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Charles Platt
Since the age of three, Charles Platt Jr. has had a love for music. Music flows through his veins, as he comes from a talented family full of singers and musicians. Charles soon began studying the bass guitar at the age of 11 and followed artists, such as Fred Hammond, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius and Nathan East to name a few. By studying there techniques, Charles developed a style of his own. As a well-rounded music producer and bass solo artist, he perfected his style, which he calls, “Tri-Role Bass Playing.” He defines this as a bass player who has the ability to combine traditional bass playing, the rhythmic pattern of drums, and the melodic progressions of the keyboard into a single cohesive sound. His sound blends genres of Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop and Funk. Taking notice to listener’s reactions as he performed, he created the saying, “The bass controls the groove, and the groove gets people moving!” Charles released his debut single, “Sea Breeze,” in June 2016. With a jazzy, refreshing sound and a splash of funk, Sea Breeze was created to remind listeners of cruising to the beach on a warm summer day. Fans quickly dubbed the track, “the feel good song of the summer.” Sea Breeze climbed the smooth jazz charts to number 32 out of 500. Charles released his first debut album, “It’s My Time” on November 20th 2016. Charles understands that his gifts come from God, to whom he gives all the glory. He believes the language of music is universal and will reach everyone in all walks of life. The message within his music brings joy, healing, and restoration to those dealing with life’s pressures. He hopes that everyone listening, no matter their age, nationality or gender, will be restored in all areas of their life, relieved of stress, and inspired by the music he produces.
The GTBD-7 Bill Dickens Series 7-string bass has been amazing!! The overall build and construction of the bass is outstanding. The design allows me to play fluently and with ease. The wood/electronics combination is great for getting several different tones. As a lead bassist, I have to switch from lead to traditional bass playing in an instant, and this bass enables me to do it with ease. The lows are exceptional and the mid frequency shift switch and highs are really great with getting the clean tone that’s needed for lead playing, while still having astonishingly clear full-bodied tone with my highs and lows. Overall, this bass is a great buy and I would recommend it to anyone looking to transition to a 7-string bass. -Charles Platt
© Conklin Guitars 2019
Charles Platt
Since the age of three, Charles Platt Jr. has had a love for music. Music flows through his veins, as he comes from a talented family full of singers and musicians. Charles soon began studying the bass guitar at the age of 11 and followed artists, such as Fred Hammond, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius and Nathan East to name a few. By studying there techniques, Charles developed a style of his own. As a well-rounded music producer and bass solo artist, he perfected his style, which he calls, “Tri-Role Bass Playing.” He defines this as a bass player who has the ability to combine traditional bass playing, the rhythmic pattern of drums, and the melodic progressions of the keyboard into a single cohesive sound. His sound blends genres of Jazz, Hip Hop, Pop and Funk. Taking notice to listener’s reactions as he performed, he created the saying, “The bass controls the groove, and the groove gets people moving!” Charles released his debut single, “Sea Breeze,” in June 2016. With a jazzy, refreshing sound and a splash of funk, Sea Breeze was created to remind listeners of cruising to the beach on a warm summer day. Fans quickly dubbed the track, “the feel good song of the summer.” Sea Breeze climbed the smooth jazz charts to number 32 out of 500. Charles released his first debut album, “It’s My Time” on November 20th 2016. Charles understands that his gifts come from God, to whom he gives all the glory. He believes the language of music is universal and will reach everyone in all walks of life. The message within his music brings joy, healing, and restoration to those dealing with life’s pressures. He hopes that everyone listening, no matter their age, nationality or gender, will be restored in all areas of their life, relieved of stress, and inspired by the music he produces.
The GTBD-7 Bill Dickens Series 7-string bass has been amazing!! The overall build and construction of the bass is outstanding. The design allows me to play fluently and with ease. The wood/electronics combination is great for getting several different tones. As a lead bassist, I have to switch from lead to traditional bass playing in an instant, and this bass enables me to do it with ease. The lows are exceptional and the mid frequency shift switch and highs are really great with getting the clean tone that’s needed for lead playing, while still having astonishingly clear full-bodied tone with my highs and lows. Overall, this bass is a great buy and I would recommend it to anyone looking to transition to a 7- string bass. -Charles Platt