Danny Thompson

NEW Elites Danny Thompson Signature Series Double Bass Strings

Tuesday, 5 March 2013  |  Dave Good


Danny Thompson is quite simply a legend in modern music.

Widely recognised by music fans and fellow musicians as one of the World’s finest double bass players, Danny has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning six decades, in which he has lent his considerable skills to performances on record and in concert with an astonishingly diverse array of artists, including Josh White, Roy Orbison, Little Walter, Nick Drake, Tim Buckley, Donovan, Ralph McTell, Sandy Denny, Marc Bolan, Kate Bush, David Sylvian, Talk Talk, Eric Bibb, Everything But The Girl, as well as jazz greats; Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey, John McLaughlin, Art Farmer, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams and Mark Murphy. 

From his unique contributions to the archetypal folk-rock supergroup, Pentangle and to Alexis Korner’s revolutionary Blues Incorporated, through his successful and enduring collaborations with maverick troubadours John Martyn and Richard Thompson to his own wildly eclectic and dynamic solo work, Danny has strived to expand the rhythmic and melodic possibilities of the acoustic bass, drawing on his life experiences and disparate influences to produce music that is by turns sombre and melancholy, enchanting and uplifting, joyous and lyrical but always inspiring and always driven by his passion for creativity and for life... true music from the the heart.

ELITES STRINGS are proud to be part of this new collaboration with Danny Thompson, to produce a signature set of Double Bass Strings that recognises and celebrates the great man’s vision, talent and passion.

Since 1985, the comprehensive range of ELITES BASS GUITAR STRINGS has been manufactured to the exacting specifications of THE BASS CENTRE, LONDON, ENGLAND - the undisputed spiritual home of the UK bass playing community. Meticulously crafted, using only the highest grade raw materials, Elites matched sets are gauged according to our experience and communication with top players throughout the World... Consequently, we feel that Elites represent the finest bass guitar strings available... 

Now, with Danny’s guidance, enthusiasm and inspiration, ELITES DOUBLE BASS STRINGS provide the same excellence to upright bass players... with a set of strings that offer superb playability, balance, tone, durability and freedom of expression.


Danny T Talks Elites!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013  |  Dave Good