A Personal Welcome from Lee
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For the truest reproduction listen through a system that includes a subwoofer.

Here's a chance for you to hear the flavor differences between the Barker Fretted and the Fretless (or lined fretless). These recordings were done at Soundsmith Studios in Bend, Oregon (Thanks Clay!). The Fretless is strung with LaBella Black Tapewounds; the Fretted with LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Lights. Voice 1 is three scales done on the fretless, Voice 2 is the fretted. The better your computer speakers, the clearer you'll hear the subtle differences. Could this be your excuse to go buy a subwoofer outfit?

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Clay Smith, Soundsmith Studios, Engineer

Fretless (Voice 1) .mp3 (424K)
.mov (184K)
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  Fretted (Voice 2) .mp3 (360K)
.mov (188K)
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CinderBlue live, Wheeler County Bluegrass Festival 2010
Barker Brio

(Track 1) .mp3 (3.5 MB)
  (Track 2) .mp3 (3.7 MB)


"Amanecer" written by Simon Goulding, from his album "Open Window."

Simon Goulding, Barker B1five fretless, Yamaha 6 string, Keyboards, Drum & Synth programming
Simon Niblock , Alto Sax
Paul Birchall, Synth Solo

Amanecer .mp3 (5.9 MB)

The Mancini Sessions (read the story here)
  • Clay Smith, Soundsmith Studios, Engineer
  • Dean Mancini, Drums
  • Doug Mancini, 4 string fretted Barker Bass with flatwounds and mute (#1-#4)
    4 string fretless Barker Bass (#5)
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Pride and Joy .mp3 (1 MB)
.mov (1.4 MB)
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  She Caught The Katy .mp3 (692K)
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  Autumn Leaves .mp3 (764K)
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  Blue Bossa .mp3 (572K)
.mov (760K)
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  Stormy Monday .mp3 (1.3 MB)
.mov (1.8 MB)
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What do you do on a beautiful summer evening in the South of France? If you're Hussain Jiffry, you write a bossa nova ballad, call it "Cannes" and record it!
  • Drums - Johnny Friday
  • Keyboards - Bill Brendle
  • Guitar - Jinshi Ozaki
  • Sax - Robert Kyle
  • 5 String Fretless Barker Bass - Hussain Jiffry

 

 
   
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