Welcome to Thunder Row, where bassists from around the world connect, collide, confer, conference, compose, collude, and communicate!
Don't be shy, jump on in!
Thunder Row Articles
byPublished on 09-15-2012 05:40 PM Number of Views: 510
Upton Basses offers the beautiful "Bostonian" concert bass. Expensive, to be sure, but to those who play concerts, or even those just looking for a high quality upright, Upton should be on your radar. They even offer custom amenities to suit your playing.
From their website:
The UB Bostonian Double Bass was conceived at the 2009 International Society of Double Bassists convention at State College, Pennsylvania, ...
byPublished on 09-15-2012 05:15 PM Number of Views: 217
Music Radar online has been running this great feature on the history of the electric bass. Here's an excerpt from Part 1:
The History Of The Electric Bass part 1: Early Days by Roger Newell
October 24, 2011, 6:44 GMT
The early days of bass playing must have been a nightmare! Low resonance plus the need for audible volume meant huge instruments like the Mandobass (mandolin style) and the Regal Bassoguitar, which was a monster cross between an acoustic guitar and an upright bass.
byPublished on 09-14-2012 03:30 PM Number of Views: 789
VOX has recently released one of the most unique bass concepts I have ever seen. This self-contained bass/amp system is the ultimate in portable bass music! And an onboard drum machine, to boot! Ha ha!! Outrageous!
From the VOX Website:
APACHE I Bass & APACHE II Bass Travel Bass Guitars with Built-in Amp and Rhythms
Enjoy making music any time, any place, with the APACHE Series Travel Basses!
The APACHE Series travel guitars resurrected the popular VOX Teardrop and Phantom body styles. Now, the APACHE Bass makes these unique designs available to the bassist as well. As with the guitar models, there are four color variations, each with a pop sensibility that matches its distinctive design.
byPublished on 09-13-2012 03:00 AM Number of Views: 395
The few times I have taken one-on-one lessons, I experienced some wonderful memories! On that note, I thought I would give a little plug to one of my teachers from past! Great guy to have known and be taught by! If I have but one thing I can thank him for in my playing, it would be in the art of soloing! OK!! For what I do know and what I was taught on this, LOL!
He has played for the Republican Convention and has also been featured in Bass Player and Offbeat magazines! ...
byPublished on 09-11-2012 08:00 PM Number of Views: 750
amPhones AC30 / amPhones Lead / amPhones Twin - Active Guitar Headphones
amPhones Bass - Active Bass Guitar Headphones
Plug in your guitar/bass into the amPhones and start playing!
New concept - headphones with built-in amPlug technology that allows you to obtain full-fledged guitar/bass sounds immediately.
byPublished on 09-11-2012 07:20 PM Number of Views: 661
JCP-T2 — A Jazz Bass Control Plate For 2-pickup Coil Instruments
This assembled and tested black plastic Jazz Bass control plate upgrade contains our revolutionary T2-Switch to give you 6 Pure Analog pickup tones on your instrument with two separate pickup coils.
byPublished on 09-10-2012 06:45 PM Number of Views: 276
byPublished on 09-08-2012 09:30 AM Number of Views: 556
At about 3:15 into the video, when they come in close on the bass, check out the scallops on the highest frets. Most bassists would never need or want scalloped/scooped out frets, but this man is a shredder. If you watch to the end of the video, you can see him using them.
Also at about 3:15, notice the two cable jacks. The one he's plugged into is for the (split coil) middle ...