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Sean Benedik

Bass Is About The FUNDAMENTALS

Hello There Fellow FUNDAMENTALIST!

Thanks for visiting my home page! Sean D. Benedik here at your service. I've been raising rooves with wicked grooves for 22 years now and I won't stop till all the dishes in the house are BROKEN! From Dub to Disco; from Pop to Be-Bop; from Rock to head dippin', backbone slidin', hip shakin' Funk, it's all JAZZ to me! So as the master Rasta says: "Hit me with music"

Pure Bass With No FX; 100% Organic Fundamentals

I LOVE my Carvin six-string thru-neck fretless and my two Carvin Kit basses (walnut 4-string fretless, koa 4-string fretted). At home I pipe my axes through an ORIGINAL 1965 Ampeg B-15 Portaflex head into an SWR Workingman 160 (used as a hi-fi preamp) and Ampeg cab w/ 15" JBL Speaker. In the jam room I run an Eden Time Traveller through a Peavey 410TX (4x10 w/tweeter). I record EVERY jam on my Zoom H2 SD-card 24-bit wav recorder. If you want to play better, RECORD what you play!

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My main axes these days are my two Kit-Built Carvin BK4s.

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Musical Influences

  • Rock: Sting and The Police, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, PHISH
  • Contemporary Jazz, Funk and Fusion: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Medeski Martin and Wood, Scofield, Metheny and Jamiroquai
  • Classic Jazz: Bird, Miles and Coltrane (duh), Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea

Favorite Recordings

  • Sting: Message in a Box (The Police), Bring On The Night, Dream of the Blue Turtles, Nothing Like the Sun, Soul Cages, Ten Summoner's Tales, Mercury Falling, Brand New Day, Sacred Love
  • Bela Fleck and the Flecktones: Live Art (discs 1 and 2), UFO Tofu, Three Flew Over The Cukoo's Nest
  • Chick Corea: Return to the 7th Galaxy, My Spanish Heart, Return to Forever, Leprechaun