Podcast 139: Rick Turner, Jack Casady and Dan Schwartz at the Fretboard Summit 2016

Another highlight from the 2016 Fretboard Summit: Rick Turner, Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) and Dan Schwarz have a candid talk about the evolution of instrument amplification and tone from the 1960s to today. Casady talks about his quest for higher fidelity bass sounds, even as rock concert sound systems got bigger and bigger, and the electronic experimentation that ensued. Schwarz talks about the fateful day in 1973 when he walked into the Alembic guitar factory. Meanwhile, Rick Turner discusses the back-and-forth collaborations that happen between luthiers and their clients. It’s a deep (two hour-long) talk that covers a lot of ground and music history…

This episode of the Fretboard Journal Podcast is sponsored by Dying Breed Music.

Summit Photos by Kevin Kinnear.

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  • cranky1

    This is too cool for words. These guys are THE guys who did so much important stuff that made sound, and particularly bass, what it’s become.