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Re: Favorite Looping CD's

I was lucky enough to catch Darin a few months ago in Fairfax CA (must have been around the same time you heard him, since he mostly plays in Oregon) and he truly is a superb looper.

He starts out his loops typically enough, playing a catchy bass line on his 5-string bass.   Then, he adds a layer of  haunting melody using the high string of the bass, which he tunes an octave higher than normal.  Once he has a good groove going, he pulls out a violin bow and bows out some beautiful Shankar-esque lines on that same high string.  He does all of this, including his echoplex pedal work, with absolutely flawless technique.  I have his "Ojai" cd which is excellent, and done completely live.  Worth checking out


In a message dated 8/27/2003 3:29:16 PM Pacific Daylight Time, Loopers-Delight-d-request@loopers-delight.com writes:

Well I have definitely been enjoying Matthias Grob's new CD. I am
looking forward to Andre's new one and have been digging a CD from
Darin Schaffer.


   I came across Mr. Schaffer one day as he was playing out of his van
in front of Haight Ashbury music on Haight St. He had a bass, some
other effects and at least one, maybe two Echoplexi. He was playing
through a little amp or PA system but had a fantastic sound going
considering the environment.

   Frankly Andre has so many tracks available as downloads, I could
spend months just soaking them up. Hopefully 2003 will still see the
release of a new Splattercell CD.