There are Thrash Metal bands and then there is Exodus. Bassist and long time Yamaha artist Jack Gibson invited YGD to one of the band’s two sold out shows at The Wiltern in Los Angeles in support of King Diamond and it was intense! Jack and drummer Tom Hunting, who also is part of the… Continue reading Jack Gibson
There’s nothing worse for many musicians than putting the first ding or scratch into a brand new instrument. It hurts! For Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls though, the more beat up his Yamaha BBs the better. Here’s the process behind Robby’s BB414s: First, we take brand new bass from the rack and immediately… Continue reading “New” BB414 for Robby Takac
One of Tony Kanal’s favorite basses is a BB3000 he bought in Japan while on tour there in the late ’90s. With that in mind, when we started putting together the concept with Tony for his next YGD BB we decided getting our hands on an original would be a cool starting place. The BB3000… Continue reading Tony Kanal Custom BB3000
Beautiful images of the semi-hollow bass made for John Patitucci by our luthier, Pat Campolattano, at Yamaha Artist Services Burbank. Check out John’s ‘Brooklyn’ project.https://www.facebook.com/patituccifilmhttps://www.facebook.com/JPatitucci
The good news for Robby Takac’s bass tech is that no time is wasted cleaning instruments. We visited Robby and his trusty BB’s when the Goo Goo Dolls played a packed show in Hollywood recently. We love it when an artist’s instruments sound amazing and tell a story about who they are.