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The BIG Reason

Music, opinions, and portfolio of Mark Eagleton, musician and web developer in Northern CA.

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  1. The repaired neck heel of my double bass
  2. How Much Should Your Band Charge?

    The Sacramento Valley is going through a bit of a live music boom as of late. This is a good thing. A healthy music scene has a lot of diversity and a lot of live music to choose from. The downside is that many venues are booked through the end of the year, and many of the gigs that do come up don’t pay very well. What is a fair price to pay for live music, anyway? Allow me to offer a musician’s perspective.

  3. Silverface Fender Champ circuit

    Sliver-Face Champ

    About three or four years ago, I found myself falling down a rabbit hole of tube amp repair videos. It started innocently enough with the humble idea of building a custom foot-switchable preamp/mixer for my double bass. That lead to me building a few guitar stomp boxes. Before I knew it, I was watching hours and hours of tube amp repair videos every week.

  4. Doing Your Own Sound draft

    My band, the Bottom Dwellers has about 13 years of experience doing our own sound for private parties and special events. It occurs to me that we might actually have some useful information to share. What follows is a breakdown of our current stage plot, equipment, pro-tips, and the reasoning behind some of the decisions we have made putting together our PA system.