Shannon Wade


Shannon Wade, double bassist, graduated from Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music in 1998 with a degree in composition and bass performance. After studying orchestra and jazz bass with Peter Dominguez, Rodney Whitaker, Dan Pliskow, Edgar Meyer and Richard Davis, he began performing with the Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, as well as with Marcus Belgrave, The Creole Kitchen, Delfeayo Marsalis, Matt Combs, Gene Wooten, Chris Jones, Vince Gill, Craig Havighurst and many others

Shannon Wade says:

"The Garbo is the largest portion of the instrument which defines my sound.  Prescott to plywood, these strings offer big, full and booming sound, unbelievable volume and projection, while with just a slight change of technique, giving sustain and clarity of pitch that any other gut string can only daydream of.  Even with a bow, I prefer Garbo's deep and complex voice to steel any day, hands down. Thanks Velvet!"

Uses Garbo Set

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