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Jonathan Moody
  • Original

    Roundwound Pure Nickel / Four sets from 40-101 to 44-130

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  • Original

    Micro Ground Alloy 52 / Round Core / Two sets from 037-104 to 037-127

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  • Jonathan Moody

    Instrument
    Bass
    Genre
    Rock, Funk, Jazz, Folk
    Strings
    Progressives, Crossovers

    With five solo albums under his belt, Jonathan Moody is taking a different approach to the term "solo bass." Focusing on through-composed songs and pieces that skirt the line between technical prowess and melodic depth, Moody approaches the instrument more as a folk artist over a jazz soloist. Using a number of effects (and the occasional drummer), Moody is an instrumental storyteller, leading the audience on a roller coaster (sometimes literally, as "Mean Streak" is an ode to one) of technique on the electric bass guitar. 

    When not performing solo, Moody is an in-demand freelance bassist in the midwest, playing for "whoever asks first." Not bound by musical genres, Moody is equally at home in a blues gig, cover band, kirtan or even musical theatre pit (doubling on electric and upright basses). Moody brings a strong foundation and tonal footing to any gig he shows up for. 

    At home in Kalamazoo, MI, Moody is a dad to two awesome kids (one of which is starting their own musical journey), a coffee and taco enthusiast and occasional cartoonist/illustrator.

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    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™

    What you are describing (pressure on the nut from the string) is a result of the angle of the string, and not the string itself. A headstock that isn’t properly designed with the angles for strings will have this issue, no......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™

    Jovan, it will not cause issues with the nut or tuning stability. I've done it many times (either for testing or real-life gigging situations) and those concerns don't exist. It is the same concern people have with our......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product SETS - BASS BRITE FLATS™

    Hi Jovan, thank you for your feedback. You shouldn't have to pitch them; they'll still fit on your Fender at that winding length. The full diameter of the E string does wrap around the tuner, but it will not cause any duress......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on Denis L.'s profile

    Hi Denis, thanks for reaching out. What specific set did you buy and what instrument are you putting these on? ......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product SETS - 5-STRING BASS BOOMERS

    Hi Cale, thanks for the comment. No, the strings have been 37" winding since the late 90s and were changed to 37.25" about two years ago. That said, they're still not long enough for a multiscale bass. You need a string......Read more