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Sounding Good vs Looking Good

I switched my upright from gut strings to steel wrapped nylon to get a more traditional jazz sound and get used to steel under my fingers. I've been doing more recording projects with my NSD WAV with steel strings... and now I have the little bass that can cover everything from electric to upright, I can strap it on or put it on a stand. The sound is everything I want.

Sound Samples

Upright vs NSD WAV vs NSD Omni I have been posting a bit about my NSD Omni Bass and I've had lots of questions about how it compares and folks wanting sound samples. So [...]


Every 6 months I swear that I'm going to do a better job of maintaining this webs site. And I do a post and fix a broken template, then life gets in the way and [...]

Return to passive

In the early 90's I had parts maker Paul Chandler put together a Jazz Bass. It's been my go to bass every since. Sure my vintage Silvertones are usually in my hands, but I always [...]

Learning to Hear

Learning to Hear? really? Yes, you know, maybe this is just my problem, but based on how many bass players I hear that play even louder than me, this must be problem for more than [...]

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