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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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for shipping discounts on multiple orders.

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


WE SHIP WORLDWIDE: Purchaser is responsible for any local customs and  postal service fees required by his/her country.

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

  • George Gachiri

    Can the dvd be downloadable ? instead of a hard copy ?

    • guitarmessenger

      Hey George – the DVD is only available in physical format at this time. We will eventually release some sections in digital format.

  • Alex Maiers

    Is there any [official] place to buy the backing tracks? I don’t need the picks, autographed photo, or the Axe-FX patches but would love to have those for playing live at solo gigs.

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Alex – At this time, the backing tracks are only available as part of the deluxe package.

  • Frederick Jones

    Hey @guitarmessenger:disqus . Do we know when these are going to be out / shipped? I ordered mine on 7/28. Hoping it comes out soon!

    • guitarmessenger

      Hey Frederick – the DVD’s are in production and will start shipping in late August. Since you ordered on 7/28, your copy should be one of the first to go out!

  • Dr. Somepony

    Is a refund possibile? I’d like to buy it later on, since Im having financial problems right now.

    • guitarmessenger

      Sure! Please e-mail me at: i v a n @ g u i t a r m e s s e n g e r . c o m (no spaces), and we’ll get you sorted.

  • Raul Abusabal

    is this Feature full-band audio, minus Tosin’s lead parts like drums and guitars backing track parts included or?

    • guitarmessenger

      The backing tracks include everything, except for the lead guitar parts that Tosin plays in the video.

  • DJ Temple

    has the dvd begun shipping yet?

    • guitarmessenger

      Yes – we’re shipping in chronological order starting this week!

  • Raul Issac Tabares Mendoza

    Hi , Is it possible for me to get the deluxe Version out of the US? I’m in Mexico

    • guitarmessenger


  • Danny Siavichay

    I paid for mine with paypal on the 22nd of August but it doesn’t show up on my paypal summary but it does show up in my bank statement. How can I know if I will be getting the DVD for sure?

    • guitarmessenger

      Hi Danny – can you email me at ivan @ guitarmessenger . com (no spaces) ? Please forward me your paypal receipt and I can double check that we’ve received it on our end as well.

  • Jeffrey Ricaille

    hey there ! can someone tell me when it could be in belgium ? or if there is a tracking number that i had missed or something ? because i’ve no clue about when it will hit my door ^^ i’ve preordered it in august , thx!

    • guitarmessenger

      We started shipping last week and all remaining orders will be in the mail by the end of the week or Monday latest. You will receive an e-mail with tracking information once your package is in the mail. Thanks for the continued patience and I hope you enjoy the DVD!

  • Jason Smith

    Hey there, I pre-ordered my copy somewhere between mid to late august. I still haven’t gotten any email confirming if my package has been shipped, and i contacted ivan @ guitar and still haven’t gotten any response, please help?

    • guitarmessenger

      Hey Jason – did you receive your shipping confirmation already? Just about all orders are in the mail now, except for small handful. Please e-mail me again if you haven’t received your confirmation.

  • Fares E.

    Is an 8-string guitar required for this? I’m really interested in the techniques, but play a 7-string.

    • guitarmessenger

      All techniques and concepts can be applied/transposed to a 6, 7, or 8-string guitar!

  • LiquidTension

    I just received my deluxe version and am super ecstatic but I was wondering how to get access to the patches and backing tracks. Thanks!

    • Greg Kamer

      I have the same question, but don’t see a tweet.

      • guitarmessenger

        We’ll be mailing out download links to all deluxe orders up to 9/13 in the next 24-48 hours. All remaining orders after 9/13 will receive their links next week. Thanks for your patience!

  • Darrell Curran

    I want this but dont want to risk customs charges, are there any plans for any Europe/UK sellers in the future?

    • guitarmessenger

      Yes! Please email at i v a n @ g u i t a r m e s s e n g e r . c o m (no spaces).

  • Steve Li

    Just got the deluxe edition, however i can’t find the backing tracks inside the DVD?

    • guitarmessenger

      We’ll be sending out all deluxe download links this week! Be sure to check your paypal email.

  • Pedro Terra

    Hi, i purchesed Deluxe DVD, which delivery forecast? I need pay shipping? as paid the shipping?
    Thank you

    • guitarmessenger

      Every order up to 9/13 has been shipped! Newer orders will be in the mail this coming week. Thanks for your patience!

  • Arash Hhs

    yo I still haven’t received mine