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Skolhamm Asylum Announce East Coast Tour
Concerts & Tours

Skolhamm Asylum Announce East Coast Tour

Stu Hamm and Alex Skolnick are teaming up again for a tour with their project called Skolhamm Asylum. Joined by drummer Joel Taylor, the group will be on tour this month.

Stu Hamm Band: The Book Of Lies, Live
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm Band: The Book Of Lies, Live

Prior to the release of his latest release, The Book of Lies, Stu Hamm previewed the album during a performance at the Baked Potato. Here’s an awesome clip of the title track with Hamm laying it down like only he can. The bassist’s trio includes guitarist Carl Verheyen and drummer John Mader.

Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass
Basses

Warwick Introduces Stu Hamm Signature Bass

Warwick introduced a new signature bass for Stuart Hamm during the NAMM Show this year. The new model is based on the company’s Streamer with extended contouring and a deeper cutaway for improved access to the higher register. The Stu Hamm Signature bass is built with an alder body and five-piece birdseye maple and rosewood neck. Its neck has illuminated...

Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm: Star Spangled Banner Solo Bass Performance

We’re celebrating Independence Day the No Treble way today. And there’s nothing better than this solo bass performance by Stu Hamm. Have a safe and happy Fourth everyone!

Marcelo Yakko & Stuart Hamm: Arpegius Love
Bass Videos

Marcelo Yakko & Stuart Hamm: Arpegius Love

Bassist Marcelo Yakko sent us this wonderful tune he wrote and recorded on his album, Pulse. As a bonus, the great Stuart Hamm plays on the track as well, including taking a solo. Marcelo indicates through the video which bassist is taking the lead. Such a great tune, with double the bass goodness. Check out more from Marcelo on his...

Transcription: Stu Hamm’s “Going to California”
Transcriptions

Transcription: Stu Hamm’s “Going to California”

This month’s transcription is Stu Hamm’s live performance of the Led Zeppelin classic “Going to California”, which can be heard (and seen) here: You’ll need to detune your E-string to D in order to play this piece. This performance of the song opens with a chord consisting of an open low D-string and A and D harmonics played at the...

Stu Hamm: Live Bass Solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1988)
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm: Live Bass Solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival (1988)

I sometimes forget how long bassist Stu Hamm has wowing audiences. This is a good reminder: Stu taking a solo during the Montreux Jazz Festival with Joe Satriani, on July 15th, 1988. Fans of Stu will recognize many of his now classic solo pieces here. Stuuuuuuuuuuu!

Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses
Basses

Washburn Expands on Stu Hamm Signature Series Line of Basses

Last year’s NAMM Show brought the debut of the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature Hammer bass, and as a follow-up this year the company has introduced a fretless version of the bass as well as the rest of the Stu Hamm Electric Bass Series. The SHBH3FLTSS completely follows suit with the fretted version and features a double cutaway designed alder body...

Stu Hamm, Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Sunny (Live)
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm, Greg Howe and Dennis Chambers: Sunny (Live)

Here’s a smoking version of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny”, performed by bassist Stu Hamm, guitarist Greg Howe and drummer Dennis Chambers. This was filmed at this year’s Eddie Lang Jazz Festival.

Stu Hamm Named Head of Bass Department at Musician’s Institute
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Stu Hamm Named Head of Bass Department at Musician’s Institute

Stu Hamm has taken on the role of Program Director for the Bass Department at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, California. The bassist, who’s credentials include six solo albums and years of touring with guitar legends Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, will be in charge of the curriculum and explains his focus will be on “getting the gig”, over flashy...