Basses

David Hood is the co-founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Alabama.  The studio was formed in 1969 when four session musicians left Frame Studios to create their own recording studio.  The four, Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett and David, were first a well-known rhythm section that...
Gov. Mike Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007.  He was a candidate for the 2008 presidential primaries and currently hosts a program on Fox News.  He is also a musician and strong supporter of music education.  He has made music advocacy a main topic in many of his roles...
Jim Hughart was born into a family of professional musicians and is proud of the many musical experiences he had growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Right after graduation from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Theory, Jim was drafted into the Army. For two years, he...
Chubby Jackson was the 1947 Down Beat magazine’s reader poll winner for the best bassist of the year. When the Kay Music Company of Chicago told Chubby that they would be presenting him with a new bass to mark the occasion, Chubby had one request – add a fifth string. Jackson played that bass...
Siggi Jäger is a founder of Human Base. He specializes in hand crafting bass guitars. Sigge started making instruments in the mid 1980’s at Hoyer Guitars in Tennenlohe near Erlangen, Bavaria. There he specialized in making basses for the company and finished his apprenticeship with the master...
Vail Johnson was the seventh son in his family, all of whom played a musical instrument. It was part of life, just like eating and sleeping. His great grandmother was an opera singer and Vail was always encouraged to sing and play. His professional career hit a milestone when Kenny G hired him to...
Jimmy Johnson was a co-founder of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama along with fellow studio musicians Roger Hawkins, Barry Beckett and David Hood. The four musicians, known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, started playing together in and around Jimmy’s hometown of Sheffield, Alabama,...
Pete Johnston was a Video Director for NAMM when he raised his hand to volunteer to help with the production of the TEC Awards.  The TEC Awards were new to the NAMM Show and the need to create and execute a top notch awards program was paramount.  Pete leads the team that produces the show, which...
Rob Joly was playing in a surf band in 1966 when Leo Fender hired him to work at a teenage fair. The fair attracted young students and Leo felt the event would be great to introduce his new line of guitars. As a thank you gift for his help, Leo gave Rob a P-Bass! Just a few years later, Rob began...
Phil Jones grew up in the UK in the 1960s and, like many of his schoolmates, he wanted to be a Beatle!  He played guitar and his first guitar was one he made, and later a bass.  He created his own sound reinforcement company to assist local bands and soon discovered he loved PAs and building...

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