This past weekend, the Dunlop bass team trekked down to Hollywood for Bass Player Live! at SIR Los Angeles—the only annual event dedicated to bass gear and bass players.
We’re always happy to check out new gear and see old friends and great players, but our favorite part of the show each year is talking to real players, from weekend warriors to seasoned professionals, and getting their feedback on Dunlop bass gear. The response to our MXR Bass Innovations line was overwhelmingly positive this year, especially for the forthcoming additions to the line—the Bass Overdrive and the Bass Chorus Deluxe.
The highlight this year, though, was when Dunlop Strings artist Robert Trujillo and Jaco Pastorius’ family presented clips from an upcoming documentary about the legendary bass player. Trujillo treated the audience to an in-person display of Jaco’s rarely-seen-in-public Bass of Doom, one of the most revered bass guitars in music history. Many players at the show were disciples of Jaco Pastorius in one form or another, so it was a very moving experience to see the instrument that Jaco used to reinvent the role of the bass player.
We had a great time this year, and while we were pretty busy, we managed to snap some photos of some of the cool people and cool stuff we saw over the weekend. Check ‘em out below.
But first, here’s a list of some of the top Dunlop artists who came to the show:
Photos by Lauren Gerber, Joseph Trau and Darryl Anders.
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