“Whether it be Saturday Night Live or the Grammys – this bass has held its own on every stage”: MD to the stars, Adam Blackstone, debuts a signature bass named after his grandmother – the Jackson Gladys Pro Series Concert

Jackson Adam Blackstone Gladys Pro Series Concert Bass
(Image credit: Jackson)

You have almost definitely heard Adam Blackstone’s playing, even if you have not heard his name. When a megastar performer needs a bassist and/or MD, he is often the first port of call – and Blackstone has worked with everyone from Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg, through to Alicia Keys, Questlove, Jay-Z and Rihanna.

A virtuoso who’s equally at home playing jazz onstage at the Grammys with Robert Glasper to overseeing the Oscars music, or playing/directing four Super Bowl Half Time shows – Blackstone can now add a signature bass to his list of glittering accomplishments: the Jackson Gladys Pro Series Concert Bass.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.