Lifelong bass guitar enthusiast and professional musician Michael Manring offers a closer look at the unorthodox techniques which defined his seminal 1994 release Thonk in this instructional release produced to offer a detailed response to the many inquiries he received about his remarkable technique. In addition to discussing the various experimental techniques utilized in the four solo pieces featured on Thonk, Manring also offers detailed demonstrations before discussing a variety of fascinating innovations such as altered tunings, EBow use, the capabilities of Hyperbass, and composing with multiple tunings.

Release date: 12/2005

Region: All 

Running time: 52 min

Language:  English