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THUMP! – Tosin Abasi’s Guitar Instructional DVD

July 28th, 2016

THUMP! Tosin Abasi's Instructional DVD

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THUMP! is an in-depth exploration of the modern playing techniques of Tosin Abasi. Together with his trio, Animals As Leaders, Tosin has cemented himself as a pioneer in today’s generation of progressive music, pushing boundaries both as a guitarist and composer. THUMP! focuses primarily on his approaches to the thumping technique, and also explores several other key techniques that offer insight into his music.

This DVD features over an hour of lessons and performances, in-depth interviews, gear discussion, tone concepts, and behind-the-scenes footage. The accompanying 46-page booklet contains thorough tablature transcriptions of all examples and song performances.


THUMP! is also available as a DELUXE Package, which, in addition to the DVD and transcription booklet, also includes:

    • Includes 4 patches: Thump/Slap tone, Clean Tone, Rhythm Tone, Lead Tone.
    • Actual patches used live with Animals As Leaders, including Tone Match of Tosin’s Port City guitar cabinet.
    • Patches designed in Firmware Quantum 1.05 and can be tweaked for any firmware update.
    • A 3-pack of Dunlop’s signature Animals As Leaders guitar picks.
    • Backing tracks of three Animals As Leaders songs that are performed on the DVD and transcribed in the accompanying booklet: “Another Year,” “The Woven Web,” and “Mind-Spun.”
    • Feature full-band audio, minus Tosin’s lead parts.
    • A photograph signed by Tosin himself.



$30 USD – Standard Version

(DVD + Transcription Booklet)

$50 USD – Deluxe Version

(DVD + Transcription Booklet + 4 Axe-Fx Patches + 3 Signature Guitar Picks + 3 AAL Backing Tracks + Autographed Picture)



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The DVD is in region-free (0) NTSC format.


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Topics Include:

  • Mechanics of Thumping
  • Thumping in a Rhythmic Context
  • Musical Thumping Examples
  • Hammer-Ons From Nowhere
  • Approaches to Chord Playing
  • Intervallic Phrasing
  • Low-Register Sweeping
  • Crafting Guitar Tones

Additionally, we’ve included playthroughs and note-for-note transcriptions of three Animals As Leaders songs:

  • Another Year
  • The Woven Web
  • Mind-Spun

  • Matthew Conway

    If I’ve already purchased the regular DVD is there any way to purchase the patches and backing tracks separately? I’ll be buying an Axe FX pretty soon, and I’ll be in desperate need of those patches. They should work with the AX8 correct?

    • guitarmessenger

      Shoot me an email to i v a n @ guitar messenger . c o m (No spaces) and we can look into this! Thanks.