David Chevan

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December 2007    Gearhead

Henriksen JazzAmp 12 Bass Amp

Amplifying an acoustic bass is always a challenge. Putting together a sound that is a reasonable facsimile of the instrument involves that magical combination of a good instrument setup, pick-ups, and a clean, properly equalized amplifier. Most jazz bassists...


December 2006    Gearhead

David Gage Czech-Ease Acoustic Road Bass

“If you really want to cause some trouble, if you really want to cause some pain, then simply go down to your local airport, and try to put a bass board a plane.” Jay Leonhart “Bass Aboard a Plane” Got a couple of hours? I’d gladly tell you my horror stories...


July/August 2002    Gearhead

Yamaha Silent Bass

A few years ago the research and development team at Japan’s Yamaha headquarters were posed with a problem: Japanese musicians living in their tiny, cramped apartments were having trouble practicing because the sound from their instruments bothered the neighbors...

December 2001    Solo

Mid-East Scales Provoke Western Fears

The Afro-Semitic Experience is a multicultural jazz band that performs a mix of gospel, klezmer, spirituals and Jewish and African-American liturgical song. Our group played at a museum in Connecticut just days after the attacks upon the World Trade Center...

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