Operating to give bassists the best value for their money, Washburn has been working with Stu Hamm to create, in Stu’s estimations, the perfect electric bass guitar. One of the basses they ended up producing was the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature SHB30. After many trying hours of looking over the fine details involved, Washburn molded this bass guitar from the very precise specifications provided by Hamm. Incorporating both art and technology together, this bass gives a whole new meaning to what a great bass can accomplish in today’s world.
Born in New Orleans, Hamm spent his childhood and youth in Champaign, Illinois, where he studied bass and piano. He attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he met guitarist Steve Vai and, through Vai, was introduced to Joe Satriani. This meeting and following introduction led Hamm to perform and record with legendary guitarists including Steve Vai, Frank Gambale and Joe Satriani and bring his unmatched bass playing skills to national attention. Subsequent recordings with Satriani and other rock/fusion artists, along with the release of his own solo recordings further solidified his reputation as an extraordinary bassist and performer.