Pedals And Effects: In Conversation with Julie Slick

Pedals And Effects is honored to welcome bass player extraordinaire, Julie Slick! Julie stopped by 5Starr Sound labs where we talked gigs, gear, and so much more. You may know Julie from her work with the Adrian Belew Power Trio, or more recently from a video that was making the rounds on social media, where she ripped crazy bass while an artist painted the walls around her. Without further ado, here is Pedals And Effects in conversation with Julie Slick. 

Photo credit: That Music Mag

Photo credit: That Music Mag

Julie was gracious enough to take time out of her schedule to spend an afternoon with us and give us the low down on what makes her tick. Having roots with the original Paul Green School of Rock, Julie began to flex her songwriting muscle by laying down grooves and having her network of friends and musicians jam on top of it. A self described "Nomadic Gypsy," Julie has been traveling all over the globe playing bass wherever she can with whomever she can.

Gear wise, Julie brought in her custom Lakland Decade VI "Slick Six" that features a Roland MIDI pickup with custom controls wired onto the bass itself to operate the pickup and her MIDI control center the Roland VB-99. (which she astutely refers to as the "brain"). Pedal wise, Julie's got an Eventide Pitchfactor and Eventide Harmonizer with some custom expression pedals. She's also got a Digitech Luxe, Mantic Concepts Vitriol, some Pigtronix goodies like the Infinity Looper and the Philosopher bass compressor. She's also got some neat looping gadgets as well as a few surprises too.

Shooting this video was a blast! It was so great to have Julie join us and give us a rundown of her career and gear, see her with the Adrian Belew Power Trio, and check her out on social media, we can't wait to see what she does next!

-Pedals And Effects