Bass playing Gloves??????

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Dirk Diggler, Jan 12, 2012.


  1. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Location:
    Anytown USA
    Well just when you thought you'd heard of all the bass playing accessories there were.
    Great player and interesting muting tone at the beginning of the solo.
    Brought to my attention by my friend MaxBoogie.
    JOHN McLAUGHLIN & THE 4th DIMENSION 2010-2 - YouTube
    I wonder how long they last?
    Dirk
  2. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Great clip!. I may have heard this cat one time earlier with the Zawinul Syndicate? I do remember the gloves. Great bass player. I am curious who he is, what kind of bass that is, and what is the deal with the gloves? Good stuff.
  3. Triangle

    Triangle

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Location:
    Lawrence, KS
  4. BobaFret

    BobaFret Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2008
  5. Register to disable this ad
  6. Johnny Crab

    Johnny Crab ACME,QSC,Fame/Hondo/Greco user & BOSE Abuser Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Location:
    South Texas
    Saw that but after I had permanently borrowed my son's gloves one year for an outdoor show in winter(see picture). I kept the gloves and used them when we played indoors in a "cold" room and noticed my hands cramped less and seemed(or were) "faster". I had also had a circulation problem in my left hand that was absent when using gloves. Been playing with fingerless gloves since.

    Attached Files:

  7. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
  8. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Location:
    Mendocino County, California
    I bought a pair of cheap cotton gloves for $3 and cut off the fingertips. I wear those for outdoor gigs when the weather is cold.
  9. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2004
    Location:
    Anytown USA
    Yes that is him, but do notice his do have fingers. :)
    Dirk
  10. mellowinman

    mellowinman Not a Clique Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2011
    Media:
    29
    Albums:
    1
    Location:
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I was once told I play keyboards like I'm wearing gloves. I didn't quite understand the compliment, because they referred to boxing gloves.
  11. ChristianOnBass

    ChristianOnBass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    I am on here today desperate for help. Long story short. Don't laugh at me. This is not funny! I am 48, and have played bass for almost 40 years. It's all I have left. I recently developed severe, painful, debilitating Psoriasis. It hurts to even have one drop of water hit my hands during an outbreak. Just when I finally got gig worthy equipment after heroin addiction and jail made my life savings disappear I get this stuff. Meds help a little. I see specialists (plural intended). I might be able to play more than I can now if I can find gloves that I can wear and play at the same time. Last outbreak kept me from playing for 6 months. I sometimes play with one or two fingers each hand just because I miss playing. There is a guy on You tube who plays with gloves. He won't answer my question. The question is: what kind of gloves are those? I don't have money, but if I find the exact type I will find a way to get the gloves in an honest manner. PLEASE. I am not joking. One of my meds is 44 bucks a PILL. That's 1280 a month. I want to try the gloves!
  12. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Location:
    LAnsing MI
    He told me a couple years ago when I asked, and here is a link to some on Amazon:

    Click Here
  13. Tupac

    Tupac

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Doesn't TM Stevens almost always wear fingerless gloves?
  14. rodl2005

    rodl2005

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2005
    Location:
    Tasmania, Australia
    Fingerless cheapo gloves $3 are what I use for cold outdoor gigs.
    Mbappe wears thin silk or similar types I think.
    Good luck with it Christian

Share This Page