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Dywane Thomas Jr., AKA MonoNeon

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Rick Moors, Jan 15, 2013.


  1. I rarely post on this thread because there are almost too many great bass players to keep track of, but ones like this kid don't come around too often.

    He was a prodigy in Memphis at 17 playing in Gospel bands.

    He's perfected a way of getting quarter tones ala Ravi Shankar on a fretted bass, just using a real fast vibrato, uses it a lot in soloing. He's got about 100 videos up, all jaw dropping.

    This guy is flat nuts, but he has it all, time, groove, and inventiveness beyond what I'm hearing anybody else do.

    As you can see, he also has a rather unique perspective about life in general.


     
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  2. Sorry about double posting the links, the first two are included in the bottom three.
     
  3. Spaceman Ian

    Spaceman Ian MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Baltimore, Md
    + infinity MonoNeon.
     
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  4. hellofromming

    hellofromming

    Jan 18, 2012
    Mononeon is the best bassist for me
    Old school, with inventiveness... And he uploaded around 3 videos per week with flawless playing. He is simply a dare devil on bass.
    I am always curious why this guy still stay unknown... Even he has played with some big names before, but he surely deserve more than he is now.
     
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  5. oaklandthumb

    oaklandthumb Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2014
    Midwest USA
    Top 5 bassist for me. I steal as much from him as I can
     
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  6. downtownwillie

    downtownwillie Supporting Member

    Aug 2, 2010
    Sanford MI
    MonoNeon is the most interesting and entertaining bassist out there right now. Totally original, extremely funky, and fearless. Groove monster!
     
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