Category Archives: Amplifying

Ray Brown about playing without amplification

In talking about Blanton before you were mentioning the difficulties bassists had in big bands because of the lack of amplification. Now, you had to play very fast with Dizzy Gillespie. Did you have amplification by that time? How did … Continue reading

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Pickup comparison recordings

I just uploaded a couple of recordings I recently made of my pickup testing bass (thanks at Michael Höfler for help and support). The testing bass has not less than seven pickups mounted, which can be used at the same … Continue reading

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Vintage microphones webshop

Madooma is a German webshop for vintage microphones – with a very nicely made website!

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Quote: Ray Brown on string action and sound

A student of the Brown effect since his middle teens, McBride met the maestro around 1990, when Brown came to hear him play duo with pianist Benny Green at the Knickerbocker, a raucous piano bar-and-grill on University Place in Greenwich … Continue reading

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Working with loops

Last October at Berlin2010, I attended a concert of bassist Andreas Bennetzen from Copenhagen/Danmark. He demonstrated and explained his concept of working with live recorded digital loops and electronical effects. I was really courious about his concept, since I also own … Continue reading

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gear review: PJB Bass Cub

It’s really fun to carry the Bass Cub in it’s gigbag. 6 kg seem to me as almost no weight at all, compared to my other amps. I think you can’t built a bass amp much smaller and lighter than … Continue reading

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Vintage microphones

Madooma is a German webshop for vintage microphones – with a very well made website!

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Arco: new bass amps from Danmark

Mathias has sent me a review of the new Arco “Hugo” double bass amp, which is made by bassist Jesper Lundgaard. It’s to long to fit the proper comment field, so I descided to post it here. Here we go: … Continue reading

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Solar powered amp from Phil Jones

Phil Jones’ briefcase was already an unconventional bass amp before: with its two 5″ speakers and a variety of powering options, it is already quite different to other amps on the market. You can run the Briefcase from 110/220V, from … Continue reading

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Swiss Army knife for bass amplification: the EDB1 preamp

The new EDB1, recently launched by the british company Headway, is a very versatile compact external pre-amplifier box with a couple of features you usually miss with bass amps. The EDB1 has two channels; inputs are Mono Jack, Stereo Jack … Continue reading

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