Double thumb, what is it?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Thrakster, Oct 22, 2000.

  1. Thrakster


    Jun 14, 2000
    can you wise people explain to me what the double thumb and double pluck techniques are and where i can find some examples of their deployment.

  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The double thumb technique has been explained by Victor Wooten in virtually every video he's been in. Basically, when he slaps a string with his thumb, instead of "bouncing", he lets his thumb go past the string he slapped and lets it be stopped by the following string. He then hits the string with an upward thumb motion. The Double pluck part, as I understand it, consists of popping with two or more fingers after the thumb thing.

    Welcome to the board by the way. You can do a search to find other threads on the subject.

    Will C.:cool: