More Artist Visits: Beck, Jane's Addiction, TSOL, Miller

Jane’s Addiction bassist Eric Avery stopped by on Thursday and tested out the 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass, a Precision Bass and a few Fender Bass Amps. Asked about how touring went in 2009, the bassist laughed and replied, “It was interesting––it was a lot of things. We are sort of a pretty f**ked up family. It’s true, and our particular brand of f**ed up-ness is pretty well documented, but the shows were great. They were really great. There was a really great response and energy to it and playing with Nails (NIN) was really great, too.”

More shows are on the horizon for Jane’s in 2010, including the Soundwave Festival Australia in February.

“As long as we can stand each other, that’s (keep playing) what we’re doing,” he said. “So far, so good.”

Jeff Beck held court in our green room  this afternoon (just on the other side of the curtain from where this blog is produced), trying out the Fender G-DEC 3. It sounded SUPERB.

TSOL’s bassist Mike Roche typically prefers playing Precision Bass guitars, but the Orange Country punk rocker seriously drooled over the 50th Anniversary Jazz Bass during his visit to the Fender showroom floor.

“Wow, sick!” said Roche. “The neck is great. It looks great, and sounds amazing. This is a generous instrument––some instruments give you songs. This is one of those. Ridiculously amazing, on point on everything. I love the little pearl inlays.”


The Grammy-award winning Marcus Miller…


The Fender main stage featured performances by the Greg Koch Trio, Gary Hoey Band (who also stopped by the Green Room  to mess around with the new GDEC 3), and the Bombastic Meatbats. Performances can be viewed on Fender Vision.


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