affiliated with some truly high-end and highly integral companies.
Appreciates the subtleties and nuances of tone and well-made gear and equipment and understands how to get the best from his equipment. Rodney Gene Junior has been a beta tester and consultant for multiple high-end guitar and pro audio companies. Has 17+ years producing and has a fully-equipped high-end personal studio used for tracking and recording guitars, bass and vocals.
Has a large variety of guitars, amps and pedals to accommodate studio sessions and live gigs. Employs both vintage and modern tone solutions. Hands on-musician, hands on producer and hands on self-sufficient member of any situation he is in. Known by his peers for being prepared and knowledgeable and keeps active and current in the industry.