the Baja Peninsula to its furthest point south will bring you to the
dream destination of Cabo San Lucas,
Here, the familiar
Land’s End rock formation signals you have arrived at some the
best beaches, fishing and nightlife in the world. Cabo San Lucas is also
home to the infamous Cabo Wabo Cantina owned by the “Red Rocker” himself,
Sammy Hagar. Blasting on to the scene in the early 1970s with a band
called Montrose, it was quite clear he was destined to be a rock icon.
After Montrose, Sammy continued on with a very successful solo career
including joining up with veteran rock group Van Halen for a number of
best selling albums.
As the rock star
career grew, Sammy made Cabo San Lucas his home and opened a modest
rock club and restaurant.
later, the club has
grown and is currently reputed to be the hottest rock club on the planet.
During Sammy’s birthday month of October, you can find a steady
stream of rock legends in town soaking up the sun by day, and tearing
up the stage by night. Die hard fans from all over the globe cheerfully
camp out in long lines to get into the shows during this chaotic season.
Filling the musical gaps in and around the superstars is “Cabo”,
the hard rocking, crowd pleasing house band. Picking this band for this
venue has been no accident. This foursome can deliver the goods when
it comes to diverse musical styles and dynamic vocal talents.
There was much excitement for Warmoth when the opportunity arose to
hand deliver a Gecko 5 String Bass to the bass player of the band Cabo,
Fabian Mendez. Warmoth Sales Manager, Gregg Stewart, traveled with friends
on a pilgrimage down south to do just that!
Excerpt from Gregg Stewart
The house flown PA system at the Wabo is what you might expect of a large
outdoor concert and the light system is equally impressive. When the band
Cabo took the stage, all arms were in the air and the cheers were deafening,
(in a good way!). As the band roared into their first song, bass player
Fabian Mendez was playing his new Gecko. True to reputation, the Gecko’s
tone was commanding. Definitely one of the best bass tones I’ve heard
with full sounding notes that still remained defined down to the lowest
registers….NICE GECKO FABIAN!!! A few nights later, when Sammy Hagar’s
bass player, Mona, and lead guitar player, Victor, made a special appearance,
Mona played Fabian’s Gecko and gave it the official thumbs up.