November 1st 2007 — The Institute, originally known to bassists the world over as the Basstech, has long been the only serious destination for bassists looking to develop their playing and performing skills to the highest levels. With a faculty composed of some of the world’s finest and most experienced tutors and located in state of the art facilities in London, UK, the Institute practically invented the concept of organized and formal training for the contemporary musician. Hundreds of students now study every year across a broad portfolio of professional courses, and Institute graduates can be found working throughout the music industry.
Ampeg, whose legendary amps are the stuff of dreams for all rock bassists, have for more than 50 years been at the forefront of developing amplification equipment that has been the choice of some of the most famous names of the last 50 years. Names like the Stones, Kiss, Beastie Boys, Billy Sheehan, Michael Anthony, Kiss, AC/DC, New York Dolls, Tony Levin and many more awesome bands and players have chosen Ampeg as their amp of choice.
Pete Whittard, Managing Director at the Institute, said:
‘This is a great honour for us, since this is the first education-related partnership for Ampeg in the UK, and great news for all of our students. Having spent the last three years investing hundreds of thousands of pounds in the development of world class premises and the latest industry-standard equipment here at the Institute, our students can now count on some of the best-equipped facilities in the country. However, with the addition of Ampeg to our stable of world class partners, students will now have access to equipment made by one of the top names in bass amplification. Everybody knows that the Ampeg story is pretty much the story of the last 50 years of rock and roll!’
In addition to Ampeg, their sister company Crate will also be joining the roster of Institute partners with their great range of quality bass and guitar combos and practice amps. So if you are serious about playing and studying the bass and looking to develop a career in the music industry, there has never been a better time to enroll on a course at the Institute!