James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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Scandemonium!

Had the pleasure of meeting the great Emmylou Harris (big fan) at the Scandanavian Hostfest in Minot, North Dakota tonight.

We were playing there with Daniel O’Donnell in this massive hall, 17 hours and 3 flights to get here, who said it’s a glamourous business! 🙂

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Balor and the flatwounds!

Here’s a short improvisation on the Balor “Woody” bass with flatwound Ernie Ball slinky strings 45 – 130. I find these strings a little stiff on the top ones and will change them to Daddario Chrome flats 40 -130. I’ll post my thoughts on these when I get them.

Please listen with headphones to appreciate the lovely tone of this instrument 🙂 which will be featuring on Daniel O’Donnells UK tour.


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Balor :-)

Just took delivery of my new “Balor” 5 string Bass from Emerald guitars. It’s even nicer than the one I used in the You Tube video and I have used Flatwounds on this one. A beautiful big round tone with no fret noise, and it’s loud without plugging in, can’t wait to use it on the Daniel O’Donnell UK tour next week.
Thanks everyone at Emerald guitars for such a cool instrument, think this one will be a big hit for them. Stoked:) Blen

Balor