Camisha Ruffins, Bassist

Archive for February, 2012

YoLo

Waiting, It’s just part of life….

I’m waiting on a sign…that’s the wrong idea. I’ll spend my life in search of some “sign”…kinda like ponce Deleon searching for the 7 golden cities of cibola.

I’m still salivating over a dreamy performance 4 string, that’s definitely a Wyn-Wyn situation dontcha think? Dont be such a Roscoe about it!!!! Or just be MTD4LYFE???? Hmmmm, yeah I may

I realize that as I continue on this path of furnishing my brand I’ll have to make a choice-stick to what I know or explore

YOLO-you only live once. It’s expected of me to make mistakes, just trying to live life…one piece of equipment at a time.


magic sparking at magik eye studios [houston, tx]

it’s raw yet enjoyable.  it’s unedited yet perfection in the nude.  mess-ups and all it’s still a euphoric moment to my ears…call it what you feel but i felt something so i’ll call it beautiful…the music’s tone was speaking to me, summoning a connection that i truly enjoyed.  these rare times where i may freak the heck out of frequency is what i strive to do everytime my fingers grace the fretboard…

*enjoy the track on this page which’ll process upon clicking*

Mystic [raw take]


Special WordPress Macbook Air

pretty awesome. i have a cool logo in mind to customize my MBP

Special WordPress Macbook Air.


update on my sanity: a relevant aside

tonight i’ve calmed down from my ‘kid in a candy store’ syndrome…nahhh, more like the ’10 black stiletto pairs just isn’t enough!’ syndrome.  i’ve calmed down because though i would love to invest in such a beautiful boutique bass i want to SURPASS my current position in life…yes i DESIRE MORE…of course i’ll improve but the working conditions must improve as well.  when i’m spending more time on the road i’ll consider those axes that makes my trigger finger quiver. i’ve acquiesced to my inner shoe addict the most logical decision…no tears were shed, just a sigh from my wallet.


grab some tea/coffee/water and invest in some time to read this…you won’t be sorry; however, if you become sorry over the course of reading it, scroll up the page and start reading from the beginning

When I Have Time by Sara Rosso

If you’re new here, you should probably read my biography just to give you a better sense of who I am. In short: I do a lot of stuff. I’m curious. I love learning. I take risks. I speak my mind. I dare.

The risks I take are reinforced by a belief that I owe it to myself to at least try. I’ve always seen myself as a bit of a Jack of all trades, rather than an expert in one subject, but I’ve come to believe that’s a blessing rather than a curse. Releasing myself from the aim of being an expert or being perfect at something means that I have the complete and utter freedom to try. And fail. Hell yes, fail. Even often!

But trying, definitely.

I’ve spent a lot of time talking with (girl)friends about what’s next for them. I mentioned that I wanted to have…

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another modded MTD KZ-series case

as i’m on the quest to customize my KZ6, i’ve checked out  more modded MTD KZ-series basses and stumbled upon a cool Talkbass forum entry.  this time it’s on KZ5.

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/official-mtd-non-us-made-club-part-2-a-633113/index10.html

this modded 5 comes with upgraded Vilex Pickups, Aguilar OBP3, and a BadAss Bass Bridge.

“I cant agree more! Upgrade these basses and

you will get close to an American MTD for fairly

little money. I have a KZX Ltd. and thats pretty darned close.”

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i’ve been a fan of bad ass bridges since my youth, and since then i’ve placed ‘modding’ onto the back burner but maybe it’s something worth considering if i continue this modding process…

Another modification can be found here: http://basspeople.cart.net.au/store/mtd-kingston-z5-mod-natural-gloss-maple-fingerboard.html

Seymour Duncan pups with retro frequency-phile preamp should sound really nice…

Decisions decisions decisions…


when acquiring gear doesn’t feel good…

last night i stopped by windsor village to check out a couple of my friends during their organized band rehearsal.  and while i was there i managed to relive the anticipated moment I had initially at NAMM when I played on a Wyn bass [after so much  hearsay].  from my knowledge there are atleast three bassists employed here: as Pat and Jerry practiced on their 6/5 stringed Smiths, Craig whipped out his 6 string Wyn bass [his other prized musical possession is a 6 stringed performance bass].  Tuned low F# B E A D G and balanced with the perfect Comfort Strap, I fell in love all over again [the performance bass is yet another lovely axe but his model’s frets are too wide].  as i lusted after his axe I realized that that’s my next one for a while unless ‘a deal of a lifetime’ pops into existence…i see why he sold his MTD KZ6 for this baby

I started to ponder on my choice of actions…I have friends that boasts more than 20 snares and manages to play on all of them every once in a while, and so far I’ve done a decent job giving my playable axes an opportunity to shine in different venues, but am I starting to buy just to buy???  Lately i’ve started to feel that way, and like stuffing one’s self with food nonstop it doesn’t feel good.  i know PLENTY of purveyors of fine musical instruments without the talent and MANY talented musicians without  the fine instruments…what makes me different?  before shelling out $4Gs I just want to make certain that I have the world tours coming my way so these beautiful axes will be seen lol.

I know that like many women out there our closets aren’t ever ‘too filled’ with black stilettos; but another cute black pair with tasty sequence won’t hurt my collection…will it??? that’s how i started to feel, which is great and depressing; depressing that i’m stopping myself from leaping on the bandwagon of buying yet another sweeeeet axe but good because i get to sort out my ideas of desires..wants and needs.  at the end i’ve summed it up that after this MTD KZ6 [check 2nd recent post] i’m gonna invest in this beautiful wyn that craig’s sending me the info on…i just pray that i’ll garner more work to cover the longterm costs-feeling good about this majestic purchase.

 

 

…but honestly i’m thinking about satisfying my passive fix some way…maybe through another endorsement