Pol Cruells Raurich
Bio / CV
I started playing bass as a teenager. During those days I was influenced by many pop and rock bands but I have to admit I still am a big ‘Sting’ fan. Catalan bass player Carles Benavent, has also been a big influence for me.
Based around Barcelona, I studied jazz and modern music during the 90’s and also upright bass, which I use for more acoustic sets. From then to nowadays, I have played many styles of music which goes from Soul to Traditional, and even Folk Dance music.
Currently I play bass and sing on my own repertoire, a mixture of mediterranean folk and bluegrass, but also work with other musicians as a session bass player.
Which model Overwater bass do you play?
I play an Overwater Jazz Series, Scott Devine model, with some custom changes as it is a 32” scale (not 33”). It also has other custom details as the all black hardware, lollypop tuners, and no dots on the fretboard.
Why do you choose to play Overwater basses?
I fell in love with the idea of playing with the narrower string spacing of the SDJ model, and also with the opportunity of having a medium scale custom made bass. Chris May and Martin Lee really considered my custom petitions and did a superb job. At this moment I am using a tenor tuning (A, D, G, C) on that bass and it is absolutely wonderful to play chords on it. I could not be happier!
How long have you owned an Overwater bass?
I got my Overwater on October 2015.
Photography credits to:
Marta Escolà / Christian Schindler / Joan Locubiche.