BassLab is a modest guitar and bass company located in Kassel, Germany, owned and run by Heiko Hopfinger, a German musician and physicist who has developed some watershed breakthrough technologies for guitar and bass as well as some truly revolutionary music tech to expand their capabilities even further. Being a physicist Heiko has a far more sophisticated and complex understanding of acoustics, ergonomics and spatial and mass relationships than anyone who has ever approached guitar technology and has in fact been largely ignored because the industry simply does not comprehend his work on any level. More than that most don’t even know their own technology. But anyone of any level of music appreciation or development can immediately hear the superior results of these bold new technologies (See youtube videos in Part 1).
The basis of this astronomical new technology is called nano-composite tone engineering. In short this consists of applying a physicist’s understanding of the acoustic performance of various chemical composites then adapting differing combinations and ratios of these ingredients to actually engineer new and more multi-dimensional spectrums of tone and acoustic capability. The instruments are much lighter, essentially hollow and made of synthetic composites engineered to produce infinite potentials of more enhanced and perfected tone capabilities. A musician can actually work with BassLab to create their own custom tone spectrums. The performance of these instruments must be experienced hands-on to be understood but once you have had the real kinetic experience, you will realize its potentials and how primitive all previous industry standards are by comparison. Nano-composite tone engineering is what the market likes to call “disruptive technology”, that is a new technology appearing unexpectedly on the scene for which there are no competitors because no one else can produce such a high level of upgrading. And that is what BassLab has, a technology with the potential to take over the instrument industry very immediately because it has nothing to offer that can to any degree compete. You are looking at what most certainly has every capacity and more to become the new industry standard making all else comparatively obsolete. (End of Part 2…In Part 3 I will sum up how this might appeal to you, the designer, marketer or manufacturer.)