Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce

Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce Live

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  • 12-string bass

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  • Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce

  • Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

  • Sabrina Weeks & Swing Cat Bounce Live

  • 2014

  • Boogies Blues / Cover tunes

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  • Region 0

  • Terry Strudwick

  • Musicvox MI-5

  • Slide Over Here, Tarentino, Got My Eye On You

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The band is from Kamloops, British Columbia and has won a number of blues awards. Bassist Terry Strudwick co-wrote the song ‘Slide Over Here’.

Terry Strudwick on stage with his Musicvox MI-5 12-string bass. Photo by Don York.

Terry Strudwick has been playing in bands for over 25 years and is just as comfortable playing in a metal band as he is in a country band. A resident of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, Terry keeps busy playing, teaching and recording. Over the years he has recorded and performed with many artists from across Western Canada. Live TV, radio and theater performances are also activities Terry has had the pleasure of doing as a bassist / vocalist.

Terry's Oktober Raven Series 12, two Waterstone 12's and a Musicvox MI-5.

The 12-string bass has been a fascination for Terry ever since he first heard Cheap Trick's "Live at Budokan" album. He finally got his first 12-string bass - a Hamer CH-12 - in 2006 and immediately incorporated it into the groups with whom he worked. Terry writes, "Thanks to 12stringbass.net I became aware of the Waterstone TP-12's and now I own three of them: Two TP-12/32's and my favorite one, an ice-tea burst TP-12/34. Often two 12's can be seen on stage as I keep one in drop-D tuning - 'Another Brick In The Wall' has never sounded bigger!"

Depending on the gig, Terry plays a 12 anywhere from 50-100% of the show. His main band is "Half A Quorum" from Kelowna which plays everything from Elvis to Patsy Cline to Neil Young or even Ray Charles. Terry states, "It's a great way to explore the 12-string possibilities!"

For most live gigs, two amps are used. A Gallien-Krueger 1001rb with a 4x10 cabinet for straight bass sound and a Line6 amp for chorusing and distortion on the top end. Terry: "Nice big, tight sound and yet it isn't over-whelming onstage... sound men and the other players seem to appreciate that. Eventually an 8x10 cabinet will be introduced to the rig - fellow band-mates beware!" For recording, Terry is currently experimenting with different sounds and recording techniques. Terry told us, "Mixing direct and amplified sounds is starting to yield some big sounds."

Terry Strudwick and one of his Waterstone 12-string basses.