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EBS @ Frankfurt MusikMesse 2011, day 1
Welcome to the official EBS blog from Frankfurt MusikMesse! After a couple days preparations on site, the show finally started! A little slow at the beginning, as usual on the Wednesdays, but it became more and more busy by the day, and a real promising start of the show! For all of you who follow the show from a distance, we’d like to start by taking you on a tour through the EBS HQ and we’ll add some news and happening coverage later…so stay tune for more! And yes, we did film some stuff today too, but videos will be added in next week since there’s no time to do the editing from here. So, let the show begin…
…lets have a closer look!
The new and improved pedal display came out great!
PRS loaned us a guitar for the teststation, offering guitarists to check out EBS pedals. Thanks also to Beyer Dynamics for lending us headphones!
The two teststations for pedals, with the wall of the new EBS ClassicLine 110 and 112s.
Not much to add, is it?
EBS Professional Bass Equipment – yeah!
The new EBS Fafner II can be racked in a 3U rack, the previous one needed a 4U rack for ventilation…
Our old companion – the 1973 Rickenbacker with Checker bindings…do not touch!
EBS Classic 450 – great amp to bring on tour and want to leave the problems of your old tube amps behind and still get the sound of them…100% solid state!
The EBS ClassicLine wall, with the heads on top of 810s, 410s and 212s.
The “ProLine” wall shows the Swedish made Fafner II, TD660 and HD350 heads with also Swedish made NeoLine and ProLine cabinets as well as the NeoGorm combos…and oh, did I mention we make them in Sweden too?
The TD660 – where the old Fafner and the TD650 come together as one!
10 years in service of some of the greatest bass player on the planet, like Marcus Miller, Alex Al and Tal Wilkenfeld – and its still going strong!
New this year is a glass shelf on level 4.1 to show some goodies and steer people in the right direction for more EBS!
Another view on the 4.1 shelf…
Mats and Bo – owners and founders of EBS with Oliver from Bonedo.de
EBS Artist Jay-Tee Teterissa performed at the booth, check out is bass with the (Swedish) True Temperament fretboard!
Final Virus bass legend (and EBS Artist) Peter Sonntag, with Final Virus guitarist (and EBS Artist) Reno Schnell, and EBS Finnish distributor (and EBS Artist=) Jan-Olof Strandberg.
Poppunt – a Belgian community and magazine for musicians. Check them out!
The amps keep getting smaller and smaller, and the bass players taller and taller?
Anke from TBS Backline in Berlin – one of the German backline rentals carrying EBS!
Jay-Tee with bass luthier Paul Lairat and bass player Gary Grainger.
Japanese bass player Kenji checking out the little EBS rig with a HD350 head and NeoLine mini cabs.
Alain Caron and Jay-Tee at the EBS booth.
EBS Artist Appearances, on paper…
The teststations for pedals with Guitar and Bass where busy all day.
French bass player Fred Schneider performing at EBS.
Etienne Mbappé brought his 17-year old son Swaeli to join him this year. Like father, like son – Swaeli is already a great bass player, no doubt he will be a cat like his father!