I just installed a Marvin tailpiece on my "classical" bass. It has made a real difference
in the way the bass responds to the bow and to the dynamics of the instrument. The
bass is really loud as a result. Best of all though is that it eliminated wolf-tones! The
jazz feel is great too, so I might buy another one for my Jupiter Jazz bass.
Gear Rants and Raves
iRealbook for the iPhone
For 8 dollars, you can download an
application for your iPhone that has the
changes to over 1000 jazz tunes. Options
include "night view" for using it on the
gig. Also, it can change key of any song
in seconds - great for accompanying
singers. It was developed by busy New
York bassist Massimo Biolcati.