Camisha Ruffins, Bassist

Archive for August, 2012

Country Club swag…not really, just a gig

I love country club gigs…maybe because i love my country clubs…plying golf, tennis, eating good food away from home…hard earned money stashed on the hill pretty much. Accompanied by Jerell Robinson on keys and Julia Smith on set this 3some entertained the crowd along with Holly Charles and her vocalizing mom and sister.

This was a benefit gala to provide materials for schools in Africa.

Axe: MTD KZX
Rig: Ampeg B15a combo

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When playing well can get you hurt!

Have you ever played so good that it yielded a violent response? Like shoes and such similar objects being thrown at you in the name of God? Well that just happened to me at an undisclosed IME church off 288South…yeah they were so happy and praising God that they gladly abused the organist and I with some delightful objects to our bodies but I’m glad that they were mindful of light non sharp objects were thrown…all thanks to my pedal that spiced up the mundane musical environment (lol well not really) with laser distortion guitar and out of this world sounds…yeah I made my part more interesting thanks to quick thinking. #Pedalmania

Weapons of choice: condensed set with the best sound called for the gig.
•Ampeg 100 watt BA-15 combo
•MTD KZ6-mod
•LM strap
•Monster cable
•BossGT10-B pedal


UMC women’s conference

Recently I’ve been called to contribute to the music ministry for a 3 day Women’s conference. Ladies were nice, the singers were on point but the bass amp promised to me wasnt. So I pulled out my big Bertha of an amp (Bugera 4×10 cab and Behringer BVT-4500H head) and killed the scene…in his name I guess. My approach to the attack is easy: walk in cautiously, be very subtle with motives and moves and be mellow toned (no hyper energy please). Then plug in the bass and let it talk VOILA!!!!

It’s always good to read charts for a change…hopefully more ppl will get hip to that; thus alleviating confusion with intricate runs and such.

Weapons of choice:
•Behringer head/Bugera cab
•MTD KZX
•LM strap
•Monster cable