April 20, 2018

Nordstrand welcomes Jean-Baptiste Basile to Team Nordstrand. Jean-Baptiste is a professional working bassist from the city of Bastia in the beautiful Island of Corsica / France. He started playing bass at the age of 14, studying in Bastia Conservatory. He also teaches bass and guitar at Alegro Musique School. His experience in performances, music education and studio recording and production took him to look for specific sounds that forms his distinguished bass tone.    

Jean-Baptiste is a technical bassist who applies sophisticated techniques to his playing style and is part of different local and international bands playing concerts and festivals in different European countries, France mostly, and collaborates with music producer BBprod for productions and festivals participation addressing different types of genres.

Jean-Baptiste runs an international project born in December 2017 which called “ Music Exceeds Borders “ together with his Palestinian project partner and bassist Usama Allati, where both bassists create music that addresses different genres in collaboration with different international artists, putting bass as the lead instrument in all productions . Music Exceeds Borders have found success in a very short time due to its individuality and creativity in music innovation.    

Jean-Baptiste is also endorses MGbass Guitars / River Straps / Fusion Gig Bags

Describe your rig or instrument of choice:

  • MGbass Desert Custom 5 Strings
  • MGbass Extreman Custom 4 Strings
  • Sire M7 5 Strings
  • Atelier Z M245 4 Strings
  • Mark Bass Little Mark 3
  • TC Electronic K-410 Cab
  • 2 Custom Handmade Straps from River Straps
  • Fusion Gig Bag

How did you discover Nordstrand / How long have you been using Nordstrand? Aside from owning a music shop for two years in which I sold big brands like Martin, Taylor, Warwick and Ramirez, and during my musical career, I got the chance to try, test and own many basses among which were the Nordstrand VJ4 and VJ5 that I owned for 3 straight years buying them in used condition. I was completely astonished with the warmth of Nordstrand pickups which led me to follow this brand on YouTube and other social platforms as well as following the artists that use different Nordstrand pickups.

What Nordstrand products do you use and what do you like about them? I used to use the NJ5 Big Single, with the Nordstrand preamp that my VJ5 was loaded with. What I liked about them is the deep warmth, accurate response and high performance.

Bands: Music Exceeds Borders, Fire Fingers, Solo Artist
Other artists of note whom with you have worked: Jay Jaxson

Find more about Jean-Baptiste on Facebook and Instagram:  Music Exceeds Borders, Fire FingersInstagram 


















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