Basses

David Gage is a string-bass luthier who is known within the industry as the man who listens not only to music but to the musicians, to produce the instrument that bests works for each player.  His devotion to his customers pushed him into wanting to do the best he could in design and in craftwork...
Judy Gage was the key inspiration for her husband to open his own workshop to create bass instruments, which was a dream of his.  Judy ran the business side and David made the instruments by day, and by night they helped to grow the musical talent in and around New York with their passion and love...
Bob Gallien has been an innovator in bass guitar amplification for some 30 years! Inspired as a young guitar player in the 1960s by bands like the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, Bob loved the role the bass guitar had in rock music, although it was clear the sound needed improving. As co-founder of...
Rodrigo Garcia recalls the day his father bought him his first bass. It changed his life. He later went on the road to play professionally and toured with Alexander Silver throughout Chile. Rodrigo can be seen and heard playing on the 2005 Alejandro Silva Live DVD, which was recorded on one of...
Bob Glaub is a respected American bass player and session musician who has performed with an incredible amount of high profile artists including; Journey, Steve Miller Band, John Fogerty, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, Dusty Springfield, Aaron Neville,...
Larry Graham fondly recalls stepping out onto stage to perform at Woodstock!  He remembers the sea of people and the energy in the air as he performed as a member of Sly & the Family Stone.  Larry recorded many of the band’s big hits in the 1960s and early 70s before he formed his own funk band...
Murray Grodner, along with his first wife Leah, formed Lemur Music, Inc., a catalog business that specialized in the needs of the Double Bassist. His impressive background as bassist, professor and author was perfect for launching a business career in providing needs of his fellow bassists. He...
Bob Hackett worked for Ampeg on the company’s amplifiers.  As a professional bass player, Bob was able to provide vital feedback in the design and sound of the bass amps for Ampeg.  During his time at the company he worked with several other key engineers and employees including Roger Cox.  Bob...
Al Hager is the store manager for the Bloomington, Minnesota based Groth Music. As a professional bandleader and bass player, Al came to the store with a great understanding of musical instruments and business management. He has worked closely with the store’s owner, Nancy Groth-Kersten, to...
This audio only interview was conducted for a radio program by Dan Del Fiorentino and donated to the NAMM Oral History program: Bob Haggart may be best known for his crazy bass playing on the Bob Crosby hit record "Big Noise From Winnetka." The song featured bass slaps and even the drummer playing...

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