I had the pleasure of meeting this gentleman, Mr Matthias Neugebauer earlier in the summer when he came to collect his Arco bass. After flying back to his native Switzerland (with an extra seat for the bass), he produced a couple of videos demonstrating the classical capabilities of the Arco. Please check them out:
Firstly, Rachmaninov’s Vocalise (played arco)
And Bach’s Cello Suite no.1 Prelude (played pizzicato)
The Dougherty-Powe Duo:
New Yorker Reggie Powe with his Arco Bass...Thanks Reggie.
Introducing the new Jazz Box: The Duke: The big bass with the little face.
A 500mm scale bass uke: play vertical, horizontal or any angle you choose…
With a sle...nder, long body to propagate those bass frequencies and sloped shoulders for easy access to the upper register. Just slip it in your lap and play…or strap it on…or use a really long endpin…
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We finally hit the JazzBox Century! For the 100th JazzBoxUke; an homage.
Back in ‘11 I made a guitar called The Flame. It was from off cuts of this guitar that... the first JazzBox uke was hewn, designed to look like a mini version of the Flame guitar… just trying something out, see how it went. It went well.
The guitar eventually landed with a great customer from Peterborough by the name of Jim Green. Soon after, Jim commissioned a uke for his son Geoff. During the build of this uke, Jim’s wife sadly passed away, the uke was named Jangree in her honour with a silhouette of her image inlaid into the headstock. Geoff then returned the favour and commissioned a uke for his Dad.
Approaching the 100 mark what better way to honour Jim, his flame guitar and the occasion than with a new tenor uke version of his guitar from which the whole Jazz box project was born.
Bass of The Week at NoTreble.com!!!