About Traben Bass

This website, as you can tell, is kind of very random

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I wish I could tell you that it’s by design. I wish I could tell you that from the beginning, I decided to make this website look like my office desk – you know, with bits and pieces of ideas here and trinkets there.

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But I would be fooling you if I did that. That would be a lie. It looks the way it looks because that’s how I think. I’m a very sloppy thinker. I’m all about last minute associations. And that’s also how I play the bass.

While a lot of people love that because I do play jazz bass guitar, some people take exceptions. Let’s face it, a lot of people like things in neat, tidy boxes. They like everything spelled out for them. They’re into clear cut expectations.

They don’t want to do any guesswork. They don’t want to engage with the music in such a way that they are forced to come up with new conclusions and new interpretations. They don’t want any of that. It’s too much work. I get that. It’s cool. Everybody’s different.

This is the place for you!

But if you are big on experimentation, open associations and connecting the dots, this is the place for you. And by the way that it’s set up, although by accident, you will get that feel because everything is set up in a random way here. So you basically have to click through different categories and jump around and make some random connections and even take wild guesses to get to the right piece of content.

I’m not saying that you’re not going to get to the right content because there is a little bit of method to the madness here. There is a category system. That should take care of 80% of your search needs. This site is not an absolute and total chaotic mess.

On the other hand, however, there is a tremendous amount of space reserved for intuition. So feel free to explore. Feel free to connect the dots and you’d be surprised with a little secret discovery here and there.

I also want to invite anyone reading this to fill out the contact form in our contact page. Feel free to contribute anything you want related to bass guitars, bass playing, or the lifestyle of a bassist. As long as your original contribution has something, anything, related to the bass guitar, I can almost guarantee you that it will be published. We are all about celebrating this amazing musical instrument. As you probably already know, it does not get anywhere near the kind of respect it deserves. This is why this website actively encourages anyone who has ever picked up the bass guitar to contribute. You may contribute audio files, videos, tabs, poetry, essays, reviews, book reports, you name it. The only limit is your imagination.

I’ve sprinkled this place with enough flavor nuggets to put a smile on your face if you’re a serious bass player. Start your adventure today. Click on the link below and let your intuition and passion guide you forward.