Skyler Acord is a rising star in the bass world, with training in a wide array of styles. After studying jazz at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, he moved to LA where he joined the RnB/metalcore band Issues. From there he's gone on to play shows on 5 different continents including Warped Tour 2016, supporting Bring Me The Horizon at Wembley Arena and One OK Rock inJapan. The band won the Alternative Press Music Award for Artist of the Year in 2015. Skyler won Best Bassist at the same award ceremony the following year.
"Within the scope of a band like Issues I need something that not only can get me to all those sounds, but sound great doing it. That's why I've been using Eden for my entire professional career."
When did you start playing bass?
I started playing bass seriously at 16, which is late in the game for most, but had been playing around with bass and guitar casually since I was 14.
You’ve added the WTP900 to your live rig – how’s that going?
The Eden WTP900 is everything I've ever wanted from an amp! We have a lot of rnb breaks in our music to break up the heavy guitar riffs and I can sail through everything with the same tone while sounding awesome and rounding out the rhythm section.
If you had to give one top tip to Eden bassists, what would it be?
Practice to a metronome! Nobody told me that when I was starting out so I'm catching up now. Do it religiously!