Minds Of One

MInds Of One

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  • Bassist

  • 12-string bass

  • Songs including the 12

  • Minds Of One

  • Connecticut, USA

  • Minds Of One

  • 2008

  • Rock

  • 700261261492

  • Ron Schack

  • Hamer B12L

  • A Mighty Fortress, Who I Am, Vengeance Is Ours, Done


Ron Schack with his Hamer B12L 12-string bass.

This power trio’s songs are a combination of melodic heavy rock with bits of classical, punk and pop thrown in. The 12 tracks on the CD are very diverse, ranging from hard-driving rock to ballads to instrumentals.

Ron has been playing bass since he was 14 years old. His first bass influence was none other than Tom Petersson. Ron writes, "In those early days I really didn’t know what I was listening to or the significance of the 12 strings on Tom’s bass… but what a sound it made!"

Ron was in an original hard rock band called Open Windows in the mid 1980’s and a punk band called The Organ Donors in the early 1990's. After not being active in music (although he never really put down his bass) for several years, Ron began the project that became Minds Of One in 2002. The first thing Ron did when his interest in music was rekindled was to get a 12-string bass, a Hamer CH-12. "It was a lot easier to play than I thought, and I took to it right away. I would never go without a 12-string bass now." Ron currently plays a Hamer B12L.

About his rig Ron writes, "As much as I like Tom Petersson’s bass sound, I prefer that big, piano-like cleaner sound that the 12-string bass can produce. My current amp, the SWR 350, produces plenty of high end, especially when driving the 2x10 Goliath Jr. cabinet. When those are coupled with the 1x18 Big Ben cabinet I get the full range that I need for the instrument. At smaller shows I sometimes bring the 1x15 Son of Bertha cabinet rather than the 1x18 just for the sake of my back. I use a Boss Me-50 multi-effect, Korg Pandora multi-effect and an X2 wireless system."