It takes a lot to impress a Professional Music Technician (aka “Roadie”) — after all, they deal with more top-of-the-line gear for music every day than most of us will ever lay eyes on in a lifetime. Our favorite roadie Monty Lee Wilkes has toured as the Front of House (FOH) Engineer with pretty much every famous name you can think of, from The Scissor Sisters (now) to B-52s, Kelly Clarkson, Britney Spears, J-Lo, the Smithereens, The Replacements, oh, and a popular grunge band called Nirvana. (Oh, the stories. We can only imagine.)
So to say “Monty Lee Wilkes knows audio” is just about the understatement of the year.
He recently gave our BassJump a whirl, and here’s what he had to say, in his own words:
“I can’t get over how cool this thing [BassJump] is. I use it EVERY DAY that I’m in a hotel. I even throw it in my back pack when we have to fly to do a one off and I don’t bring my luggage.”
Yeah, we think he likes it. But the question is, how long do you think it will take all the other roadies to get their own BassJump for their “work box” so they can say they found it first?
BassJump. Rocking. The. Music. Pros. World.