Bryan Beller

"In my work as a product designer and manager for SWR, I became intimately familiar with how consistently versatile and excellent Eminence drivers were. But they really came alive when I threw them into real-world experiences and they proved their stuff over and over again. From eight 10" drivers in an SWR Megoliath for the Steve Vai and Dethklok tours, to the one 12" driver in my old SWR Workingman's 12 combo amp for close miking on my fretless in the studio, Eminence speakers have always gotten the job done for me, and have always sounded great doing it." Bryan Beller has maintained a frenetic, multi-faceted career as a bassist, composer, writer and clinician for over thirteen years, earning a reputation as a uniquely talented yet supremely tasteful hired gun bassist for adventurous rock guitarists and singer/songwriters alike. He was Steve Vais choice on bass for the live CD/DVD Sound Theories a collaboration with Hollands renowned Metropol Orchestra and toured worldwide with Vai throughout 2007. Other recent touring work includes the "band" Dethklok, a tongue-in-cheek extreme metal band borne of the hit Cartoon Network "Adult Swim" show Metalocalypse. Hes also been a musical partner of freak/genius guitarist Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) for thirteen years, ten albums, countless tours, and millions of notes. On his own, Beller released his debut solo album, the jazz/rock-flavored View, in late 2003 to widespread critical acclaim. As a pure player, a masterclass clinician (sponsored by Mike Lull Custom Guitars, SWR Amplification and Daddario Strings), a Contributing Editor for Bass Player Magazine, and a former Vice-President of SWR Sound Corporation, Beller brings a global perspective to the world of bass.