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Vincent Medina

Fretless + Fretted Bassist: Bass Solo SME. Music Producer.

Vincent Medina

Is an American jazz, progressive rock, progressive metal, fusion bassist, multi-instrumentalist & composer who is best known as a 6-string, fretless bass guitarist. Vincent has created a style uniquely his own by absorbing any/all music of interest and also adopting the cultural aspect of his city/environment here in Los Angeles. Also, an endless love for learning, and continuum of appreciation and fascination for LA’s multi-cultural offerings, plus Flamenco and Classical guitar.

Vincent’s unconditional love for music in all its forms, studied jazz theory and jazz improvisation with big band leader and composer, Ladd McIntosh; classical, music theory, performance, composition, upright bass + electric bass at CSUN, private study with former LA Philharmonic contrabass master Arni Egilsson.

Vincent's main instruments include electric and acoustic fretless and fretted basses in 4, 5, and 6 strings. Importantly, humbles himself to the greats of bass from whom he drew inspiration: Electric — Percy Jones, Jeff Berlin, Jaco Pastorius, and Stanley Clarke; Upright — NHO Pedersen, Charles Mingus, Buster Williams, Arild Andersen, Charlie Haden, and Ron Carter. In addition, can play supporting parts for guitar and keyboards.

All but the metal samples below is unrehearsed, free improvisation. With that in mind, the following footnote is typically added to his audio/video “throw down” sessions:

“Note: this is "free improvisation"... music that’s executed on the spot, without preparation of any sort. Music that literally did not exist in our heads or hands prior to that moment in time. [Always hesitant to post... but, please do use headphones.] 🎧 🤤”

Available for Local, Regional, International Touring; Lessons/Tutorials; Guest Solos; Live + Remote Recording Sessions, Local + Remote Collaboration, Ad hoc ops, etc.

Contact: 310 251 9728 | acidfuchsin@gmail.com | https://acidfuchsin.com

Most recently, Vincent is very honored and happy to have been selected within a small and elite group of bassists as a 1-in-10 FINALIST in the 2019 ANNUAL PHIL JONES SOLO BASS COMPETITION held in NYC this coming October. Thank you to PHIL JONES BASS.

Vincent is also a Bartolini Emerging Artist. Big thanks to Bartolini + DanaBGoods.




Outside the box:

As a former global analyst for Chevron, Avery Dennison, & Amgen, Vincent has applied his command for process engineering to results-driven outcomes. A large part of his discovery has been in Social Media + Creative Content + SEO: delivering unmatched organic web Search Visibility & Domination.

Furthermore, Vincent’s Creative Digital | Print | SEO | Social Media content is focused on producing relevant, current content that’s all about delivering brilliant solution, clever insight, up-to-the-minute and/or relevant information, nicely wrapped in an aesthetically pleasing package.

Free improvisation featuring Bartolini Candybar Pickups + Roscoe Century Standard Plus 6 + Phil Jones Bass Cab47

 

Rough recording featuring free improvisation.

 

Rough recording featuring free improvisation.

 

Rough recording featuring free improvisation.

 

Rough recording featuring free improvisation.

 

Progressive Metal with written scores.

 

Progressive Metal with written scores.

 


 
Rough recordings featuring free improvisation.

Rough recordings featuring free improvisation.

 

Equipment

Basses

• Warmoth Custom 6-String Fretless w/ Bartolini 69J1 L/LN 6-String L/L Size Deep Tone Dual Coil J-Bass + Noll TCM3 Preamp

• Roscoe Century Standard Plus 6-String w/ Bartolini G6 Candybars Dual J Pickups + Bartolini NTMB-918F 3 Band Active EQ

• MTD Kingston Z6 6-String Bass Fretted Bass w/ Bartolini P4 Soapbars P46CBC-T/B + Bartolini HR-5.4AP Preamp

• Tobias, Toby Pro 6, 6-String Fretted Bass with Bartolini M46J-B/T M4 Shape J Soapbar Pickups + Bartolini NTMB-918F 3 Band Active EQ

• Warwick Corvette Fretted 5-String Bass w/ Passive MEC MM pickups + Active 2-Way Electronics

• Warwick Corvette Fretless 4-String Bass w/ Passive MEC "Dynamic Correction" J/J pickups with passive electronics

• Warwick Alien Fretless 5-String Acoustic Bass w/ Fishman Sonicore piezo pickup + Fishman Sonitone preamp

• Warwick Alien Fretted 4-String Fretted Acoustic Bass w/ Fishman Sonicore piezo pickup + Fishman Sonitone preamp

Amplification/Cabinets

• Trace Elliot GP7 SM 500w

• Phil Jones Bass Cab 47, 4x7 cabinet

• Peavey Headliner 210, 2x10 cabinet

• TC Electronic BG 250 Toneprint 115 combo

• Acoustic B100MKII 100w combo

• SWR LA10 60w combo

Effects

• Eventide H9

• Markbass Compressore

• EHX B9 Organ Machine

• MXR Bass Octave Deluxe

• MXR Super Comp

• Tinytune KLIQ

• XVive U2 Transmitter/Receiver 2.4 GHz Digital Wireless System

Guitars

• ESP electric 7-string guitar

• Breedlove 6-string acoustic steel string guitar

• Ibanez 6-string acoustic classical guitar

Keyboard / Mono Synth

Arturia Minibrute Analog Synth

Computers

• iMac 27” 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5, 32 GB 1333 MHz DDR3, AMD Radeon HD 6970M 1024 MB

• Macbook Pro 13" Core i7 2.8GHz 750GB HDD

• ASUS 14” Q400A Intel Core i7-3632QM 3rd Generation Quad Core CPU - 2.20 GHz 8 GB, 750 GB HDD

Software

• Cubase Pro 8

• Logic Pro X

• Audacity

• Garageband

• Guitar Pro 7.5

• Adobe CC 2018, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects

Audio Interface

• Presonus Audiobox 1818vsl

• Focusrite Scarlett Solo

• Shure SM57/58 Dynamic Cardioid Mics (3)

• Audio-Technica AT2035 Cardioid Capacitor Mic (2)

• Blue En-Core 100 Dynamic Cardioid Mic

• Rode Videomicro

Cameras

• GoPro Hero5 Session

• GoPro Hero4 Session

• Sony AVCHD HandyCam 10.2 MP

Lighting

• KShioe 2 x Softbox Stand Photography Photo Set with 135W Bulbs, Single Head Studio Lights