Operations Manager
Joined in
2007
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Always be learning.
Favorite Instruments

Harmonica, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Cello, Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Acoustic Guitar, Nylon String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Ukelele, Fender Jazz Bass, Bouzuki, Modulus Quantum 6, Modulus VJ4, Sadowsky VJ4, Fender 1978 Precision Bass, Fender 1954 Telecaster, Bouzuki, Modulus Quantum 6, Modulus VJ4, Sadowsky VJ4, Fender 1978 Precision Bass, Fender 1954 Telecaster

Musical Education

The Streets

Current Projects

Kyle Rod Music, Everblack, The Crazy Never Die, Previously:, We Are Legion, Dead Dreams Awakening, If Truth Is Dead, Coup de grâce, Sinister Mountain Music, Everblack, The Crazy Never Die, Previously:, We Are Legion, Dead Dreams Awakening, If Truth Is Dead, Coup de grâce, Sinister Mountain Music

Category Expertise

Bass > Electric Bass > 6+ String Electric Bass

Favorite Bands

Fleet Foxes, Best West, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, The Avett Brothers, Bon Iver, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clark, Jimmy Haslip, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Gerald Veasley, Michael Manring, Victor Wooten, Between the Buried and Me, After The Burial, Whitechapel, August Burns Red, The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Kings of Leon, Billie Holiday, Jaco Pastorius, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Bruce Springsteen, Obscura, Pestilence, Zeds Dead, Knife Party, Poolside, Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Depech Mode, John 5, Goat Rodeo Sessions, Punch Brothers, Queen, and More

Musical Interests

-Jazz-fusion, -Electronic, -Folk, -R&B, -Progressive-Death Metal, -Bluegrass, -EDM, -Industrial, -Rock, -Funk, -Classical, -Latin, -Alternative, -Banjo, -Gypsy Jazz, -Doom, -Latin, -Alternative, -Banjo, -Gypsy Jazz, -Doom

Kyle Rod
Operations Manager

Certified in: Drums, Guitars, Keyboards, Accessories, ProAudio

Wooly Mammoth!!

-My name is Kyle Rod I currently am working as a live and studio bass player alongside my 5 year tennure with Guitar Center. I also do Live sound with the company Hollywood Arsenal. My passion since age 12 has always been playing Bass, live, in studio, or just sitting at home. After years of playing the bass and working in bands as part of the foundation that the music sits on; I found that I appreciated structure and form in music much more than I had before, for that reason i started producing and writing. This led me to recording and now after six years of writing, recording, producing, engineering, and being on stage I have learned to appreciate music as a sum of it's parts which has helped me immensely both professionally and personally. 

I am Originally from Minnesota and have recently relocated to Los Angeles working for Guitar Center and a few studios. In the breadth of recording I have worked in a number of studios in the Midwest and California recording engineering and producing. Currently I do free lance live sound recordings and studio engineering. As a Musician I have recorded over 18 full length albums and 4 EPs. In the  My primary instruments are Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Drums, Guitars, and a number of other wind oriented instruments.

 I have worked with Guitar Center since August 2007, I started in Minnesota at our Twin Cities location. I have been in sales in Accessories, Guitars, Keyboards, Recording, Live Sound, and DJ. I started as a sales associate in Guitars after half a year i took Department Manager managing the guitar floor in the Twin Cities, MN. After another half of a year I took an Assistant Manager position and began working out of drums and guitars

-Bass Guitars: Modulus Quantum 6 fretted Bubinga top Alder body with Bartolini Cst pickups and Aguilar OBP-3 pre, Modulus Quantum 6 fretless Spalted Maple top Alder body with turbo pickup configuration Bartolini Cst and Aguilar OBP-3 pre push pull pre at 400 - 800, Fender 2008 American Deluxe Jazz Bass 5 amber with Tortoise shell pickguard, 1921 Kay Upright Solid Pine, and a 1975 Fender Jazz Bass Natural color Maple Neck W/Black block inlays, Ibanez Artcore Strung with tenor strings A-D-G-A#

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-Bass Amps: Aguilar DB751, Mark Bass Little Mark II Marco Edition, Ampeg SVT-4 Pro

-Bass Cabinets: Aguilar GS412 4x12 4ohm, Aguilar DB410 4x10 8ohm, Ampeg SVT15E 1x15, Ampeg SVT810E 8x10

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-Rack Gear for Bass: Sansamp RBI, Michael Pope MBP-1 Bass Pre, Avalon U5 DI, A-Designs Audio RedDI, Sennheiser G3 Instruments sets, Monster Pro-3500 Power Centers, Canare and Evidence cabling. 

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