Freekbass Now Has His Own Signature Bass Series, Thanks To Stonefield Musical Instrument Co

first_img[Cover photo via Kim Blackburn Photography] There’s no denying that Freekbass is a master of the low end. The beloved bassist is so identified with the instrument, it’s in his name! Now he’s taking that connection to the next level, partnering with Stonefield Musical Instrument Company to create the first-ever Freekbass Signature Model.“…For me, the relationship of a maker with an endorsing artist has to be one of mutual benefit but first of all it has to be real.  I love the Freekbass approach to funk, I dig his use of effects and his playing technique and I completely respect his role as a music educator. He’s the kind of person I want to work with and I feel lucky that he wants to work with us as well,” said Tomm Stanley, owner of Stonefield.Stanley tells us more about what it was like working with Freekbass on the new instrument:With the Freekbass Signature Model, right from the beginning of the build we kept two key things in mind: the look, style and unique features of a Stonefield and the flash, flair and funkiness of Freekbass. I remember him saying, “make the Batmobile.” How’s that for a challenge? We discussed a mod that reinforced some other player’s feedback about the string height above the body when slapping. I wasn’t crazy about modifying the instrument to suit a single playing style but he agreed with the comments. We discussed how the concern might best be dealt with and that became the Funk Plate. There was one mod requested that I just wouldn’t do and after explaining my reasons he was fine with it. That willingness on his part to bend got me thinking about what I could do to make the instrument stand out more from the rest of our line up. I suggested some circuit alterations, alternate choices for materials and other tweaks. Some of it he went for, other things he was clearly not interested in. We had a two way street kind of thing happening and that really was right from the beginning of the build. What more could anyone ask for?I’m really pleased with the instrument that we’ve created. The choices of woods that satisfied the Batmobile request also added a snap to the tonality. To get the blackness we chose African wenge for the topwood on the body and Solomon Island ebony for the fingerboard. We also used the ebony for the nut and floating bridge system. The combination of brittleness and density did magic for a woody tone with a funk edge to it. On top of that we have used our titanium hardware option to trim a bit of weight and have done the sweetest four-colour burst on the back of the through-body core: natural to amber fading into red before turning black but with red highlights peeking out of the black on the headstock points and heel transition. Absolutely gorgeous…Not only is Freekbass releasing his own custom bass, but he’s also traveling to New Zealand to film some promotional footage for the instrument. The bassist will star in something that’s “part reality, part fantasy,” essentially a mini-movie where Freekbass discovers the signature model! Keep it tuned to L4LM for more from Freekbass on his wild expedition!You can find out more about the bass via Stonefield Music’s website. Check out his tour schedule below:JULY-Saturday, July 2: Sterling Stage / Sterling, NY-Friday, July 8: Navy Pier / Chicago, IL-Tuesday, July 12 : Brooklyn Bowl / Brooklyn, NY (Freekbass performing with The Band Is Bond)-Wednesday, July 13: Ardmore Music Hall / Ardmore, PA (Freekbass performing with The Band Is Bond)-Saturday, July 23 : Whispering Sun Festival / Pataskala, OH-Thursday, July 28: Zoo Bar / Lincoln, NE-Friday, July 29: Quixotes / Denver, CO-Saturday, July 30: Owsley’s Golden Road / Denver, CO AUGUST-Monday, August 1: Town Square Tavern / Jackson, WY-Wednesday, August 3: Casey’s Whitefish / Whitefish, Montana-Thursday, August 4: Live United Concert Series/ Idaho Falls, Idaho-Friday, August 5: West Yellowstone Concert Series / West Yellowstone, Montana-Saturday, August 6: The Filling Station / Bozeman, Montana-Wednesday, August 24: Scarlet & Grey / Columbus, OH-Saturday, August 27 : Woodfest Festival / Mendon, OH SEPTEMBER-Friday, September 2 : Union Street Station / Traverse City, MI-Saturday, September 3: Hookahville Festival / Pataskala, OH-Friday, September 16: Cranky Pat’s / Neenah, WI-Friday, September 23: Secret Circus Music Festival / North Branch, MN-Saturday, September 24: Kathy’s Pub / Rochester, MNlast_img read more

