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Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC

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From this point forward, change the way you think about how a wedding DJ company looks, sounds, and leaves you feeling...


Your search for a great DJ company ends right... Read more
From this point forward, change the way you think about how a wedding DJ company looks, sounds, and leaves you feeling...


Your search for a great DJ company ends right here
Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC features:


One of the best-rated/reviewed wedding DJ's on the West Coast
All-Inclusive DJ/Entertainment packages
Wedding Coordination, Direction & Master of Ceremonies
Unmatched personal service from one DJ (see video)
Enormous (and legal) music library-custom edited to make your wedding unique
Unprecedented Sound, Lighting, and Video playback systems
Your First Dance...Forever!™ - Truly a memory maker (learn more)
Synergy Media™ - A unique & unbelievable wedding experience (learn more)
Wedding Specialist DJ since 1990

You only have ONE shot at making your wedding day perfect. There are no re-do’s. If you want your wedding to stand out and be remembered by you and your guests for a lifetime...look no further! If you need help orchestrating one of the most important days of your life...I’m here to help! Great DJ companies don’t just push play - they should coordinate your big day from start to finish.

There is a HUGE difference from one DJ company to the next. When your wedding is over, you and your guests will know the difference.
And perhaps the most important benefit in choosing Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ - The person you meet, hire, call, email & make important plans with is the same person at your wedding! Find out what makes us different and why we say:

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What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Describe your DJ style:
I am a Wedding Specialist DJ. I love what I do. I pride myself not only on extensive DJ skill and experience, but also the subtle things like listening, helping, and coordinating. I am fun and upbeat, but never overshadow the guests or the bride and groom. This day is not about me, or my agenda, or my ego. This is your day. I'm here to help make it one of the most memorable of your life. One of the biggest compliments I ever received was a review from a bride right here on WeddingWire. In her review she said that she stressed over every single one of her wedding vendors...except for me. That is exactly my style and exactly the type of personality you deserve when planning one of the most important days of your life.
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
There's no limit, however I have some tips & advice that I'll give you once we work together.
What is your usual attire?
Whatever you prefer. I always ask what your preference is. Some expect a tux. Others want to see their DJ wearing anything BUT a tux! It's up to you!
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
If a pre-requested song is very difficult to find, and the couple has it, that makes sense to use their copy. However most of the time I can find that song, purchase it, and have it in my library for the wedding.
How many other DJs do you work with?
None! Perhaps the biggest benefit to choosing my company to DJ your wedding is that the person you initially meet and hire, email, talk to on the phone...is also the person at your wedding. This is one of the biggest reasons I have never become a multi-dj conglomeration. When 13 DJ's are in the company, details will be missed-and your wedding turns into just another "gig".
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
There is no minimum time. Your wedding will be great whether it's 1 hour or 10! Keep in mind due to demand, package prices are the same for everyone.
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes! And I recommend that too. Please see my Tips & Advice section for more on this.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
I've been a part of a number of ethnic events, probably not enough to say I specialize in this area, but I can definitely do the job.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes, and actually that is recommended. I have some very interesting information to share about this once we're working together!
Do you bring your own equipment?
Yes, in fact I bring at least 2 complete sound systems to every wedding. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel. I'm a thought leader nationally in terms of equipment in my industry.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
I have a number of items available including special effect intelligent lighting, uplighting for your venue, gobo monogram projectors, high definition video screens, and elegant trussing.
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
No wedding was ever ruined because the DJ arrived early! I usually set up 2-3 hours before the anticipated start time. Sometimes even 4-5 hours or more. This often surprises couples and wedding venues, but that much setup allows me adequate time for set up, sound checks, visually-appealing & safe systems, and any last minute surprises. Some companies arrive an hour prior. My experience tells me that just isn't enough. What if the venue has an unforeseen power issue? It happens. A table is not required, that's completely up to you. I have my own 8', 6' & 4' tables with linens.
Do you have any extra space requirements?
Sometimes, yes. I do bring my own 8', 6' and 4' tables (with linens) depending on what my setup requirements are. More space is needed depending on what services you hire me for (video screens, lighting, etc).
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
NEVER. The best form of advertising I can implement is a job well done. If people like what they see and hear, they generally will come and ask me for a business card. Same goes for the tip jar. You will not find one on my table.
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
Yes, and my interaction is based on your preference, from very few announcements, to full interaction and MC functions. There are some DJ's that sit down and don't say a thing. There are other DJ's that won't stop talking. Neither situation is acceptable.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Many couples that I work with don't just measure the success of their wedding by the amount of dancing that happens. Rather, they are more concerned with how their guests feel about the overall experience. Dancing is just one component. Classy, tasteful MC skills and transitions throughout the evening matter just as much as dancing. Without a skilled wedding MC, your guests won't feel connected or motivated to dance much in the first place. There are definite do's & don't's when the dance floor empties. After over two decades in the business, I can tell you exactly what I would do in this situation. When we work together, we'll talk more in depth about this important question.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
I'm flexible. If I eat, great. If I don't, that's fine too. My job is making your wedding perfect. Nowhere in my contract does is say that you need to feed me :)
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
I actually don't take breaks and never once have in my career. There will be way too much going on at your wedding.
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
I have access to an entire network of qualified DJ's throughout the state and the West Coast.
Do you book yourself for more than one event in a day?
Absolutely not. That's just one of the many things that makes my company unique. This is my full time profession. It's my company, my business, my reputation, and on your special day there is absolutely nothing else on my calendar except making your day spectacular.
What is your overtime rate?
My wedding packages are all-inclusive with unlimited hours. Think about that for just a minute, and the awkwardness that would come with figuring out how to pay the DJ for another hour. Does the music stop while all your guests are on the dance floor? Where is the checkbook? By having unlimited hours, it's one less thing you have to think about.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
I am based in Oregon, but more and more couples are hiring me for their weddings in California, Washington, and Idaho. Travel expenses will be included in any wedding package you choose and we'll talk more specifically about that.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
I generally ask for 1/2 down to book my services for your date. I do make exceptions to this from time to time based on specific needs of the couple.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We loved having Rick as our DJ for our wedding! He was great! From the first contact with him all the way through the end. With such a big event as a wedding, with so many vendors involved, it's a big relief to have someone who communicates quickly and consistently and makes it their priority to deliver exactly what you have envisioned. Everything went smoothly and without a hitch where Rick was involved. Music is such a powerful presence and element to an event and when it works, it's felt and obvious. It was a kickin party for sure!
Highly recommend Bass Is Loaded! to anyone that wants to have the sound system and music element of their big event to be smooth, easy, professional and amazing!
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Ian
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
To say Rick was unbelievable and fantastic, would be a total understatement!!! The coordination and expertise he will bring to your event will ONLY make it better!! He was excellent in offering suggestions and helping keep our wedding going smooth!!! From start to finish, he has been the best I've seen or worked with.
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M&M
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Hiring Bass is Loaded to DJ our outdoor ceremony and reception was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Our venue was not the easiest to wire for sound, but Rick had the expertise and the equipment to make our outdoor event sound as good if not better than many indoor spaces. He easily accommodated all of the different needs for sound during our ceremony from voice to live musicians to recorded music with everything sounding clear and balanced throughout. And then there was the dance party!

Rick is a masterful party host who is able to make your reception about you and your love without stealing the spotlight. We felt he was genuinely excited for us and worked hard to make our wedding special. All of our guests came out on the dance floor (from little kids to old folks to everyone in between) and we've received many comments in the weeks since our wedding about what an amazing DJ we had!

Rick brought a level of class and professionalism to our event that is unmatched in his industry. If sound, music, and a classy dance party are among your goals for your wedding day, it's worth making the investment in hiring Bass is Loaded!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rick was beyond what we expected! He helped create our musical vision that was spot on! He not only worked with us every step of the way, but was a lifesaver on the day of the wedding, even helping with layout and helping coordinate during our rehearsal. I would HIGHLY recommend Rick to anyone who wants the best DJ for their special day! Thank you Rick!
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
One week ago today, Rick DJ’d our wedding:
He controlled the pace of the wedding, satisfied all of our requests, was very attentive to us before, during and after the wedding. More importantly: I had one very special request from the beginning and that was to play Johnny cash through out the night in honor of my Dad. I explained that the reason we were having the wedding this summer was due to my father’s Alzheimer’s diagnoses, I was worried if I waited another year that my dad would not be able to be a part of my special day. Rick went above and beyond my request by increasing his Johnny cash collection and being extra attentive to my dad’s state of mind throughout the night. When Rick noticed that my dad was in a good place, he suggested to do the father daughter dance, he was prepared to help during my dad’s speech and played a special set of Johnny cash songs in which my dad sang along to in the middle of the dance floor. It was truly a special night for my family and I and it was in large part due to Rick. My husband and I are still talking about how comfortable Rick made us feel on our wedding day; we are incredibly grateful to have met and worked with Rick. I would not hesitate to contact Rick for my DJ needs in the future, I would recommend him to anyone.
Thank you Rick for all that you did
Danny and Ashley
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Janina
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick Whitehead goes beyond his duty as a DJ. He helped coordinate the wedding party walking down the isle...helps everything in the wedding and reception run smoothly and has unlimited music options. He met with me and my husband in advance and whenever I had questions or ideas I would email him and get immediate responses. After the wedding I had so many guests complement me on the amazing DJ. I had my wedding at a winery and the mood for each part of the wedding and environment was perfect. If you don't hire this DJ for your wedding..... You'll regret it.
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Sam
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick did a wonderful job for us at our wedding. We met several times before the big day, and he was always on-time and professional. He was very attentive and worked closely with us to figure out exactly how we wanted the day to unfold. He carefully went over with us the timing of everything, and made sure the overall tone of the reception was how we wanted. He also did a great job making some custom edits to the father-daughter song we had chosen, as well as adding some other small touches throughout the day that we hadn't even thought of but were very pleasantly surprised by! Our guests all had wonderful things to say about the music selection. We ended up having an incredibly awesome wedding day, and Rick was a big part in making sure it was a success.
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Alisa
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
The sound was amazing and Rick was very accommodating and professional. We would highly recommend him!

Mike and Alisa
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rick made everything so easy. He took all of the work out of it on our part and made us feel so confident that everything would be great, and it was!
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Terry
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick "Bass is Loaded", was amazingly awesome. Best & well worth every penny and then more! He was communicative from the start to the very end of the day. Quality of his service is beyond perfect. He made our wedding so much easier to handle. He helped out even when its not his job. Nicest guy ever! He's very professional and knows what he's doing! I've recommended and will keep recommending him to anyone i know who is getting married! Thank you for the awesome time!
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I've always been told that the DJ makes or breaks your reception. Rick and his team did an amazing job! We had so much fun at our reception. But he went above and beyond that. We had a Catholic wedding, which can be difficult for non Catholics to navigate the ceremony, and he did so flawlessly. I was able to have exactly the music I wanted for my ceremony thanks to him and his extra efforts. The designs he made for the reception fit all of my themes so perfectly. We also had him to Synergy for us. The amazement of his work is still talked about by all my guests. Along with the Romans, Rick did such an incredible job on something they put together under pressure in order to share with all at your reception. And is something I have to remember that day forever. I am SO happy that we decided that the extra cost for Synergy was worth it to us. It was well worth it. We watch it all the time, it's so incredible. We cannot thank Rick and his team enough for all that they did for us.
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Dawn
Wedding:
1/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Rick is great! He's personable and professional, without both lively and discrete at once. He took charge of the timeline for the whole night, was responsive to guests without abandoning the basic plan. He expertly navigated the needs of guests of all ages. One of the nicest guys around, Rick is a DJ who is totally trustworthy. I already recommended him to one friend, who was equally pleased. I wholeheartedly recommend him for any wedding or event.
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Krystal
Wedding:
12/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing. We were so fortunate to be able to work with him. He is professional, fun, and incredibly helpful.

Weddings are supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience. So, by definition, most couples have never planned a wedding before and have no idea how to make everything work. That is where Rick truly became invaluable. He worked with us ahead of time on the timeline for the reception, and we would have never gotten through the rehearsal on time if it weren’t for his suggestions. We were planning a California wedding while living in Illinois, but Rick was wonderful about working with us over Skype.

Rick understands that he is not just here for music; he is responsible for setting the tone and flow of the evening, and he takes that responsibility seriously. On the music front, we had an additional challenge because many guests were Lindy Hop Swing dancers. Rick was able to weave in lindy songs without letting the other guests feel left out. A great mix of swing and regular music kept the dance floor full all night long!

Our ceremony and reception was at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley, CA. A large museum with odd shaped areas, limited electrical outlets, three separate locations that required sound and only an hour to set up and hour to tear down. Oh, and did I mention Rick had never worked in this space before? How does he respond? He purchases new equipment to control music and microphones wirelessly from his primary position. He then tests this equipment out on two occasions before using it at our wedding. He also drove down to the Bay Area a day early in case of bad weather.

He went above and beyond what we expected from any DJ. Responding to every question promptly, providing resources and ideas for music choices, and overall being our master of ceremonies. I could enjoy my wedding and visit with my guests, since I knew that Rick would get me if I was needed and everything would be taken care of.

Thankyou Rick!
-Krystal
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Tom
Wedding:
12/21/2012
5.0/5.0
While we could have selected a local DJ for our wedding, we went with Rick based on his previous reviews. Though he was from out of state, he communicated with us frequently and even visited us to hammer details for our wedding. He answered any questions we had quickly. His experience and friendliness gave us a comforting feeling as we knew we had one less thing to worry about when planning our wedding with him at the DJ-ing helm.

Rick was great at taking the songs we wanted during key parts of our wedding like the first dance and grand entrance. For other key parts that we didn't think about music for, we left it to Rick's judgment and he made great choices for us. Before the reception, he asked us what music we wanted. She liked top 40 R&B/Hip-Hop while I liked classic rock. We believed that our tastes would be difficult to mix. But Rick did an excellent job of playing both genres smoothly throughout the night.

