L.R. Baggs has primarily been making well-regarded products for the acoustic guitar community for decades, not us low enders. Their engineering staff, however, is chock-full of bassists, and they wanted to develop a bass DI that would fill the gaps where a “regular” DI leaves players flat.” Steve Cook, Premier Guitar (2016)
Stonefield Musical Instrument Company
The Stonefield Musical Instrument Company brings together diverse elements of stringed instrument design that founder Tomm Stanley had puzzled over for years with the question of manufacturers and independent makers; ”why don’t they do this on a bass?” The Stonefield bass brings these elements together in what is no less than a ground-breaking new direction in the design, build and playability of the electric bass. Based in Christchurch, New Zealand, Stonefield Music couple the latest in CNC technology with the traditional skills of the luthier to create basses that are sound as good as they look. No matter what style of music you play, the Stonefield bass can be tailored to your sound.
Ambush Custom Basses
Jon Liebman is a world-renowned bass player, author, educator and entrepreneur. Jon has played electric and acoustic bass in every imaginable setting, from jazz gigs and club dates to full-scale productions in many of the world’s major concert halls.
Jon has performed and/or toured with a wide range of musical acts, including: Amy Grant, Cleo Laine, Buddy DeFranco, Billy Eckstine, Eartha Kitt, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, The Chiffons, The Ink Spots, The Fifth Dimension, Julio Iglésias, Jose Féliciano, Gregory Hines, Ralphe Armstrong, Ira Sullivan and countless others. He has also supplied bass tracks for major recording sessions, including projects for Ford, GM and the NBA.
A highly respected educator, Jon has helped over 100,000 people all over the world become better bass players, through his acclaimed online bass instruction site at www.JonLiebman.com, as well as his 7 very popular bass books (including mega-bestellers Funk Bass and Bass Aerobics). Jon’s newest book, Play Like Jaco Pastorius, was released – with much anticipation and enthusiasm – at the 2016 summer NAMM show.