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Bill Nye playing a custom Rickenbacker

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by cfsporn, Jun 3, 2012.


  1. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City


    I never knew Bill Nye was a bassist, my life is now complete.
     
  2. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    He obviously plays detuned and likes a big fat distortion pedal too.
     
  3. Sharko

    Sharko

    Jun 18, 2009
    Washington, DC
    and hartke style aluminum cones?
     
  4. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Inactive

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Custom= modified ?
     
  5. MostlyBass

    MostlyBass Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    AWESOME!! I'm gonna use that in my classroom.. Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. xander8280

    xander8280

    Dec 29, 2011
  7. Bassman316

    Bassman316

    May 27, 2008
    Longs, SC
    That's just straight f'n metal.
     
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I love the distorted bass playing ...

    Also nice bridge replacement on that bass.
     
  9. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Thanks...I'll have to ask him about it next time he's filming a video where I work.
     
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  10. mooreon131

    mooreon131

    Mar 16, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    I could see Bill Nye being influnenced by Derrickc Smalls. Okay, now I would pay any amount of money to see Bill Nye play Big Bottom.
     
  11. sloppy_phil

    sloppy_phil

    Aug 21, 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    Not actually named Phil
    wow! that dude just never stops upping his cool-factor
     
  12. BigOkie

    BigOkie

    Nov 28, 2010
    Oklahoma City
    We expect a full report. . . .

    This is so cool.
     
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  13. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Based on the others in the video, if he started playing Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult, that would have been really funny! :D
     
  14. 1958Bassman

    1958Bassman

    Oct 20, 2007
    I saw a short clip of him and at the end, he looked at the camera and said, "Dig it".
     
  15. Mr. Pickles

    Mr. Pickles Supporting Member

    Nov 11, 2006
    Dutchess County, NY
    Just watched Bill this morning in sixth grade science.:bassist:
    It's like educational-crack to eleven year olds.
    ;)
     
  16. eight0eight

    eight0eight

    May 31, 2009
    Boston MA
    Not to kill the mood but I'm pretty sure Bill doesn't play bass. Looks like an overdub to me.
     
  17. piss taken.

    anyone else notice the other people in the video were all Asian?
     
  18. grooveypie

    grooveypie

    May 23, 2012
    Michigan, USA
    This is the best thing I've seen all day! Go Bill!
     
  19. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    Yep, hence my comment in Post No. 13 (assuming that they're Japanese).
     
  20. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead!

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    That is all kinds of freakin awesome...thank you for sharing this!!! :bassist:
     

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