Bass Guitar Week All Week at Dolphin Music!
Celebrating the Bass Guitar
The bass guitarist is very much an under-appreciated beast. The joke that bassists are failed guitarists is quite a funny one, we'll give you that, but it's one that holds very little truth. Try imagining the last 60 years of music, from pop and blue to metal without the likes of James Jamerson, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Jaco Pastonous, or John Paul Jones. Imagine Billie Jean without the great bass intro and Under Pressure without the bass-line. Hard isn't it? How would F1 fans get really excited for a race without The Chain by Fleetwood Mac? With the recent London Bass Show, Learn to Play Week at the end of the month and our love for songs with a great bass line, we're dedicating this week to the bass guitar here at Dolphin Music…from bass legends to bass solos to bass guitars!
Beginner Bassists, Learn to Play that Bass Line Today!
It's no coincidence that Learn To Play Day is the end of March. We'll be giving you all the info you need as a beginner to help you decide which bass to buy, which tune you should learn first and which bands you should be listening to become a bass pro. If you're already clued up on your bass guitars and a practiced bass player or play the bass in your band, we'll be giving you plenty of new gear you can get your hands on.
Grace the Bass
We'll also be giving you a round up of London's Bass Guitar exhibition show, which took place last. The two-day show brought together the UK's bassists and globally recognised players together along with the newest gear to grace the bass world from Yamaha, Ibanez, Orange, Peavey and many more.
Now we've really thought about it, we could have a bass year!
Join us! Join in the fun with us over at Facebook or Twitter. Each day this week we'll be giving you a full bass-related feature, from the history of bass, the differences between all those different kind of Fender bass guitars, the best bass amps, our best-selling guitars, our favourite bassists and our favourite songs.
If you're feeling a little impatient, we have a huge catalogue of bass gear until we start posting tomorrow! Join us for our first day where we introduce you to one of our favourite bassists.
So far in the Dolphin Music Dedicated to Bass Week
- We look at some of the basic bass facts to give you all a bit of bass trivia we think you ought to know
- We look at Rolands VB-99 V-Bass System with Snoop Dogg's bassist and his custom presets
- Divinity Roxx is an acclaimed bassist, producer and rapper. She's worked with some of the biggest names, from Victor Wooten to touring with Beyonce
- A number of bass amp manufacturer, Ashdown's endorsees win big at the Grammy's, from the Foo Fighters to Paul McCartney!