Magnus Sjöquist plays his uBass with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Photo: YouTube screenshot
We all know the uBass is fast becoming a classic instrument. But how about an instrument that can play classical music? Check.
Leave it up to our friend Magnus Sjöquist, of PLAY UBASS fame – the coolest cat to ever play a uBass, by the way – to rock out on our favorite instrument with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Check out Magnus HERE, performing “Hilda Smiles,” a composition by jazz pianist Lars Jansson.
The concert was staged by local talent in celebration of their hometown’s 750th Anniversary this year. And as Magnus notes on his blog, the decision to play was easy:
Since our hometown Örebro,Sweden turns 750 years in 2015 we decided to do a concert with songs that is either performed or composed by someone from here. I had to (which wasn’t a sacrifice at all) chime in and play two songs on these concerts. One of the songs lend itself towards the Ubass. So I decided to play my trusty acoustic/electric on a jazz ballad.
Magnus said that while he’s played with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra before, this was the first time he played his uBass with them.
Not a bad start, I would say.
Kala’s Feedback Freezer can eliminate much of the feedback from your A/E uBass in a band situation.
Unless you’re in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band, you probably do not welcome feedback while you are playing. But if you are plagued by feedback while jamming out on your uBass, Kala has got you covered. Or, more precisely, your uBass’s soundhole covered.
Enter the Kala Feedback Freezer. What’s a Feedback Freezer, you ask? Basically it’s a plastic cap you snap into the soundhole of your acoustic/electric uBass that dramatically reduces the instruments ability to feed back. Just snap the Feedback Freezer into any uBass with a 3″ soundhole, and off you go. It does not require any modifications to your uBass.
The Feedback Freezer won’t totally eliminate feedback, but it will dramatically reduce it, as noted in THIS VIDEO by Mike Upton of Kala.
You can pick one up from your favorite retailer that stocks Kala accessories, or through the Kala Web Store for $9.99. Some online retailers list the Feedback Freezer at $7.99.
So, if you’re looking to reduce the amount of unwanted noise your uBass makes in a band situation, go get yourself one of these for each of your A/E uBasses.