GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2015
August 7, 2015
Three days of guitar highlights from Chicago’s world-renowned festival.
BadBadNotGood’s Chester Hansen
Jazz-punk-EDM power trio BadBadNotGood has collaborated with hip-hop artists Tyler the Creator, Ghostface Killah, and Frank Ocean. Bassist Chester Hansen is shown here with his ’73 Gibson Grabber, getting down during a bass solo in the song “Velvet.” The Grabber model is famous for the sliding pickup. “It’s pretty neat for recording or working out new tones,” Chester says. “I play .055–.110 flatwounds with my action cranked up, so it’s intense to play, but it sounds so huge! I love the aggressive punchy tone of the Grabber—it shares many characteristics of a vintage P-bass but at a fraction of the cost. It’s super durable for touring and I haven't taken anything else on the road since I got it.”