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Carl Young - Bass
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Carl Young - Bass
I have been playing music since age 11, my first instrument was the drums. After toying around with the clarinet, baritone, piano, alto, and tenor saxophone, I picked up the bass and never looked back. Before joining Spearhead I played with some incredible musicians including: Chanté Moore, Don Cherry, Cree Summers, De Barge, Dionne Farris, Jimmy Whitherspoon and many others.
I have been in Spearhead since November 1994, and it has been a consistently incredible experience. Traveling and seeing so much of the world is one of the best parts of being in this group. I love meeting new people and developing relationships with people of all cultures. If you ever come across me at a show, please feel free to come up and introduce yourself.
For musicians who are really interested (I know there are some hardcore gearheads out there!) here is a list of the instruments you might see me playing on the road. I play a 1980's Selmer USA, tenor saxophone, and a Deford Flute. I also play a Hartfield 5 string bass (for the last 12 years) and a Modulus quantum 6 string bass (with a bolt on neck). I love both basses, but I currently am most excited about the Modulus.
I use an Ampeg SVT pre-amp and a crest 901 power amp, to run 4 Wayne Jones series 2x10" bass cabinets (which rock!!!) The cabinets are from an amp builder, Wayne Jones (of course) who lives in Melbourne Australia. He used to work for Trace Elliot and has now branched out on his own. He's a Genius of acoustics, and any serious bass player might wanna check out his site. That's it for now folks. I'll be updating this page from time to time and if you have any question about me, Spearhead, music or life, check me out at at www.carlyoung.net.
Carl released his first solo album “A Few Sides Of Myself” in 2004.