Roy Vogt’s Fantasy Bass Boot Camp is just one month away and I still can’t believe I’m going! Although I am obviously excited, and look forward to it, I must admit I’m a bit nervous. I haven’t worked on the songs Roy sent us back in April as much as I wish I had. So far I have one of the songs mostly down, but would like to add at least one more before I head off to Bass Camp. Now, more than ever before I need to focus on the task at hand.
Fortunately things have finally begun to slow down at work for the summer, so I should have a bit more time to devote to my bass camp studies here in the final stretch. The thing I am most worried about at this point is flying with my bass. In truth, I still have to decide which one of my basses to bring. I am hesitant to take one of my nicer basses in case anything happens, but at the same time I don’t want to take my crappiest one either. Lately I’ve been flipping back and forth as to whether I prefer a Jazz or a P neck, so I need to make up my mind there first. For the flight I have decided that I won’t be checking my bass in a hard case. I plan to take it in a good, sturdy gig bag and hope that it makes it on the plane with me. Worse case scenario is that I will check it at the gate. I have done this before with strollers for my kids and things worked out fine, but a Bass is a bit more fragile that a stroller. Guess I just have to take my chances.
While at bass camp I hope to write a couple posts on how things are going and promise to write a full recap upon my return. I have never been to Nashville, and hope to get a chance to check out some of the sights as well. Should be a great trip!