Growing up in Owensboro, Rob Payne taught himself to play as a teenager, eventually joining Furious Child and becoming a staple of the Nashville metal scene for many years.
Tom Logsdon got his first guitar at 15, and honed his skills on both sides of the Appalachians with many metal bands, including Furious Child, Dead Velvet, and Pyramid of the Sun. Read more
The thunder behind the band Crow Souls , Jeremiah Roberts started his musical journey later than most Read more
Starting out studying organ and trombone at a young age, Travis picked up the electric bass at 13 and has been addicted to it ever since. After receiving a bursary for music upon graduating, Travis bought an amp worthy of gigging and set out to conquer the Brisbane music scene. Read more
Ryan was born in to music. His grandparents were both entertainers in the Philippines and on Guam his grandmother was the most coveted act among the local night scene. His mother followed in their footsteps migrating to Guam at age 18 to be radio dj and night club singer. Her career there spanned 3 decades and earned her the highest accolades for her amazing stage presence and jaw-dropping powerful voice. Read more
John Campbell started playing bass guitar in 1964 and three years later with his brother and three friends formed the band called Gunge. Gunge became a pioneering northern California hard rock group opening for the likes of The Zombies, Blue Cheer, and the Grateful Dead.
Skip ahead fifty years and John is again the bassist with that same lead singer from Gunge, Martin Taylor, that singer’s son, Chris Hutchins, on guitar, and their friend Kevin Peake on drums. Their band, Locked In A Cage With Monsters, is creating a stir with their proto-punk, garage attitude, hard-rock sound. It’s all good and it’s all fun.
“These strings are what I need to complete ‘that sound’ I’m looking for. My MED-LT SS MJC Ironworks strings keep delivering that solid, full spectrum sound long after others would have gone lifeless.” John Campbell
Born and raised in Havana, Cuba, Carlitos Cuba has been on the international Music scene since 2004 when he graduated from the “Conservatory of Music Amadeo Roldan” in Havana, earning his degree of bassist, professor of Bass guitar and professor of ensemble performance.
Throughout his carrier he’s been playing various genres like Pop, Funk, Jazz, Salsa, Latin Jazz, Rock, and has recorded and toured with the famous Cuban artist (Latin Grammy Winner) Pablo Milanes.
He has been residing in Los Angeles,California since 2011 and plays with artists like Andy Garcia & Cineson All Stars, Strunz & Farah, Alvester Martin, Barbara Padilla, David Longoria, Chuchito Valdes (Latin Grammy nominated), Phillip Brandon, Bee Uyen & the Berklee Jazz Band, and others. He is currently touring with Strunz & Farah and Phillip Brandon.
Jedidiah Fowler is an experienced bassist in the Christian music scene. Playing in churches and other Christian fellowships since he first started, he has established himself as a more than capable CCM bassist. Inspired by progressive bassists such as Geddy Lee and John Myung, as well as gospel legends like Abraham Laboriel and Terrance Palmer, Jedidiah has always had a flair for unique and creative bass lines. He has also studied at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland, where he has expanded his repertoire from rock and gospel to other genres such as jazz, funk, and hip-hop. Additionally, Jedidiah has an aptitude for carpentry and woodworking which he has molded with his love for music. He has created a small luthier business (Fowler Customs) where he designs and builds his own instruments.
“I’ve always found strings to be of the utmost importance in the sound and feel of my bass. A good quality set makes all the difference in the world, and MJC Ironworks has made that difference for me. These strings feel excellent under my fingers and their tone is unmatched—they have truly brought my bass to life.”
Born in Colombia, Jose Noel Petro is a bassist with more than 15 years musical experience, with scholarships in the Academia Luis A. Calvo and the Escuela Fernando Sor. He has played with a wide-ranging group of artists, including Carlos Vives, Adriana Lucia, Noel Petro, Galy Galiano, South People, Garujazz, The Juan Guillermo Villarreal Trio, Katalina Gonzalez and others. He has participated in masterclasses with Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Abraham Laboriel, Alain Caron, Richard Bona, Alain Perez, Guillermo Vadala and Andres Rotmistrovsky.
Jose currently teaches at Luis A. Calvo, Fernando Sor, and IAM Institute in Colombia.
First-Call Bass Player, Dave Welsch, has been been performing all styles of music for nearly 50 years. He has been featured on both Electric and Acoustic Basses in Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Folk, and Musical Theater. Dave most recently toured with Grammy Award winning Victor Wooten Band, featured on Bass, Trumpet, Keyboards, and Vocals. He has been an Instructor and Administrator at Victor Wooten’s Center for Music and Nature since it’s inception in 2000.
“I love my MJC Strings! They last long, feel great under my fingers and always sound AWEsome!”
Visit him at www.DaveWelsch.com