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June 27th, 2019
Well let me start off by telling everyone that this is one of the most hectic summers I have ever experienced! Summers are always a clusterfuck
for me, because I get so busy. I own a wholesale distribution company that sells southwestern gifts, trinkets, and decor, as well as Native American
made jewelry, carvings, sculptures, and artwork. The business primarily sells to gift shops throughout the southwest, and late spring through mid
summer, the gift shops are constantly placing orders. I also work as a home comfort technician, testing, cleaning, sealing, and modifying ductwork,
as well as installing and repairing heating and cooling equipment. As I'm sure most of you can imagine, summers in Phoenix are a very busy time for
anyone who works in my field.
It has made it difficult to manage the label, and I want to say thank you to Johnny, Justin, Brian, Moe, and especially my daughter Nova for all of
their help. Bad Stain Records signed a new recording artist two weeks ago, and we are proud to welcome "Daymes Rocket" to the Bad Stain family.
The female fronted trio has an amazing style of rock, pop, and metal, and we are working on booking them various upcoming shows at the moment,
but we hope to release the band's first single in early 2020. Bad Stain is also considering signing our very first rap artist, but I'll post information
regarding that in a few weeks.
I also wanted to address a few statements that I recently received regarding my Limited Edition, Custom Built, Signature Series Fender JagStang
Bass Guitar. I have had a good portion of people upset about the high price tag of the instrument, and I want to apologize for that. I understand
that it is a very expensive bass, and that many people can't afford to purchase it. I tried to come up with a way to make it more affordable, but
unfortunately, I was unable to produce a high quality bass guitar at a low price. The cost to manufacture my signature Fender JagStang Bass is
roughly $2,200, because it is built using Fender parts, and it has custom made pickups by Seymour Duncan. While I was designing it, I tried using a
Squier Bronco Bass neck, because it only has 19 frets like the Fender Mustang Bass, and visually the only difference is that the Mustang has a black
dot on the 19th fret, and the Bronco does not. A replacement neck for the Bronco is about $100-$130. A replacement neck for the Mustang is about
$550-$650. After testing both necks, I quickly refused to use the Bronco neck. It does not have the same feel as the Mustang, and certain frets
buzzed slightly. Every single time I tried to take a short cut, the result was the same. So I decided that I would design it using all of the right
materials in order to ensure that the end product was something that I would be proud of, and stand behind. I almost decided against having
Seymour Duncan design and manufacture my signature "White Gold" Bass Pickups, and just installed something that I would have thought sounded
good. In retrospect, that would have been a huge mistake! Seymour Duncan was able to design and manufacture the pickups to sound exactly like
what I wanted. The pickups give the JagStang such a unique tone, producing the most extreme thick and heavy lows that snarl and boom like
thunder, and then they also produce the highest shimmering warm and bright high end tones that I've ever heard come from a bass guitar. The
contrast is amazing, and it almost makes me feel like I have three bass guitars in one! My signature JagStang Bass may be expensive, but i wanted
to make sure that it was a very high quality instrument. I am very happy and proud to say that I feel as though my Signature JagStang Bass is one
of the top five best bass guitars that I have ever played. I think the best bass guitar that I ever had a chance to play is the Fender Jaguar American
Standard, although I'm already designing my second signature bass, that I hope to release a few years down the road. If I am able to pull off
everything I have planned with my next signature bass, and it ends up having all of the extra features I want, and it doesn't end up being too heavy,
and still plays as smooth as my current Signature Bass, I'm confident that I will be announcing my next signature bass as the greatest bass guitar
that I have ever played. I guess that all I'm trying to say is that my Signature Fender JagStang Bass guitar is well built, diverse bass guitar, that
has a high price tag because it is a high quality instrument. With that being said, I will be trying to come up with a payment plan option for
everyone out there that would like to own the bass, but can't afford to pay over $2,000 all at once. I am going to try to put together a 24 month, 0%
interest payment plan in place that will have payments of about $100 per month. I will post more info about that option after I have figured out the
That's all for now kids! Have a neat summer.....Chase
October 30th, 2018
Hello to all you devilish guys and ghouls out there. As we approach Halloween, it always reminds me that the end of the year is drawing closer. This
has been an amazing year, and I'm very happy that my daughter Nova has started to help out with the label, and she's to the point where I feel as
though I need to give her a lot more control. I have decided to name my daughter Nova the new Vice President of Bad Stain Records. Nova has an
amazing ear for music, and had found several bands that would be a wonderful addition to the label. I have been amazed at the bands she has
discovered, especially the local AZ band Dollskin, that I honestly feel will eventually become a very successful band in the near future.
