A screen shot from the video. Kala California Solid Body with prototype Kala Metal Round Wound strings and Kala California acoustic/electric fretless with Pahoehoe strings Time for some classical music! Playing classical music is very rewarding and it’s fun to do it on instruments that wasn’t even invented when the music was written. ThisFortsätt läsa ”New video: Bach on Ubass(es)”
New video! My version of a true classic – Summertime by George Gershwin
A short background to my version The classic song is, as you probably know, from the opera Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin. It was first performed in Boston in 1935 before it moved to Broadway, New York. I was lucky to be a part of a short summary staging of the opera when IFortsätt läsa ”New video! My version of a true classic – Summertime by George Gershwin”
UBass sightings – David Ranson with Sonny Landreth
Hi everyone, Great ubass playing in the blues zydeco genres of music can be heard on the 2017 live recording by Sonny Landereth called “Recorded live in Lafayette” David Ranson has a beautiful tone and feel and this proves, yet again, that a ubass can fill so many “bass shoes” with fantastic results. ThisFortsätt läsa ”UBass sightings – David Ranson with Sonny Landreth”
String Review of the Aquila Thunderblack
Review of the Aquila Thunderblack string!
DIY – Piezo Check-Up
Hi, Here’s one method you can use to check the piezo on your solid body ubass. If you’re not certain you can do this yourself please get help from a guitar/bass repair service!
New video! Eva Stenström Limited ”Allt under himmelens fäste”
This song is a traditional folk tune from Gotland, Sweden. Eva and I started playing it as a duo on our trip to Brazil back in 2015. We wanted to bring some examples of traditional Swedish folk music on our trip. To make it work in a ubass and vocals setting I played the bassFortsätt läsa ”New video! Eva Stenström Limited ”Allt under himmelens fäste””
Playubass goes to California!
It’s time to leave snowy Sweden and fly across the Atlantic for a visit to California. More about the trip soon! In the mean time have a look at these soon to be released Kala Ubasses! More info at instagram.com/kalabrandmusic/
NEWS FLASH! The playubass merch store opens TODAY! Purchase includes a song download for a limited time!
Head over to the store and browse on. Besides the green hoody pictured you can find Men’s and Women’s Tees, Mugs and more… For a limited time you will get a mp3 and video link to a not yet released song from my ”Speaking Ubass vol. 1 Jazz and Brazil” with your purchase! Link to store: http://playubass.dizzyjam.com/
A tribute to one of my musical heroes: Steve Swallow
This is a little tribute to one of my musical heroes: Mr Steve Swallow. I have listened to his Music for quite some time and have always admired his unique approach to playing bass. In my version I play fingerstyle although Mr Swallow uses a pick. One of his most famous compositions are Falling Grace.Fortsätt läsa ”A tribute to one of my musical heroes: Steve Swallow”
Review: Phil Jones Bass Double Four – small but powerful combo amp for ubass and more
Let’s take a look at the Phil Jones Double Four combo amp Background In 1987 I bought a new amp, a Gallien Krueger 200MB. I used this amp for a lot of different gigs sometimes with a extension cab but for most part as a standalone amp. The MB250 was a small combo amp thatFortsätt läsa ”Review: Phil Jones Bass Double Four – small but powerful combo amp for ubass and more”