Rick was able to set up quickly and blended well into the background so that the focus would be on us on our special day during the ceremony.
His mix of music, charismatic MC-ing, and his flexibility in going along with our schedule ensured an entertaining evening for us and our guests. Most importantly, his music got our guests dancing throughout the night.

His professional and friendly attitude made him great to work with and he iis definitely worth the money.

-Tom (Of Karen & Tom from Sacramento)
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Kelsey
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick provided the sound set up for our wedding ceremony, emcee'd the reception and was the DJ for the hours of dancing our friends and family enjoyed. He was attentive, organized, professional, played exactly what we wanted and provided background music during the cocktail hour and dinner, as well. Rick handled the difficult accoustics of Zenith Vineyard's ballroom very well--it was never too loud or too quiet. The only "negative" comment we heard about the dancing was that it was too hot in there; with doors open on a November night, I took that as a huge compliment for the music selection and dance party! We haven't had that much fun dancing before! Rick, thanks for staying true to our requests to you and paying such close attention from our meeting way-back-when. You have been attentive, professional and so helpful throughout this whole process--we will definitely be recommending you to friends!
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Heather
Wedding:
11/3/2012
5.0/5.0
It was an amazing day and Rick did an Amazing job! He's more expensive than some DJ's out there, but you truly get what you pay for! An excellent Emcee of the entire event, communication is fantastic, lighting is beautiful, and an expansive music library! Rick kept the party swinging and we just had an amazing time. I would recommend him so highly!
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Kelly
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick is absolutely amazing! For our wedding, we had a vision of a fun "party" type atmosphere. Nothing too serious; something guests of all ages would enjoy. During our consultation, I described this to Rick, along with the type of music my fiance and I enjoyed. He was on the same page the whole time! I never felt like I had to explain myself, or restate something. Rick is INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and passionate. He truly does want to make every wedding the best wedding. My fiance and I were thrilled to see how many people, young and old, were out on the dance floor. Afterward, we got many compliments on the music, the lighting, the videos, etc. It was all Rick's doing. Not only did he serve as DJ extraordinaire, he facilitated the rehearsal with a stop watch and a smile. (: You will not regret hiring this man to be your DJ!!
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Jason
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Bass is Loaded is legit!

This guy doesn't mess around! Rick is the consummate professional and was there every step of the way. With his experience and knowledge, you could be satisfied letting Rick run the entire show or choose to make your event as customizable you want.

For us, there was a very specific mood and ambiance we wanted to create for our wedding. From the pre ceremony, ceremony to the dinner/cocktail hour and reception, Rick was very interested in what we wanted. He listened to our thoughts and offered suggestions. He took notes during our meetings and always responded promptly to any questions or changes we thought of. Because of this, I don't remember ever having to remind him of something. This was invaluable because despite all of the preparation we put in, our wedding day was extremely chaotic!

- The Bridal walk took longer than the 5 times we practiced but Rick was ready. He seamlessly added a loop to the music so nobody noticed.

- Rick was our master of ceremonies, making announcements and keeping guests informed of what was happening, even running around at times to offer us reminders and insure that we were comfortable.

- He was able to speed up the tempo on the "Father/ Daughter Dance" to make it easier to dance to.

- He knew the exact time I wanted to sing the song I surprised my wife with.

Rick understands tempo and knows how to read the crowd. He kept the party going and somehow made all of the songs on our playlist work. His equipment and setup is second to none but I believe it's Rick's preparation and attention to detail that separates Bass is Loaded from a lot of other Wedding D.J.'s that I've seen...
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Bryan
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick is easily the best wedding DJ I've ever experienced. He is personable, professional, and super fun! He kept everyone on the dance floor all night and, by the end of the night, people were trying to plan events just so they could have him DJ for them! He had great ideas and always had the right song for the moment. He kept the evening on track and always communicated with our other venders to make sure the evening was flawless!

He was worth every penny and I will recommend him to everyone that even mentions the need for a DJ Service!

-Love-
Bryan & Kyrsten Jones
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Cheri
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick Whitehead from Bass is Loaded was the DJ for our daughter's wedding at King Estate. He was fantastic to work with! He listened to our thoughts, ideas and dreams and made them a reality. Rick provided sound equipment and support for our musicians and speakers, custom monogram lighting, videos that included wedding day photos, big screen projection of photo booth pictures, as well as music for dinner and dancing. We had high hopes and expectations and he exceeded them. I HIGHLY recommend him. He is a consummate professional and his work is truly exceptional. The dance music was perfect. He kept our guests dancing to the very end of the evening. The comment we heard most from our guests was "It was a magical evening." Rick was a big part of the magic!
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Anna
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
When looking for a DJ for our wedding, we wanted someone who could bring excitement to the day, get people to dance and party! We have been to many wedding where the music didnt flow, the DJ didnt interact with the guests, and was flat our boring! Rick from Bass is loaded met all of our expectations and more! He knew the style of music we liked, and we gave him a list of a few songs we wanted played. He played those songs and did a phenominal job at adding to it. The music flowed, and there wasnt any lulls throughout the night. Rick and our photographer Richard Roman, worked so well together. They had the perfect timeline and made sure we stuck to it without making me and my husband feel rushed through the night. They also made us a beautiful synergy presentation that was definitely the hit of the night! Everyone just loved the music and the energy of the night....and that is all thanks to Rick! Thank you so much for making our day perfect!
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Amy
Wedding:
7/29/2012
5.0/5.0
What a nice, kind person to work with! Rick is the go-to guy for music. He figures out just the right thing to play. He works with Roman Studios (Photography) and does this really neat Synergy presentation at the reception. Highly recommend it. Rick does such a good job. It was such a smooth evening. I had so many compliments from our guests. Very happy bride and groom!
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Mackenzie
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing! Worth every penny. I have never seen so many people dancing for so long! My wedding was one that people talked about for a long time! I am so thankful that we had Rick! He was amazing and did everything we wanted and more. Very friendly and knew what he was doing. Loved that he kept the guest involved and they knew what was coming next so they would not miss out. Thank you for an amazing day we loved every minute of it!

Get the slideshow done by him! Ours was amazing!
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David
Wedding:
7/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick is a total professional and a very good DJ. I have a music background and was a DJ myself for many years so as you can imagine, I was pretty apprehensive about this aspect of our wedding. I was kind of a Groomzilla when it came to the music. Rick not only put up with my pickiness, he was able to create the exact picture of how I wanted my wedding to proceed.

Rick functioned as both DJ and MC, taking responsibility for the timing of the night and keeping things moving as planned. He allowed me to create my own playlist, and even better, he followed it! Every song he played throughout the night was a song we requested. Not only that, he did it in a way to keep the mood right for the different aspects of the evening; cocktails, dinner, he also turned up the energy and kept the crowd dancing all night! It was a great party, and a memory to last a lifetime.

Thanks Rick, you made it happen.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Hiring Rick at Bass is Loaded! was the best wedding planning decision we made. He spoke with us multiple times before the wedding (very responsive!) and helped us through some tricky song choice moments. We were very worried about a DJ being too "cheesy" for our tastes, but Rick was incredibly accommodating throughout the entire process. The music was perfect at our wedding, and he kept the party rolling! Rick is professional, friendly and a fantastic DJ.
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Jamie
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were very impressed with Rick. His music, lights and the amount of energy he displayed was incredible and fun! He was extremely professional but furthermore, he made it stress free for us. By taking control of the wedding events throughout the night, it allowed my wife and I to enjoy our big day.
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Amy
Wedding:
6/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I have had the pleasure to work with DJ Rick from Bass is Loaded on two seperate occasions and both times has been really easy. He made the process simple and was an great DJ. His music selection is top notch with any variety of music you would want played for a wedding or any occasion. He was able to roll with the evening and any time we wanted to have something said or have the music turned down or rock it out he was on top of it!
Services Used: DJ
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nathanshanks
Wedding:
5/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Bass is Loaded is not just a DJ service. We were doing a destination wedding (we live in DC and where getting married in Oregon). When you have to base selections on limited personal interaction you mostly focus on reviews, professionalism of contact and attention to detail. When we started we had little or no experience search for entertainment. We got all the wedding books, magazine, and even went to several events.

We were frequently disappoint by the cookie cutter approach, look warm equipment offerings, and some services inability to even call us back when we inquired. I was not willing to rest for anything but the best and after months of search we decided to switch tactics. We need something more than a human ipod that could playing and a nice sound system. We really were looking for somebody that can help the event flow. Not just coordinate people but respond to the situation and find ways to make sure the even the fun continued.

We needed a professional, well reviewed, and even more important personable individual we could trust to actually run the schedule exactly the way my wife wanted it. With this new thought we quickly eliminated much of the competition. We reached out to the last few standing and got an almost instant response from one and a delayed multi day wait from others. You could say from the beginning to the conclusion of the wedding, Rick was the guy we had been looking for from the start.

He met with us via Skype (online video chat) to cover the logistics. He brought some amazing idea we had not thought of and even had suggestions when about how to improve some of our unique types of events we wanted. We going to be having an all day wedding with a lot of complex activities which Rick helped us turn into a clean, easy flowing, relaxed day of nonstop fun for our guest.

People always knew where to go and what was coming next. There was no awkward silences or guest spinning to figure out where we went. My wife and I got time with everybody, played lots of games, and had down time while Bass is Loaded managed our schedule, music, entertainment coordination, and more. A few last minute good thinking by Rick found an audio hookup so we could hear my brother in laws toast from St. Petersburg, Russia.

For me it was not just a DJ service we needed but a full time party coordinator. I felt we got that and then some. If you're asking yourself is his service worth a little extra? The answer is yes its worth a lot extra. It's not the music you remember but the feeling people had when there was never a dull moment, never an awkward silence and even more importantly somebody willing to jump in and give a helping hand when something might have gone the wrong direction. It take a professional that enjoys what they do, to stay positive, stay focused and execute perfectly all day long.

If a friend asks me who they should call, I will say the Bass is Loaded.
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Marie
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was unbelievable. He went above and beyond simply just being a DJ. Rick was able to make it to our rehearsal and we don't know what we would have done without him. We had to plan our wedding from out of town and our rehearsal was completely unorganized and our wedding coordinator was not helpful at all. Rick took complete control of the rehearsal and made multiple recommendations that we never would have thought of. The ceremony and the reception could not have gone better. The microphones were great for the ceremony and the quality was perfect. He was also able to set it up so that my brother could play his guitar as I walked down the aisle. Rick was also flawless as an MC and was able to incorporate 'fun factoids' about us during some of the announcements that made our wedding much more personal. The best part of all was his music selection. We sent him about 10 pages of songs that we like and somehow he was able to select the perfect mix from all those songs for both the dinner music and the dancing. We told him we wanted a dance party and he did not disappoint. We had multiple people comment on how amazing the music was. I realize this is a lot of praise, but honestly Rick was the best.
Services Used: DJ
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ataylor1
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing!!!!!! From our very first meeting I knew he would make our special day truly one of a kind! He was so thoughtful and had our interests in mind for each and every song he picked! I will recommend Rick Whitehead to any woman looking for a great DJ. Because in my opinion "great" doesn't diacribe Rick. He is truly amazing at what he does!
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evagro31
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was absolutely amazing. He was so easy to work with, very accommodating (even with all of our "out there" requests). Prior to our wedding he went out of his way to meet with us, spending half the day in a Starbucks waiting for us to finish other appointments. On the day of our wedding he took care of everything, and brought life to the party. All of our guests commented on how awesome the music was. I will be recommending Rick again and again and again. Anyone that can get my husband out on the dance floor is top notch! THANK YOU, RICK!!
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jenbeep
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing! The common response I have heard from guests is that the music was great-- he really knew how to read the crowd and keep people coming back to the dance floor. He respectfully declined to play songs that were on the "do not play" list and worked in all of our requests seamlessly. Went above and beyond in the MC duties and even the coordinating of other vendors... I'd recommend him over and over again!
Services Used: DJ
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Joyner
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I've been to a handful of weddings in the past couple years and I have not experienced a better DJ than Rick. Rick's work ethic, professionalism, and equipment made our wedding unforgettable to our guests. We were a little hesitant to spend the money for a "5-star" DJ, but looking back on our wedding day, that was the best money we spent and if we had to do it all over we would chose Rick again in a heartbeat! Rick also did very well at adjusting his equipment and plans on the fly. Our caterer plugged in a space heater into the same circuit as Rick's equipment, which tripped a breaker and shut off power to half of Rick's equipment...before anyone even noticed, Rick had already talked with the caterer about a solution and had everything up and running in no time. This guy is good and he will not disappoint you. We absolutely recommend him!
Services Used: DJ
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Mindy
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick did an outstanding job as our DJ. From the moment we met him, based on the reviews we read, we chose not to look any further for a DJ (he was the first one we met with too!). We emailed Rick an outline of the music we wanted, the wedding party and told him we didn't want it to be "traditional" and nothing about our wedding was. However, were stumped trying find music for the prosessional and bride's entrance and asked him to surprise us. On the day of the rehearsal he asked us if we had come up with something, then we told him we were blank slates. After one meeting and email conversations, Rick had listened intently to what we wanted and was able to come up with two amazing songs that depicted our style and what we wanted to convey to our guests. Timeless, elegant and vintage....He nailed it with his attention to detail and quick thinking. I couldn't be a happier bride!

