‘The world always needs more music and art’
– Remmington Pearce 2018.
Choosing to play the bass (but drums came first)..
My successes and failures..
Band dynamics get crazy! We spend countless hours and the longest stretches of days together, and they become your family- whether or not you get along everyday! The relationships you make along the way are always the best. There’s been a few other bands I’ve met on the road, and we end up playing weird games in parking lots between our tour vans, like truth or dare with a metal band where the sole purpose was to embarrass everyone or really extreme rule-breaking foosball. The most important lessons I’ve really taken from it is just to be genuine and have fun. None of the work is worth it if you’re not having fun.
Recommendations and worldly advice..
Good starter instrument..
My first instrument was a Fender Squier Precision bass that came in a starter pack from Sam Ash. And it’s actually the bass I’ve used for every tour and show I’ve ever played! It was relatively inexpensive, and its managed to hold itself together all across the world. Gear can definitely make a difference in sound overall, but really it comes down to how you play. You can make anything sound good!
I’m pretty happy with my guitar now, I added in a Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker when one of my stock pickups had an issue. I play Ernie Ball cobalt strings, and I plugged into a Fender Twin Reverb Combo amp with a Bogner ecstasy pedal. I really love the sound of the fender amp, but I would be willing to check out other cabinets for upgrading. If I could pick up a Gibson custom black beauty I’d be totally willing to switch them out, but it comes down to feel for me. My gear just fits like a glove.