Basschat South East Bash 2018

So we got to the time of year for our annual bass-themed catch-up in Addlestone, thanks to organisers Hamster (Colin) and Silverfoxnik (Nik). It was a relaxed affair, with a timetable that survived being messed around with (thank you, public transport and road network). As always, this year we had a star guest (Richard Searle,... Continue Reading →

London Bass Guitar Show 2018 – Part 2

Here is the second part with photos of the best bass event of the year in the UK! The exhibitors are in alphabetical order, although some stands covered more than one company. As usual, almost all of the photos were taken before the doors opened to the general public. This year I noticed the appearance... Continue Reading →

London Bass Guitar Show 2018 – Part 1

This year the London Bass Guitar Show had a different look, the main exhibitor area having been divided into smaller areas through floor-to-ceiling partitions. The new layout had the function of dampening the noise and gathering together similar exhibitors, creating, for instance, an Amplification Zone and an Instrument Zone. As always, in addition to the... Continue Reading →

NAMM 2018, Part 4 – Beyond Bass

The last part of my NAMM blog series includes booths that were not specifically aimed at bass players, but managed to attract our attention and intrigue us even amid the chaos and cacophony. You'll also see some bass amplification, as well as a few well known faces we spotted randomly at booths. Aguilar Amplification The... Continue Reading →

Basschat South East Bash 2017

Our usual September appointment with the Jubilee School in Addlestone was another well-attended GAS-fest with mouth-watering gear on show in the Main Hall. In addition, we had an early talk by Lee of Anderton Music, and two great guests offering two totally different takes on bass playing: Davey Rimmer of Uriah Heep and solo bassist... Continue Reading →

London Bass Guitar Show 2017

For the best part of this year life got majorly in the way of my music blogging, but I finally managed to sift through my photos of the event back in March - here they are! This year, once again, the show was mostly populated by smaller companies whose offerings have nothing to envy the... Continue Reading →

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