Mindy Veary Kloser
Services Used: DJ
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Chelsea
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Thank you so much for your services. You made the wedding day flow so smooth everyone had so much fun which was our goal for the day! By far the best Dj ever! Thank you again!
Services Used: DJ
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thao_khou
Wedding:
8/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Dj Rick, Oh my, Joe and I have no idea where to start! You did such an amazing job at our wedding. We loved everything you have done for us. You are by far one of the most professional, intellegent, and hard working dj we have ever encountered. You are so prepared with your equipments and showed up extra early at the venue just to set up. You always gave us a fast response through e-mails. You never once hesitated to give us your opinions as to how we can better our wedding. You gave us so many ideas on music, sounds, and your lightings, oh my goodness, it was unbelievable! You always take risks and that's what makes you so unique in your own ways. We've had so many guests come up to us and say this was one of the most fascinating wedding they've ever gone to and they will never forget it! It is so touching to hear this because we all worked so hard on it and SUCCEEDED! We are still receiving text messages from our friends and family as to how amazing our party was. The one thing that really impressed me was DJ rick helping me critique my father and daughter dance. He made it sound so beautifully that I could not stop crying while dancing with my dad. Also, Joe and I had already chosen our 1st dance song. Well, the day before our wedding, we decided to change it. It was definitely an emergency last minute decision and I was so nervous we weren't able to make the changes because it was such a late notice. I was mistaken. He made it so possible for us and even sent us the song that sounded oh so dam good! Thanks to DJ Rick, he made our wedding one of the most fun, lively, energetic, and memorable wedding anyone has ever attended. We did not want the night to end because we all were having such a wonderful time, SO when the last song was done, the crowd started chanting "DJ RICK, DJ RICK, DJ RICK, DJ RICK" and he played another song. When he did, I looked around and all the guests were so ecstatic, screaming and jumping up and down. You have definitely made such a difference in our wedding. Thanks to you, we, along with our guests, were blown away! I will for sure refer you to anyone I know because your quality of work has exceeded our expectations!
Services Used: DJ
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nate
Wedding:
8/19/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick did an amazing job at our wedding! Professional and helpful through out the entire night. Even when the groom wanted to change the mother son dance song the day of. He just popped the new song right in and did it. He was a big help in guiding the events through out the entire night. Great range in music and great equipment to boost. I would recommend Rick to anyone who wants to have a great time at their wedding or event.
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/18/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect wedding and Bass Is Loaded! made it all possible. Our ceremony and reception took place in the same area but there were several indoor and outdoor areas I was worried needed extra attention from the DJ that another DJ may not have been able to do. But Rick was up to the challenge! He was very assuring that he was more than capable and he did not lie! Our ceremony had a lot of music that I found on YouTube and he did great with finding the exact tracks that we wanted. Same with the reception. He was so helpful (and willing to help!) and definitely relieved me of a lot of worry and stress. He did not over suggest songs or try to take over anything. I did my thing while he did his and I didn't worry about it at all. He listened to what we wanted and helped where he could. He was very flexible too! We told him first we only needed him for the reception, then we needed him earlier, then the ceremony too and he was more than happy to be there whenever we needed him. It was perfect. We could not have asked for a better DJ. Thank you so much for everything you did for us!
Services Used: DJ
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jaquesben
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick portrays exceptional professionalism. With his experience in his field he is able to offer advise and help cover all areas, often forgotten, by couples during their wedding. With Rick's help our wedding flowed extremely smoothly, from start to finish. He makes each transition form beginning to end seamless. My wife and I agree that we did not have to worry about anything with respect to the flow of the wedding, form the rehearsal to the ceremony and the reception. He is able to make announcements to cue the crowd for each transition; when to eat & drink, to take your seat, bride and groom entrance, the toast, cake cutting, and dancing! Too many couples become far too stressed during their wedding (worrying about the details) to enjoy the experience. I can say that because of rick the both of us were able to completely enjoy OUR evening! I am glad to say that rick was worth every penny!
Services Used: DJ
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Donna
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
What an amazing job Rick had done at Whisper-n-Oaks. The timing of the bridal music was perfect, the type that gave you goose bumps. Everyone had a wonderful time, his music was great, he got people involved. Wonderful experiences with him. Great job Rick!
Services Used: DJ
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Chelsea & Jim
Wedding:
7/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick!!! We cannot thank you enough for the fabulous job you did at our wedding!! You pulled off our theme, which was classy but still fun.. and the work you did on the bittersweet symphony song was so perfect, the timing and everything.. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking to have a great time and an unforgettable experience!! You made our day so memorable, and we can't tell you how thankful we are for that. You even had my grandpa on the dance floor with us doing the fist pump!! Hahaha YOU'RE THE BEST!!

-Chelsea & Jim Pappel
Services Used: DJ
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Marylu
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick/Bass is Loaded offered great suggestions, yet never pushed opinions. Very professional in handling of clients wants/needs. Awesome to work with, keep up the great service, we will definately use him again.
Services Used: DJ
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Mike and Stephanie
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick does a great job at listening to what you want for the mood or feel of the wedding and he delivers. The set up was fantastic and I know all our guest enjoyed the TV's and the music. Rick also went out of his way to find music that we wanted but we could not find. Definitely a great value and I would recommend him to any of my friends or family. He went above and beyond our expectations and thank Rick all his hard work. The memories will last forever.
Services Used: DJ
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jamie7227
Wedding:
7/22/2011
5.0/5.0
I have to say that finding a DJ was something that I took a lot of time to research. I felt that the DJ was a huge part of my guests experience and I didn't want just anyone to do it. I spent hours on Rick's website reading and watching all his videos, nothing is a surprise with Rick, what you see is what you get. He was professional and available from the very beginning. I have a unique taste in music and had specific requests for what I did and did not want, he completely respected my input. However, I will warn those of you who want to make a big long list of songs and force the DJ to stick to it and not play anything else, Rick has been doing this long enough that he knows what gets people on the dance floor so I encourage you to trust him and give him some creative leeway. He brought my quests to tears at the right moments and got them all dancing and partying at the right moment. He is by far the best DJ I have ever encountered and my guests are still telling me what an amazing job he did. Do yourself a favor and put aside enough money in your budget to hire Rick, he is worth EVERY penny and then some, he was by far the best vendor I worked with, I only hope we can hire him for another wedding in the future! Thank you Rick, you made my wedding very special, you knew how important certain songs were to me and you made sure to play them at just the right moments, I could not have asked for anything better, you truly know what you are doing and have found your calling. Keep up the good work and I hope to work with you again!
Services Used: DJ
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Aaron
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was absolutely fantastic! He was extremely professional and really fun to work with. We felt like Rick listened very well to what we wanted and DIDN'T want in terms of music and the overall vibe at our wedding. From cocktail hour through dinner and into the dance party he was exactly the DJ and MC we were hoping for! No matter what it is you're looking for in a DJ, Rick will listen to your wants and needs and make it happen. For my wife and me it was semi stressful picking vendors. It was so nice when one of our friends would highly recommend a vendor for us and it made those picks so much easier. Rick was not one of the vendors who was recommended by a friend(we found him on the internet), but he will definitely be a vendor we will HIGHLY recommend to anyone we know getting married, who are looking for a great DJ.

It wasn't just my wife and me that thought Rick did a great job. More friends than we can count came up to us towards the end of the wedding or even since the wedding and have commented on how awesome the music was. SO, that being said, we guarantee you won't be disappointed if you choose Rick to be the DJ for your wedding.
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Amanda
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
I recommend Rick enough. From the get go he was absolutely amazing! He would always respond to my emails quickly, sometimes within a minute of me sending them. I work graveyard shift, and he would respond to my emails sometimes at 6:00 am! He always answered his phones, and was always available to talk.
When it came to meeting in person. From the minute I met him I new I had made a great choice. He was always early to our meetings. He worked around my schedule and was extremely flexible and accomodating. I felt like he took a real interest in our wedding, and really wanted to make it as amazing as it could be. He helped us figure out time lines, plan songs and diffent elements of our wedding. He wanted to make sure we got everything we wanted out of him and our wedding. He found every song that we wanted! (even some silly video game song for our main entrance, an obsolete movie song, a song we didn't even know the title too, and the instrumental version, not the karaoke version, of our first dance song, for the girls to walk down the aisle to. He was so funny and charming and sweet and professional, and really made us confident our wedding music was going to be perfect. When we first sat down, he asked us what we wanted people to say about our wedding if they were asked to describe it later and we gave about 8 descriptions.
And guess what? It was. At the ceremony he timed all of the music perfectly. When the little mics started to cut out because of the rain, he took an oppurtunity to steathfully sneak a hand mic up to us undetected. There were no lulls in the music, everything was executed expertly. He showed up looking adorable in a nice outfit with a cute and classy tie (he asked us how dressy our wedding was going to be, and he hit the nail on the head with his outfit)
At the reception, he played every song we wanted him too and some songs we didn't even know we wanted until they played. He read the crowd and got everyone dancing. We have some amazing pictures of silly dancing because of how well he raised the energy level and brought everybody to the floor (and I was afraid people wouldn't dance!) He made sure that he got everyone's attention for the traditional stuff like cutting the cake and bouquet toss (very important as I have been at some weddings where I missed these things because they were not announced well enough) We wanted an open mic during our speeches, and he made sure he didn't miss anyone that wanted to say something. He kept the wedding flowing, as we did have a time constraint, and did not miss a thing. He kept coming up and making sure everything was going perfectly, and if there was anything he could do to help make things even better. I'm sure he did some behind the scenes work we never even saw, because somehow all of the vendors knew when do do everything, and the only people that really knew the time line was us and Rick!
I cannot recommend Rick enough! He is worth every penny if not more! I wish I had it in the budget to pay him more! I have been to my fair share of weddings and I have never seen a DJ flawlessly pull together a wedding like Rick did. We are so happy we chose him, and you will definently not be disappointed if you choose him too. He did more than we could ask a DJ to do, and seemed like he was happy to do it, because we really felt the whole time like his passion was making sure people have amazing rockin' weddings! All of my bridesmaids are not married, and they wanted his contact info so they could hire him for their weddings somedays.
I knew it was aiming high to want a perfect wedding, but that is just what it was, perfect, and part of that is because of Rick!
If you have any questions about him, I would gladly give him a reference. Just email me at hippity_dippity@hotmail.com.
Services Used: DJ
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Ginainmaui
Wedding:
6/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick at Bass is Loaded IS phenomenal. From the time I contacted him all the way until the end of our wedding, he was outstandingly amazing. I chose Bass is Loaded because 1. His reviews were excellent, 2. His website speaks nothing but professional to me and 3. After actually emailing back and forth, I knew he was a decent honest human being who was a master at his craft.

I cannot say enough about how wonderful he was and how the day of the wedding and reception, he did exactly what we wanted, not what he thought needed to be done. He listens to his clients and gives them a memorable event. We had a low key, small beach wedding in Pacific City, Oregon and everything that I wanted from a DJ was completed without any complications!

I know that even if our venue would have had five hundred guests, he would have been the same awesome DJ! There is no other DJ for your West Coast wedding....give Rick a call or an email and he will make your event a moment to remember....in a most beautiful way!

Gina from San Francisco, CA
Services Used: DJ
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Bliss
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
First I would like to say what an amazing person Rick is. He has a great energy that off that bat made my husband and I want him at our wedding. We were in a bind to find a DJ, and NOT just a DJ, but someone to help us with the smooth flow of the wedding and entertaining the guests from the moment they walked into the reception. We found that plus more in Rick and the services that he offers.

He responded back to my initial email right away, which removed all stress I had. He made time to meet with us in person at location weeks prior to the wedding, to talk about what we wanted and helped us when we didn’t know exactly what we wanted. He made an AMAZING first dance with bits of us talking about each other mixed in. I had floods of calls/emails after the wedding regarding how beautiful our first dance was and how people saw nothing but pure love shinning from the dance floor. Rick had great activities that involved our guests and really made the whole event fun for everyone.

I could go on about our gratitude for his services, because he truly made the evening what it was, wonderful! I can only hope I get invited to a wedding in the future he is working because ours was so much fun! Rick at Bass is Loaded was PERFECT! There is no doubt that he could do ANY event perfectly.

To leave some final notes for any future brides, without question Rick is who you want to book at your wedding. He is versatile, professional, and has been doing this a long time. He will not disappoint you or your guests. So much of your stress will dissolve in talking with him because he truly listens, cares, really knows what he is doing (experienced), is passionate about what he does, and delivers beyond your expectations!!!

Thanks Rick for the unforgettable wedding! I think they should have a rating of 10, because we would give you a 10 plus!

Sincerely,
Elesha & Damian
Ashland, Oregon
Services Used: DJ, Wedding Planning, Unique Services
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gracefulirish
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick! Thank you so very much for such a phenomenal job on our wedding! You are the epitome of the person who goes the extra mile---and you went far more than just one--coming all the way to Carmel, California to do our site pre-planning trip and again on our actual wedding weekend! Truly so reassuring and fear-allaying---and that comes from a bride who's got anxiety birthed in double-barrel from both folks ; /

You were a rockstar through the whole process! You consistently exceeded our expectations, rolled with punches in every interaction. Words cannot fully express my gratitude to you for your great work, your patience and flexibility. You are indeed THE BEST!

Warmest regards,
Kelly (& Kyle)
Wishing you the great ongoing, wild success you truly deserve! Hoping Holly Farm, and all California, brides get to see more of you soon!!!
Services Used: DJ
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myosotis_mkt
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick is very organized, detail oriented, and extremely well prepared for any possible problems, which was incredibly important to us because we didn't want to have to worry about what would happen if something breaks when we were trying to host the biggest party of our lives. Rick really goes above and beyond when preparing for a wedding. I know he spent many hours modifying our wedding graphic so that it could be used on the video screens during the reception. He also put together a song for the Mother/Son dance, and he did a wonderful job hosting our reception. I know he must have done an amazing job because the dance floor was packed all night long and everybody was smiling and dancing the night away. He is a very professional host, and if you are looking for a DJ that will throw a party that your guests will not forget without drawing attention to himself and overpowering the event, then Rick is definitely the perfect DJ for you.
Services Used: DJ
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amandaadeniji
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Rick was very attentive to our wishes for our big day, and ALL of our guests that we spoke with after the wedding said that our wedding was the most fun they had ever been to, and we have Rick to thank for that!

