Hi, this is Andy from Sweetwater.
I have spent the last 20 years working as a professional bassist (upright and electric), singer, teacher, and composer (also guitar, keys, and percussion.) in just about any venue you can imagine and I am completely fascinated by the creative process.
With a couple thousand gigs under my belt, I have played just about every style of music, including Jazz, Bluegrass, Rock, Funk, Gospel, Reggae, Classical, R&B, Folk, Pop, and Latin and also have significant recording and live sound experience.
As you can see, I have lots of experience in the music industry, wearing many different hats, in addition to using most of the gear we sell, in some capacity.
I really like putting that to use by helping my customers make great decisions and in addition to my artistic pursuits, I find it very satisfying working with you to find the right tool for the job whatever that may be.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1305E-mail Andy
BM-music performance, MM-Jazz studies, Apple Certified, Apogee certified, Rednet Certified. Sweetwater University, SSL Certified, Avid Certified.
Musician, Teacher, Composer...Occasional Barista....I love coffee!
Because I love helping people and I believe in the Sweetwater difference. I find it very fulfilling to help people find solutions to their problems.
Guitars, Bass, Amps, Keyboards, Drums, Home Recording, Notation programs
Upright bass, Electric bass, vocals, guitar, percussion, keyboard,
"Our individuality is all, all, that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life's bittersweet route."
-- Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
Downbeat, Tape Op
The wealth of experience and knowledge around me. I am confident that if I don't know firsthand the answer to a customer's question, I can quickly find the answer.
I have shared the stage with Tim Reynolds, Peter Rowan, The New York Voices, Bob Mintzer, to name a few, and have studied with Roy Vogt, Bronek Suchanek, Ray Brown, Rufus Reid, and Ben Street among others
I bought my first bass at age 13 with money I earned picking potatoes on a farm in Northern Maine.
Andy Rice has been a fantastic help for me this year. There were a few products that I didn't have much knowledge about, but Andy was able to guide me and explain to me the differences in products that I was looking at. He also genuinely seemed interested in my needs and what I am trying to accomplish with the products that I buy. His original music is good, too!
Stuart from Rockmart, GA
I just wanted to show my appreciation towards Sweetwater and my amazing salesman Andy. Just got a call from him out of the blue just to make sure everything was still working (about a year after purchase). He was also interested in looking up some of my music online! It's a good feeling knowing that I'm working with someone who actually cares about the customer and shares an interest in music, opposed to someone who only wants a commission. Sweetwater is the place to go for equipment and Andy is definitely the guy to talk to! Thank you
Tony from Columbia Falls, MT
Andy has provided astounding customer service. Being in a similar job title in the past myself, I have been very impressed with Andy as well as sweetwater in general. Happy customer and will be spending a lot more $ here in the future. To be honest I don't even look at other sites to buy equipment from simply becasue I don't think I can get the same service anywhere else. Thanks again Andy and sweetwater!
Gabriel from Albuquerque, NM
Sweetwater is the best! The customer service is far beyond any other place! I have Andy Rice as my Sales Engineer and he is absolutely AWESOME! He answers any question I have even if he doesn't know right off the bat; he either looks it up or asks around! Sweetwater's tech support is GREAT as well! I know I will get amazing help from Sweetwater's tech department.
Caleb from Castro Valley, CA
Excellent transaction. Andy Rice is terrific & delivers. He's knowledgeable, courteous & willing to get answers.
Alan from Boynton Beach, FL