Billy Sheehan to Peter Hook

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Tituscrow, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Inactive

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    How high/low do YOU sling?
  2. Mid waist, neck straight out at a right angle, like Clapton.
  3. maxiegrant

    maxiegrant Bassist in Transition

    Nov 26, 2007
    Sellersburg, IN
    I keep it a few inches lower than it would be if I were sitting down.

    Too high, and my right wrist starts to hurt. Too low, and my left wrist. I figure making those guys comfortable is priority #1.
  4. Mine is in exactly the same place sitting or standing. I found it made a lot of sense in the Sheenan video when he says he see's a lot of guys sit and practice something hard and then get out on stage and it's just not happening. they don't seem to understand if the bass moves you have to learn to play in BOTH positions rather than perfecting just one.

    Playing the bass in ONE position is hard enough already, why complicate things on purpose.

  5. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
  6. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    Higher now than I used to. With the same bass.

    It's pretty funny cause the back of my 78 P-Bass has two distinct patches of buckle rash and there's a good 2 inches of difference between the two.