London Bass Guitar Show 2017, the recap!

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This weekend has been tons of fun!

I’ve been at the London Bass Guitar Show as Rheingold-Music‘s product manager and as an artist, and what a show it was! We’ve been having a lot of great bass players come over to our booth and check out our products, and I also filmed interviews for Bass Guitar Magazine, and the one and only Antelope Audio.

Check out the video of some awesome bass players playing my Rheingold rig and stay tuned for the upcoming interview videos!

The Antelope Audio “After Party”

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Antelope Audio have put together some great video content and photos from their booth at NAMM 2017. Check out what they’ve compiled right here and browse through photos as well as video interviews with Greg Wells, Brian Vibberts, Danny Leake and Chris James where they talk about Antelope’s amazing products and technologies.

NAMM 2017 recap

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It has been a while since the 2017 NAMM Show came to a close so I found it fitting to write something about the experience.

Like last year, this year’s show has been full of great encounters with old friends, colleagues and partners from all over the world. I also made a bunch of new friends and got to perform on various fun occasions.

Among those was demoing for my new partner-company Antelope Audio from Bulgaria together with guitarist Pritesh Walia. These guys a truly shaking up the pro-audio industry with their incredible interfaces, converters and studio master clocks that come at a very competitive price. Their new Zen Tour interface (which I also call my own now) is the prime choice for anyone looking for the ultimate on-the-go interface. The connectivity options, sound quality, flexibility, latency and expandability are all stellar and it can accommodate the most diverse recording situations both at home or on the go. Check out my “About Antelope Audio” section on the “Gear” page!

My absolute highlight every year however, is playing for my luthier of choice – Paul Lairat. His lineup of instruments this year was absolutely stunning and more diverse than ever… and, joy of joys, among them was also my brand new “Gabriella S” bass – my first ever six string bass and an incredible one at that. New videos with this bass are soon to follow!

Another fun booth to be at was Singular Sound, makers of the Beatbuddy pedal-drum-machine. Besides being super welcoming and having a slew of great artists frequenting the booth, they also provided great coffee 😉  If you haven’t checked out the BeatBuddy yet, you should head right on over to! It is an incredible tool for practicing and solo/duo performances and is fully customizable as well!

A big thank you goes out to all the people who stopped by the Paul Lairat booth and elsewhere to say hi and have a chat! I greatly appreciate all of you.

I’m already excited for next years show but until then there is an exciting year that lies ahead! More on that soon 😉


NAMM 2017 starts tomorrow!

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Hey guys! I just wanted to post a quick heads up on the upcoming 2017 NAMM Show and my whereabouts at the show.

You will be able to find me at the following booths for most of the show:

Paul Lairat Guitars & Basses // HALL E, Booth 1390

Singular Sound BeatBuddy // HALL D, Booth 2896

On Thursday and Sunday, I will be performing at the Antelope Audio booth (HALL A // Booth 6596) together with the outstanding Pritesh Walia on guitar. I will also be talking about Antelope’s gear and answer questions.

If  you are coming to the show, be sure to stop by one of these locations and say hi! 😉

Gabriella is here.

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is a pleasure for me to introduce to you the newest member of my bass-family: Gabriella!
She is another stunning creation by my luthier of choice and partner in crime Paul Lairat, my first six string bass and also the first ever six string “Gabriella S” model thus far.
She has a wengé top, mahogany body, maple fretboard and Paul’s signature 11 piece (maple, walnut, mahogany, wenge) neck.
I can’t wait to see and play this instrument for the first time at the upcoming NAMM Show! I’m already madly in love with it!

More infos on this bass will appear in the “Gear” section once I’ve will have her at home with me in early February!

Christopher Bolte & Antelope Audio @ NAMM 2017

NAMM ’17: Antelope Audio Demo Schedule

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Hey there guys! More news about NAMM 2017 are coming in.

I’m very happy to announce that I will be performing demos for my new and amazing partner company Antelope Audio at the 2017 NAMM Show together with guitarist extraordinaire and fellow “Berkleeian” Pritesh Walia!
Be sure to stop by booth 6596 in hall A, check out their amazing audio interfaces, mic preamps and studio master clocks and hear us play, of course 😉

Other guests at the Antelope booth include legendary producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry) and engineer Brian Vibberts (Aerosmith, The Black Crowes) and more!

Read the official announcement here!

Christopher Bolte @ NAMM 2017

NAMM 2017 on the Horizon!

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Hey there! First of all a happy new year to all of you! I hope you had the chance to relax and unwind during the holidays and get ready for 2017.

Of course, one of the first things on my schedule this year will be the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, where I will be representing the amazing companies Paul Lairat Guitars & Basses, SingularSound Beatbuddy and my new amazing partner Antelope Audio with performances at all three booths over the course of the show. It’s safe to say that I am beyond excited 😉

I’m hoping to see some of your faces at the show!

Making the 3rd Natalia Mateo album!

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Hey there! I have good news for you! Right now we are at RecPublica Studios in Lubrza – Poland to record the third Natalia Mateo album which will come out in spring of 2017. RecPublica Studios are housed in a 700 year old mill and boast a pretty enormous live-room as well as a 48 track SSL-Duality console… so the results are sure to sound rather pleasant 😉

Four days of recording are ahead of us so stay tuned for photos and more!


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Hey guys! You Might’ve already heard about the #JoBroBassGrooveChallenge by Thaddeus Johnson (@tjmusic21) over on Instagram. In one post he asked all the bass players on Instagram to play this original groove and interpret it in their individual way.  It’s not a contest but rather a musical exchange of ideas. So I figured it was about time I recorded my contribution which you can see and hear right here 🙂

Make sure to check out THIS LINK to see all the incredible videos that musicians around the globe (including Mono Neon, Darric Bennett, Mel Brooker and many more) recorded playing (over) this catchy groove!