Barry Bales, longtime bass player for Grammy award winners Alison Krauss & Union Station, is releasing first-ever bass instructional video through AcuTab Productions. To celebrate the release, Bales and AcuTab have teamed up for a contest involving bass players and Bales fans.
The contest allows fans to get involved in a fun and entertaining way by viewing a special video made by Bales about how he gets his unwieldy bass from here to there. You can check out that video here.
Viewers are then invited to create their own video about how they get around with their bass. Image quality isn’t important – creativity and humor will be especially noted. The video can be shot with a phone, a video recorder, or any other choice that produces a video piece to share.
Contestants entering can post their video responses or upload them to YouTube and email the link to AcuTab Productions/Barry Bales “Have Bass Will Travel” Video Entry.
The contest will run for 30 days starting this week, and Acutab Productions will choose six finalists, with the winner being chosen by Bales himself.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a custom Colorado Case soft bass bag ($450 value) and the registration and accommodations for the Bass Strummit Bass Workshop in Roanoke, Virginia. Each of the six finalists will receive a set of D’Addario HH610 Helicore strings ($250 value) and an autographed copy of Bales’ AcuTab DVD ($35 value.) Full contest details and rules can be viewed here.