Damola and Amanda

-Sorry it took so long Rick ;) -
Services Used: DJ
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Rod
Wedding:
1/6/2011
5.0/5.0
To those wondering about hiring a DJ (and specifically Rick Whitehead at bass is loaded) the answer is simple, you cannot go wrong. Our daughter and future son-in-law were mostly "hands off" when it came to the wedding planning. We initially were going to try and organize everything ourselves during the ceremony and reception (music, flow of guests, etc.) and after just a short time it became apparent that it was just going to be overwhelming. We were determined to provide a fun, memorable and elegant wedding for our daughter and new son-in-law. At this point we were somewhat at a loss until we discovered that a "good" DJ could basically do everything we were looking for including managing all music, providing for flow of guests from one area to another. We had also heard that a "not so good" DJ could be a disaster. By luck we discovered Rick at bass is loaded. We were impressed by his reviews but even more impressed by his responsiveness and professionalism to our initial inquiries. We ultimately elected to have Rick do the wedding and it was the very best decision and investment of money that we could have possibly made. From the beginning, Rick was there to help us plan how the flow of the ceremony and reception would proceed. He met with us in person over a month before the wedding, was in contact with the wedding party frequently by e-mail thereafter (selecting songs and helping to answer questions about the ceremony and the reception). He was extremely flexible and given everything he did the value and quality of the service he provided was outstanding. The ceremony and reception were fantastic, (thanks to Rick), and our daughter and new son-in-law were more than delighted about how things turned out. My wife and I cannot recommend Rick at Bass is Loaded enough. His service was the best money we spent on the entire wedding. The wedding was everything our daughter wanted it to be (fun, elegant, memorable) and more. In addition, we have one other daughter and when it is time for her be married the FIRST person we are going to call is Rick!!!!!
Services Used: DJ
Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC responded with the following comments:

I could easily write as many words to describe how wonderful this client was to work with. This was an out-of-state wedding too (in Boise about 9 hours away from where I'm based), so for those who are doing research on my company and wondering what the process is like for a wedding in another state, give this review a good read. ~Rick
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Meagan
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I cannot emphasize enough how fortunate my husband and I were to have Rick as our wedding DJ. Rick is a master at what he does and you can tell he loves his job. He made everything perfect and I have already been approached by guests asking for Ricks info to book him for their events. - Meagan and Brian
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Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC responded with the following comments:

Meagan & Brian had their wedding in Seattle, and are one of many couples I have worked with out of state. Congratulations guys, and thanks for the review!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rick was such a professional that after only one meeting and a few emails he knew our personalities and style perfectly by the time our wedding day arrived. There were a few delays in the flow of the reception but he quickly filled them by entertaining the guests and so there were no awkward pauses. The music was great. It was nice that we didn't have to give him a long list of specific songs, but just a couple to show our tastes, and then guests were able to request songs, making everyone happy. We were also impressed with the fact that the party just didn't seem to want to stop so he stayed at least another hour keeping everyone pumped. Thank you Rick for the best reception a couple could imagine.

Debi & V
Services Used: DJ
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kshinney
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was a great choice for us. He found every song we wanted, even the obscure ones! Our rehearsal ran smoothly only because he knew exactly what he was doing when none of us did. At the wedding he was amazing and took on the role of master of ceremony to make everything run on track. He was so much more than a DJ, he was an irreplacable part to the success of our wedding. When friends and family later talked about the evening they used the exact words that we originally used to describe what we wanted of the event!
Services Used: DJ
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PamClements
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough great things about Bass is Loaded and everything Rick did to make our wedding day perfect. We threw several challenges in front of Rick that he took on enthusiastically and with a smile. Our wedding was on the beach in Oregon and the ceremony site required equipment that operated solely on battery power. Rick spent time researching battery options, procured the necessary equipment, and tested it well before the wedding. This allowed our wedding guests to be able to hear the ceremony and listen to the music even over the ocean waves. Rick worked hard to make sure Chris and I did not worry about anything during the reception. He also created a "final song" that included a few pre-recorded messages from Chris and me which made for an unforgettable closing memory for our guests. Rick understood what we wanted from our wedding and made every effort to deliver our objectives: fun, relaxed, and making sure our guests were entertained. On top of it all, Rick is a funny, down-to-earth, nice person who is extremely easy to work with. Rick will do everything he can to make sure your wedding day is what you want, and he does it all with a smile. If you want to reduce stress on your wedding day, and work with someone who will make your life easier, you want Bass is Loaded!
Services Used: DJ
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MBisbee
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Aloha Rick!

We just got back from Kauai and wanted to send you an email to let you know how great you were at our wedding. The whole day was everything we hoped for and more. We couldn't have been happier with how everything turned out. You knew I was nervous about making sure everyone at the wedding knew what was going on during the reception and you did a fantastic job announcing when things were going to happen and made sure that everyone was involved who wanted to be. The microphones you had at the ceremony location were also awesome! Everyone (even those in the way, way back) could hear what K & I were saying perfectly clear and there wasn't any problems even with the crazy wind! And your music selection was AWESOME!! All of our friends and family were commenting on how great the music at dinner was and how nobody wanted to stop dancing at the end of the night because the music was SO good and it totally fit our crowd. You totally hit the "unique" on the head and all of the feedback from our family and friends was nothing but how great they thought you were and how the whole night flowed so well. Thank you again for helping us pick our ceremony music, we really appreciated your feedback on that as well. I do have to say that even though you were a little bit more expensive than other options we looked into it was TOTALLY, ABSOLUTELY 100% worth every penny you charged. I would even venture to say that it was probably the best money spent of the whole wedding (other than my beautiful dress) :) But really, it couldn't have been more a more perfect night for us. I honestly attribute so much of that to your organization, your music selection, your ability to keep things rollin' at the wedding and last not not least your calming presence which made everyone feel there (including my frazzled self) feel comfortable. Thank you again Rick, you have our highest recommendation!! We hope you had as good of a time at the wedding as we did and best of luck in the future!!

Take care,

M & K
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A&E in PDX
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick is truly amazing. He is SO much more than just a DJ, he proved to be an invaluable part of our wedding process. He was always available for thoughts or questions and provided lots of invaluable insight along the way. His calm demeanor and style always put my wife at ease. By the time the wedding rolled around, it felt like he had already gone above and beyond and the wedding hadn't even started! We felt so comfortable with him that we gave him free reign on what to play and he did not disappoint! It was so great not having to worry about the music at all, he definetly kept the party rockin! We had several people tell us that they had never danced so much at a wedding. Rick was an invaluable part of our wedding, if you want the best, Rick's services cannot be beat!
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
You will not find a better DJ, Rick cared about what the bride and groom wanted and made sure it happened. He was available to meet to go over music but also helped organize the entire evening by making sure everything flowed smoothly. He timed the ceremony perfect and coordinated the keyboard player and everyone walking down the aisle. He had mikes set up that no one could see so everyone could hear the ceremony. At the reception he made sure the appropriate music at the right volume was played through dinner and made sure each event such as cake cutting, flower toss and garter toss were coordinated and everyone was aware what was happening. He put together music videos that were incredible, during dinner he played one of the bride and groom in their younger years and also pictures and the story of their life together up to the wedding. Towards the end of the evening he played back the photos of the ceremony that the photographer had edited during the reception. Rick put them to music and also had interviewed the bride and groom separately before the wedding and had them talking about why they wanted to be married. This was a beautiful video that had everyone in tears. Most of the guests stayed until the very last dance and everyone has told us that this was the best wedding. Rick made this the best by taking care of the details throughout the evening and making sure that everything progressed in a smooth and organized way.
You will never find a more professional, organized and caring person than Rick and we would recommend him for any event.
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Dustin
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick made our wedding incredible. He was there for everything we needed and responded to every wish we imagined. It was the best money we spent on our wedding day. Our guests have been telling us how much they loved him for the last few weeks. He was a huge hit. Thanks Rick!
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TheStephensNest
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
When we were looking for a wedding DJ, we came to weddingwire and read Rick's reviews. He sounded too good to be true! At that point he had 87 reviews, ALL 5.0/5.0! Then we went to his website and were blown away by the content. He was so informative and clearly passionate about his work! Rick is so much more than a DJ! He is extremely professional and goes above and beyond his "DJ" role to make sure your wedding is the best one he's ever done! Before our wedding, Rick met us at our Portland venue just to see the space and then came again for the rehearsal. He purchased my dream bride processional song to make sure he had the right version. Other than that he already had every song we requested in his database and many more options we had never thought of! Rick will help you with anything you need from beginning to end! He is a great guy and to top it all off he is an amazing DJ! He did a great job at letting our guests know the events for the evening and the music kept people (of all ages) on the dance floor all night! Thank you Rick for all of your hard work and being the kind of wedding vendor couples dream of! Our perfect wedding day wouldn't have been possible without you!
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boelensa
Wedding:
7/22/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick from Bass is Loaded! was by far the best decision we made with our wedding vendors. There is not enough room in this comment box to describe how amazing he was. Rick worked with us on a limited budget, drove from Eugene to Oregon City to attend our 30 minute rehearsal, made allll my ceremony 'visions' come to fruition, and delivered without a hitch! Everyone at the wedding commented on how awesome he was. I have been to countless weddings where the DJ is cheesy, plays songs that clear the dance floor, etc. and Rick was a breath of fresh air. I HIGHLY recommend!
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adunham
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Rick as our DJ for our wedding. Rick is such a great DJ. He met with us before the wedding and came up with a playlist for different songs throughout the wedding and reception. He had lots of creative ideas and was a professional. Rick asked us the words we wanted to describe our wedding and we replied Classy, Beautiful, Fun and Personal. Rick definitely helped make our wedding have all of those attributes. All of our guests commented on how great the music was and how it really added to the atmosphere. If we ever need a DJ again for an event we will definitely call Rick. Thank you for making our day so special.
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Ashley&ChadTenbusch
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick did such an amazing jobon our wedding! He asked us what three words would describe what we were wanting our wedding to be, and he delivered! We have had multiple people tell us that our wedding was the best and funnest they had been to. I owe a lot of that to Rick. I know the cost may look like alot, but it was worth every penny! Thanks a ton Rick. Your a STUD!!!
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Steve & Allison
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick did an outstanding job at our wedding. All of his hard work made our wedding unique and extremely memorable. Planning events such as weddings are typically synonymous with some form of stress. However with Rick, my Wife and I were completely worry free. Rick is truly an experienced professional, a clear subject matter expert, and genuinely loves his profession. During our first meeting with Rick he quickly got to know each of us and determined our tastes and expectations of a Disc Jockey service. Through his unmatched experience and professionalism he quickly connected with both my wife and myself. After our first meeting with Rick we knew that he was the DJ for us and we sincerely did not worry about our wedding entertainment from that moment on. After subsequent email conversations, and one more face to face meeting, Rick skillfully created a playlist which not only fit our tastes but greatly exceeded our expectations.
With Rick's unparalleled dedication to his profession highlighted with his experience and professionalism I can truly say that Rick made our wedding the uniquely memorable success that we and many others talk about today, and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Without hesitation, I would recommend - and have recommended - Rick with Bass is Loaded to anyone looking for an exceptional Disc Jockey service.
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The Mom!
Wedding:
6/26/2010
5.0/5.0
We used the DJ as the MC for the night as well as to provide music as our guests were arriving, through dinner, and first dances. We had a live band, and the DJ provided music during their breaks so the dancing NEVER stopped! The DJ provided all the sound equip. which was very high quality, and video equipment which was used for the synergy production her produced with our photographer. It was outstanding, more than we expected! The DJ helped us to clarify a simple timeline for the night and fit in all the pieces we wanted like toasts, cake cutting, garter toss, bouquet toss etc. He took the lead in coordinating the evening with the band and make it all happen very smoothly. He was very good about comminication with us (the parents) so we were all clear about how things would happen the day of the wedding.
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Jane
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful to work with. He was super professional, friendly, and knew what he was doing. He gave great advice on what he has seen done at other weddings and gave his recommendations on what we could do, but also allowed for the bride and groom to have full control over final decisions made. His recommendations and knowledge gave me great comfort when I had NO idea what to do or how things were usually done! He also put a lot of time into our first dance song revisions and he also kept the party going at the reception for the few of us left dancing up a storm. We had a great time.
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James
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
he was great really pro great sound and great sound durring the wedding great mic setup and speakers
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Zack
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Oh my gosh i love bass is loaded! best dj ever! really great for weddings!
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courtney
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick is awesome! He took our words to heart and made our wedding the best day of our lives. He was so helpful and was an amazing guide through the process. we had a great party and will remember that day for the rest of our lives. He was our time keeper and kept the party going smooth! there was never a dull moment and we truly believe that the dj makes the party. lame dj= lame party. if you want lame go get it! if you want honest, hardworking, funny, energetic, and someone who will make the day about you... then choose rick and bass is loaded
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joe
Wedding:
4/22/2010
5.0/5.0
my friends recommended him, so we gave him a call and he was really nice and cool, so we talked then booked him and when it came to wedding day he made everything sound so nice and good, and when it came to dance time he really got us dancing!
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kate
Wedding:
4/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick did a very nice job and i plan on using him for future party's and was very flexible throughout the whole process. All my guest really enjoyed him. Make sure to look into noise permits because his sound is great, and he did a good job with the mics!!! great DJ
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brian
Wedding:
4/1/2010
5.0/5.0
after talking to people who has used him and all said he was great, we picked base is loaded and we were not dis pointed he is a great dj and takes his job really serious. A+
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Donnita
Wedding:
3/12/2010
5.0/5.0
Working with Rick was so easy and fun. He was very enthusiastic and had great ideas to fit our theme and customize the music just for us. During the event he was flexible and made instant modifications to make sure everything fit into our time schedule. His equipment was all top-of-the-line and his set-up was very professional. I couldn't believe he was operating 3 different computers at the same time and made everything flow seamlessly. Don't skimp when choosing a DJ, if you want your event to be fabulous you need to hire the best!
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damarlan
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Rick always responded to our emails and calls in a timely manner, and was able to incorporate all the suggestions we made. We relied on his expertise a lot, and he came through in every way. The party was fantastic. Everyone raved. Rick helped the party go smoothly, flawlessly, and provided atmosphere, energy, and exactly the right mood. He was able to act as an mc, and coordinate things we needed him to do, even when they were spontaneous requests. He took requests from guests and was able to be spontaneous and at the same time, he provided exactly the kind of mood we had asked him to help us achieve. I'd say that's a great value. Rick is personable, professional, and able to take charge where needed, but without drawing too much attention to himself. He supports the mood and doesn't overwhelm it. That's exactly what we were looking for.
Services Used: DJ
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Jasmine
Wedding:
3/6/2010
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how they changed our wedding for the better. They really knew how to get a party going, the night was just amazing. Never had more fun in my life dancing with my husband and all my friends. The staff was really smooth and chill to work with, and it's a great way to entertain your guests.
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brent
Wedding:
2/8/2010
5.0/5.0
after searching around i found bass is loaded, i saw there youtube page watches some videos and see that he is really into djing and i knew he would be great! and turns out he was great and will use him for other events!! A+++++++++
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KyleandDayna
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick went above and beyond anything we could ever expect!! From the very beginning of our professional relationship, he was completely on top of everything, from answering our emails/questions almost immediately, to soothing any nerves we had regarding our wedding day. His confidence absolutely held up on our wedding night. We got comments like "this is the most organized wedding i've ever been to! Everything went so smoothly!" Because of Rick and his guidance, no one had any idea that our ceremony rehearsal took all of 10 minutes. From the moment our guests arrived, to the toasting, to the cake cutting, Rick held our audience captive, made sure everyone knew what was going on, and got them moving on the dance floor! He played only the music we requested (60's, 70's, a little bit of 80's) in addition to "must play songs," and he played them EXACTLY when they needed to be played. His timing was spot on, and the music was totally rockin'! The lighting and equipment was top notch, and our karaoke was a huge party hit. Our favorite part of the evening (not to mention the part that had the bride bawling!) was when Rick surprised us with our vows mixed in to our last dance. It was the final touch on our magical night that made everything so, so perfect. We would recommend Rick 100% to ANYONE who needs the best wedding entertainment at a value that is so beyond what they pay. Rick, Thank You again, so much! You were the best!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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sgoldfield
Wedding:
10/4/2009
5.0/5.0
Our wedding reception was SO much fun that many people said it was the best party they had been to. Some specific things that Rick did for us: Emcee'd and guided the event, provided a custom voice over song for our parent dance with our kids, provided reception music that exactly met our music tastes and kept the party hopping all evening long, provided great ideas for music cues and transitions during the ceremony and reception, and was professional and fun without being a "HUGE PERSONALITY" during the night. We are very glad to have taken the advice of other couples and hired a better DJ for our wedding, it was so worth the extra money.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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mssarahlynn
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was wonderful to work with and was dedicated to making our special day everything we wanted it to be. Although the rain changed our plans he was quick to adjust things so we could still start our ceremony on time and it almost seemed like we had planned to have it indoors the whole time based on how smoothly things went. I would choose Rick again in a heartbeat if we ever needed a DJ again.
Services Used: DJ
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Stormy@Dawn
Wedding:
9/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick did a very nice job and was very flexible throughout the whole process. All my guest really enjoyed him. Make sure to look into noise permits because his sound is great!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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scottweaver
Wedding:
9/5/2009
5.0/5.0
We want to start off by saying that choosing Rick as our MC was by far the best decision we made in the whole wedding planning. We considered putting together one great playlist from iTunes and hitting play for the entire ceremony and reception. That sounded very economical, but would have been a horrible decision! We are so happy that we did not do it this way. Rick really made the whole show run, and run smoother than we ever thought that it could.

