Author Archives: Jonas

Jazz Skateboards

      More sports in 2016? Here you go: get a skateboard from manufacturer Western Union featuring Jazz heroes like Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker … Western Union also offers boards for double bassists, featuring pictures of Richard Davis, … Continue reading

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MK Sombrero

Type: piezoceramic Mode: passive Preamp: – Basically the same principle as the Polytone pickup from the 1970ies, but made of wood instead of brass.

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Paper Bass

An amazing double bass made of paper  … with 5 strings! Found at

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Playing bass for laughs

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Sears & Roebuck catalogue anno 1902

Back in the early days of the 20th century, the Sears company published mail-order catalogues that offered nearly everything: clothes, shoes, hardware, construction materials, bicycles …  they even started to make their own line of automobiles in 1906. Of course, they also carried all … Continue reading

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A new Octobass at Oslo/Norway

More about this newly built Octobass at,

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Jazz shoes

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Not my pair of shoes … 

… but I learned a new word: Gildaxe (= a copper-like varnish). More about this fancy bass varnish project at

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D 5400 LB (live) / D5400 (Studio) type: condenser microphone mode: active (balanced) preamp/phantom power supply: – The danish Remic D5400 is available into version: live and studio. It’s mounted into a foam block that wedges under the tailpiece. The microphone capsule needs … Continue reading

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Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015

The Frankfurt Musikmesse will take place from April 15 to 18. Like last year, double basses and accessories will be exhibited at hall 3.1. Jazz at the Freitagsküche: if you aren’t tired from the exhibition, the Freitagsküche might be the … Continue reading

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