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funk fingers question

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Jeff2287, Jul 3, 2003.


  1. Jeff2287

    Jeff2287

    May 4, 2002
    Hello. How exactly are funk fingers attached to one's fingers? Is it some sort of elastic-like band?
     
  2. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
  3. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    Those things around the fingers are velcro. I accidently ordered two sets when I bought mine. If you want a set, PM me.
     
  4. I live in New Zealand so i have never seen those.

    What the hell do they do?:confused:
     
  5. Bard2dbone

    Bard2dbone

    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    They are small drumsticks that you strap to your fingers and strike the strings lightly with.( Forgive the grammar.:meh:

    If you have a bass with sufficiently wide string spacing they can sound VERY cool. That is why Tony Levin has that three string StingRay. He marketed these on his personal site for a while and may still do so. I'm pretty sure they are his invention.Well, pretty sure.
     
  6. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    PM sent :)
     
  7. Jeff2287

    Jeff2287

    May 4, 2002
    :eek:Hey. I asked first.
     
  8. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Oh! Sorry man, I didn't realize. My apologies! :cool:
     
  9. Jeff2287

    Jeff2287

    May 4, 2002
    Well, on second thought, mabye you should get them from Bard2dbone Thrash_jazz. I've already got a pair of drum sticks and I could easily access some velcro so I could easily construct my own pair. Bard2dbone, give/sell you extra pair to thrash_jazz.
     
  10. Jeff2287

    Jeff2287

    May 4, 2002
    http://www.tonylevin.com/audio/brulev.mp3

    In that Tony Levin/Bill Bruford duet on Tony's website (in the section site stuff under media), it sounds like he's using funk fingers on that performance. That should give you an idea what they sound like.
     
  11. Jeff2287

    Jeff2287

    May 4, 2002
    YAY! I made my own pair of funk fingers and they fit great! All I needed was a broken drum stick, some velcro, and some scisors!