We just want to give a couple real life ratings of why Rick deserved a 5.0 rating on everything.

Quality of Service: Rick really was a MC. I remember at one point in the Reception, I (The Groom) went up to Rick to say that we planned on eating first and then moving on from there to the list of stuff that we wanted to get done (First dance and such). I think that he could see that I was a little rattled, which I was, big day and all. He looked at me and said; �Scott, sit down and relax, enjoy your day, I will take care of all of this!� Being the Type A spazz that I am I responded, �Do you want me to tell the servers when to serve the champagne?!?!?� With out a blink of an eye he just laughed and said, �Have and beer and go mingle with your beautiful bride, I�ll take care of the rest.� This was the best thing that he could have said. I took him up his offer, grabbed a beer and went on to not worry about a thing for the rest of the night.

Responsiveness: During the Maid of Honor speech there was a comment made about watching the movie �Night at the Roxbury� during high school. At that point my Best Man and I started doing the Doug and Steve Butabi side head nod, which created a stir with the younger attendees. After that reference the Best Man gave his speech. Rick then remembered that comment and to start the dance floor said �Heard the Maid of Honor loved Night at The Roxbury, so this one is for her!� At that point the chosen softer music faded into �What is Love� by Haddaway. The crowd yelled, the dance floor filled, and remained full for the entire night!

Professionalism: Funny story but pissed me off at the time. Outdoor wedding in Oregon, in September is a bold move. Mother Nature scared us enough to rent tents two days before the ceremony. The tent company (Not to Be Named) decided to get there very large truck stuck in the mud no more than 20 feet from isle we were walking down in 2 hours. Rick had to laugh as he told me, and then said �I�ll pull him out.� Then proceeded to unhook his trailer and pull out the stuck truck. Then he hooked his trailer back up and politely showed the drivers how to properly back something up without destroying a flower bed.

Value for Cost: Admittedly there was a little bit of a sticker shock going from an iTunes playlist (free) to a professional MC. Rick was very flexible and has packages for every budget. I knew that it was money well spent when I stuck my head out to see how many people were there and I heard a string version of Stairway to Heaven. It was awesome. One piece of advice; Fill out his survey on what you listen too and take it serious and at the ceremony/reception just sit back and enjoy. I promise that you will hear more songs you love and forgot about than you have never heard or do not like.

Flexibility: Back to being Type A, and a slight perfectionist, I decided to make the isle that we were walking down twice as long 1 hour before the ceremony. Rick not only moved the speakers, but proceeded to loop the chosen song for the bridal party to walk down to back into itself for a seamless transition when the song ended a bit prematurely.

I could honestly sit here and write about this all night. It is sort fun reminiscing on what was a crazy, emotional, beautiful, amazing and stressful day it was. Instead of rambling on I will offer this: I gave Rick permission to give potential clients my personal cell phone number. If you are on the fence call me and I will give you 100 more reason�s why Rick and Bass is Loaded is the right decision for you and your ceremony.

Thanks Rick, it was a night that we will never forget.

Scott and Lovena Weaver
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/4/2009
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have been more pleased with our experience with Rick, he was A-mazing! He really went out of his way to make our wedding extra special and memorable, something you just don't see very often. Very dedicated, true to his word, and just caring. He went far and beyond our every expectation and I wouldn't recommend anyone else but Rick- he was worth every penny.
Services Used: DJ
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Ryan
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick did a great job accomodating all our needs. We wanted our day to be special, and after doing a lot of researching of DJ's I felt confident Rick would be the one.

I would highly recommend Rick to anyone looking to get married in the Oregon area.
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jessicataylor8
Wedding:
8/28/2009
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to explain how pleased I was with the DJ services provided by Rick Whitehead at Bass is Loaded. When asked how we wanted our wedding to be, my fiance and I told him fun, memorable, and sparkly. WOW!!! Rick made our wedding the MOST fun, the MOST memorable, and the MOST sparkly. I had several people tell me that it was the best wedding they had ever been too. Others are still telling me what a great DJ we had. I left everything in the hands of Rick, and he really came through. There was energy non-stop throughout the night. The perfect music was played for every part of the night. The music was enjoyed by people of all ages and music preferences. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to have an amazing time at their wedding/reception. Rick was professional at all times and always seemed to be flexible when we had to keep rescheduling our meetings. He's a nice guy that really knows what he's doing. I definitely think our music was the best I've ever seen at any wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Christina
Wedding:
8/22/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was the best DJ I have ever seen by far. He was professional but fun and entertaining at the same time. All of his equipment was top of the line and worked wonderfully! My mom, who is hard of hearing, was able to hear every word of our ceremony because of Rick's wireless microphones and she loved it. We had several comments from our guests about the great choice of music he played and people danced the night away because of him! Any other DJ would not have done justice. He worked extra hard installing upgraded lighting and making sure everything was perfect for our event! Without him, the party would not have been what it was!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Phuong
Wedding:
8/18/2009
5.0/5.0
You ROCKED! our wedding! A DJ really makes our breaks a wedding, Rick really made it, we had a great time!
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Jonathan
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was amazing! He was professtional and used only the highest grade equipment! I was really impressed with his performance as a DJ. His particiation was jsut enough to keep everyone feeling connected during the differnt dances and the word choice flowed quite naturally. His song order was superb and it just felt he had a real feel for audiance/party enviroment. I would recommend Rick to anyone looking for a high quality, professtional DJ who knows how to get the job done right!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Bass is Loaded (Rick) was EXCELLENT!! Rick and I spoke many times on the phone and he met with us early to personally understand our wants/needs and to get to know us. He is listened attentively, was very professional and had an amazingly fun style. Rick helped to ensure the wedding moved along and everyone understood what was coming up next. I would higly recommend him to anyone needing a DJ for any type of event. People are STILL talking about the rockin' music he played. I can't remember ever dancing that much! Thanks Rick!! My Wedding Day will be one I will never forget.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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vince
Wedding:
7/25/2009
5.0/5.0
Best DJ in the north west and beyond!!! Rick is the man!!!! he was there for us from the beginning to the end. He played every song we gave him and even edited songs to fit perfect for are special day. His equipment is top of the line and will blow the roof off if thats what you like. You are a complete fool if you dont hire him for your wedding or any other event. He can also make your wedding flow and is not cheesy on the mic. He is a pro in every aspect!!!!!!!!! Thanks again Rick
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twinkytoes15
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was absolutely amazing! If you are even contemplating who you will hire for a DJ...stop! Trust us! You won't be sorry! Bass is Loaded is the best DJ company out there! Rick really helped us create our dream wedding...we couldn't have picked a more perfect DJ. :) It was such a relief to find someone who you could trust (hands-down) to run the day, music, and keep the party hopping! Rick takes on more than just the role of a simple wedding DJ...He was always there to answer any questions in regards to details, came out to visit our site multiple times, personalized every aspect of our wedding so it was ours and made sure that our day ran smoothly. It really felt like that we got so much more for our money from Rick then we were ever expecting! He puts everything in to your event to make you feel special not only on your day but through out the whole wedding planning process. Bass is Loaded was everything we had envisioned and more! We had never seen so many people actually enjoy dancing at a wedding! We also purchased the Synergy package which we would definitely recommend! It added a finishing touch to the evening and was a special moment for everyone! We couldn't have pulled off such an amazing day without the help of Rick and Bass is Loaded. Thanks guys! We will definitely be hiring you for our 25th! ;)
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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abrandvo
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
As the mother of the Bride I wanted my daughter to have an amazing wedding but also had to keep the budget in mind. I am SO glad I decided to spend a lot more on the DJ than originally planned, to get the incredible talent, attention to detail and amazing outcome provided by Bass is Loaded. Everyone who attended, said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. He attended the rehearsal (very critical) and nailed every aspect of the wedding ceremony as well as keeping the reception, dinner, toasts, dances, etc. on time and incredibly creative and enjoyable. I would highly recommended him and would be happy to talk to you about how he made my daughter's wedding so very special and unforgettable.
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sdashleywt06
Wedding:
7/11/2009
5.0/5.0
55555 A+A+A+
Wow, I don't even know where to begin. Rick is not just a Dj, he is a true entertainer. From the first day we booked with him, 7 months before the wedding, until the second we left for our honeymoon he was availibile and attentive to each and every one of our wedding needs. He was so accomidating....drove 3 hours to our reception just to make sure the timing on all the music for walking down the aisle was perfect...and by far the most professional vendor we had. His music selctions were perfect at just the right times, and his ability to incorpoarate our vows into our first dance was not only a tear jerker for everyone attending the wedding, but an incredibly memorable moment as well. Our guests are still raving about what an awesome DJ we had and we couldnt agree more. Worth every penny....THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH RICK! You made our day perfect!
The Cooper's!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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tkorgan
Wedding:
7/8/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was great! He really went out of the way to accommodate all of our needs for our wedding in Yachats. Three days before the wedding Rick drove an hour and a half from Eugene to Yachats to meet with us and to scope out the logistics of the location for the ceremony and the party after. We were very impressed with his attention to detail.

We were married on a rocky shore that jets out over the ocean and Rick was was able to supply us with a PA system for the ceremony. It was not an easy feat to get speakers, microphone, and electricity to the site but Rick came through like a champ!

For the reception after, Rick was the perfect MC and host. He made all the right announcements at jst the right times and played the perfect mix of cocktail and dinner music from out wish lists.

When the party started Rick kept the dance floor packed all night long and left our friends and family wanting more by the end of the night. He played just the right mix of classics and contemporary music just like we asked.

We give Rick two big "thumbs up" up and would hire him anytime to host our next party.

- Todd and Kate
Services Used: DJ
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dandy
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was the best. He was always available to answer our questions, and met with us several times even though were were several hours away! His personal attention to detail and genuine interest in making our day run smoothly put our minds to ease.

And, he is innovative and very very tech savvy. He was able to project our live Trio/String outside wirelessy!! He even had a cool speaker outside that swiveled (one direction for the ceremony, and the other direction for the cocktail area). He also put together a slideshow (with soundtrack) that we played for everyone at dinner. His editing was great, and it was one of the highlights.

