Thursday, January 21, 2016

The Great Bass Players of David Bowie

The legendary David Bowie has passed, but fortunately we have years and years of great music that we can enjoy from this amazing artist. As a tribute to the Thin White Duke, we have put together a small list of some of Bowie’s best bass players. 
  • Gail Ann Dorsey – From 1995 until his death, Dorsey laid down the bottom end on Bowie’s albums and in his live band. She was known for taking the Freddy Mercury parts when they performed the legendary single, “Under Pressure.”
  • Trevor Bolder – One of the Spiders from Mars, Bolder is one of the most important bass players Bowie ever had. He performed on the albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, Hunky Dory, and Aladdin Sane, paving the way for Punk. After his time with Bowie, Trevor Bolder performed for many years with Uriah Heap. Bolder passed away in 2013.
  • George Murray – During Bowie’s Berlin period, his band typically consisted of Carlos Alomar on guitar, Dennis Davis on drums, and George Murray on bass. His performances can be heard on Stations to Station, Low, and “Heroes,” as well as Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, which was produced by Bowie.

Whether you are paying tribute to Bowie or are just interested in rocking in your own personal way, Bass Central has the items you need. From high-end bass guitars to some of the best bass amps on the planet, our business always takes care of your bass needs.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Fender Custom Shop Month in January

Fender Custom Shop | Electric Bass Guitars |
Are you a fan of the many great Fender electric bass guitars we carry? Then you’ll be pleased to know that it is currently Fender Custom Shop Month at Bass Central. For this month, you’ll be able to score amazing deals on these high-end bass guitars, bringing the prices for these instruments much lower than the typical list prices. Take a look at some of the great selections we have on sale:

  • MASTERBUILT 1970's Jazz Bass – This classic bass guitar features chrome hardware, a u-shaped neck, and a two-piece ash body, as well as American Standard fretware and a white three-ply pickguard.
  • Pino Paladino Signature Bass – If it’s good enough for Pino, then it’s great for everyone. This bass guitar features an alder body, a c-shaped quarter sawn maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, and vintage-style frets, in addition to vintage-style tuning machines and chrome/nickel hardware.
  • Relic 1955 P Bass Black – They don’t make bass guitars like this one anymore. This vintage-style selection includes an ash body, a single-coil original 1950s Precision bass pickup, and an original two-saddle 1950s Precision bass bridge.

Take a look at our huge selection and shop now for a new bass guitar. Our business is owned and operated by bass players, so you can rest assured that you’ll be able to find the right selections for your bass playing needs.