Solo Bass Competition

Solo Bass Competition

Thursday, January 16, 2020 — 7:00 pm to 8:59 pm PST

Phil Jones Bass and LaBella strings will bring their popular Solo Bass Competition to NAMM for the first time on Thursday January 16 at 7 pm at the Clarion Hotel. The contest has become an annual tradition each Fall in New York in conjunction with The Lords of the Low End bass event. Additional sponsors for the competition’s NAMM debut will include bass manufacturers Warwick, NS Design, Marleux, Brubaker, Sandberg, and Lathon; as well as Bass Magazine and Gizmotron.

Ten talented bassists will be selected to compete for valuable prizes that will be contributed by each of the sponsors. Finalists will be chosen in advance of the contest after submitting 5-minute video auditions for consideration.

Celebrity judges already confirmed include Bakithi Kumalo (Paul Simon), Lee Sklar, Oskar Cartaya, Jerry Watts, Bob Glaub, and Juan Alderete. Passes for the event will be available for advance registration through sponsors.

Ten talented Bassists will compete for valuable prizes from some of the most respected bass gear manufacturers. Contestants must submit a 5-minute video audition to be eligible for the contest.

All submissions must be sent to before DECEMBER 24, 2019.

Show Floor Booth Numbers: 
Phil Jones Bass: #5329
Warwick: #9133
NS Design: #4729
Brubaker: #2648
Sandberg: #2846
Gizmotron: #3546