Confederation Cup: Austin Amutu seeks to consolidate on goals

first_imgFormer Nigeria U-23 ace Austin Amutu will be hoping to consolidate on his goal scoring abilities as Al-Masry battle Pyramids Sunday in the Confederation Cup. Amutu is currently running neck to neck with Pyramids Mohammed Farouk with three goals apiece after three rounds of group fixtures. The clubs head into the fourth round group stage fixtures this weekend with clubs desperately seeking to earn a place in the quarterfinals. All the eight matches will be played on Sunday. Group A leaders Pyramids FC have accumulated the most points after three rounds of fixtures, with the Egyptian club boasting a perfect 3/3 record. Fresh from a hard fought 2-1 win over league rivals Al-Masry who incidentally are second on the log with six points, big spending Pyramids face the same opponents again on Sunday in what has been tipped as one of the star matches of the weekend.Advertisement Amutu and Farouk who will be playing on opposite side will be eager to put their sides ahead while breaking the deadlock as to who leads the goal scoring chart. Nigerian club sides Enyimba and Rangers International will be in action at home against Paradou AC and Nouadhibou respectively. Rangers host Nouadhibou at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium on Sunday While Enyimba stand slim chance of progressing should the peoples Elephants win at the Aba Township Stadium on Sunday, same cannot be said of Rangers who have only garnered a point in three matches and will only get four points if they win at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium. Pyramids and Al-masry already have 9 and 6 points to occupy first and second position in the group. Last season’s runners-up, RS Berkane, top Group B with seven points, same amount accumulated by both Horoya and Hassania Agadir who sit atop Group C and D respectively. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeAmazing Portraits Of Women As Zodiac Signs6 Great Ancient Mysteries That Make China Worth VisitingA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?center_img Loading… last_img read more

MLAX : After quick start, SU offense struggles to find rhythm in rest of victory over Army

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on February 27, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Syracuse took possession with about 50 seconds left in the third quarter and held for what it hoped would be the last shot.As the clock ticked down to 20 seconds, senior midfielder Jovan Miller started his run near midfield.Once the help came from an Army defender to cut Miller off, he dished the ball to junior attack Tim Desko behind the net. Desko worked his way out front with the clock dipping below 10 seconds. Army sent a double team at him, eventually popping the ball free.SU senior attack Stephen Keogh scooped up the loose ball on the right side with three seconds left. He sent a desperation pass behind his back to the front of the crease. But the buzzer sounded as the pass fell harmlessly to the Carrier Dome turf.And that failed possession epitomized the Orange’s offense for much of its 11-9 win over the Black Knights on Sunday in the Dome. After scoring seven goals in less than 12 minutes to open the game, SU mustered four scores the rest of the contest. It endured a scoreless stretch that lasted just less than 27 minutes. The Orange tallied four shots on goal after halftime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I think we came out in the second half impatient,’ head coach John Desko said. ‘I thought that we wanted to make something happen right away and maybe relaxed a little too much looking at the scoreboard.’The offense’s struggles started in the second quarter when Army switched to a zone defense. That helped the Black Knights slow the pace of the game more to their style of play, as the Orange couldn’t find the back of the net with its shots.After scoring seven goals on nine shots in the first quarter, SU tallied two on 16 shots in the second. Only half of those attempts were on target, and by then John Desko felt Army goaltender Tom Palesky started seeing the ball better.The Orange still managed to take a 9-3 lead into halftime. But it started falling apart right out of the break.‘We became less patient,’ sophomore attack JoJo Marasco said. ‘Once we would get the ball, we’d try to go to the goal right away. We’d get it around maybe once, and we thought we had a couple opportunities. We need to take high percentage shots, and we weren’t taking them.’Syracuse’s first possession of the third quarter ended with an offside violation. Its second ended with an Army goal.Keogh started the possession with a shot from the middle that Palesky deflected out of bounds. SU kept the ball, and the Orange then worked the ball around for nearly two minutes.Senior midfielder Josh Amidon finally got a look from the middle of the zone. But as he wound up for a shot, the ball popped out of his stick into the air. Black Knights midfielder Brandon Butler scooped it up and took off the other way. He sped down the right side and bounced a shot past Syracuse goalie John Galloway to put the score at 9-4.Fortunately for SU, that was the only goal Army scored in the third. But as the Orange offense continued to sputter, its defense finally started to give way, allowing the Black Knights to storm back.‘It’s really frustrating for them to get back in the game like that,’ Tim Desko said. ‘And how well we played in the first half, we couldn’t keep that up.’As Army’s offense began to click, Syracuse still couldn’t find any rhythm. After the Black Knights pulled within four, Desko was stripped coming out from behind the goal. Army scooped up the loose ball and turned it into a goal a minute later.The Orange again took possession with the score at 9-6. But Palesky made a kick save on a Marasco shot, and Army converted again with a goal about 30 seconds later.SU did manage to end the scoring drought with two late goals and hold off the Black Knights’ comeback attempt. But it was the offense’s disappearance that allowed Army to claw its way back in the first place.‘It was frustrating, but we’d like to be more patient on offense in the second half,’ Tim Desko said. ‘We weren’t doing that.’[email protected]last_img read more

