12 QUESTIONS WITH ADEN BUBECK

Can you give us a brief history of your playing career?
I started a trombone player in school later switching to bass. I have
performed with John Fogerty, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Derek Trucks. I can currently be found playing bass with singer songwriter Miranda Lambert, super girl trio Pistol Annies and jazz group Bertha Coolidge.

What inspired you to start playing?
My parent’s amazing classic rock album collection, Jimi Hendrix and Tim
Bogert.

What was your first electric guitar?
A Gibson SG and a Hondo P bass.

What are your top 5 favorite records?
In particular no order:
Chicago Transit Authority – CTA
Blues Brothers – Briefcase Full of Blues
Hank Mobley – Soul Station
Stone Temple Pilots – Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Giftshop
Hank Williams – 24 Greatest Hits

What was the proudest moment and/or performance of your playing career?
Playing Carnegie Hall with Will Lee in the audience and playing the Grammys.

How did you hear about Reverend?
My friend Michael Rhodes turned me on to them recently.

What Reverend guitar(s)/basses are you using?
I am currently gigging with the Dub King.

What do you like about your Reverend guitar?
I love the short scale, its playability and the variety of tones you can get from it. Really a very versatile bass.

What amps and pedals do you currently use?
Very simple set up – Ampeg SVT amps and Planet Waves cables.

Do you have any unusual hobbies, skills, or pastimes you’d like to share with us?
I am a pretty good cook and have a thing for Irish whiskey. I collect
vintage clothes, play the drums and collect vinyl. I also love Dionne
Warwick.

Do you have any advice for up and coming players?
Practice your instrument and listen to and play all types of music. An open musical mind is a great thing.

Please tell us about any of your current projects, tours, cds, etc. we should know about?
2012 will find me on the road with the Miranda Lambert: On Fire tour and I will be slipping in some dates with my jazz group Bertha Coolidge.