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

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    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 the article Deering Banjos Partners with GHS for String Supply

    Spring Valley, CA - Deering Banjo Company is proud to announce that it has chosen string pioneers, GHS Strings as its sole string supplier. GHS Strings began producing the bulk string gauges for Deering’s extensive range of......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product G STYLE GUITAR PICKS

    Hey Gregg, thanks for the feedback! Simply put, we're not set up to do custom printing on guitar picks; we get those from a third party.......Read more
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    Jonathan Moody posted the article Online Old Time Banjo Contest

    ONLINE OLD TIME BANJO CONTEST – AUG 1-8, 2020 During the COVID-19 pandemic, musicians and music lovers alike are having to find new ways to present and enjoy music in the wake of live events being cancelled. As we enter the......Read more
    Jonathan Moody

    Jonathan Moody posted a comment on the product SETS - WARREN ELLIS

    Hi Ted, just select the "Tenor 5ths" option from the dropdown menu, which is the WE-T5 set that you mentioned. ......Read more
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    Jonathan Moody posted the article GHS Partners with The Guitarwrist

    GHS Strings is proud to add the guitarwrist to their list of companies that help reduce landfill while also creating unique and memorable jewelry from used guitar strings. Based in the UK, the guitarwrist is no stranger to......Read more