For our reception, Rick even played the same music videos as the songs that were playing on his 46" plasma TVs. How cool is that??

Finally, the music was great. We had a wide variety of different people with different tastes and different favorite genres (husband fifteen years older than wife; different ethnic backgrounds; kids, parents, and grandparents; the works). Somehow, Rick pleased everyone and the dance floor was going the whole night. By the time we reached the finale ("Sweet Caroline"), it was mayhem and it was awesome.
Services Used: DJ
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Steph
Wedding:
6/21/2009
5.0/5.0
I must say that Rick at Bass is Loaded made our wedding a fun, enjoyable, and memorable experience for everyone.

We were not blessed with nice weather that day, it was rainy and very cold. Rick kept the guests entertained and even though it was cold, they stuck around and enjoyed every minute of it.

Many of our guests told us how much they enjoyed the music he played and how professional he was. They also loved the synergy media slideshow that Rick and Richard Roman Photography (also very highly recommended,) put together by the end of our reception. I have no idea how they found the time to do this, but it was absolutely wonderful!

We could not have asked for a better DJ, for better music, or for a better experience. He also did many things for us prior to the wedding to make our day even more special. Rick at Bass is Loaded is definitely worth every penny!
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LB
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Absolutely worth the price!
In a word Rick is amazing! He integrated all of our favorite music into the ceremony and reception and worked tirelessly before the wedding to find instrumental or wedding acceptable versions of all of our favorite artists and songs (even the obscure ones). Rick was always on time, professional,and had top of the line equipment. He offered great advice on how to get the reception we wanted, but was very flexible and willing to do whatever needed in order to get the wedding of our dreams. Rick will really take the time to get to know you before your event, which combined with his experience will keep your guests on the dance floor all night.

Rick also does an amazing Synergy presentation with photographer Richard Roman (also highly recommended) if you book them together. Near the end of the reception your guests will be able to see some of your wedding photos, and Rick will set the slide show to music and recordings from the ceremony. He also pulled my husband and I aside before the wedding and allowed us to record little clips on things like how we met, and when I knew he was the one which he blended into the ceremony- which was an amazing touch. My guest are still talking about the presentation!

Bottom line: an absolute dream to work with- goes the extra mile and takes the stress off the bride and groom. I could not recommend Rick more highly to any bride and groom- you will not be disappointed!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Ryanna
Wedding:
5/30/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was great! By far the best DJ, MC I have ever seen at a wedding. He made our wedding so much fun and added that special touch that was very personable for everyone. I would highly recommend Rick with Bass Is Loaded to anyone for any event!
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Savannah
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
We loved Rick! Even more important to us, our guests loved him as well. They continue to comment on how awesome our DJ was at our wedding.

From the day we met him, Rick was always attentive, incredibly responsive, helpful, and worked with us on every request. He had great ideas for those indecisive moments (we had quite a few) and was always patient. You always feel like first priority when you meet with him.

During our wedding weekend, Rick was able to attend the rehersal, where he played our ceremony music and helped guide our officiant and wedding party to the music cues. I wasn't expecting this, so I thought it was great for him to participate.

Our wedding was also fabulous. Rick moved everything along, the ceremony, the grand entrance into our reception, the game we played, first dance, cake cutting, etc. It's so easy to lose track of time during your wedding, so it was great that he was on the ball during the event. I didn't have to worry about the schedule at all.

This is a guy who truly loves his job and takes every bit seriously (while being relaxed and entertaining). So, thanks Rick for everything, we are 1000% satisfied.

Savannah & Brian
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Jenna
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Working with Rick was a wonderful experience for us. There was nothing about the wedding or ceremony that was particularly important to my husband, except for the music. He has incredible music tastes and knew exactly what he wanted, as well as what he didn't want. And he is now convinced that Rick walks on water. :)

Every step of the way, Rick was amazing to work with - always friendly, helpful, accommodating, and fun. We knew that the DJ was someone that would set the tone for the party and we had very specific ideas about what we wanted. Rick remembered little things we mentioned along the way and incorporated them - long after Mark and I had forgotten them.

Our wedding reception was absolutely perfect - and we had people on the dance floor ranging in age from 2 to 80 - and a fairly large population of 13-year olds. Rick was masterful at making sure the music worked for everyone, all the while managing my husband's "do not play" list - which could have often been at odds with the requests of the teenagers. :)

He went above and beyond every step of the way. We think the world of Rick and the job that he did for us and can't imagine anyone out there who would do a better job - at any event.
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Heather
Wedding:
4/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick is an amazing man and all I can do is praise the work that he did and how wonderful he made our wedding. He's a such a professional at what he does. He met with us when ever we could find a time to meet and answered my emails quicker than anyone else I've worked with for our wedding. The day of our wedding went as smoothly as possibly with him at the brains of the music and announcing everything. He even through in a bit of us that we didn't expect to be in the wedding *cough*Piratesofthecaribbean*cough* If you tell him that if he feels the wedding needs a little nudge and to do what he thinks would be acceptable he will do it and it'll add his special touch to your very special day. He know's what he's doing so even if you don't really know what you want or what you need as long as you have a vauge idea he'll show you the right path and you can either choose to walk down it or dance. Thanks Rick you're Wonderful!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Wilma
Wedding:
3/27/2009
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased and happy with there services. The DJ's were great, they did an exceptional job. The dance floor was never empty and everyone had such a great time. Mary who took the pictures throughout the day did such a great job and was able to capture wonderful candid pictures throughout the night
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mrsedmunds
Wedding:
1/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Rick was fabulous from the time he met with us. He was very understanding and went with the flow of what we wanted. He seemed to fit in with the night like he was part of the family. When you hire Rick, you get Rick! You don't get some dude that sits in the corner and plays random tunes, you get what ever you ask for. If you want him to bubbly and fun, thats what you get. He is very professional and personable. I would not have wanted any other DJ to be there on our special day!

Thanks Rick!

Dusty & CharliRae Edmunds
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Julie
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick was great to work with. We were planning a wedding out of state and he was very organized, willing to meet in person when we were in town and otherwise easy to get a hold of on the phone or e-mail. My favorite part is that he does everything himself and so we were not worried about things being missed or some random person showing up for the event. Highly recommended!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Crzysurferboy
Wedding:
11/15/2008
5.0/5.0
This is one great DJ! I was a little nervous about planning the "activities" during our reception, and Rick helped us plan everything out, We had a sweet grand entrance! I used to do a lot of mobile DJ'ing and live sound gigs, and i was very impressed with the quality of equipment and the skills that our DJ had. You know a good sound system when you go to use the restroom, and the toilet seats are rattling! He put on a great light show too.
But hands down, we had a blast! I have heard nothing but positive comments about out wedding party.
Just remember, if you want a kickin party, hire a good DJ.
Worth EVERY penny!!
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Tim
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with Bass is Loaded. Rick was a great help and the music selection was amazing. I heard so many individuals comment about how great the play list was. I really appreciated Rick's flexibility and the way in which he kept the reception flowing. We have a 3 month old son, and there were times when we would have to disappear to change or feed him. Rick always checked with us, letting us know when our dances would be, and providing a structure that we greatly needed. We were very happy with his professionalism and how he took charge so we didn't have to worry about it. We were also unsure of how we should organize things, and asked Rick to provide some advice. He did a great job with everything and we would recommend him for anyone's reception.
Rick asked us how we would describe what we wanted a week before. We said "fun" and "casual." We didn't give him much to work with, but he hit the nail on the head. The atmosphere was exactly what we wanted and everyone had a great time. The physical "set-up" at the reception also posed some challenges, but Rick handled them flawlessly. We were very happy with his service!
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BW
Wedding:
10/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Very professional! Very helpful and good at reading the direction of the party.....
Great sound system!!!
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Ryan
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
My wife and I had a destination wedding (Maui) and then had a reception back home 2 weeks later after the honeymoon. Given that our guests weren't going to be with us at our wedding, it was very important to us to have a spectacular reception. To us, having the right DJ was equally important to great food and table service. The right DJ will absolutely make or break your event, as they control the timeline and flow of the entire event.

Rick exceeded our expectations on every level. We were absolutely blow away with what a success our reception was. It was everything we had hoped it would be, and more. Much more actually.

Rick took the time to get to know us, learn our personalities, our likes and dislikes, and to learn as much as possible about the type of event we wanted. He is very, VERY good at what he does.

We paid the extra dough for his upgraded light and video setup and it was worth every penny. It completely transformed the event. Guests felt very engaged to what was going on and loved every minute. Everything, from start to finish, went off without a hitch. It was absolutely perfect.

I would not hesitate to recommend Rick for any event needing a DJ. He does exceptional work and it a true professional at what he does. He makes significant investments in his equipment (top of the line) which directly reflects on your party.

Don't take any chances in hiring a DJ for your event.

Call Rick and book him early.
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cher and jay hawkey
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick was an amazing ally in our wedding planning. He was very supportive and encouraged our very non-traditional wedding music. Rick helped us choose some great music for our ceremony and slowed down a song for us to better fit the mood. His incorporation of our vows into our first dance song was great! It surprised and wowed our guests!!!

I would hire him again in a second and highly recommend him to other couples. We really appreciated his willingness to meet in between the hire date and the wedding date. Numerous emails and a few phone calls also helped allay any worries we had...

We felt comfortable with Rick and felt like he really was part of the wedding rather than an observer whom was leading our reception. He chose great music for our reception and didn't think it odd we didn't want light jazz playing before we did our grand entrance.

We had only one complaint... Not enough 70s music was played. Meet with Rick! Talk with him and tell him what you want instead of having someone tell you how it should be done! Hopefully you will see all that we did!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Parnell
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
Of the four DJ's we contacted Rick was the only one to follow up every step of the way. He was not the cheapest, but after our first meeting I decided that was not an issue, and am I glad I did. Every guest we have talked to has commented on how GREAT the music was. Rick made our wedding a dream come true. I would recommend Bass is Loaded for any event. Absolutely the Best!
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Erin
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Our wedding was an absolute success! My husband and I could not have been more pleased with Rick from Bass is Loaded! Rick walked us through every step of the process concerning his services and helped us to make our reception a fabulous party and definitely a night to remember. Rick is so easy to work with and has an amazing library of music. Our last meeting with him before the wedding was fun and stress-free as we laughed and talked about all the aspects of our reception. I would hire Rick again in a heartbeat. To all future brides to be, Rick with Bass is Loaded! is the way to go.
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Amy
Wedding:
9/19/2008
5.0/5.0
The service we got from Rick was more then we could have asked for. Rick was quick to respond to any and all e-mails I sent, I even sent him an e-mail with a random question on Christams Eve and got an answer back within 2 hours. He was able to pick up on who we were really quick and was great with his suggestions. We wanted to have a fun classy wedding and I don't think we would have got that if we would have went with a different DJ. Our guests LOVED him and we got so many compliments on how great he did. We heard over and over again about how fun and professional he was. He was well worth the money and we wouldn't change a thing about the service he provided! Hands down the best out there.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Excellent wedding vendor. Highly recommended! We had a hard wedding because it was a small guest list with mostly family and few close friends. We were concerned that it could be hard to find a way to please everyone because of the diverse ages and lack of people that would be dancing. Rick handled everything perfectly and we had no reason to worry!
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Jen
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick did a wonderful job working with us on our wedding . He helped us lay an outline of how the day was going to go since we didn't have a wedding planner. He has an extensive collection of music, and had lots of good ideas about different songs we might like to use during our reception and was very flexible about changing last minute details. Rick was very nice and easy to work with he spent a lot of time with us making sure everything came together.
Our wedding and reception was absolutely wonderful. Many of our guests made comments on how much they liked the DJ, the music was great, and Rick was able to think on his feet well and flawlessly adapt to the on going changes in the plans throughout the evening.
We enjoyed working with Rick very much. My husband and I had the best day of our lives that day and to us it was a perfect wedding. We thank Bass Is Loaded (Rick) for helping us have an experience to remember.
We would gladly hire Bass Is Loaded for any other special event in the future.

