Trickfish is honored to welcome veteran studio bassist, producer and Grammy Award winning engineer Hussain Jiffry to its growing list of endorsers. Since arriving in California from his native land of Sri Lanka, Hussain has become one of the most sought-after bassists in Los Angeles. His in-the-pocket feel and versatility has kept his phone ringing for over 25 years – no easy feat in the talent rich Los Angeles market. He arrived in LA in 1988 to study music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood California where, in 1989, he graduated and received the school’s highest award, the Vocational Honors Diploma.
Hussain has been a trusted member and recording engineer of the legendary Herb Alpert’s band for the last 9 years but has also graced the stages of Tom Scott, Michael Bolton, Deneice Williams, Hellen Reddy, Mel Carter, Jim Messina, Kenny Loggins, Kevyn Lettau, Word of Mouth, Joe Williams, Kenny Kirkland, Melissa Manchester, Nita Whittaker, Lamont Dozier, David Foster, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Rique Pantoja,Kleber Jorge, Kenia, Justo Almario, Russell Ferrante, Chaka Khan, Dione Warwick, The Dave Weckl band, Robben Ford, Arnold McCuller, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, “Yanni”, Steve Winwood, Whitney Houston, Sergio mendes, Jonathan Butler and Tito Puente among others.
“I’ve been looking for a versatile amplifier that compliments the quality of my instruments and playing style.” States Jiffry. “My friend, the great bassist Federico Pol, told me about Trickfish and suggested I call Trickfish founder, Richard Ruse. When I went out for a listen I was stunned. As a bassist I could appreciate the responsiveness, ergonomics and power but as an audio engineer I completely understood the brilliance of Mike Pope’s EQ design. The speakers benefit from the same commitment to perfection – it’s the answer I was looking for. I love playing through my rig… and, as an added benefit, it’s light-weight and fits in the trunk of my car!”
“Hussain immediately grasped our vision of the Bullhead 1K and the design of the speakers. He’s such an accomplished player who can play a multitude of styles with authority and authenticity but it was his deep engineering experience that allowed him to master the electronics almost intuitively.” said Trickfish founder Richard Ruse. “I’ve gone out to hear him play a few times since he picked up his head and two SM112’s and was blown away with his playing, tone and just his overall positive vibe. When I told him this he laughed and said “How can I not be happy? I’m not thinking about the gear anymore, I’m just playing the music!”
Located in Southern California, Trickfish Amplification designs and builds professional grade musical instrument amplification products created to inspire musicians to play and sound their best.
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