This past Sunday we had the pleasure of hosting Juan Alderete (bass player of The Mars Volta, Zavalaz, Deltron 3030, Racer X) for a free clinic on Earthquaker pedals. Although we were competing with the SuperSports-Bowl, plenty of Brooklyn locals made it out to see Juan work his magic!
The store filled up with pedal enthusiasts, curious musicians and local pedal engineers. Juan was fun mannered and did some impressive work on his Earthquaker mothership; taking basic bass loops and turning them into everything from synth sounding arpeggios to fuzzed out octave licks. Juan was happy to answer questions about his touring career, past and future projects, pedal technique and how to use Earthquaker to transcend your instrument into something totally unique.
Juan also had great things to say about the store, which made us proud to call it home.
“I’ve toured the country many times and seen every music store in every city and Main Drag is one of the--if not thee best music store I’ve ever experienced”. –Jaun Alderete
Juan had the opportunity to give away prizes courtesy of Earthquaker, Mono, and Ampeg. Congrats to the following for their sweet victory!
Sean H. Doyle: Winning a brand new Ampeg BA108 Bass Amp. Joe Bongiorno: Winning a brand new Earthquaker Pedal of his choice. Nicholas Tordif, Seth Ondracek, Spencer Murphy, Anne Jensen, Steve Shodin and Brooks Wood: winning a plethora of Mono gear!
The clinic was an all out success and an awesome testament to the supportive community here at Main Drag. We send out a huge thank you to both Juan and everyone that came out. We had a blast and were glad to see everyone having a blast as well. We plan on having many more clinics in the future, now get down here before all these Earthquaker pedals are gone!