Planes, Trains & Basses… Is it Safe to Travel with Your Guitar on an Airplane?

One of the questions that comes up from time to time is about travelling on an airplane with your beloved bass.  It is safe to take a your bass guitar on an airplane and what’s the best way to make sure it arrives undamaged?  It’s a really a good question … Continue reading

How Terri’s Bass-Aholic Can Help You Promote Your Bass Brand

As of this writing (January 2013) Terri’s Bass-Aholic.com hosts web pages for 1037 brands of musical instruments.  That’s 1037 companies or groups that build instruments.  Of those, 923 pages are for companies that make electric bass guitars.  That’s a lot of basses.  There are easily a few hundred more brands … Continue reading

Cool Website – Build Your Own F-Bass Bass Guitar

What could be more fun for the serious bass-aholic, but to spend your day designing your very own high end boutique bass guitar? In my cyber travels I’ve visited literally thousands of websites that have had something to do with musical instruments.  All too often I’m disappointed by poorly designed … Continue reading

What Bass Guitars do the Pros Play? – Carol Kaye – Gear & Techniques

Do you want to know what one of the most successful session bassist in history plays and how she plays it? Read on, to learn about the basses, amplifiers and playing techniques of the amazing Carol Kaye. After writing the previous article on Carol Kaye I decided to see if … Continue reading

The Kramer Connection

It’s rather interesting isn’t it?  You think that instrument builders and bass builders and their associated companies all work in a kind of isolation.  But they don’t really and Kramer Guitars is no exception. In the case of Kramer the company started off with a couple of partners and key … Continue reading

Rod Banach and Regenerate Guitar Works

This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Regenerate Guitar Works in Bothell Washington, just outside Seattle. Regenerate is one of large number of small builders that make limited quantities of high quality hand built  instruments. The company builds mainly basses and these instruments are primarily rooted in Fender … Continue reading