01/2017

Dear friends,

all the best for you in 2017!

Here are two new menbers and some news for you!

Thank´s a lot!

Mauro Campus from Italy

Ruth Jochems from the Netherlands

Lefty and owner of JM Speakers Jules Meuffels with the new

Triton Bass Cab!

www.jmspeakers.nl

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Marco Bruggeman with a updated website!

Bob Battersby´s blackies!

From left to right:

Fender USA Standard Precision with WD Music black pick guard

Rickenbacker 4004L Laredo - I believe this is either the only one - or maybe one of two - left handed Laredos ever made by Rickenbacker. I had to restore the bridge pickup, controls and electronics as the previous owner had changed a few things!

Fender USA Standard Jazz body with Warmoth fretless neck (birds eye maple, ebony board, T style headstock), Hipshot B bridge and Schaller Jazz pickups.

Musicman Stingray.
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www.leftybass.com ---------------------------- Arni`s Lefthand Bassplayer Community ---------------------------- News from the world of lefthanded bassplayers---------------------------- This website needs your support---------------------------- Email: ArniBi@gmx.net

The Vik Cassis Collection (Canada)

Resonator, Charvel w/Kahler, 1998 Wal, 1978 Ricky 4001 w/ Bardens and Hipshot bridge, Ruokangas Steambass,

Status w/fret leds, 5 string Alembic, and my faithful wife of almost 37 years and more than 5000 shows...the 1st lefty Steinberger.

Thanks Vik!

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Dear Lefties,

in recent months much has happened and things falling over themselves occasionally. Therefore, I can understand if the interest in our website subsides somewhat. A logical conclusion!
But are things happening that have shaken me and saddened. Therefore, I was forced to take various personal pages out of the net. There are now again in the Internet security and envy or jealousy can be lived without restraint. Him whom it applies, by sleepless nights are prepared. I, as usual, could not keep up to date my website and also wanted to do with these things.
I do not want to stop the operation of our "Lefty Bass Player Community" but strengthen in the coming months. And for that I need your support and your understanding.

Enough complained! : =)

I would like to mention that the profiles were revised by

Frits Jochems / Belgien

Peter Bertges / Germany

Bob Battersby / England

All the best for you,

Arni

(PS: Sorry for using a translation program. Hope you will understand my thoughts.)

Frits Jochems / Belgium

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Hello Arni,
Folks on my blog just pointed me to your website. I am the author of Music Theory for the Bass Player, a book that I published in August last year. I use lots of fretboard diagrams in that book and have gotten quite a few requests for a left handed version which I am reaching out for help for. This blog post explains a bit more. Would you be able to pass this on to your community?

http://arisbassblog.com/left-wing-revolution/

Keep up the great work!
Cheers
Ariane

Typos by my iPhone

Ariane C. Cap
Bassist Educator
http://arisbassblog.com
http://arianecap.com/
http://oonband.com
http://www.stepupmusicvallejo.com/
707-280-1270

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March, 6th 2016

Dear Bassplayers,

I like to introduce you to two more lefty bassplayers. I´m very proud to get the first contact to the Iran. So please wellcome

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Payam Ghasemi / Iran

Giacomo Occhipinti / England

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Where are they now?

Lucky owner of Gibson Lefthand EB-0 and EB-3 basses wanted!

As you konw, Gibson only prduced a small limit of lefty EB basses. I will try find out, how many of them are existing now worldwide.

So I need your help! Please inform these owners to get in touch with me!

Stay safe!

www.leftybass.com ---------------------------- Arni`s Lefthand Bassplayer Community ---------------------------- News from the world of lefthanded bassplayers---------------------------- This website needs your support---------------------------- Email: ArniBi@gmx.net

Who can help Joris?

hi Arni, I need an acoustic bass in Kansas City for 3 concerts on February 6 & 7, do you know anyone there? I checked the site but didn’t find anyone.

Thanks,

Joris Teepe www.joristeepe.com

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Dear bassplayers,

I wish you will hav a Happy New Year and all the best. I would be very happy if we can continue to maintain contact 2016.

