Goo Goo Dolls bassist and longtime BB player Robby Takac spills on which records have always stuck with him and dishes out some recommendations on this Record Store Day… Robby! Tell us, what are your favorite albums of all time? Todd Rundgren – A Wizard A True StarThe Rolling Stones – Through The Past DarklyBad Brains – I… Continue reading Record Store Day 2017 | Robby Takac | Goo Goo Dolls
A few weeks ago our friend Tony Kanal reached out to see if we could get some of his Yamaha BB’s studio-ready to start recording with his new project, which features fellow No Doubt members Tom Dumont and Adrian Young as well as A.F.I. singer Davey Havok. One of the basses we received in our… Continue reading Tony Kanal | Yamaha Interview
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
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.