Paul Villinski was born in York, Maine in 1960, and has lived and worked in New York City since 1982. An educational “scenic route” included stops at Phillips Exeter Academy and the Massachusetts College of Art, and a BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in 1984. He lives with his partner, the painter Amy Park, and their son, Lark, in their studio in Long Island City, NY.
Teye Bass: The sound of the Teye-bass is punchy, with lots of low end; lots of clarity; lots of growl; lots of sustain, and extremely versatile. (A sleepless year of Teye’s design has left bassists open-mouthed: a ‘mere guitarist’ who designs a bass that is impossible to put down?!…) The bass has two Nordstrand humbucking pickups; each with their own volume; then a master tone knob, and the bass version of the MOOD-knob.