Setting Up A Chapman Stick Sound System

Well it has been a while…

I have been busy with renovations to our home and some medical procedures. (I won’t bore you with all the details, but I am doing just fine)

Now that all of this has come to pass, I did a short video in the midst of the renovations.

It is a stop frame of all my gear being set up over a time lapse video shoot.

You will seem my set up:

  • Phil Jones Bass amp
  • Fender GT100
  • Line 6 MM6 and Diamond compressor for the bass side
  • TC Electronis MojoMojo and Digiteck RP55 for the treble side + an expression pedal
  • An EHX 720 looper is also in line for both sides.


I am looking forward to actually recording some music in the updated studio environment.

Played at the Barfly in Montreal

Played the “BarFly” in Montreal June 21. I answered an ad on Craig’s list for an opening band, which was posted by Dimitri of “The Vain Apes”

Dimitri & Bernie
Dimitri & Bernie

They are an original 3 piece group, playing their own songs. Cool lyrics and unique sound. Plus Dimitri is a really nice guy.

I opened the evening at around 9:15 and played for 35 minutes. Small crowd but very warm reception.

After I was followed by Montreal’s “Usual Suspects”.

Bernie, Frank, Dimitri & Mike
Bernie, Frank, Dimitri & Mike

I played with Frank and Mike of the Suspects about 2 years ago. So in a generous fashion they invited me to join in on their last song, a cover of the Stones “Sympathy for the Devil”. The evening ended with 2 sets from “The Vain Apes”.

Had a fabulous time and reminiscing with some old friends.