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In this episode we check in with Bass extraordinaire Eric Rupert and discuss gear, life in the music industry, trade shows, working with musical companies, touring with famous artists and adapting to life in 2021. There's also some great advice for aspiring players and lots of fun stories from over 30 years in the business. Check out links for Eric and his endorsed companies below.

The TR5’s have been recording some great music,

here I am adding bass to a hit from 1964

"High Heel Sneakers" by Robert Higginbotham.

I decided to do a little #wreckingcrew style recording today with Electric and Upright Bass Doubling ala Carol Kaye-bass and Lyle Ritz

The Finger Ramp

Here I am demoing The Finger Ramp designed by Luca Merlatti from Italy. I really love the radius and how comfortable it feels to play over, you don't even realise it's there, but super helpful for the fast stuff and with assures consistent pressure.


An Amazing International Trio of Alberto T.C on Guitar, José Pereira on Drums and Me on Bass Playing " ROOM 335" at Estudio 21 in Maderia, Portugal during a rooftop recording

SMJC Sunday Standard Vol. X- The Gift (Hargrove)
Simon Allen-Saxophone
Terence Collie- Piano
Eric Rupert- Double Bass
Ted Carrasco - Drums

Performing "Just The Two Of Us" at Estudio 21 in Maderia, Portugal on a rooftop recording

SMJC Sunday Standard pre-lockdown

"'Round Midnight"

recorded at Vista Point Studio 

  John Dickson-Piano  

Ted Carrasco-Drummer

Eric Rupert-Bass

Fretless Bass on "Why I Cry" an original track from Serena Kern's CD

SMJC Sunday Standard Vol. XIII

 Morning Glory (Ellington/Stewart)

Rob Johnston- Guitar

Eric Rupert- Bass

Ted Carrasco - Drums

The TR5's Latest Video with Lockdown Diva Rusty and The Boys performing "What Do You Want" by Adam Faith. 

"Slow Down" is a rock and roll song written by Larry Williams and Famously covered by the Beatles. Preformed here by The TR5's
Rusty on Vocals, Lucky on Acoustic Guitar, Richey on Electric Guitar, Chas(me) on Bass and Ted on Drums

"Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams"

Trio featuring John Dickson on piano, Eric Rupert on bass and Ted Carrasco on drums. Recorded at Vista Point Studio in Southampton. 

The TR5's video of The Pete Best Four's tune "I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door" singer Rusty, Lucky on Acoustic Guitar , Richey on Electric Guitar and Me (Chas) on Upright Bass

Working with Greg Reiter doing the Chris Issac Classic "Wicked Game"

Interview with Jon Liebman of ForBassPlayersOnly

A Run Through of the New Laney

Nexus SL head and N 2-10 Cab


Music Radar Ibanez Bass Demos