Posts tagged ‘Jan-Olof Strandberg’

27/08/2015

Ruokangas 20th Anniversary + Mr. Fastfinger 10th Anniversary Party

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ruokangas Guitars and the 10th anniversary of Mr. Fastfinger, Juha Ruokangas and Mika Tyyskä (the creative brain behind Mr. Fastfinger) threw an invite-only party in Helsinki’s Cinema Andorra/Dubrovnik Bar complex.

Ruokangas 20th – Juha + Emma

Juha Ruokangas (centre) and his wife Emma were on hand to greet their guests (yes, this is Finnish Prog Rock legend Jukka Tolonen on the right)…

Ruokangas 20th – Mika in conversation

…as was guitar virtuoso (and animator) Mika Tyyskä.

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Ruokangas 20th – Koski + Torvinen

The Dubrovnik quickly filled with illustrious guests, such as Mad Professor’s main man Harri Koski (left) and – legendary Finnish band – Eppu Normaali’s guitarist Juha Torvinen (centre).

Ruokangas 20th – Puppe

Here’s Finnish bass ace Jan-Olof Strandberg (centre) joining the party.

Ruokangas 20th – opening Juha + Mika 3

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Ruokangas 20th – opening audience

Juha and Mika officially opened the evening by taking to the stage and sharing a drink with their guests.

The centrepiece of the evening was the world premiere of Ruokangas Guitars’ and Mr. Fastfinger’s joint movie ”The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt”, which will be released in segments on You Tube. The invited guests were shown the full movie.

Ruokangas 20th – anticipation 3

Ruokangas 20th – movie intro

A few words from the hosts, and then it was time for the world premiere:

Ruokangas 20th – standing ovations

The film received standing ovations.

Ruokangas 20th – the creative team

The creative team behind the ”Guitar Hunt”…

Ruokangas 20th – buffet 2

Ruokangas 20th – Ze Stage

The premiere was followed by delicious food, as well as great live music from Antti Paranko and his band, and Mr. Fastfinger.

20/05/2014

Pictures from Bass Day 2014

Bassopäivä 2014 – yleisö

Bass Day Finland 2014 had a programme filled to the brim with highlights.

In addition to artist clinics there were gear demos, featuring Amfisound Guitars, Fender, DLX Music, among others.

Bassopäivä 2014 – Jan-Olof Strandberg

Bassopäivä 2014 – Puppe Strandberg

Here you can seen Soundtools’ product specialist (and bassist extraordinaire) Jan-Olof Strandberg demoing gear from Mayones, Ampeg, TC Electronic and Audio-Technica.

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Bassopäivä 2014 – Jyri Helko + Tuomas Rauhala

For The Imperium’s super-tight rhythm section of Jyri Helko (bass) and Tuomas Rauhala (drums), showed the audience the inner workings of a Progressive Metal band.

Bassopäivä 2014 – Tuomas Rauhala

Bassopäivä 2014 – Jyri Helko

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Bassopäivä 2014 – Jerry Meehan

Bass Day main man Marko Liski’s biggest coup was securing Robbie Williams’ rhythm section of Jerry Meehan (bass) and Karl Brazil (drums) for a clinic.

Bassopäivä 2014 – Karl Brazil 2

Bassopäivä 2014 – Jerry Meehan + Karl Brazil

09/05/2012

Jan-Olof Strandberg esittelee Ampeg SVT-4 Pro -nupin

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crossover = jakosuodatin

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Soundtools Bassopäivä lauantaina 12.5. klo 11-15

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07/05/2012

Bassopäivä 2012 Arabiassa

Kitarablogi.com kävi tämänvuotisessa Bassopäivässä, jossa oli sekä laite- ja soitinesittelyjä että soittoklinikat. Tässä muutama poiminta päivän runsaasta tarjonnasta.

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Kitararakentaja Ari Kataja esittely laadukkaita vintage-tyylisiä bassojaan.

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Marko Liski veti loistavan bändin tukemana hienon klinikan brasilialaisista musiikkityyleistä.

Minna Tasanto

Juha Lanu

Kepa Kettunen

Visa Mertanen

Jartsa Karvonen

Marko Liski

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Jesse Mäläskä esitteli ESP-bassoja ja Warwick-vahvistimia.

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EBS Swedenin perustaja Bo Engberg oli myös paikalla…

…samoin kuin power-duo Steve Webb (kitara) ja Hazze Wazeen (basso).

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Tämän lisäksi oli paikalla mm. Amfisoundin pojat uusimman bassomallinsa kanssa, ja Soundtoolsin Jan-Olof Strandberg, joka esitteli Ampeg-vahvistimia.

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24/03/2012

Highway @ Soundtools 24.03.2012 – Clip 3

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Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Jan-Olof Strandberg – bass
Juhani Vitikka – keys
Jarmo Hynninen – guitar
Timo Turpeinen – vocals

24/03/2012

Highway @ Soundtools 24.03.2012 – Clip 2

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Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Jan-Olof Strandberg – bass
Juhani Vitikka – keys
Jarmo Hynninen – guitar
Timo Turpeinen – vocals

24/03/2012

Highway @ Soundtools 24.03.2012 – Clip 1

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Tommi Rautiainen – drums
Jan-Olof Strandberg – bass
Juhani Vitikka – keys
Jarmo Hynninen – guitar
Timo Turpeinen – vocals

12/02/2012

Jan-Olof Strandberg @ Sound-Inn Lahti, 10.02.2012 – clip 3

Tässä viimeinen Jan-Olof Strandberg -klippi Sound-Inn Soitinmessuilta:

Strandberg soittaa tässä Mayones Jabba Custom -bassoaan EBS-pedaalien kautta TC Electronic -stäkkin.

12/02/2012

Jan-Olof Strandberg @ Sound-Inn Lahti, 10.02.2012 – clip 2

Bassomestari piti bassoklinikan Sound-Inn Soitinmessuilla – tässä toinen klippi.

Pian ilmestyy Strandbergin soitto-opas ja DVD – lisätiedot Riffiltä.

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Strandberg soittaa tässä Mayones Jabba Custom -bassoaan EBS-pedaalien kautta TC Electronic -stäkkin.

10/02/2012

Jan-Olof Strandberg @ Sound-Inn Lahti, 10.02.2012 – clip 1

Bassomestari piti bassoklinikan Sound-Inn Soitinmessuilla.

Pian ilmestyy Strandbergin soitto-opas ja DVD – lisätiedot Riffiltä.