Konabob performs in Kailua-Kona and around the Big Island of Hawaii. See the KONAWEB.com Hawaiian Music Events page for his schedule.
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performs on his Walkingbass with "The Houston Hot Shots" and the "Sunshiners" in Houston, Texas. A professional musician who plays a variety of instruments, Dick says he has performed over 600 gigs with his Walkingbass.
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The Walkingbass is a truly amazing, lightweight, upright bass!
Weighing less than 3 pounds, the Walkingbass folds up and fits in less than 50 inches of space, making it very easy to travel with - even by air! But its portability is just a side feature...what makes this upright bass such a joy to play, is the rich warm tone provided by nylon strings, and a specially designed electro-acoustic piezo pickup. If you have a good set of speakers or headphones, check out the MP3s and videos below.
These rugged, electric, upright basses feature beautiful Hawaiian koa or other tropical woods. They can handle heat and humidity and their 37 inch scale length and the 12 black and white position markers on their sides make them easy to move around on. Playing a fretless instrument has never been so easy!
But, what really turns peoples' heads? Only three strings! Yes, that's right...only three strings. In all the examples listed below, I am playing in an open G tuning: G-B-D. This open tuning is extremely easy to learn, can be used in any key and for all types of music, from jazz, swing and blues, to Hawaiian and Country.
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found near the jack on the low end of the instrument.