Thanks Rick!
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Justin
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick was everything we expected and more. He has any and all the equipment that is needed for any wedding. He had all the music that we asked for and more, there was one song that he didn't have but he bought it . If you want someone that acutually cares about perfection and making sure your special day turns out just the way you want it, Rick is the guy for you. He definetly went the extra mile for us. Thanks again Rick.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Brittana
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick from Bass is Loaded was simply awesome. He really made everything work out great and did everything we wanted and more. He met with us multiple times ahead of time to make sure everything was just right and put up with mine and my families many many emails, and responded to every one! Very professional, really knows what he is doing. Rick created a unique song for us that incorporated the vows we had just spoken a few minutes after we spoke them, truly memorable. Everything looked and sounded great, could not have asked for more. The only problem we had was that it rained! However, Rick handled it and set up a back up plan with out a hitch. Would use him again for anything in a heartbeat!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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R.B.
Wedding:
8/30/2008
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Bass is Loaded to anyone. Made sure that anything to do with audio at the wedding was perfect. 5 star professional for sure.
Services Used: DJ
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breezo90
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I really loved having Bass is Loaded as our DJ. He did everything and so much more to make our day a day to remember! We cannot thank him enough! And would definitely recommend him to anyone. THANK YOU!!!!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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lpbeutler
Wedding:
8/21/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were blown away by "Bass is Loaded" and Rick's talent at our August wedding. Our wedding was inside/outside and "Bass is Loaded" was able to accomodate for this. He worked one on one with us in hand choosing songs, timing the entrances, keeping guests entertained, and provided the quality of music above what we hoped for. "Bass is Loaded" provided us with all of the extras without all of the extra costs. It was a package deal with no hidden fees or add ons. I was impressed with Rick's attitude, flexibility, and overall professionalism. He was easy to work with and kept us clam throughout the entire evening. We would book them again for another event!
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fjp
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
We couldn't have asked for a better job than what Bass is Loaded! did. Everything Rick was involved in was pure excellence. My wife and I loved the fact that he met us a couple of times to pick songs and coordinate the evening. There's so much that goes into planning a wedding and reception, it's nice to deal with such a professional. Upon getting to the reception and seeing everything set up we knew it was going to be the best party. It's been almost a month since the party and people are still coming up to us and saying how much they enjoyed the party and especially the music. Everyone loved the broad range of music Rick played. Every couple, young and old said that was the most they had danced in years, and I had the sore feet the next day to prove it. Keep playing that funky music white boy!
Services Used: DJ
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Leah
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick Whitehead/Bass Is Loaded provided the music that created the wedding of our dreams! We had been researching whether to hire a live band or a DJ, our photographer Richard Roman suggested we call Rick--we're so glad we did! Rick had several meetings with us/photographer/wedding planner at our venues, and it was hugely important to me that the DJ at our wedding would be who we'd been meeting with. Rick understood the atmosphere we wished to create, supported our outrageous and non-traditional requests, and offered fantastic suggestions...playing "Hot for Teacher" when the groom is a teacher? We (and our guests) loved it!!! Rick created a special version of the groom's processional song and found a clear recording of an obscure 1940s love song--fantastic! He worked so hard to be in three places at once: our ceremony, reception and dancing venues were all different, but Rick never complained that three set-ups was too challenging, he just "made it work", beautifully. Rick made periodic announcements during dinner and mingling to let guests know what was coming up, what the favors were, what other activities were available, etc. The Synergy presentation that Bass Is Loaded and Richard Roman Photography created brought tears to my eyes--it was amazing to see photos from our ceremony just a couple of hours later, and hear the vows that Rick recorded for us...we still don't know how they did it, but our guests were blown away. As for value, I tried to keep in mind that our vendors were dedicating their time to giving us the best experience possible. Rick met with us several times and responded to our e-mails within 24 hours, created a song (how long would that take me to do? forever, because I don't have the tools), attended our rehearsal, came early to the ceremony to play while guests were seated, and closed out the reception--most professional service providers I know charge $50 to $100/hour, so the cost was reasonable. The true value in using Bass Is Loaded is the peace of mind that bride/groom have that their guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience at their wedding! Bass Is Loaded has our highest recommendation if you are looking for a professional, responsive and creative DJ and MC--with Rick's involvement, our wedding was ya-hoo! and not ho-hum.
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jon-n-alana
Wedding:
8/1/2008
5.0/5.0
even though rick was located more than 50 miles away he was always willing to meet with us whenever we felt we needed to talk to him. the selection of music was outstanding. I have been to alot of weddings where the dj ends up making the wedding revolve around them which we did not want but also didnt want someone just standing there playing music. rick was the perfect balance of being involved and and still making our day not his. i would highly recommend rick with bass is loaded you will not be dissappointed! thanks rick

jon and alana thiebes
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JamieCL2B
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick from Bass is Loaded was absolutely fabulous! On top of being an excellent sound guy for the ceremony and cuing all of the music flawlessly, he also kept the ceremony and reception flowing seamlessly. He always gave us a heads up about what should be coming next and announced all of the different events (first dance, cake cutting, bouquet toss) perfectly and with class. There was absolutely no "Emcee" or "Cheesy DJ" feel at all! He was 100% professional and fit right in with the vibe and feel of the whole wedding and reception. When we discovered that someone complained about a noise violation (not Rick's fault!) He quickly reset up the whole dance floor and moved with party inside seamlessly. He even poked fun at the old man who was complaining to make light of the whole situation and keep the party going. He also did an excellent job of adapting to the direction of the reception and kept the music going.

Rick also made a personalized copy of a remixed song with sections of the ceremony recorded over it. It was absolutely wonderful and everyone at the reception loved it.

I would highly recommend Rick and Bass is Loaded to anyone having a wedding in Oregon. It isn't often you can find a DJ who is both light hearted and professional!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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themcc
Wedding:
6/28/2008
5.0/5.0
Rick was really easy and fun to work with. He gave us great ideas, and really made it fun for us to chose our music. A DJ really makes our breaks a wedding. Rick really made it, we had a great time!!!
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mrosbarsky
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Bass is Loaded is one of the best vendors that I have ever worked with - by far!! We chose Rick to help us with my parents anniversary party and I am now a loyal fan and wouldn't consider using anyone else for future parties. He was so helpful and professional in every possible way. From the initial call to the follow-up after the event, Rick is so client-focused and will do anything to make sure your event is absolutely perfect. He is very personable and all of the guests loved him. All of his equipment is top-notch, as well!

Rick came all the way up to Vancouver, WA area for the party - even though he is based in Eugene, OR. He arrived very early and would have stayed all night,if asked! Regardless of where the party is, he makes it work. Even if you are out-of-state, I would still ABSOLUTELY recommend going with Bass is Loaded. He is so organized, it is seamless to you.

The best decision we made was to go with Bass is Loaded. Whether its for a wedding reception, great party, or even a corporate event, Rick is so flexible he would make your event exactly what you want. Bass is Loaded is the way to go (especially the unlimited package!!). Thanks again Rick! You're the best!
Services Used: DJ
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CMurphy
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I first met Rick at a Bridal event, we knew immediately this was a fit for us. He was knowledgeable, punctual, professional and friendly. Rick stood by his word on everything he promised us. He took considerable amounts of time making sure our selections were the exact ones we wanted played during our precession, ceremony and reception. Our family and friends still months later, ask where we found such talent. He was a sheer pleasure to work with and build a friendship with. With Rick it was more than just business. The big day went better than plan thanks to his hard work and dedication to OUR day.
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Mike
Wedding:
9/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was responsive to our requests and he anticipated our needs and likes / dislikes extremely well. There wasn't a song played that we didn't want to hear and that was very important to us.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
We absolutely LOVED Rick. We were so pleased with how our ceremony and reception turned out, I couldn't have asked for a better DJ. Everything was timed perfectly (bridal entrance, Mr & Mrs entrance) you would have thought we practiced it for hours! His selection of music was superb and his equipment is top of the line. I've been to several weddings in 2007 and no one came close to Rick's performance! I would recommend him to anyone!!! Great personality, sense of humor, and very easy to work with. THANK YOU RICK!!!! You ROCKED! our wedding!
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Ashlee
Wedding:
9/15/2007
5.0/5.0
We could not have asked for a better addition to our wedding than Bass is Loaded mobile DJ. The level of professionalism displayed by Rick was exceptional throughout all stages of planning and execution. Throughout the planning process, Rick was essentially at our beck and call through telephone and e-mail (averaging a 1 hour response time), to answer questions, give suggestions, and provide support in general. Perhaps the most outstanding thing that Rick was able to do for us, was to help create unique music for our wedding ceremony by taking our favorite parts of many songs, and melding them into one fluid piece of music. That alone, made us feel as if he was worth every penny. He listened to what we wanted, and he provided it. Additionally, Rick attended our wedding rehearsal to coordinate his efforts with our minister and family so that everyone was on the same page. Finally, Rick was not only on-time, but early on our wedding day, and provided SEAMLESS service. He blended in, coordinated guests, took requests, and maintained an outgoing yet extremely professional demeanor. If you want service that is simply unparralled, Bass is Loaded DJ is truly the only way to go. Again I say...worth every penny and more.
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Emily
Wedding:
9/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick with Bass Is Loaded is the best DJ in the world! (And no, I am not related to him!) He was always available to us when we had questions, needed to add a song (even the hard to find songs), or if we just plain wanted his professional opinion. He came over to our house twice to help plan the event, stayed for several hours through our flip-flopping of what we really wanted, and didn't charge us a penny extra. He was HILARIOUS and very very professional too! (We offered him a beer on a HOT HOT day while planning in our non-air-conditioned house last summer and he respectfully declined since he was working). He did a wonderful job as our Master of Ceremony and did a fabulous job at getting to know the type of music that suited us, and keeping us dancing all night long. He even commuted to the Bend area for our wedding (we live in Eugene) and he didn't complain a bit! :) And when we needed a photographer, he did his best to assist us with getting the photographer we wanted too, which also worked out beautifully. I would recommend Rick to ANYONE! You get the whole package with Rick at Bass Is Loaded. There isn't one thing I would change about his services and that is the honest truth.

