November 18, 2020
Dear Bass Friends,
I finally got some photos of BigFoot's Brand New Guitar up/ You can see them here.
Seth is currently working part-time with a local non-profit for the next little bit, which means the bass building schedule will be somewhat limited in 2021, so if you want to get on the list, let him know! The group builds small hard-shell shelters called Conestoga Huts (due to their visual similarities to Conestoga Wagons) for un-sheltered folks who are trying to get off the streets. They are built in a shop and then transported to sites with privacy/security fencing. That's the part he will be helping to organize. The organizations also provides an on-site point person at each camp and access to various mental health and housing access services.
If you haven't checked it out yet, I published a bit of Seth's philosophical ramblings about the bass building business in the Our Universe/Philosophy of Bass Making section of the website. You can check it out by clicking on this sentence.
Wash up, wipe down, mask up, and have fun playing until we can play together again.
Click the above logo for a link to a credit union that gives loans to its artist/musician members for artistic endeavors such as purchasing an instrument. They let students co-sign loans with their parents and they are pretty flexible about how you show your income, too. You can buy an instrument with (I think) as little as 10% down and the interest rates are low.
The president is even a bass player!
"At no point have I felt like I was being 'sold' a bass. Rather, I felt like this was a collaborative process and that the goal was to work together to create an instrument that would be the newest and finest double bass made in America. I truly believe you have succeeded with #20."
Glenn Dewey - -
Principal Bassist for The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra and Professor of Double Bass/Coordinator of Strings at George Mason University