Bands: Victory Hands, Big Ragoo, The Ether Family Presents…, Situation Communist, The Aloha State and a few other ongoing studio projects.
Instrument: Electrical Guitar Company custom designed all-aluminum bass modeled after the 1959 Non-Reverse Gibson Thunderbird. Named HOG (Hammer Of God).
EGC guitars are designed by a guy named Kevin Burkett with the same approach the Travis Bean guitars and basses, which is typically an aluminum neck through the body of the guitar. I love the way Travis Beans sound. They were used by many of my favorite bands like Wire, Television, Silkworm, etc. And then I always loved Mike Watt’s blue Gibson non-reverse Thunderbird II bass, but they are very rare and ridiculously expensive now. So, I basically asked Kevin to help me jumble all those things together. He’s meticulous. I think he went through three body builds before he got the proportions where he was happy.
Sound clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZpqAXnSiBU