A good friend finally decided he needed a website to present his bass guitars to the world or, more specifically, to Lancashire and the UK. And so ebass.uk was born. It’s a great domain name, imho, because it’s short, memorable and did not have a premium price placed on it. And here in East Lancs some of us say ee a lot plus the e in ebass stands for electric amongst other things. So the name was a good start for Gary’s bass project.
It just so happened that when the domain name was acquired I was looking at a font called Colo Pro and so I quickly used it to make a logo like so:
After discussion I changed a few things and it became this:
And now it fits nicely in position like this:
Like a well-played electric bass guitar, it’s distinctive and solid plus it has dots, strong curves and a cutting edge. So it connotes cutting, carving and manufacture as well as a stylish no-fuss attitude.
Gary uses hand tools and a planer and router but no CNC or mass production machinery. Hence to balance the modern uncluttered look of the website, I’ve used a traditional font on the individual bass guitar pages to reflect his hand-made, carefully crafted way of working.
So we were happy with the domain name and logo but have I matched the quality of the basses with the quality of the ebass website ? So far I’ve received good comments but time will tell and there can always be improvements so if you’d like to leave feedback or make suggestions, I’d very much appreciate it.
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