2015 Sponsors

THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WHAT MAKE THIS EVEN POSSIBLE!
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Aguilar Amplification

Aguilar Amplification is dedicated to using superior engineering processes to make great gear for bass players. By Designing and manufacturing heads, cabinets, preamps, pickups and effects pedals, we can contribute to many aspects of the sound of the Bass. At Aguilar, we approach every product that we manufacture with real world, musical understanding. Because we are a team of bass players and engineers, we start by visualizing gear from the musician’s perspective and then proceed with inspired engineering. We have a credo of “constant improvement”, that helps us move forward daily and create products that will contribute to your music. Aguilar amplifiers, cabinets and pedals can be found on concert stages and in recording studios around the world. Our preamps and new line of pickups are used in many of the world’s best basses. We’re proud to play a part in the sound of so many great bass players, and we look forward to being part of your sound!

 

 

Fodera Basses

Since 1983 Fodera Guitars has been one of the most sought after custom bass guitar brands in the world. Fodera’s Standard and Custom Lines of hand-built instruments are known for their exceptional tone, playability and pro-player reliability.

Over the years Fodera has deliberately stayed small and local. Every Fodera is hand-crafted in its Brooklyn, NY shop by skilled artisans dedicated to one thing only – building the finest electrical stringed instruments possible – instruments that perfectly blend form and function in a way that makes them impossible to put down.

 

D'Addario Strings

Crafted with respect for the world of music and the world around us

 

 

 

 

Dunlop Strings

Dunlop strings are designed, developed and manufactured at our state-of-the-art strings factory in Benicia, CA. Armed with the latest machinery, Dunlop string designer Les O’Connor, formerly of DR Strings and Black Diamond Strings, led the Dunlop design team to bring the Dunlop strings vision to life. Without being tied to a ’60s string formula, Les took a modern and scientific approach to string design. With critical feedback from top touring artists, Les was able to design a string that met modern guitar player’s needs. Dunlop Strings use traditional high quality materials and metals to produce non-coated guitar strings in standard gauges. In addition, innovative hybrid wrapping techniques and custom core-to-wrap ratios produce a superior low-tension string. All Dunlop strings are balanced set to set and come in corrosion inhibiting packaging that keeps them fresh.

 

 

U-Bass

The award winning U-BASS from Kala Brand Music celebrates its 5th anniversary in 2015. Since its introduction it has been a phenomenon is the world of bass instruments and is played by many of the world’s top bassists including Bakithi Kumalo, Abraham Laboriel, Steve Bailey, Tal Wilkenfeld and Nathan East. With over 30 models, the U-BASS is available in acoustic-electric and solid body models, 4 and 5 string fretted and fretless, and USA made as well as an imported series. The U-BASS has been recognized as an important development in the bass world and has been presented in special clinics at Berklee College, Musician’s Institute, and L.A. Music Academy. Kala is pleased to participate in Bass Bash 2015 in support of U-BASS endorsee Nik West.

Kala Brand Music Co.
P.O. Box 751149
Petaluma, CA 94954
707.775.4073
www.ubass.com
www.kalabrand.com

 

 

 

F Bass

F Bass has been handcrafting instruments out of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada since 1978. Their main focus is building 4, 5, & 6 string bass guitars ranging from vintage inspired basses to modern electric/upright hybrids and everything in between.

“Our models have evolved over three decades of designing, creating, repairing and studying other instruments. This process has led to a terrific combination of fat, natural sound, superb feel, exciting new look, and a comfortable weight balance. We hope refinements such as these create a niche away from instruments that sound and feel “high-tech”.

At F bass, quality and craftsmanship are the standards by which we live. Even though we build for today’s player, we want our instruments to play and feel like great vintage basses.

I am extremely proud of our F basses, as are the musicians who play them.”George Furlanetto

 

 

Mike Lull Custom Guitars

Mike Lull has been building and repairing guitars and basses for over 40 years, six days a week, and hand-builds every instrument that bears his name. Mike’s goal with each and every build is to make a “dream come true” instrument for its player, dialed in precisely for their specific wants and needs. At Mike Lull Custom Guitars, we aren’t happy until you are happy!

 

Hartke

“Serious Bass”

 

Mayones Guitars & Basses

Mayones instruments find their origin in the very same place music starts – the heart. Their essence stems from passion of the talented musicians we work with and the devotion of our experienced luthiers. Our guitars and basses are the result of the perfect blend of over 30 years of tradition, modern technology we use and affection at every stage of the building process.

Every guitar and bass follow the same production routine: take the skills and the experience of our luthiers, implement strict quality standards at every step of production and add the elusive touch of our love to guitars. The result is always the same – a top notch instrument with soul and built-in inspiration.

 

 

Swinghouse LA's Premier Backline

L.A’s premier Backline, event production and studio rental facility.

 

Tectonic Plates Audio Labs

Tectonic Plates employ fundamentally different NXT™ Resonant Mode technology to provide the next generation in mid to large format sound reinforcement loudspeaker systems.

Very Wide Coverage Pattern • Minimal Room Interaction •Superior System Intelligibility • Innovative Form Factor • Outstanding Value Equation