Artisan Bass Works
The most comfortable bass you will ever play...
ABW manufactures efficiently designed ergonomic bass guitars utilizing ANSIR Technology™. This patented angled neck design puts the neck of the instrument in the perfect playing position with no effort on the part of the player providing maximum playability and faster fretting while relieving stress on muscles, joints, and connective tissue. Artisan basses offer unrivaled comfort and playability in conjunction with refined modern bass tone and high quality craftsmanship at a price a working musician can afford.
ABW has teamed up with KSM Guitars and features the KSM Foundation™ Bass Bridge on all ABW bass models.
Ed Roman Guitars
Ed Roman opened a guitar store in Las Vegas after a successful career in the motorcycle industry. What he learned about that business and the customer base he found, he could easily apply to his guitar store. He soon expanded his store to a company which also manufactured instruments. Ed pioneered Internet guitar selling and was one of the first to offer complete custom guitar building.
Neal Moser is a California-based luthier. Neal designed the B.C. Rich "RICH BICH" which became popular and is still being built. Neal now builds custom guitars out of his shop.
Leonardo Lospennato is a German-based company building concept basses and guitars. Leonardo Lospennato uses KSM Foundation™ Bass Bridges on their bass guitars.
Kot Basses, based out of Portland Oregon, strives to create custom basses that will compliment each individual’s vision of what that “vehicle” should be about. Kot Basses has worked hard to perfect what they feel are the essential aspects of a great instrument, the elements of sound, response, feel, and playability.
Alex Watson is a luthier originally from Inverness, Scotland who now lives and works in Southern California, USA. Alex has been building guitars for over 30 years and decided that it was time to change from a hobby to a commercial enterprise. As an engineer and a bass player, he has the right kind of background and knowledge to extend the boundaries of guitar building.
Currently offering two styles of basses, a travel bass and a neck-through solid body with more models in the planning stages. Using the KSM foundation bridge he finally achieved the sound that he had desired for so many years. Its ease of use, installation and quality makes this bridge his first and only choice. Feel free to contact Paul with any bass building desires.
Paul Gransee, Owner / Luthier, GBASS
266 Hunters Cove Drive
Mead, CO. 80542
NAMM is the host of the biggest musical instrument tradeshow in the industry and provides valuable industry statistics to the industry. NAMM has been the engine driving the music products industry, enabling both large and small businesses to maximize productivity and reduce the costs of doing business. With more than 9,000 Members in the United States and 100+ other countries, NAMM is ultimately dedicated to expanding the market and giving people of all ages the opportunity to experience the proven benefits of making music.
Music Merchandise Review is the place to find breaking news about the music industry and musical products. Find information such as industry contact info, industry events, product reviews, market reviews, and so much more.
Music Connection has been informing music people for over 30 years about the what's what in the music trade. Music Connection pledges to "serve artists and music people, to offer connections to the unconnected and to provide exclusive information that can help our readers take their music to the next level.
Bass Player Online is the online version of the leading magazine for bass guitar players. Go here for a wealth of information on all that is bass guitar related.
Guitar Player Online is the online version of the leading magazine for guitar players. Go here for a wealth of information on all that is guitar related.
Bass Frontiers Magazine Online. Check out Bass Frontiers Magazine online for all kinds of information and news related to bass equipment, bass players.
Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Magazine caters primarily to guitar show enthusiasts, custom luthiers and smaller independent music stores.
The International Institute of Bassists. This site has a wealth of information for bass players including tutorials, gear reviews, player reviews.
Third Coast Broadcasting. LiveStream Broadcast for the Arts every Tuesdays from the DoubleTree Hotel in Nashville, TN featuring KSM Guitars player Rich Armentrout. Watch Live 4:30 till 6:30 and 7:30 until 10 p.m. weekly.
Tone Wave is an innovative new pedal designed to control precisely the volume level of an electric guitar signal when playing live. Tone Wave is fully programmable and and offers the musician a great deal of control over their sound when playing in live situations. To see the Tone Wave pedal.
TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. There is also great information on builders, and other tablature related info.