It is such a joy to support my friends in Japan on this bass demo. Bass is my primary instrument, not alot of folks know that as my video feed and online presence is mostly guitar. Free The Tone make very high-end Analog and Digital gear (Most often hybrid). Reminiscent of classic studio gear. Innovated and useful.
I feel grateful to be a part of their artist team. EQ may be the most relevant but underrated pedal for bass or guitar. This one is simply intuitively voiced and intuitively musical.
I have the pleasure of owning several TK Smith pickups and one of his Telecasters. Several months back TK sent me his Summertone pickups to try. They are a Bigbsy inspired design/tone that drop in a P90 Dog-Ear route. I have been waiting to find the right guitar to put them in and decided on a Baritone! This was not a drop-in! I had a luthier route the body and the pickguard to accommodate. The results were phenomenal. I wrote this little ditty below with the Summertones. It is an appropriate tune!
Had the great opportunity to throw down a few examples using the Carr Rambler. I had about 100 gigs with this amp this year, giving me many opportunities to get to know it. From Huge Tin Roofed Texas Dance halls to really small packed bars I was able to get absolutely killer tones from this amp. The quintessential gigging amp as it is know for. A Modern Classic!
I have recently had the privilege of working with Michael Tuttle Guitars as an artist. It is a real honor. Michael makes very high-end instruments. Classic, but refined. Known as one the best ‘fret’ men in the business. My own guitar was made to my specs and is a beautiful example of modern vintage. 2 tone burst Classic ‘S’ style with a humbucker in the bridge. A few touches like roasted neck and stainless frets are further examples on his exemplary luthiery.
I have a few video examples on the site and on my instagram page here: Rodney Gene Junior Instagram
From a recent session for Carr Amplifiers – Watch in HD!
Recently had the opportunity to write an original ditty for Grez guitars for an Vintage Guitar exclusive video. Barry Grzebik is a California luthier. he makes unique high-end archtops based on the original RC Allen molds. He has a real gift for acoustical balance. Visit Barry at grezguitars.com
The Effective Musician Mindset
I offer one-on-one lessons for non-beginner players (basic chords, fundamentals and note names required)
$49 per hr via Skype or in person – Austin Texas.
My primary focus is genuine improvement as a complete musician. These are all real-world ideas that have supported my own development and rapid progress as a professional musician. They will support you as well.
- Style Technique: Country / Blues / Rockabilly / Fusion / Soul
- Skill Building
- Focus and Follow-through Techniques
- Working with Backing Tracks
- Song structure – Song building
- Professional Mindset
- Success Mindset
- Gear Consulting / Choices
- Tone approaches
- Embracing / Understanding your individual talents and strengths
- Rapid learning concepts
Please email info @ rodneneygene.com to schedule.
All payments made via Paypal. All lesson appts. are paid 24-48 hr. in advance to maintain time slots. Thank you!