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Our Players


Below is a partial listing of people playing Regenerate Guitar Works instruments.

C. Brian Batey
Name:
C. Brian Batey
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 4.1 Custom, Regenerator 5.2, Regenerator Pro 6.2 Fretless Custom

Brian is a freelance bassist from West Monroe, Louisiana, who's live and session credits are long and varied. Brian has appeared on Craig McDaniel's "Sole Mate" album, Mason Granade's "Sunday Evening Project", and on 2002 Grammy nominee Kevin Schaelling's "Rain in Spain". He is also heavily involved in the West Monroe Bridgend Project, a cultural and musicial exchange involving teaching music and Louisiana culture in Welsh public schools throughout southern Wales in the UK, and appears regularly with The Shreveport Symphony Orchestra (Philip Wade conducting). He has served in The Delta Opry house band and is the staff bassist for First Baptist Church of Monroe, Louisiana.

As a self-proclaimed "gear whore", Brian has owned and/or played virtually everything out there and chooses Regenerate basses equipped with Honey Badger Pickups as his "go to" instruments.

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Art Bromage
Name:
Art Bromage
Plays:
Electric Guitar
Owns:
Shelby, Regenerator SS
Tim Burge
Name:
Tim Burge
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 5.1 Custom
Rico Cobin
Name:
Rico Cobin
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 4.2, VRB 5.3, VRB Regenerator Pro 5

Rico Cobin is a talented, lefty bassist. This self-taught artist got his start in the quartet gospel scene. He still continues to play quartet, but has expanded his repertoire to include: Neo-soul, R&B, and Smooth Jazz. This has afforded him the opportunity to perform on two European tours. He has also held down the groove, on stage, as well as the studio, for several national and local recording acts. Some of them include: The Tony Washington Singers, Pastor H.E. Dixon & Truth Tabernacle, Ronald Ferguson & Chosen, The Gospel Inspirations and Simply Blessed.

He can be seen playing smooth jazz as part of the YSE (Your Signature Events) house band, Perfect Blend. Rico is currently devoting his time to a new project. He is one of the founding members of a new band, Pristine. Pristine embraces Neo-soul and R&B music with soulful vocals.

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Paige Garwood
Name:
Paige Garwood
Plays:
Electric Bass, Guitar
Owns:
Regenerator Pro 6.2 Custom

Paige is 60 years old, and has been playing electric bass since 1971. He is a graduate (Electric Bass Major) from the Armed Forces School of Music. He earned his Masters in Education from Concordia University and his Masters in Fine Arts (Music Composition) from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. During his 45 years of playing bass, Paige has owned and played basses from many of the big-name manufacturers. Above all other instruments, after all these years, his preference is by far this Regenerate Six-String with Honey Badger Pickups. Paige currently teaches music in the metro Atlanta area, and engaging in the occasional studio recording session.

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Mason Granade
Name:
Mason Granade
Plays:
Electric Guitar
Owns:
Regenerator SS HSS model

Originally from Houston, TX, Mason began taking guitar lessons at age 11 when a neighbor asked him to join him at one of his group lessons. That soon led to the purchase of a $15 used Kay guitar and hours of practice. Mason continued to play in bands through high school and college around Houston, until feeling frustration of the Houston scene, and found himself attending Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA.

After earning a degree in Radio/TV/Film with a minor in music, Mason did tours of Texas and Louisiana, and in 2001 recorded "Matthews Granade" along with bandmate William Matthews and featured Mark “Sparky” Matejka, (Charlie Daniels, Hot Apple Pie, Lynyrd Skynyrd). Many of the songs were featured in movies such as 'Flag of My Father' and 'New Hope'.

Currently Mason is married to wife Shannon and they are raising the next generation of musicians with sons, Bailey, James and Nathan, and is currently leading worship at Bethel Baptist in West Monroe, LA.

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Jason Gray
Name:
Jason Gray
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 4.3 Custom

Jason Gray is a professional touring bass player and recording engineer based in Seattle,WA. After attending Cornish College of the Arts, it didn't take long before he found himself right in the heart of the Seattle music scene, quickly garnering positions with dozens of bands in the Pacific Northwest. Jason’s sweet bass tones can now be heard on recordings published by the Polyrhythmics (Kept Records - Calgary, CA), Lucky Brown (Tramp Records - Germany, WestSound Recording Co. - USA), Shannon Stephens (Asthmatic Kitty Records - USA) and locally with the Unsinkable Heavies as well as many other musical projects.

