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Bass playing Gloves??????

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

  1. 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?
  2. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
    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


    Jan 10, 2012
    Lawrence, KS
  4. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
  5. Johnny Crab

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

    Feb 11, 2004
    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.

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  6. bucephylus

    bucephylus Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2002
    General Manager TecPadz LLC
  7. Ukiah Bass

    Ukiah Bass Supporting Member

    May 10, 2006
    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.
  8. Yes that is him, but do notice his do have fingers. :)
  9. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    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.
  10. ChristianOnBass


    Dec 17, 2012
    Tacoma, WA
    Take my advice; I'm not using it;)
    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!
  11. worxforme

    worxforme Self Actualized Bad Speller

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

    Click Here
  12. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    Doesn't TM Stevens almost always wear fingerless gloves?
  13. 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
  14. Blue9


    Jul 22, 2012
    Portland, OR
    The other week it was really cold in our practice space so I kept a glove on my fretting hand while warming up. But I ended up really liking how it worked - it offered a tiny bit of muting and I felt like my fingers fretted better. I did a quick search for bass playing gloves and found some cheap cotton "guitar gloves", but I'm wondering if anyone knows of a thin, tight fitting leather glove. I'd like to replicate what I experienced the other week, but figured something that fits tighter than my normal lined leather gloves would work even better. Any ideas?
  15. Blue9


    Jul 22, 2012
    Portland, OR