Unfortunately, Bad Stain has been unable to make any solid recording deals with any of the bands that she has found yet, due to the fact that we are
low on revenue at this time, and unable to spend thousands of dollars to get projects off of the ground. I'm hoping that it won't take too much longer
for us to finally find a new, amazing band, and have the funds to record and release the album. Only time will tell, although I doubt we will have the
funds to sign a new artist until sometime in 2020. I'm also happy to announce that I have added more information to "The Journey of Chase Stain".
The biography now spans my life, starting off the day I was born, and spanning all the way to January 1st, 1994. I have included a lot of info about
my life so far, but in all honesty, it has all been summarized and I have skipped over hundreds of stories that I think are very interesting, funny, or
sad. I didn't want to turn "The Journey" into a full biography that went into a lot of details, so it just skims over things. Even though it is not detailed
at all, "The Journey" is a lot to read. In this age of reality entertainment, I decided to add this information for everyone to read. I personally doubt
that most people will care about "The Journey", but I know that there are always a handful of people out there that are interested in the history of my
life, and how I started my bands, labels, zines, and various businesses. Not much left to say, except that I am trying to finish up with the last few
vocal tracks in the recording studio, and NON's new album will be released in 2019. We will post an exact release date as soon as we have answers.
Cheers - Chase Stain
December 12th, 2018
Well....I made a few changes to my signature series collection of instruments. Perhaps more than a "few" actually. I created a whole line of limited
edition guitars, bass guitars, and pickups. Anyone who builds their own equipment knows that it sure as shit ain't cheap, so most of my guitars and
bass guitars I plan on selling at 10% above cost. So they are around $1500-$2000 on average. Although these are all high end instruments with
quality parts, and everything will most likely increase in value, or at least they shouldn't decrease. I don't expect anything to fly off the selves, but I
just thought it would be pretty damn cool to offer a collection of really unique and original high quality instruments.
I also wanted to let everyone know that my band Numbers On Napkins finally finished recording all of the music for our upcoming album. I finished
up the last of the vocals earlier in the week, and the songs are now getting edited. Once the songs are all edited, they will all get mixed down, and
then I will be mastering the album after all the songs are finally mixed. I know we are taking our sweet time with the album, but it should be out
within the next 3 or 4 months. I will make sure to keep everyone posted.
Cheers - Chase Stain
January 26th, 2019
I'm optimistic about 2019, and hoping that this will be a great year. So far it hasn't been amazing, considering a knocked out one of my front teeth
and I'm in a bit of pain and I'm expecting that the dentist will end up costing me a fortune, but the year is only beginning. My daughter will be
turning 15 years old in just a few days, and my goal is to make sure that she really enjoys the next few years. She's at such a wonderful time in her
life, so this should be in interesting year for her. Just a couple days ago, she played her first live performance in front of about 50 people. Her
Music Production class put together a band featuring all of the students and played a cover of "Beginner's Luck" by The Eels at her schools Music
Showcase. She did a wonderful job playing guitar, and I'm super proud of her. I think it's really awesome that she gets to attend such an awesome
school. I would have loved to take a class in high school that teaches you how to run a recording studio and record bands using Pro-Tools. Plus she
also takes Beginner Guitar. I'm proud of her for working so hard and getting the grades to get into such an incredible school. It was a lot of hard
work, but she really proved herself.
I also wanted to announce that all of the songs for the new upcoming album from my band, Numbers On Napkins, have been recorded and edited. All
of the songs have also been mixed, although there are two tracks that the engineer needs to make a slight adjustment on, and then I will be mastering
the album and sending it off to be pressed. Numbers On Napkins new upcoming album, "From Buckeye To Beardsley", will be available in April of
2019, and I will have an exact release date in the next couple weeks.
Cheers, Chase Stain