Song Style Lesson: Skate by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .paak)

The new song from Silk Sonic was just released. I decided to transcribe it and record it with my Kala SUB.I use a magnetic mic and this is part of my testing for an upcoming blog post / YouTube-video on using magnetic mics on a solid body UBass. I think the sound is really greatFortsätt läsa ”Song Style Lesson: Skate by Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .paak)”

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Test Report: Under Saddle Piezo vs. Linear Contact Microphone on a Acoustic/Electric UBass

Background  My “quest” for a great UBass sound started pretty much the moment I played a UBass for the first time. You can read about how it all started herehttps://playubass.com/2010/12/26/the-first-pictures-of-my-kala-ubass/I can’t say exactly when I first started thinking about tone and sound. I think it was early on when my musical journey began. It wasn’tFortsätt läsa ”Test Report: Under Saddle Piezo vs. Linear Contact Microphone on a Acoustic/Electric UBass”

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Silent Night as a solo ubass arrangement!

It’s Christmas time and although it has been a crazy year with the ongoing pandemic I hope some Holiday music can help sooth and heal at least a little bit. I decided to arrange a (fairly) simple solo ubass arrangement of Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber composed in 1818. The arrangement is based onFortsätt läsa ”Silent Night as a solo ubass arrangement!”

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How I put on a new set of round wound strings on a solid body ubass

Stringing Guide 1. Remove all the old strings 2. Make sure to tape down the bridge saddle so it doesn’t move 3. Remove string back plate (if you have one) 4. Start with unpacking the E (lowest) string (and next time around the A and so on…) 5. Check and see if any metal washersFortsätt läsa ”How I put on a new set of round wound strings on a solid body ubass”

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Playubass at Bass Summit 2020

  Hi, The Become A Bassist Summit is an online conference for bass players who want to improve their skills and learn from some of the best bassists and teachers around. I’m really excited to speak alongside all these great bassists/educators Nathaniel Andrew Bryan Beller Ariane Cap Nick Clark Anthony Crawford James Eager Damian ErskineFortsätt läsa ”Playubass at Bass Summit 2020”

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Free October Lesson on Technique: The Ubass Fretboard Map

– ”Is there always a “sweet spot” on the fretboard where you should play a bass figure or part”? – ”The answer is yes” (in my opinion!) I have played ubasses since 2010 (and electric basses since the early 80s) but during my years as a ubassist it has been ~90% focus on fretless ubassFortsätt läsa ”Free October Lesson on Technique: The Ubass Fretboard Map”

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Playubass String Test July 2019

The new Kala Flatwound by Gallistrings is one of the featured strings in this test Hi fellow ubassists, The main string types available for ubass players is featured and tested in this blog post But first some background info… When I started to play ubass the original Road Toad Pahoehoe (Black polyurethane) was used exclusivelyFortsätt läsa ”Playubass String Test July 2019”

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Playubass goes Dixieland/Trad Jazz at the Classic Car Racing Track

Out of the blue my dear old friend from my music study days in Jönköping, Sweden called me up and asked me if I wanted to SUB for the SOUSAPHONE player in the Dixieland/trad jazz band ”Hejåhå med Peter”. He called last Thursday and the gig was that weekend! The regular tuba/sousaphone player wasn’t ableFortsätt läsa ”Playubass goes Dixieland/Trad Jazz at the Classic Car Racing Track”

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New page: Get easy access to most of my videos from one place!

I just compiled my videos so they’re easy to find. You can watch my Youtube playlist (at the moment 72 videos) and access videos where I play Kala Solid Body Ubasses with EADGC tuning on the new VIDEOS page. Besides this there is also a  VIDEO LESSONS page for easy access to my free lessons. Enjoy!

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Ubass Adventures: Travelogue from my trip to KALA and NAMM January 2018

Here comes a long overdue travelogue…I know almost a year has flown by… In January I traveled to California for the NAMM show in Anaheim to promote the Ubass alongside Kala. You can read about my experiences from Winter NAMM 2017 here! Petaluma and Kala Brand Music My trip started with a visit to Petaluma,Fortsätt läsa ”Ubass Adventures: Travelogue from my trip to KALA and NAMM January 2018”

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