Betcade returns to business having secured critical funding

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share CVC Capital braces Sky Betting and Gaming for stock market flotation January 30, 2018 FansUnite accelerates wagering ambitions by acquiring McBookie for $2m  May 20, 2020 FansUnite reaches partnership deal with Leicester City August 24, 2018 Related Articles Submit Betcade the ‘real-money’ dedicated gaming/gambling app store has returned to business having gained critical investment from Vancouver-based private equity firm Columbia Ventures Corporations (CVC). At the start of the year, Batcade management had issued a corporate statement informing industry stakeholders that the company had ceased its operations. At the time Betcade management did not disclose any specific reason as to why the company had shut down its enterprise.The Pasadena-based (California) start-up returns to business, seeking to become the ‘go-to mobile app store’ for betting and gaming consumers.  Betcade operations will continue to be led by CEO & Founder David Chang who commented on his firm’s return to business“Every start-up has a near-death experience, and in those trying times you learn a lot about the company and those that you work with. Throughout the process, we have done our utmost to treat all stakeholders with respect and sincerity.”Chang backs his firm’s revival with CVC as its new main backer. The CEO stated that Betcade would continue in its initial start-up strategy, focusing on facilitating ‘restricted’ Android app gambling/betting downloads, as well as delivering the industry’s best-in-class tailor-made mobile payment solution.“In the near term, we will be working with our current partners with apps on the Betcade store. We realise our recent close call may have left our current partners with many questions and we will work hard to answer them while continuing to make a positive contribution to the gambling industry,” Chang further commented on Betcade’s return.last_img read more

Colin Kaepernick’s Representatives Say NFL Teams Not Interested in Quarter-back

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Colin Kaepernicknflus First Published: October 11, 2019, 8:09 AM IST Los Angeles: Representatives for Colin Kaepernick say there has been “little to no response” from any of the 32 NFL teams after they sought opportunities for the quarterback whose kneeling protests became a national controversy.Jeff Nalley and Jasmine Windham issued a statement on Thursday titled “Facts to Address the False Narratives Regarding Colin Kaepernick.” The two said Kaepernick still wants to play in the NFL and has not made any specific salary demands to teams that might be interested in signing him.”Not a single team has brought Colin in for a workout,” the statement said. “Seattle brought Colin in for a visit but did not work him out. … No other NFL team has interviewed or worked out Colin in the past three seasons, despite other false statements to the media to the contrary.”In 25 years, I have never seen anything like it,” Nalley wrote.Kaepernick, 31, hasn’t played in the NFL since 2016 when he began protesting racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games.He opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in March 2017 and has since settled a lawsuit against the NFL alleging collusion to deny him a contract.Former 49ers teammate Eric Reid was also part of the lawsuit, but has since signed with the Carolina Panthers.Reid shared the document on Twitter on Thursday.”There have been so many false narratives in the media regarding Colin, we believe it’s important to set the record straight, again.” Please read this!! Don’t believe the lies being told about my brother [email protected]″ Reid posted.Kaepernick, who led the 49ers to a 2013 Super Bowl appearance, has declared himself fit and available throughout this season, using social media to show himself working out prior to the start of the 2019 campaign. last_img read more