Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

It's very nice to talk with passionate and positive people; they somehow make your day so much better. Having a conversation with Mark Gooday, CEO of Ashdown Engineering, did just that. Ashdown announced their entry into bass guitar manufacturing with several designs, and they also have new amp models for 2020. Enjoy the video. https://youtu.be/Dj8D_uEDpp0…Read more Ashdown Engineering at NAMM 2020

First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

It's such an exciting time to be a musician. Lanikai Ukuleles just unveiled their new line of ukuleles. The most notable are the new bass ukuleles, thin line and signature line of ukes. I was fortunate enough to gain access to them for a few hours back at the hotel during NAMM. Here's my first…Read more First Impressions of Lanikai Bass and Tenor Ukes!

MG Bass Guitars at NAMM 2020

MG Bass Guitars announced new models and options for their JB1 Jazz bass series as well as unveiling Donald Waugh's new custom Desert Buckeye Burl 7 String bass. Enjoy the video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PqaKal1raEg Learn more about MG Bass Guitars here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

NS Design at NAMM 2020

Don had a chat with the iconic Ned Steinberger at NAMM 2020 in Anaheim, California. Ned announced his very first six string CR series bass guitar. Enjoy the video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hVqVPJFza2I https://youtu.be/UH8scG4sHTo Learn more about NS Design CR Series here. Don would love to hear from you. All comments and questions welcome!

2020 Looks Bright!

Let me start by saying Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! As we wrap up 2019, we look back and say thank you for all your support of the blog. Next up is NAMM 2020; the adventures continue. I made it to the big 40 and achieved a few goals. For example, I have…Read more 2020 Looks Bright!

Does size matter?

I have been using 5A CooperGroove drum sticks for a couple of years and so far they have been amazing. I upgraded a few weeks ago to the newly designed 5A sticks and also decided to go with the slightly longer model, the 5A-165 (16.5 inches long as opposed to 16 inches). That extra half…Read more Does size matter?

Three reasons to play the Ukulele

The journey started in July of 2019 when I met the folks at Lanikai Ukuleles. I got the opportunity to play an amazing quality ukulele for the first time and it was like a dream come true. I never knew the ukulele could sound that good! Most people view the ukulele as a classroom instrument,…Read more Three reasons to play the Ukulele