There are many companies that will be contributing by donating items to the raffle! These donations are very generous and some very lucky people will be going home with amazing prizes. I will keep adding to the list as it gets closer to the event.
BassMods – thank you, Rob Lemas!

UBass – is donating an Exotic Mahogany bass for the sponsorship. With gig bag and U-BASS strap retail value is $512.99 !! They are also donating T-shirts and stickers. Thank you, Rick Carlson! Here is a link to the item for specifics –

Chicago Bass Exchange & Sandberg Basses – will be donating a Sandberg Bass for our raffle valued over $1400! Thank you Marc Najjar and the team at Chicago Bass Exchange.

D’Addario – will be donating 10 sets of FlexSteel bass strings, a NS Micro Universal Tuner, a 15’ American Stage Instrument Cable w/ Kill Switch , Bass Pro-Winder/Trimmer, Restore Polish, Protect Polish, Shine Polish, Polish cloth and T-shirts for the raffle! Thank you, Brian Vance and the team at D’Addario!

Dunlop – is contributing 1 MXR Bass Octave dlx, 1 MXR Bass Preamp DI and a box of Dunlop Super Bright Bass Strings. Thank you Darryl Anders and the team at Dunlop!

Daring Audio – is sending 1 Edge Activor HD pedal and 1 Phat Beam Compressor/Limiter pedal. Thank you Chris Rigatuso for your generous donation!

Bass Mods – is contributing 2 sets of 5 string pickups for Jazz, 2 J style preamp plates and 4 shirts to the raffle. Thank you Rob Lemas! – is contributing t-shirts and stickers to the raffle. Thank you Kevin Johnson and the team at!

Bass Southwest – will be donating a variety of items including Ken Smith Bass Strings, Bass Southwest T-shirts and Ken Smith T-shirts to the raffle. Thank you, Lou!

DR Strings – will be donating an assortment of their NEON and other strings to our raffle! Thank you Rosa and the team at DR Strings!

Jon Liebman – will be letting a winner choose either one of his 6 best selling books or a newly released “For Bass Players Only” T-shirt. Thank you Jon!

iBass Magazine – is donating 10 free subscriptions to iBass Magazine for the raffle. Thank you Nick Wells!

iGig Cases – thank you, Miko!

Thank you…..


This event couldn’t possibly a success without the collaboration and contributions of so many different people and companies. I would like to take a moment to thank them here for their part in the 2015 Bass Bash!

Thank you, Dave Avenius and Justin Huth at Aguilar Amplification, first for believing that I was capable of throwing this together, and even more for your continued support and advice. Over the years, your professionalism never ceases to amaze me, as do the entire staff at your organization. It is always a great pleasure to collaborate on any project with you.

Sound engineering will be provided by Jack Trifiro, one of the best sound guys I know in the industry who runs sound for Victor Wooten. Without your expertise, I would not be able to pull this all together so quickly. Thanks, Jack, you rock!

Backline and PA equipment is being provided by Swing House and Tectonic Audio Labs – thank you for your time, efforts and supplying the artists with what they need!

There will be fantastic press coverage by Bass Player Magazine, NoTreble, Bass Gear Magazine and perhaps a couple more! It is an honor to have these publications present at the event. Thank you so much for supporting this great annual event!

To George Waterman, thank you so much for the newly designed Bass Bash logo and always being there to help me create my ‘vision’ in graphics!

Photography and some video taping will be done by my good friend JC DeYoung. Videos will be posted on our YouTube Channel after the event and photos will be posted on the photo page during and after the event.

My personal assistants at the event will be my long time friends, Aaron Gomes and Dave D’Aranjo. They will be helping me sell raffle tickets, Bass Bash T-shirts, running errands before t and generally assisting me with the fine details needed to help me breathe!

Thank you Andrew Struve for helping me get this website started! The Bass Bash has never had a permanent site before and I believe that branding this event will only help it to grow in the future. A strong online presence is key in the growth of any public endeavor, and I hope to continue to build on this as time goes on.