Merry UBass Christmas to everyone!

Since I live in Sweden and we celebrate Christmas Eve, here is a little greeting from (and I’m sad to say) a snowless Sweden… We are used to have snow on Christmas Eve but this year I hear rain against the roof as I’m writing this 😦 BUT we can still get together and celebrate.Fortsätt läsa ”Merry UBass Christmas to everyone!”

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Bakithi Kumalo U-BASS workshop at Sweetwater Sound!

Bakithi Kumalo signature U-bass NEWS FLASH! Bakithi Kumalo will be giving a U-BASS workshop at Sweetwater Sound tonight and it is being broadcast live! Date and time: Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:00pm EST Tune in HERE! Please check it out, I sure will! 🙂

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Kala @ Bass Player Live 2013 – video

A short movie from this years BP – live at SIR Studios in Los Angeles. Wish I could have been there…maybe next year 🙂 IN THE VIDEO: Kala founder Mike Upton talks about a new US made acoustic Ubass. This sounds VERY interesting! Can hardly wait! UPDATE 13.11.18 (10pm local swedish time)

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Notreble.com featured my version of Amazing Grace!

Hi! A big thank you goes out to notreble.com for featuring my version of the now classic Victor Wooten arrangement of Amazing Grace! Thanks for your kind words! Magnus Sjöquist is a U-Bass master. Our Facebook friend John Stam sent this video of Sjöquist kicking out a groove in tribute to the Victor Wooten arrangementFortsätt läsa ”Notreble.com featured my version of Amazing Grace!”

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A quick Q for U: What strings do you use on your Ubass?

  Hi! Time for a quick question – as a poll! What kind of strings is on your Ubass today? Black Pahoehoe (the original strings), Rumblers (grey), Aquila Thundergut (white), Pyramid’s…or something else? You can find all these strings on the Kala homepage. Here! You can also see all the current Ubass models here! PleaseFortsätt läsa ”A quick Q for U: What strings do you use on your Ubass?”

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Review/Test Report: The RMI Basswitch IQ DI – my new preamp/EQ/DI/A-B switch…

Hi! UPDATE [5.14.18] Link to impedance setting video! I’m exited to share some info about my latest Ubass (and for any other bass) tool – The amazing Ruppert Musical Instruments (RMI) Basswitch! I met Jacques Ruppert at this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt. (More about my visit there here). We talked about his take on aFortsätt läsa ”Review/Test Report: The RMI Basswitch IQ DI – my new preamp/EQ/DI/A-B switch…”

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Jammin’ at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013!

Hi! The annual Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany is the biggest music fair in Europe! Although it has been bigger, with even more exhibitors, it sure is big! I have been thinking about going there for many years but haven’t managed to go until this year. So why go now? There are at least a couple ofFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2013!”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass feat. jazz pianist Lars Jansson!

Hi! A while back I had the pleasure of spending some time with a great musician and super nice human being, Lars Jansson. He is considered one of the best jazz pianists in Sweden and has released a lot of albums through the years, toured all over the world with different jazz projects often inFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass feat. jazz pianist Lars Jansson!”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 32 The birth of The Guitar Men

Howdy! This past weekend a new group was born, The Guitar Men. I have written about Marcus Måttgård and my playing in the past. Please check out these earlier posts: Post 1 | Post 2 | Post 3. But Simon Stålspets is (I guess) a new name for the readers of this blog. Simon andFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 32 The birth of The Guitar Men”

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Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 28 ”Rehearsing a new song with Mattias and Hannes”

Hi! A while back I jammed/rehearsed with a dear old friend, guitarist Mattias Pettersson and drummer Hannes Nordgren. (You have heard Hannes before!) I wrote about this trio in an earlier post. I managed to record some audio (and video) that day. I hope we will play more again soon. In the mean time I’ll letFortsätt läsa ”Jammin’ with my Kala UBass | 28 ”Rehearsing a new song with Mattias and Hannes””

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