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Posted on Nov 11, 2008

DeMars Guitars welcomes “The Tonight Show” bassist, Derrick Murdock

Derrick Murdock, bassist for the legendary house band on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” recently purchased a new DeMars Guitars™ fretted 5-string Long Trail bass for use on the show, as well as for his extensive studio and live work.

Dan DeMars, head of DeMars Guitars, commented, “We’ve known Deedock since our first NAMM Show back in 2006. I believe he was there on the first day, and he kept coming back to play these basses. We have a great video clip of him playing some fierce funk runs on a 4-string. At the end he smiled and said ‘OK, I want one now!’ Dock stayed in touch over the years, visiting our NAMM booth for the past three shows, and he has become a good friend. We know that there are a lot of phenomenal basses on the market from which an artist can choose and we are thrilled to have Dock playing one of our Long Trail basses.”

Derrick comments on his new Long Trail, “The guys at DG have been so great to work with and they put out a bass that is so amazing. You gotta love this bass clef soundhole! This bass is exquisite to behold along with great tone and I feel this bass inspires me.”

Murdock, a Philadelphia native, picked up the bass in his teens and quickly found his calling. He moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to tour with Sheena Easton and quickly worked his way into the LA music scene. He has contributed his creative bass lines to a variety of top-notch artists, including BB King Michael Bolton, Aaron Neville, Patty Austin, Dr. Dre, The Jazz Crusaders, Tom Scott, Jeff Lorber, Gladys Knight, The Kevin Eubanks Band, Bill Cosby, Cedric the Entertainer, Adam Sandler, Rose Royce, The Dazz Band, Mandrill, Hugh Masekela, The 5th Dimension and Fran Drescher (The Nanny).

All DeMars Guitars™ are proudly made in Vermont using only the finest in US-sourced parts and materials. They come with a top-quality lightweight case from Gator Cases, a signed certificate of ownership, and a transferable 3-year warranty.