Articles by : jim-roberts

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November 16, 2017 - 09:02AM

When Jaco said, “the sound is in my hands,” he was talking about the intimate connection between player and instrument that begins with the ...

November 10, 2017 - 08:20AM

If you’ve ever plugged your bass into an effect pedal, chances are good that the pedal was conceived, designed, manufactured, or distributed...

September 1, 2017 - 07:37AM

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs once said, “A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

July 19, 2017 - 10:01AM

My previous columns in this series have profiled innovators who are designers and builders of instruments, amps, and other gear.

July 19, 2017 - 06:46AM

Dave Pomeroy has a date with a bass—41 of them, to be precise, which are featured along with his voice on his new solo album, Angel in the A...

June 28, 2017 - 02:26PM

Although Mesa Engineering of Petaluma, California, is perhaps best known for its Boogie tube amps for guitar, the company’s first built-from...

June 6, 2017 - 09:50AM

“It was never our mission to build quantities of cookie-cutter instruments,” says Joe Zon.

May 3, 2017 - 06:03PM

For Mark Gooday of Ashdown Engineering, being innovative is a matter of looking both forward and back.

April 7, 2017 - 09:41AM

Necessity, as the saying goes, is the mother of invention. Soon after he opened a shop to build instruments, Carey Nordstrand was confronted...

March 17, 2017 - 12:34PM

Growing up in Chile, DouGLAS Castro aspired to be a professional bass player.

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