Grammy Award Winning Bassist Juan Alderete (The Mars Volta, Big Sir, Racer X, Vato Negro) Launches Site
Alderete launches site showcasing his knowledge of pedals, effects, instruments and techniques gained over successful 25 year career.
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 4, 2012) — Renowned rock bassist Juan Alderete announces today the launch of his newest endeavor, www.PedalsAndEffects.com, a comprehensive site covering a range of music-related topics with a focus on the pedals and effects used to create his signature sounds. With a career spanning over 25 years and covering genres such as hip hop (Dr. Octagon), heavy metal (Racer X), progressive hard rock (The Mars Volta, Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group), rock (Vato Negro, B’z) and alternative (Big Sir), Alderete brings a wealth of knowledge to one location for fans, musicians and aspiring bassists of all ages.
With instructional videos covering everything from the routing of stompboxes to manipulation of effects, exploring various amplifiers and other gear, Alderete hopes to share his skills and knowledge with the fans and musicians who have asked him multiple questions over the years. Because pedals and effects are used by various instrumentalists- guitarists, vocalists, keyboard players, bassists- the site is for any musician wanting to explore the manipulation of their sound using these tools. “I’ve been playing with pedals since the early ’90s and was always looking for something to make my bass sound like an 808, synthesizer or an unknown instrument. Through constantly seeking out new and vintage pedals, trying out different techniques- basically trial and error- I’ve learned how to get the sounds I want and I’d like to help kids and other musicians to find their sound, too. My sound is constantly evolving, and that’s where the fun is- it’s never ending- and I’d love for aspiring musicians to experience that as well.”
Pedals And Effects will also serve as a homepage for Alderete and will include updates on all Alderete-related news, a blog, photos, tour updates, and forum for fans to discuss music and gear.
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