Hi! Well ‘shoot out’ might not be the best description since I’m only testing three different models but it’s kinda catchy don’t you think 🙂 I have written about preamps before in earlier posts but haven’t really done any serious comparisons sound and feature vise. These are the ‘contenders’: – Fishman Model B Bass PreampFortsätt läsa ”Ubass Preamp ‘Shoot Out’! – part 1”
Hi there! Time for a new song lesson! Lets try some reggae bass. It seems like a perfect genre for the nice ‘subby’ low end you can get out of a UBass. To get the best possible sound you really need good amplification. Check out my previous post with some amplification tips. I choose oneFortsätt läsa ”Jammin with my Kala UBass | 15 and UBass Lesson 6 | Song/Style Lesson: Reggae”
Hi! This time my UBass has to wait until mid song to appear (and be heard)! This is our version of a great arrangement of the Disney classic ”When you wish upon a star” (from the movie Pinocchio) that Swedish jazz guitarist Ulf Wakenius and Swedish trombonist Nils Landgren did on the CD ”Christmas withFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 14 ”When You Wish Upon A Star””
Hi! Happy New Year! My first post in 2012! This is from a jazz gig I had last year with Björnmo-Sjöquist Duo Daniel and I have been playing in different bands/groups and projects throughout the years and you’ve seen Daniel in a couple of ‘Jammin’ videos already. I think he is really great both as aFortsätt läsa ”Jammin with my Kala UBass | 13 Playing jazz standards with Björnmo-Sjöquist Duo”
Updated and corrected PDF with both standard notation and TAB!
Hi! Back in Sweden again. Have been visiting India the past 3 weeks! I got a request to do a transcription of one of my early Jammin’…videos. It’s a jazzy blues improv. The drums is played by Morgan Ågren from the Toontrack Jazz EZX. Since I only had my iPad with me on my travelsFortsätt läsa ”Transcription to Jammin’ with my UBass | 4”
Hi! This is my first lesson on UBass playing technique. I will cover some basics that I hope you will find helpful. I know I would have liked someone showing a bit of ”up-close-technique-stuff” when I got my UBass last year. Of cause my tips is based on my playing style and how I approachFortsätt läsa ”UBass Lesson 5 | Playing technique – Part 1”
Hi! A little video from the Kala booth a the recent Bass Player Live in Los Angeles October 22-23, 2011. Enjoy!
Hi! Last Sunday I played with the group ”Barnjazz – jazz för barn” (featured in a previous post) at the city library, like we’ve been doing about 4 times a year since 2008. But this time Swedish TV (SVT1) decided to do a short tv spot for the evening news. The below clip (in Swedish)Fortsätt läsa ”My UBass on Swedish TV!”
Hi! OK. Time for a new UBass Song/Style Lesson! This time it’s the song I was transcribing a while back. Read about it in one of my previous posts. The song is Stevie Wonders classic soul tune ‘As’ with a bass part by Nathan Watts. I transcribed the ‘album edit’ version and try to stayFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala Ubass | 12 and Ubass Lesson 4 | Style/song-lesson 2 – The Stevie Wonder song ‘As’”