Really loving my new Gruv Gear equipment. Digging my new GigBlade! (I'm 6'3" tall) it's the first gig bag I can sling over my shoulder and not having to worry about walking thru a doorway! I'm from NYC, where using public transportation is the norm, and the GigBlade with its thin design gets the job of moving my bass done in style! I'm basically (pun intended) a bass and cable guy and this bag has enough room for that and a small clip on tuner!!!

When I need to use more than just a cable, I bring along the Club Bag! I can fit a few pedals and accessories if need be. Can be used as a back pack, but I love the top handle option, especially if I'm packing the GigBlade too!

But I gotta say the best piece of my Gruv Gear arsenal is the SoloStrap Neo!!! It's the best strap I've ever owned in my 40+ yrs of playing the bass! I feel it distributes the weight evenly across my shoulder and I also like the fact that (because it's elasticity) it moves when you do keeping my shoulder pain free!

Thank you Jay Baldemor and company for welcoming me to the Gruv Gear family!!!

Ruben Rodriguez was born in New York City and grew up in East Harlem and Puerto Rico. He has been recognized as one of the best and hardest-working Latin music bass players in the United States. Mr. Rodriguez, who’s father played classical guitar, taught himself the bass in junior high then spent some time under the tutelage of the esteemed bassist Victor Venegas.

Since getting his first big break playing with Johnny Colon in 1979, he has worked with Grover Washington Jr., Roberta Flack, Eddie Palmieri, The Fania All Stars, and the late, great Machito. His exhaustive discography includes his work with Marc Anthony, Tito Puente, India and Africando, and Celia Cruz. Along with his producer/friend, Sergio George, Ruben Rodriquez has been noted to have revolutionized the sound of contemporary popular salsa.

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