After discovering an orhpaned
Musicmaster bass in an NYC recording studio (left
behind by famed indie rock producer, Jim O'Rourke),
Janek Gwizdala fell in love with the "punchy, warm
vibe" of this short scale, one-pickup bass released
by Fender in the early 70's.
With a fresh set of nylon tapewound
strings and an array of effects pedals (including
the Moog CP-251, the Boss OC-2 and the Bassballs
Nano), Janek brought his newly coveted bass to The
Loop Loft studios to lay down his latest loop
collection, "The Fender Musicmaster Sessions".
Utilizing the focused, earthy tone
of the Musicmaster (along with some vintage
Universal Audio preamps), Janek recorded 13 complete
bass sessions, each containing up to 27 different
loop and chord variations. With grooves ranging from
slow soul, to tweaked out cinematic, to straight up
indie rock, to deep in the pocket funk, The Fender
Musicmaster Sessions is the largest and most
eclectic bass loop series released to date.