Thanks Rick!!!
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Melinda
Wedding:
8/28/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick with Bass is Loaded was great!! Not only did he play the music (all of which we chose) with a spectacular sound system, but he also provided the speaker system/microphones for the ceremony. Anything we needed, it was taken care of. Don't even get me started on the light show! A dicso ball AND a laser light show?! It was awesome! If I ever need another DJ in the future, I will definitely go with Bass is Loaded.
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Tina
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick from Bass is Loaded was very professional and took time out to meet with us to get more of a "feel" for who we are. The price was great compared to a lot of other companies. I would highly recommend Bass is Loaded to anyone looking.
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/11/2007
5.0/5.0
There are many things that set weddings apart; location, colors, size, etc. But you know what EVERYONE remembers - it's the music! Our wedding had 335+ guests attend the reception and many people complimented how beautiful we looked and right after that, they say what a great DJ we had! When we met with Rick, about 1 month before our wedding, we gave him a run-down of what kind of music we liked and what sort of event we wanted; fun, full of energy, but still classy. Our reception dreams were far exceeded due to the caliber of Rick's company. It has been 8 months since our wedding and we still have friends and family coming up to us saying that our reception was the must fun reception they had ever been to and that the music was great. There is no doubt in my mind that our reception wouldn't have been as memorable or as fun if it wasn't for Rick - he is everything you would ever want in a DJ :)
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augustbride
Wedding:
8/4/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was a great DJ - During the planning process, he was open to our suggestions and, when we decided we didn't want to be too hands-on, took the lead and made appropriate choices for us. He took the time to ensure that we could be heard during our ceremony and worked with our band to make sure they had everything they needed to play during the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception (in three different locations). He expertly mixed dance music and was an excellent emcee - he kept things moving along smoothly, even when we unexpectedly changed the program and decided to give a little speech of our own after the toasts. By the end of the night the dance floor was filled and our guests were very impressed. He kept playing songs until we realized it was after midnight and asked him to wind it down - it was great that he wasn't in a hurry to finish up before the party was over.
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Stiles
Wedding:
7/28/2007
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed having Rick as our DJ. We looked at many other companies that offered services and chose Bass is Loaded for a number of reasons. We appreciated that whenever we called, it was Rick who we talked to. We also liked the idea that it would be Rick at our wedding, not just one of may DJs from the company. Rick came to our house to discuss our needs and wants and even purchased some unique music that we wanted that he didn't have. He did all of the sound for our ceremony and our reception. We liked that he had two set ups so our guests would not have to go without music while he changed locations. He did a great job at reading the crowd and playing music that would keep people dancing all night long. That is exactly what happened! (We all know what it is like to be at a wedding where everyone is dancing and then suddenly the music changes and everyone leaves the floor!) People danced until our venue had to close us down and guests were begging for "just one more"! Rick played a variety of music that all guests could relate to and kept people moving. I would highly recommend Rick and Bass is Loaded for any occasion that is important to you and can assure that you will not be disappointed!
Services Used: DJ
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Kristy
Wedding:
7/27/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was AMAZING! He was very professional. He took the time to make sure my special day went perfect. He seemed to really enjoy being there. I like the fact that he could play anything that I asked. His equpment was exactly the right touch and it gave me piece of mind knowing that he had plenty of back up should something not work or wasn't quite right. I would recoment him to anyone and I recieved lots of compliments on how great the DJ was.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Gina
Wedding:
7/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Hi to all the brides to be. i am leaving you this note to let you know that Rick, with bass is loaded will take care of you during the planning of your wedding i had no idea what songs to choose for my wedding i had a lot going on so i asked rick for advice he helped me out with my songs and many other ideas for my wedding it turned out great. rick has called my husband and i a couple times throughout the last year to say hi and see how we are doing this shows just how much he does really care about you and your special day this is a very important day for the two of you and he is there for you the whole time our wedding was a blast and i want to thank rick for helping make it such a great experience for the both of us.
Services Used: DJ
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baxter1
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick is an amazing DJ. We looked into several options for our big day but in the end decided we needed the variety a DJ offered. We interviewed several DJ's and Rick was by far the best option. Rick was on time and very organized. He was able to work out the music for the ceremony as well as the reception. We had a real party crowd at our wedding and Rick brought down the house! We danced all night and I have never had a better time. I would absoultely recommend Rick to any brides out there looking for a DJ. He has a great sense of humor and really helped us bring our personal flare to the wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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Samantha
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was awesome! He came out to the site of my wedding 4 different times to ensure I was getting the sound and music just the way I wanted. He sits down with you and personalizes your wedding so it reflects you! I would highly recommend him to anyone!!
Services Used: DJ
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Nicole Butler
Wedding:
7/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was an exceptional wedding dj. His professionalism was astounding and he went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony and reception music was perfect. He met with us ahead of time at our convenience, and helped us pick songs that reflected our personalitites. He attended the rehersal at no charge and it meant so much to us. We have highly recommended him to all of our friends. He helped make it a day we will never forget!
Services Used: DJ
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Nathan
Wedding:
6/30/2007
5.0/5.0
From the moment we first spoke with Rick we knew he was our guy based on his website and our interview with him. We still did our due diligence and investigated all the other DJs in the area, and Rick stood above all the rest. He provided a very fun and lively experience for us as well as our guests. Rick handled the music like an absolute pro, he found the exact perfect moments to announce the toast, bouquet toss, etc. This guy is good!!
Services Used: DJ
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Lisa
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick was an amazing DJ. We knew immediately when we met him that his personality and attitude were exactly what we were looking for. He made it easy for us to figure out which special songs we wanted. We gave him a list of our favorites and he took care of the rest! People were dancing the whole reception, and everyone had such a great time. I may be biased but it was one of the best parties I have ever been at. I would definitely recommend using Bass is Loaded for any event. We recently attended our friends wedding and Bass is Loaded was the DJ. Rick did an excellent job once again and we were dancing all night.
Services Used: DJ
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larrybowser
Wedding:
6/9/2007
5.0/5.0
We interviewed a few people for our wedding and Rick was BY FAR the best guy for the job! Everything went perfect and we tell everyone we know to work with Bass is Loaded!
Services Used: DJ
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/2/2007
5.0/5.0
Rick did a great job as our DJ! Our wedding ceremony was held outside but the reception was indoors and he made the transition seamless! We gave him a general idea of the type of music we wanted and his song choices were spot on. He was also very flexible in scheduling meetings before the ceremony, and he met with us at the venue a few weeks before the wedding to finalize our choices and work out logisitics. He also helped us come up with an order of events and a general timeline for them. On the big day he helped keep everything on track and ensured that everyone was having fun! Throughout the whole process he maintained the utmost in professionalism and played a big part in making our wedding the success that it was! I would definitely recommend Bass is Loaded to anyone seeking a DJ for their wedding ceremony and/or reception!
Services Used: DJ
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Shana
Wedding:
12/30/2006
5.0/5.0
If I could give more that 5 stars I would. As soon as we met with Rick we new that he was the right choice. He made us feel at ease about everything and was more than happy to do what we needed/wanted. He made sure to ask how we wanted to be anounced, and how much we wanted him to facilitate things going on in the reception. We told him that we didn't want certain music played out of respect to the elderly people that would be at the reception, and if someone requested a song he wasn't sure about, he always made sure to check with me. He made the reception run smoothly and had great transitions. He was so much fun. Rick kept everyone on the dance floor the whole time and he was there I think for close to 6 hours plus set up/tear down. We loved that we always met with him, and him only. We didn't get bounced around and he made sure to customize everything to what we wanted and met with us several times before the actual event. I loved that everything was so personal. We met with several DJ's and felt that it wasn't personable and they didn't really care about what we wanted for OUR special day. Rick bent over backwards checking and double checking and making sure everything was perfect for us. Not only have we recommended him to friends/family, but also several people that were at our wedding have turned around and used them as their DJ at their wedding. Rick is amazing at what he does, very professional, but very fun at the same time. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to everyone.
Thanks for the amazing reception Rick!!
Many Thanks,
Gavin & Shana Quick
Services Used: DJ
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Blake
Wedding:
11/18/2006
5.0/5.0
Rick at Bass is Loaded was Great! He was very professional, had a great song selection(and if you wanted something that he didn't have, he would get it for you), and had a great personality(fun for everyone). The cost may seem a bit higher than average, but he is above average and will make a lasting impression on everyone. The cost is for all day, you don't have to pay hourly or set up and tear down. You hear horror stories about bad DJ's , don't take the chance. I highly recommend Bass is Loaded!
Services Used: DJ
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Stuart
Wedding:
8/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Everything went without a flaw. He was extremely flexible and knowledgable. I must say, he is an expert at reading a crowd of guests and choosing the right playlist to keep them entertained. I had nothing but excellent comments from the guests. A stellar choice for sure.
Services Used: DJ
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Christa
Wedding:
7/22/2006
5.0/5.0
You made the wedding fabulous. You were so flexible with the planning and music we gave you. You stuck to our crazy requests and played all the great songs we asked, and stayed away from the others. Thank you for making my day so special !!!
Services Used: DJ
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Erika
Wedding:
7/30/2005
5.0/5.0
Rick was great. The guests loved him and my photographer and caterer loved working with him. I recommend him to everyone!! The music he played had everyone dancing...and he was tactful and energetic. Great DJ.
Services Used: DJ
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pondljwedding
Wedding:
6/18/2004
5.0/5.0
i was really amazed at how well rick was able to read the crowd at our wedding and pick songs that fit each occasion, every one loved him, especially the kids when he did the hokey pokie.
Services Used: DJ
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Darilyn
Wedding:
7/20/1993
5.0/5.0
Rick did a great job with the music for our reception. He kept in mind at all times what we wanted and asked the questions that led him to create a play list that was superb for our special day. He was professional and was easy to get a hold of and work with. We would highly recommend him for your wedding or other event.
Services Used: DJ
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Ashleyandedward
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Rick, was a true professional. He was able to turn my vision and executed it without any challenges. The feel of the wedding was classic american standards. My wife provided a list with about ten songs and rick had a great collection of these songs and many more. My Family and I are from El Salvador, but now reside in LA. We dance to different music and provided some for Rick to see if he can incorporate some of it during the party, and he most certainly did in a tastefully manner while picking the right spots for doing so. The equipment used was all wireless and seemed to be cutting edge. From recording our vows, doing a sound check with the live acoustic guitar player, informing guests on where to go after ceremony, announce buffet opening, introduce couple for first dance, remind us about speeches, cake cutting, daughter and father dance mother and son dance, bouquet toss and garter toss, he was on top of it all and did it very well. He was also able to come through with a last minute request of playing (recording) our recorded vows onto our last dance of the night which was "Bella Note", it was just touching. Rick was more than a DJ service. He was part of the wedding flow and did it while not really being noticed so the focal point were my wife and I. The service was professional, and executed flawlessly. The whole event was enhanced because of his services. We couldn't have made a better choice than contracting Rick, He was absolutely awesome!
Services Used: DJ
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mhajarizadeh
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
We loved Rick, we would have given him a perfect five had there not been a small communication error prior to dinner. We didn't have a liaison communicating our exact needs so our prayer and flow of dinner did not go as planned. Now for all the positives! Rick is a wonderful professional, we booked him over a year in advance and we didn't have to worry about the dj/mc/sound portion (very important) of the wedding for the rest of the year. He assisted at the rehearsal with our inexperienced priest, as well as helped coordinate the events at the reception. His equipment is top notch, he tapped into the system at the venue as well as had his own system. There were absolutely no glitches with sound, and he was even able to have our first dance sung by a family member on super short notice. I (groom) did a lot of research into our dj, as I was one, and Rick is by far the best in Eugene, if not the state, particularly because you get Rick specifically, not just a good dj from a top agency. My wife and I didn't get to dance as much as we wanted as weddings are busier than you think, but our guests danced the night away, with even a special portion where my parents taught a few dances. I can't say enough good things about him, our guests loved him and we would recommend him to anyone who wants error free sound for their ceremony and a fantasticly run, memoriable reception
Services Used: DJ
Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC responded with the following comments:

I had over 50 hours invested on this wedding, 19 of which were the wedding day itself. I felt compelled to chime in on this review in hopes that it might help other couples that read this. The communication error the couple is referring to is a religious blessing that was supposed to happen before guests began eating dinner. I found out about this blessing after people had already started eating when one of the parents told me about it. Nowhere in the 30+ emails on file, or the agendas supplied to me by the bride & groom, or the detailed planning meetings with the family was this blessing ever mentioned. I'm grateful for the nice review, and this is just a nice reminder to everyone in the planning process that if something is important and not typical, don't assume anything. Make sure all parties involved understand that something needs to happen. Even the person that was chosen by the bride & groom to do the blessing didn't know how it was supposed to happen :) Had I known about this blessing ahead of time this little bump wouldn't have occurred. Given the circumstances, I feel like the blessing was done in a way that guests appreciated. I did my absolute best to make that activity happen in a way that was seamless and tasteful.
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abbie
Wedding:
5/30/2010
4.9/5.0
if you want a pro dj for a wedding rick is the DJ for you, out of all the weddings i have been to rick was the best and i wanted him for mine!
Services Used: DJ
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MattandEllie
Wedding:
7/24/2009
4.9/5.0
Rick from Bass is loaded was awesome. Stress free, professional and a great guy! He was so good, that we were able to concentrate on eachother rather than worrying about when to do the cake cutting, bouquet toss etc. He made our day as special and perfect as a wedding day should be!! I would highly, HIGHLY recommend this DJ to anyone in need of such a service.
Services Used: DJ
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Donald
Wedding:
1/2/2009
4.9/5.0
We relied on his expertise a lot, and he came through in every way. The party was fantastic. Everyone raved. Rick helped the party go smoothly, flawlessly, and provided atmosphere, energy, and exactly the right mood. He was able to act as an mc, and coordinate things we needed him to do, even when they were spontaneous requests. He took requests from guests and was able to be spontaneous and at the same time, he provided exactly the kind of mood we had asked him to help us achieve. I'd say that's a great value. Rick is personable, professional, and able to take charge where needed, but without drawing too much attention to himself. He supports the mood and doesn't overwhelm it. That's exactly what we were looking for.
Services Used: DJ
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STEmerson
Wedding:
8/8/1998
4.9/5.0
Rick did a great job at our wedding. The mood was great, our announcements and special dances were well coordinated, and everyone danced long into the evening. We could not have been happier with the services.
Services Used: DJ
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David
Wedding:
7/22/1995
4.9/5.0
Rick made our special day memorable and fun
Services Used: DJ
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Francisca
Wedding:
8/10/2013
4.8/5.0
Rick was fantastic. He was the ultimate professional from start to finish, and had everyone dancing all night long. He listened to what we had in mind from the overall feel of the event, to the specific music we wanted to hear, and carried it out flawlessly. Thank you Rick!
Services Used: DJ
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none
Wedding:
7/3/2010
4.8/5.0
Rick was an AMAZING DJ, and was so helpful and wanted to be so involved in making the wedding and music fit so well together, it wouldnt have been as great as it was without him. totally worth it. thanks rick :) - Julia
Services Used: DJ
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Laura
Wedding:
12/31/2008
4.8/5.0
We found Rick on youtube describing his equipment and the knowledge that he expressed appealed to us. We wanted someone that was not only knowledgeable about what was to be expected from a dj but also someone that we could turn-to for help in designing a beautiful ceremony; complete with appropriate music. Rick has an amazing system. We wanted to show a slideshow and he provided the perfect lcd system that not only added to our decor, it impressed our friends and family. He is easy to get ahold of and really works with what your wishes are. We would recomend him to anyone.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Cordelia
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.8/5.0
Incredible DJ! We didn't have to plan out a thing; and all the music was perfect. Definitely a crowd pleaser! I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Services Used: DJ
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mme
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.8/5.0
Rick from Bass is loaded was awsome to work with. He was very easy to talk to. Planning our ceremony with him was so much fun. I would recomend him to everyone for every kind of event.
Services Used: DJ
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Desiree C.
Wedding:
11/27/2007
4.8/5.0
Our experience with Rick at Bass is Loaded, Mobile DJ, was a positive one. Both my husband and I, as well as my father and mother, appreciated Rick's professionalism and sincere eagerness to please.

Rick remained consistant with his efforts throughout the planning of our wedding. We as a family, put much emphasis on the actual ceremony. It was a bit longer than some wedding ceremonies, with stops and starts of various classical music. We had high expectations of Rick and his placement of the songs, and as we had anticipated, he did an excellent job.

Rick also wired the entire reception building with speakers, using state-of-the-art equipment. Whether we were eating in the dining area, or dancing on the dance floor in an entirely different room, we were able to enjoy our chosen music.

Rick provided us with a very favorable experience. We were pleased with his hard work, and would recommend Bass is Loaded as a valuable asset to any celebration.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ
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Trena
Wedding:
7/11/2008
4.7/5.0
Rick did such a great job on helping us pick out music for our wedding day. My husband and I didn't know what we wanted at first as far as music, but with Rick's help in having us describe how we in-visioned our wedding day he was able to capture every word we gave him through music. Rick even went above and beyond being flexible with us, (we live out of state) to make sure to meet with us when we were in town, and being in contact with us around our schedules. After our wedding day, people were still talking about how great the music was, and what a great job Rick did. I highly recommend anyone who is looking for a great DJ, you will not be disappointed. Thank you again Rick for doing such a fabulous job for our wedding.
Services Used: DJ
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M/L
Wedding:
5/3/2008
4.7/5.0
Kept to a very difficult and precise timeline. Played a few songs that were on our "do not play list" (e.g. 70's music). But, no harm done. Great job, very professional, dependable, and high in quality. We highly recommend Rick!
Services Used: DJ
Bass is Loaded! Mobile DJ, LLC responded with the following comments:

A couple of the songs on the client's list WERE songs from the 1970's! Guests may have also requested a song or two that fit in that same genre. Bottomline, despite a timeline that was down to the minute (i.e. 5:18pm we do this, 6:33pm we do this) the dance floor was packed all night and 90% of the songs played were requested by the client. I appreciate the great feedback, but just felt the need to clarify the facts on this one.
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Brianna
Wedding:
7/12/2008
4.6/5.0
I would highly recommend Bass is Loaded! Rick is a fabulous DJ, who was very easy to work with. He had great suggestions for our music and really took time to get to know my husband and I, in order to provide service that reflected us as a couple. I appreciated Rick's quick responses-this made it very easy to make final decisions. Rick was very professional and even asked what we would like him to wear to our wedding. The overall cost was a little more than we were looking to spend, but the service and professionalism was fantastic and definitely worth the cost. Rick was unable to make our rehearsal because of another wedding. I would recommend giving the rehearsal date upfront, in case there is another potential event. It would have been helpful to have him there-but everything turned out great on the big day. He even provided flat panel T.V's to show our slide show. Everyone had great things to say about Bass is Loaded during and after the wedding. Rick was not stealing the show during the reception, but definitely kept things moving smoothly. If you're looking for a DJ-go to Rick with Bass is Loaded. You won't find a better, more professional and fun DJ!! Thank you, Rick-we were so pleased to have you as our DJ.
Services Used: Ceremony Music, DJ, Unique Services
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Ann
Wedding:
8/7/2009
4.4/5.0
We had a wonderful time at our self-described party! Rick was great when the venue got a little uptight and wanted a very specific time line but we wanted flexibility. He also found some VERY OBSCURE music for my parents - and they loved it.
Services Used: DJ
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