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F Bass – Alain Caron Signature
Oct19

F Bass – Alain Caron Signature

Stunning looking bass. Seriously – makes me want to be a bass player … again. Ahem – not that I ever was – I mean since the last time I wanted to be a bass player. (Hat tip to Scott Levine at http://scottsbasslessons.com/ for alerting me to this manufacturer).   fBass say: This model was developed in collaboration with Alain Caron over many years. The AC line was inspired by Alain’s desire to have one bass that could do it all, having an extended range with easy access for soloing and being able to produce anything from acoustic to modern electric tones. This wide variety of tonal possibilities is mainly due to the configuration of pickups and controls. As well as offering a “standard” magnetic tone, the piezo pickup and chambered body allows you access to acoustic tones, and the attack that an acoustic instrument offers. The two separate volumes allow you to blend the magnetic and piezo pickups in any amount of each, not limiting you to the fixed levels of a blend control. The passive tone control functions whether in passive or active mode enabling it to modify a different set of frequencies than the ones affected by the active tone controls. This bass is the “King of Fretless” with a very “BIG” sound!   http://www.fbass.com/ Share...

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The Secret to a Great Bass Tone
Oct17

The Secret to a Great Bass Tone

Not so long ago, I thought I might like to learn bass. I didn’t – (bugger me, it’s harder than you think) but I did come across this great guy who offers fantastic online bass lessons. He’s Scott Devine and here is one of his latest videos:   More info at http://scottsbasslessons.com/ Share...

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Eclipse by Adamovic
Nov19

Eclipse by Adamovic

If I were a bassist: http://www.adamovic.nl/2basses/Custom/EC.htm Share...

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Bee Basses
Nov14

Bee Basses

http://www.beebasses.com/ Share...

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Conklin Guitars
Nov12

Conklin Guitars

http://www.conklinguitars.com/ “Bill Conklin’s love of the guitar was sparked at about age 12 when his best friend got a guitar for Christmas. Within a few months Bill decided to pick up a bass to accompany his friend on guitar. It began with simple three chord melodies, but the love of guitars and making music would be deeply instilled for a lifetime. “Before long, Bill began to design radical guitar bodystyles and had soon filled an entire drawing tablet with innovative and imaginative designs. In his senior year of high school Bill went so far as to build his own one-of-a-kind guitar. Bill received so much interest and attention when he played the guitar live that he decided to turn his passion into a business. Just three years out of high school Bill started Conklin Guitars. “Early on, Bill relied on repair work to supplement the business income while honing his skills on modifications and refinishing, refretting, tremolo and pickup installations and custom inlay work. In 1988, Bill married his sweetheart of 7 years (Michele), moved to Springfield, Missouri, set up a brand new shop and concentrated solely on building his own original line of Conklin instruments. In just six short years Bill and his partner (Phil Goschy) had completely outgrown the original Springfield location and were forced to build the larger shop that the company calls home today. In 2001, Bill’s longtime sidekick decided to leave the guitar-building business to become a full time dad. Just by luck, one of Bill’s local customers knew of a young guitar prodigy named Mike Apperson who had been following the progress of the growing company and was interested in doing guitar set-ups. Little did either one of them know at the time what would soon become of their association.” Share...

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Simnett 6 String Bass Guitar
Jul15

Simnett 6 String Bass Guitar

This is getting silly. How many more previously unknown Brit luthiers are there lurking on Facebook? This time it’s a 6 string bass guitar but wow – stuff like this makes me wish I was a bassist. Simnett Guitars website is just a blog as I write but promises to be updated soon. In the meantime you can also visit on Facebook here. Update: website now up and running: http://www.simnettguitars.com   Share...

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