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Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut
Bass Videos

Gretchen Menn with Stu Hamm: Oleo Strut

Stu Hamm shared this new video of Gretchen Menn’s “Oleo Strut”, where he lays down a solid groove with drummer John Mader. Stu really lets it rip at the 1:30 mark when he trades some smokin’ solos with the guitarist.

Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass
Bass Gear

Washburn Unveils Stu Hamm Signature Bass

After years of having a signature acoustic bass produced by Washburn, Stu Hamm now has a signature electric bass guitar with the company, called the SH B3 Hammer. The new model is a a double cut-away design featuring an alder body and a bolt-on maple neck with a radial neck joint. The fingerboard is rosewood. Made in the USA, the...

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live
Bass Videos

Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller: “School Days” Live

Stanley Clarke’s 2002 concert performance at Musicians Institute in Hollywood closed with a bang, with a stage full of bassists performing Clarke’s “School Days” for the audience. Clarke is joined by Stu Hamm, Bunny Brunel, Billy Sheehan, Flea, Alex Al, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Wayman Tisdale and Marcus Miller, and most take a solo. The entire concert was released as...

An Exclusive Interview with Stu Hamm
Interviews

An Exclusive Interview with Stu Hamm

Stu Hamm is a name synonymous with instrumental rock bass, but what you may not know is that the bassist himself has a very rich musical background, with interests spanning just about every genre and time period. Hamm recently unveiled proof of his diversity as well as his playing and compositional talents on his sixth solo album, Just Outside of...

Stu Hamm Releases “Just Outside of Normal”
New Albums

Stu Hamm Releases “Just Outside of Normal”

Stu Hamm has just released a new solo album, entitled Just Outside of Normal. The album, which is his first studio album in ten years, is a somewhat eclectic mix of songs ranging from a rock to classical to swing. There’s even a polka! Hamm recruited an all-star cast of musicians to back him up including Joe Satriani, Robert Fripp,...

Events

Bass Day UK to Feature Stu Hamm, Victor Bailey and Billy Sheehan

One week from today, Bass Day UK kicks off in Manchester, England. The event includes concerts, clinics, workshops and exhibits from leading brands and luthiers. Bass Day UK Line Up: Victor Bailey: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Billy Sheehan: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Stu Hamm: Performance / Master-Class / Q&A Paul Balmer and Mo Foster: a workshop session on...

Stu Hamm to Tour Europe
Concerts & Tours

Stu Hamm to Tour Europe

Rock bass guru Stu Hamm will be touring Europe in a string of performances and clinics throughout October. The 11-day outing will kick off at Bass Day UK in Manchester, England and wrap up with a couple dates in Estonia. Hamm is currently working on mixing and mastering his latest album, Just Outside of Normal, which will be his sixth...

Stu Hamm: “Going to California” Live Solo Bass Performance
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm: “Going to California” Live Solo Bass Performance

Stu Hamm’s take on the Led Zeppelin classic, “Going to California.” [Editor’s note: check out our transcription of this performance.]

Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons
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Stu Hamm Releases “Fretboard Fitness” Instructional Video Lessons

Bass guru Stu Hamm has just released his latest instructional video, Fretboard Fitness, through Truefire TV. Aimed at intermediate players, Fretboard Fitness contains 40 video lessons on theory, fretboard navigation, and hand strength that are designed to avoid becoming tedious, as often happens in instructional methods. “These are the bass guitar lessons I wish I had when I was coming...

Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music
Bass Videos

Stu Hamm Live Bass Solo: Love Thing/Moonlight Sonata/Country Music

This is a clip from the Joe Satriani: Live in San Francisco DVD, in which Stu Hamm proves why he is among the bass greats. Starting with a bass arrangement of Satriani’s “Love Thing,” the solo soon morphs into Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, and then “Country Music”. And don’t worry, the crowd isn’t booing him, they are “STU-ing” him!

Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album
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Stu Hamm Announces Collaborators for New Solo Album

In a recent Facebook status update from Stu Hamm, the rock legend revealed the names of the musicians who will be joining him on his upcoming solo album, Just Outside of Normal. The list includes “[Joe] Satriani (2 tracks), Robert Fripp, Jude Gold and Frank Gambale on [guitar], Stanton Moore, John Mader and Alan Hertz on drums, Terrance Disley, Allison...

The Virginia Bass Forum Hosting Stu Hamm Clinic
Events

The Virginia Bass Forum Hosting Stu Hamm Clinic

The Virginia Bass Forum has announced they will be hosting a clinic with Stu Hamm on Sunday, at 12pm on July 18th in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $30, and at the door $35. Contact Brittany Frompovich (lady.bass.music@gmail.com) for advance ticket purchases. Details: Fredericksburg Academy, Hazel Arts and Sciences Building Room number 104 10800 Academy Drive...