Jonny Goood has lived many lives, and what you might not know when you see him backing Lady Gaga or Wiz Khalifa is that he taught himself bass while working as a police officer in Savannah, Georgia. His approach to the instrument is deeply personal and unique while being stylistically informed by the greats. As an artist, he's crafting his own genre called "Bass-Hop"— bass-driven hip-hop with feel-good vibes. We invited Jonny Goood to take some of his new songs for a spin on the Vintera '50s Precision Bass, '60s Jazz Bass, '60s Mustang Bass and '70s Jazz Bass.
Jonny demos his song "California Dreamin'," with the Vintera '60s Jazz Bass, noting the natural transition from playing his own J bass and the broken-in feel. He talks about how the song grooves "like a freeway" and that this classic Fender J bass is a great way to ride it. (Watch to the very end for a special outtake!)
The Fender Vintera '50s Precision Bass delivers a punchy, attention-grabbing growl that captures the "wild and loud" aesthetic Jonny gravitates to. He plays his song "Feel My Bass," sharing his love for the P bass sound and durability, "P bass is the brick of basses, you can't go wrong."
Jonny Goood plays his song "Bass Hop" on the Vintera '70s Jazz Bass, and discusses the three key characteristics of the eponymous genre— the bass itself, the groove, and good vibes. He talks about how the fast-playing neck on the J Bass helps him deliver the deep and energetic tones that are the hallmark of his work.
Jonny Goood takes us back to his early days in LA hustling to develop his sound with his song "3 a.m." He shows us how the short-scale neck is easy to get around and well suited for his style of playing. He talks about how he uses his music to spread positivity and inspiration, "You too can be in this chair, you can go from zero to one-hundred if you just put a little work in and believe in yourself."
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Keep up with Jonny Goood at www.instagram.com/jonnygoood.