A Free Clinic!
Bassist, Composer, Clinician
Trip Wamsley is not a new face to the Lake Area. He began playing in April of 1982 and studied bass with local players, Jerry Mouton, Jay Ecker and Sue Gaston. He then moved to the Houston area and toured with several bands. Trip has recorded 2 CD's as a solo artist and is now working on a third. In the early '90's, Trip studied under renowed uberbassist Michael Manring. Trip's third release will also feature local talents Richard Bourk and Keith Thomas.
Trip began a career with Gallien-Krueger in 1989, and has been performing at NAMM shows and clinics nationally with GK founder Bob Gallien. In June of 2001, Trip was offered a full time position with the company as clinician/product specialist and in artist relations.
The Gallien-Krueger Company began in 1969 when a young guitarist and Stanford engineering student named Robert Gallien decided to build a power amp for his senior project. The finished product evolved into a 243-watt guitar amp. Later, he decided to consign the amp at Draper's Music in Santa Cruz, California. Draper's Music called within a few days to inform him that the amp had been sold. The buyer was young Carlos Santana (then with the Santana Blues Band). This amp was soon featured on the first Santana Album and on the Woodstock Video/Album. A short time later, Bob Gallien received orders for 6 additional amps. He began manufacturing these amps in his parents' garage. He then received a request for a bass amp, which he built by removing the tremolo and reverb circuits. Bass players were immediately taken with the light weight, portability and punchy sound. Bob, along with new partner Rich Krueger, were off and running. Bob cast his lot with the bass market because in his words, "bass players are nicer than guitar players". Today GK exports all over the world and their amps are used on stage by artists of all musical styles. The GK signature sound is its unique fast punchy tone and many other features that are only found on GK amp products.
You are invited to bring your bass guitar to try out the GK Bass Amps after the clinic. There will also be free giveaways such as T-Shirts, bass strings and CD's!
Come enjoy this FREE CLINIC and an evening of fun!
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Lake Charles Music
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