Barry Bales video contest

Have Bass Will Travel… That’s the name of a clever YouTube video created by AKUS bass man Barry Bales, and of the video contest we are running on Bluegrass Today in conjunction with the recent release of his AcuTab bass instructional DVD.

The contest promises to be a great deal of fun, and offers the opportunity for a number of bass players to win some valuable prizes. Six finalists will each receive an autographed copy of Barry’s DVD, A Solid Foundation to Acoustic Bass, and a set of D’Addario HH610 Helicore bass strings.

The first place winner will reap a bounty of upright wonderfulness. In addition to their finalist prizes, they will also get a custom soft bass case from Colorado Case, plus free registration and accommodations at The Bass Strummit in January 2011. Total retail value of the top prize is in excess of $900. Not too shabby!

Barry shot and edited the video at his old home place to highlight a few of the non-traditional methods he employs to get his bass from point A to point B.

To enter, simply create your own video showing how you get your bass around. It could be a look at how you get your doghouse into an unlikely vehicle, how you prepare it for the road, or just about anything that fits the contest theme: Have Bass Will Travel. Quality camera work and slick editing are not required; wit and good humor will be most highly prized.

Entries will be accepted until August 20, 2010. Your video can be posted as a video response on YouTube, or you can post it there and send us the link. Before entering, please read the complete contest rules here on Bluegrass Today.

Use your imagination, and have some fun. Who knows… you could end up with a load of free stuff!

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  • resoman says:Well Barry, I heard the thunder in the background and I thought for sure you were gonna fry a bass!. not a bass fish, but the Texas fiddle….. ha! but you came up with some unique ways to travel for sure.. hope you sell a ton of DVD instructional tapes so you can afford to rent a bass wherever you go, then you won’t have to worry about all that, anymore, besides I think the job your doin’ for AKUS…. Alison should be carry that thing for ya! ….she just got that little bitty fiddle!