Doimo Basso

by P6

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.

about

In 1994 I moved to Italy, courtesy USAF orders. The base's policy was for GIs to arrive without families, and find a home before bringing them over. For three months I lived in a hotel, with my hold baggage--stuff to get you by while your household goods shipped over--to keep me happy.

Fortunately, I'd already moved three times on AF orders, and knew how important this hold baggage would be. I included my Ibanez 5-string bass, a small amp, and Gemini Scratch Master PDM 1012.

The Gemini was (still is, and I still use it) a 2 x stereo line mixer with a mic input, "talkover" function, and other standard DJ stuff. But the reason I'd bought it was for its speed-controllable 8-second digital sampling ability. I could record up to eight seconds of whatever, manipulate the sample's speed (or not) and loop it, and then play a second part over it. Perfect for toying around with bass guitar ideas.

At the time I was in the town of Aviano's shittiest hotel, the Doimo. Oh, the stories I could tell you about this rat hole. The Doimo, rated by the Italian government as a 1-star establishment, was just a couple miles from my job on the US air base flight line, and a convenient place from which to hunt for houses/apartments, and during my spare time, to put some bass guitar ideas to tape.


Thus I give you some bass ideas I laid down on three separate nights, in 1994, in the fabulous Doimo Hotel.

credits

released July 26, 1994

(c) 1994 Philip L. Thompson

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Phil Thompson Florida

99-year-old white male. Six foot two, three. No pants, unkempt... portly.

contact / help

Contact Phil Thompson

Streaming and
Download help

If you like Doimo Basso, you may also like: