Through his innovative work as a solo artist and his contributions as a sideman to Joe Satriani and
Steve Vai, Stuart Hamm has firmly established himself as one of the most influential electric bassists
of the past half-century.
Extending the non-traditional function of the electric bass previously revolutionized by Jaco Pastorius and Stanley Clarke in the 1970s, Hamm helped to reshape the contemporary concept of the bass guitar as an unaccompanied instrument with the utilization of polyphonic, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping techniques, chords, and harmonics.
He was the first bassist to have a Signature Model Electric Bass with Fender, and has designed sounds and gear for many musical corporations.
As one of today's leading bassists, Hamm has released six critically-acclaimed studio recordings and has enjoyed recording and touring stints with guitar icons Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Greg Howe and Frank Gambale.
His long-time associations with Vai and Satriani garnered him award-winning recognition on a global scale, and as a result, Hamm has received an extensive list of accolades such as being voted "Best Jazz Bassist" and "Best Rock Bassist" multiple times in magazine polls conducted by several major print publications worldwide.
As an educator, Hamm has released multiple best selling instructional courses and taught at the Berklee School of Music, Blue Bear School of Music and served as Bass Program Chair at Musicians Institute.
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"I have been hearing following Marco's and Markbass's growth since I first met Marco at a BX3 show in NYC. My good friend Jeff Berlin has been telling me for some time what great gear MB was making." —says Stu— "And I got to hear it every night ! Finally, I have the opportunity to work with the entire Markbass staff to create a new amp head, cabinet and combo amp that might appeal to a wider rock bass market. Wait until you hear and see what we have come up with !! I am so very happy and excited to be a part of the Markbass Family , and to be working with people as passionate about bass as I am!"
photo: Egidio Salvucci