Author Archives: Jonas

Christian McBride: Your sound is your signature

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RobPin angled endpin for double bass

Rob Anzelotti’s new angled endpin design is very easy to use. The RobPin’s key feature is the “Bottom Block Rest” which takes on most of the bass’s weight. This eliminates most of the typical stresses on the socket, bottom block, … Continue reading

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Jimmy Heath on drummers and bassists

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Eich Amps

Eich B112 Type: combo, single channel Power Rating: 300W Drivers: 12″ + 4″ cone Features: solid state preamp with gain, taste, lo, lo-mid, hi-mid, hi, master volume controls, “mute” switch, DI pre/post, XLR balanced DI out, 1 x effects loop, tuner … Continue reading

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Oscar Pettiford movie footage

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Dutch Double Bass Festival on May, 20. + 21, 2017

Double Bass legends Gary Karr and John Patitucci will be performing at the first edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival. The festival is an initiative of double bassist James Oesi and takes place from the 19th to the 21st … Continue reading

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The ”chromatic endpin“ project at Kickstarter

    Bassist Emilio Guarino from New Jersey (USA) has designed an angled endpin, and in order to mass-produce this endpin, he asks for support at Kickstarter: Angled bass endpins were first adopted by Francois Rabbath and his students, but thanks … Continue reading

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Herb Ellis about playing rhythm

Unless it’s your group, people want you to play behind them. And they love it when you play great solos – but let’s face it: they don’t care as long as they are playing great solos. – guitarist Herb Ellis

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Octobass at the Montreal Symphony

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has added a new instrument to their ensemble – an Octobass (3.6 meter tall, 131 kg weight) The acquisition will make the Canadian orchestra the world’s first to own one of the giant basses. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal

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Thelonius Monk’s List of Tips for Playing a Gig

Transcribed by soprano sax player Steve Lacy in a spiral-bound notebook, Thelonious Monk created a primer of do’s and don’ts for club musicians. Here’s a transcript of the text: Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to … Continue reading

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