Since I enjoy our cooperation and our passion, especially in these days as a means of understanding and breakdown of mental barriers. Your contact means a lot to me! Thanks

Please wellcome new lefthand bassplayers in our community!

Jess Philip Philipsen / Denmark

Ettore Baldini Neto / Brasil

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Petros Damianidis / Greece

Ben Poncin / Belgium

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Upates a available from Kevin Salt / Holland, Freddi Lubitz / Germany and Peter Jordan / Ireland! Please check it out!

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German prof. bassplayer

Andreas Düro

is a friend of our website since the beginning!

is an integral part since the early days, our left-handed side.

He gas given the German trade journal "The Bass Professor" an interview.

In this readable article is also mentioned www.leftybass.com! Thank you very much, Andreas !!!


Wanted! Not stolen!

Ibanez Roadstar II bass. I’m looking for the bass I sold on this page back in 2001.

I am the original owner of this bass and would like to purchase it back if someone has it.

The photo below is what I ran on Arni’s page when I sold it.

If you have this bass or know of its whereabouts,

please contact me at dougandrews1102@att.net. Thank you!

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A few weeks ago I have received with help from the German bassist Markus Setzer a beautiful bass of the Finnish manufacturer Ruokangas and could admire him extensively and test it for a few weekes!

The company Ruokangs located in Finland and produces excellent instruments. The Steam bass has passive electronics and brings the full width to the sound amp. The playability is outstanding!

Curious? Then visited Ruokangs under http://www.ruokangas.com

Stay safe my friends and keep in touch!

Arni

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Help needed in London / UK!

Hi Arni,

I have a concert at the London Jazz Festival on November 15. Do you know of any acoustic left handed bass in London to rent?

Hi Lefties. Maybe we can help Joris to find a bass for his concert. Thanks a lot!

Contact Joris Teepe: joristeepe@gmail.com


www.joristeepe.com
Joris Teepe on youtube: 7 minutes video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-27yTtTTF20

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Help needed!

This bass guitar was stolen in France on 16. October 2015!

it's a lefty fender precision bass guitar! The bass is from 1976.

If someone has information, he can contact me at my e mail adress : marc.russo@neuf.fr

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Dear fellow left hand musicians

I am excited to share that I received a reply from Rob Wallis of Hudson Music, the company behind the new Bass Guru App and other music instruction products, of his support with my asking educators to stop using specific references of hands that only are correct for right hand musicians.
In short, to instead refer to hands as either a picking hand or fretting hand.
Such labeling, without "right" or left" designation will apply to both Righty or Leftys.
Such a change does not cost anything to implement from today forward and will spare a young left handed student confusion when learning.
I thank Rob Wallis for stepping up to the plate, so to speak, and supporting my approach and making his producers and educators aware of this.

Jack Frisch
Left hand bassist
Owner of UprightGraphics.com and UprightTransport.com
Voting member of N.A.R.A.S (The National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences)

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Hello Lefties,

I´m so sorry to tell you that we can not do the Lefty Bass Day in 2015. But CMS promised us to provide thier rooms for the Lefty Bass Day in 2016!

Hope we will see us there in 2016! I´m always glad to hear from you,

Your lefty bassplayer Arni

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JM Speakers

Jules Meuffels is a member of leftybass.com since the beginning!

So I´m glad and proud to point you to his handcrafted speaker enclosures!

Please visit Jules Meuffels and send him my best wishes!

JM Spearkers

Lefties all over

Seen by Ulrich Herbst in Berlin / Germany

Just Music Berlin-Kreuzberg

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Nino di Nolfo / Italy

Pelle Ericson / Germany

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Zoltan Demeter / Hungary

Eoghan O'Reilly / United Kingdom

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South Pawl Jones (Jason Eagan) / Canada

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Updates von

Niels Broekema / Netherlands

Armin Klopfer / Germany

Peter van der Linden / Netherlands

Kevin Salt / Netherlands


Sorry bassplayers, no Lefty Bass Day in 2015!

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