Andreas Thum





It has been almost exactly 20 years since I've met Siggi Jäger.  I was searching for a 5-string fretless and have seen Human Base at the music trade show in Frankfurt on several previous occasions.  After meeting Siggi at his work shop I knew that only a Human Base Max 5-String Fretless would do.  I couldn't stop at just one of these though, I obtained 2 more and am considering the purchase of a possible 4th.
I sometimes consider Siggi the executive chef in a gourmet wood kitchen.
“May I recommend a crispy Delano wrapped in ebony combined with a delicious flamed maple and doused in swamp ash?”
In my opinion Siggi is the best bass designer and creator there is and we have become good friends.  His instruments seem alive and their sound has soul.  It doesn't matter whether it is played in the studio or on stage, the Human Base bass has a presence that cannot be ignored and never disappoints.  The designs are solid and yet still sexy.  

Andreas Thum 2010 about Human Base Instruments

Andreas Thum was born in 1969 in the beautiful Taunus area and began his musical career as a drummer in a school band.  After watching a Rockpalast (rock palace) show that included a performance of Level 42 the drum sticks were laid to rest in the basement amongst old friends like the Playmobil and Big Jim.  A self taught bass player he soaked up the groovy sounds of Mark King, Pino Palladino, Jimmy Johnson, Anthony Jackson and Nick Beggs.

At present Andreas is a sought after musician that accompanies various bands on concert tours through Germany, is being booked on TV shows and is also being hired for studio recordings.  Some of the musicians he's played with are Sting, Xavier Naidoo, George Michael/Wham, Mike Stern/Klaus Doldinger, Melendi, Navid & Omid and Lenny Kravitz just to name a few.  Andreas is currently a member of a band called “The Great Pirates” who have recently found new local stardom by winning the “Best Cover Band of Hessen” contest of the hr1 radio station.  They now hold the proud title of “hr1 Band 2010” and have been booked for numerous shows.


Thanks a lot to Verena Schmidt for the pictures.