Artists
Ralf Gauck
www.ralf-gauck.de

Ralf Gauck is a unique solo acoustic bass guitarist from Germany, known for his unique interpretations of the repertoires of Sting and the Beatles.
Ralf Gauck is a German acoustic bass guitarist whose unique solo bass work has garnered praise from such bass legends as Danny Thompson, Arild Andersen and Sting. European music publications called his CD Zauberwasser (Zounds) a "benchmark for bass players" and referred to him as a “sound magician” and “bass wonder.”

The album Fields of Gold featured Ralf’s unique solo acoustic fretless bass guitar interpretations of the songs of Sting. The recordings won the admiration and support of Sting himself, and the popular German daily newspaper Die Zeit named it one of best productions of 2007. The top German audio systems manufacturer Audiotec Fischer uses the CD as a reference recording for their speaker systems.

In 2007 and 2008, Ralf won German Rock & Pop Awards in the "Best German Bass Player" and "Best German Instrumental Solo Player" categories. And Ralf's current CD, A Hard Day's Night, was nominated for the very first Echo Jazz Award (one of the three biggest musical awards worldwide, alongside the Grammy and Brit Awards).

 

"The biggest challenge in amplifying an acoustic instrument is reproducing its acoustic tone. But if you travel a lot and need an amplifier that is light and easy to handle, and has professional sound quality, you only have one choice: Markacoustic! For me this brand is simply the best, and these amps let the audience hear the real acoustic tone of my bass, only amplified."
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Videos
2011-03-14
The Bouree in E-Minor played by Markacoustic artist Ralf Gauck on a Hofner 500/5 Bass and a Markacoustic AC 121
2012-07-28
German acoustic bassist Ralf Gauck tells us what he loves about his Markacoustic gear, and shows us how great it sounds.