Wait…you’re not? Well, if you are not, you should be!!!
Welcome to the official Bass North ArTiSt Page!
This is a place for the whole world to see that playing the Bass is for everyone, and that everyone who plays the Bass is an artist!
You needn’t be a recording artist. You needn’t be a professional. You needn’t be in a Band. Maybe you just love playing Bass for yourself. Maybe you play Bass simply because you love it.
Come on and join the fun! Join the Page!
You can send a simple picture of you and your Bass with a note that says…Bass North sucks and Mark made me do this! Lol!
I guess I’m saying that Sarah and I would love to have you join the Bass North Family and ArTiSt Page so that others can see, no matter who you are. No matter where you are in your musical journey, we are all artists that share the same passions, which is to play Bass and be a Bass Player.
At any moment in time you can send your picture/links/bio and whatever it is you’d like to say about being a Bass Player and your experience with Bass North to email@example.com
Looking forward to hearing from you soon! Play that Bass!!!
Noah Nikolas Laidlaw
Hi Mark! I’d love to be a part of this!
I’m in a rock/metal band called Sunset Gore, we are from Vancouver, BC.
We are currently recording a new album and will be releasing it in the next 3-6 months! In the meantime, our last singles are Caffeine and Obsidian:
I currently play a Sadowsky Metroline PJ5 and a Warwick Thumb VI. My amp is a Bergantino Forté HP (1200W) and a Bareface Big Twin 3 cab (2×12, 1600W).
I also post regular content on my own instagram page, shlapadabass:
I almost didn’t become a bass player, when I was younger I played drums, trumpet and trombone waiting for a chance to play guitar in school because obviously all the “cool people” play guitar. One day my best friend came back from a rock show and wanted to start a band and told me he wanted to be the guitarist and that I should play bass, we went back and forth for a while debating… more like arguing how teenage brothers would and eventually I agreed. I thank him frequently for being just as stubborn as me back then because I love the bass and it’s the perfect instrument for me. When we started learing our teacher recommneded we start with classical acoustic guitar, learn the basics and foundations, learn how to play multi finger picked spanish stuff, and then once I was ready switch over full time to bass (in music class I still got to play bass during this time) I am eternally grateful for all of it, every now and then when I pick up a guitar and play I can’t help myself think: fuck bass is the best, I love the bass, guitar is cool and alright, but bass is KING. I love being the glue between the drums and the guitars, playing in that nice pocket where you lock in and create the backbone of a song, playing off the drums and creating the sweet rhythm section that drives and keeps a song going strong while also being able to play and have fun with the lead lines, moving forward and leading when the song asks for it. I have never been one who enjoyed being in the spotlight so that also works very well for me, the guitars, keys, vocals etc can have all the full glory I just enjoy providing that sweet sexy low end boom and groove. Warwick is my jam, the tones, the quality, the feel of the craftsmanship is exceptional and from the first time I heard a Thumb on an album I fell in love with that bass. So I was extremely happy to find out that Mark had started up Bass North to offer me and others like me an honest, reliable and professional person to turn to for getting some of these harder to find basses like Warwicks, Spectors, Sadowskys etc. Mark went above and beyond to help me get the build started on my dream bass, from the start nothing but amazing experience and looking forward to many years of buying gear from him.
Hope this is all good and what you need Mark and feel free to edit what I said and all that, not sure if you want to put “fuck” in there but figured it drives home the point of how awesome the bass is hahah. Hope all is well and let me know if you need anything else from me.
Also before I forget: thank you so much for working with me to get the build going on the Thumb, you are amazing and the fact that you would do that to some new random person you obviously don’t know is incredible, I am eternally grateful. I will be going down to London sometime in late January/early February after I’m back in the country so I would love to come check out the shop and meet you in person.
Have a merry christmas, happy holidays and happy new year.
Really cool idea brother!
Fernando Perez – Morbid Bass
I like remembering when I got my first bass, it was around 2005 in Bogota, Colombia. I had no idea of how to play it but I was determined to become a bassist and form a death metal band.
It’s 2022 now, I got a new bass online with Bass North, delivered to Toronto, Canada, in a very short time by the way, and our Blastphemous debut EP has been released through Brutal Mind, our label from Indonesia.
We recorded Living Among Holy Corpses during pandemic times with most of the practice at home. I focused on developing a deeply low sound for Blastphemous while playing fast and a bit dirty, not using clean tones and including short dissonances.
As for Goreobscenity, I’m in the middle of writing the bass for our new stuff, we wanna release a demo soon, play live concerts, and I cannot wait to show you what I’ve been doing with my NS Pulse II Spector.
One of the things that I like the most about my UltraViolet instrument is the curved swamp ash body design, it feels very comfortable. The EMG pickups and the active preamp allow me to play brutal death metal with the tone we like.
This experience with Bass North aligns perfectly with my desire of providing more extreme music to the people in the underground. It’s sick to have a partner helping you out in the gearing up and exposing your aRt!
Blastphemous – Facebook:
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Goreobscenity – Facebook:
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Blastphemous Bass Playthrough:
Blastphemous EP Stream:
– [Before the Damned] Opener for KILL DEVIL HILL at Norma Jean’s
– [Before the Damned ] Opener for ANVIL at London Music Hall
– [Mankind] Showcasing for Atlantic Records A&R rep at the Gasworks in Toronto
– (2013) Loaded Crows – Harbinger – https://loadedcrows.bandcamp.
– (2010) Before the Damned – Unanimosity – https://www.youtube.com/watch?
– (1998) Mankind – Swim – https://mankind4.bandcamp.com/
– (1994) Mankind – Stone City – https://mankind4.bandcamp.com/
What a great initiative! I’d love to share my bass experience
Here we go:
Having played different instruments in many bands and having studied sound engineering and getting my PhD in contemporary music composition, the bass is my main instrument. I love “holding it down” for the band, no matter the genre of music. The power of even just plucking one note making entire venues shake to the bone gives me great pleasure and makes for a beautiful refuge from day-to-day life.
I’ve discovered Bass North on my search for distributors for Nordstrand preamps and am feverishly awaiting the arrival and install into my beloved BTB 1605. Mark has been extremely helpful and great to communicate with! I’m glad to have found his shop online!
My two current active bands:
Cheko y Su Combo https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100082632586645
The Good God Dam https://www.facebook.com/goodgoddamband/
Cheers from Van Island!