NEWS

Art of Slap Bass is back!

Hello bass slappers!As we announced it on our FB page earlier today, we have some exciting news for you.
slap bass gut strings for rockabilly and swing, endorsed by nicolas dubouchet

New Slap Bass Strings by Pirastro

Legendary bass strings company Pirastro just announced they started producing new bass strings specially designed for slap bass players - Evah Pirazzi Slap! They developed this...
joe mauldin bass player for buddy holly dies

Joe Mauldin, bassist for Buddy Holly and the Crickets, dies February...

Joe B. Mauldin, the bassist for Buddy Holly's Crickets died from cancer in Nashville today. He was 74. Mauldin and fellow Crickets Allison, Sonny Curtis...
marshall lytle of bill haley's band died

RIP Marshall Lytle

After long fight with his cancer, one of the biggest rock'n'roll upright bass legends Marshall Lytle left us this morning of May 25th at...
blast cult double bass for tiger army's djordje stijepovic

Djordje’s Blast Cult Bass “The Great White”

Djordje Stijepovic's Blast Cult bass "The Great White" has been getting lots of attention all over the world. Here's the "Making of" video, so...
BNA bass cabinet for slap upright bass

Best Upright Bass Cabinets Yet?

BNA Audio might be a new name in the music gear world, but their owner Mark Robertson (Th' Legendary Shack Shakers) is well known...

INTERVIEWS

Articles

Thelma Terry, A Bass Player To Remember

Thelma Terry, double bass player and band leader; she held her bass with a firm understanding of its abilities. She stepped...
Chester Zardis, little bear, slaps his upright bass

Chester Zardis

An initial idea to write, now legendary, article New Orleans String Bass Pioneers, that came out in December 1990, Daniel Meyer had...

Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson was one of the first and most prominent exponents of slap bass in American music. He was born today (August...
Pops Foster slap bass

Pops Foster

Pops is one of more prominent exponents of slap in early jazz and swing.
wavelength magazine article on slap bass in new orleans

New Orleans String Bass Pioneers

About 15 years ago, I ran into an article that was published in Wavelength magazine in 1990 called “Slap That Bass! - New Orleans...
double slap bass patterns and riffs including triplet, gallop, quadruple, drag slap and roll

Basic Slap Bass Patterns

...and the problem of inconsistent nomenclature Because slap technique was mainly used in music styles that were not commonly written, there exist different names for...

REVIEWS

nicolas dubouchet instructional slap bass dvd slapology

Slapology

Méthode de Slap pour contrebasse par Nicolas Dubouchet There are very few instructional DVDs about slap technique on the double bass available on the market. The...
didi beck's rockabilly slap bass instructional book for double bass

Rockabilly Slapbass

A Slight Introduction (CD Included) by Didi Beck First I have to mention that I am extremely appreciative, and encourage any effort when I see people...