Washburn has been working with Stu Hamm, to create in his estimation, the perfect electric bass guitar. These bass guitars are designed to give bassists the best value for their money. One of the basses produced was the Washburn Stu Hamm Signature SHBH1. After many difficult and trying hours of looking over the many meticulous details involved, Washburn molded this bass guitar from Hamm’s exact specifications. By incorporating both art and technology together, this bass gives a whole new meaning to what a fantastic 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.