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Chris Heunnekens
Name:
Chris Heunnekens
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
Regenerator 5.2

Chris has been nuts for all things bass since he picked up his first bass, a Guild Pilot, at 13 years old (before both he and the bass were classics – well, at least the bass). He currently resides in the Seattle area with his lovely wife and a few cats, where he is a program manager for a little software company in Redmond, and can be also heard from time to time keeping it in the pocket around town.

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Mo Levone
Name:
Mo Levone
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 5.3 Custom
Richard McClain
Name:
Richard McClain
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
VRB 4.2
Michael McGee
Name:
Michael McGee
Plays:
Acoustic and Electric Guitar
Owns:
Regenerator GT, Regenerator SS
Jon McMillan
Name:
Jon McMillan
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
Fretted and Fretless VRB 4.1, VRB 4.2 Custom, Regenerator 6.2

Jon started on the electric bass at age 9, performing Old Time Gospel and Bluegrass music at horse shows and church camps with his family band. He continued to study and perform throughout high school and college, where he encountered big band jazz, improvisational ensembles, and session work while pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. He has worked with Fernando Ortega, Eric McFadden, Nathan Clark George, Lovers and Madmen, and jazz guitarist Michael Anthony. He is currently the bassist with The Real Matt Jones, Right About Now, After Osmosis, Gabrielle Louise, Russell James Pyle, and Desert Springs Church. He is also the resident bassist at Albuquerque's Empty House Studio and Desert Springs Studio, and he does freelance gigs on upright, fretless, and fretted bass with a variety of artists around central New Mexico.

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Marc Miller
Name:
Marc Miller
Plays:
Fretted and fretless electric bass, upright bass, drums, keyboards
Owns:
Regenerator Pro 5, VRB 5.2, VRB 4.2 Fretless

Marc is a professional bassist who started playing bass at age 6 and had his first professional gig at age 12. While studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston he landed 'the gig of a lifetime' and toured with the great jazz keyboardist, Oscar Peterson. After leaving Peterson's band, Marc found himself as an in-demand session player in both Los Angeles and Nashville, playing for a long list of luminaries including Jeff Lorber, Jonathan Butler, Edgar Winter, Supertramp, Kevin Gilbert and Daryl Hall. Marc has appeared on literally hundreds of records and jingles, and now runs his own recording studio in the Seattle, Washington area, Cascade Hills Studios where he produces and collaborates with other artists.

Marc is also the Artist Relations Manager for Regenerate Guitar Works, and lends his knowledge and expertise to customers who are looking for that special instrument of their dreams.

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Ian Miller
Name:
Ian Miller
Plays:
Bass Guitar
Owns:
Regenerator 5.3

Ian is the son of Regenerate artist, Marc Miller- but his voice on the instrument is all his own. Being the son of a musician, it was only a matter of time before he 'got the bug', and began playing at the tender age of 12. He very quickly earned a reputation as a player that was way beyond his years and now works as a freelance bassist with a number of bands in the Seattle, Washington area. His influences range wildly from players like Ryan Martinie of Mudvayne and Les Claypool of Primus to Jaco Pastorius and Tony Levin and all points in between.

Ian also serves as the Logistics Manager for Regenerate Guitar Works, and is a crucial player in all our tradeshows and corporate appearances.

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Ken Van Allen
Name:
Ken Van Allen
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
Regenerator Pro 6.2 Custom

Ken began playing bass and guitar at 12. A Pacific Northwest Native, he now lives in Montana with his wife and four kids. Ken is an Information Security Director for a global insurance conglomerate, and he and his wife run a recording and teaching studio.

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Ray Woolley
Name:
Ray Woolley
Plays:
Electric Bass
Owns:
RGW '55 Tribute Lefty

Ray Woolley is from the regional city of Latrobe in the state of Victoria, Australia and is the proud owner of a lefty RGW '55 Tribute. Ray has been in the RGW family since 2009, and his Tribute model has been his 'go-to' bass - "This bass is awesome!", Ray declares.

After hearing the Beatles and the Stones in 1964, Ray took up the bass and helped form his first rock band just for the fun and girls. 50+ years later, and he's still making music just for the fun and the girls! Ray continues to be drawn back to the music of his youth- British and American blues, and his main band, Powerhouse Blues Band has independently released 6 albums and 1 DVD.

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