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Funny thing happend at the Victor Wooten concert last night...

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Meyekul, May 20, 2005.


  1. So I went down to Knoxville last night to check out Victor Wooten. The show was going great, they were doing an awesome cover of Kashmir, and Reggie Wooten breaks into a long, wicked-funky solo. Toward the end of it, he was doing a lot of jumping around and general guitar wanking, and he did that thing where they sling their guitar around their back and it lands perfectly in their hands again... only it didnt! He tossed the guitar around his back, and the strap came loose! The guitar goes flying back into the drum set and knocks over a cymbal stand, and almost nailed the drummer. Everyone on stage is cracking up, it was the funniest thing I've seen in a looong time. :D
     
  2. Haha, it had to happen sometime. They do that stunt every night, and eventually ... well, I wonder if any pics of that exist.
     
  3. The ironic thing is I brought my camera with me, but I left it in the truck. It was an outdoor concert and photography was permitted, but it was pretty crowded so I didn't think I'd get enough good shots to justify carrying around a camera bag all night. :meh:
     
  4. Primate

    Primate

    May 16, 2005
    Good thing his guitar is a Squire! When I went to see vic they did the same thing, Kashmire into Reggies crazy 10 min long solo which was the most fun I have ever had in my life, he was hysterical and awesome at the same time.
     
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Hahaha, WOOOOW! That's awesome. I'd love to see a video of that.
     
  6. 43apples

    43apples Guest

    Nov 9, 2003
    Blahblahblahblah *STRAPLOCKS!!!!* blahblababbel.....

    :D :D :D :D :D
     
  7. LittleJaco

    LittleJaco

    Nov 4, 2004
    haha, thats awesome
    the bigger you are the harder you fall i guess. he needs to take a few tips from those emo guys so then he can show them how to play their instruments
    thank goodness it was a squire
     
  8. I saw the bassist of Gob do the same thing on television a few years ago. A big show put on by Much Music and mid song he goes to throw the bass around his back, only the strap comes off and bass goes flying across the stage and bassist proceeds to jump around for rest of the song.
     
  9. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    The last time I saw Vic (a few years ago) he was tossing his Foderas around like they were cheap instruments...

    He broke a string on one (I later got to keep the string :hyper: ) literally tossed it aside and grabbed another.

    He had a leash like attachment on one...tossed it across the stage and dragged it back...it was very troubling...
     
  10. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    When you make as much money as Victor, they are cheap instruments.
     
  11. Yeah, besides that I'm sure Fodera will give him as many as he wants to toss around. They cant ask for better advertisement than Vic Wooten using their basses, even if he does destroy a couple.
     
  12. Somehow I don't think he goes around destroying his basses purposely, as has been suggested.
     
  13. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    I guess you'd have to see it for yourself... He didn't smash them, but he tossed one (don't recall whether it was the '83 Monarch or the Yin Yang bass) 20 feet across the stage where it landed flat on its back, then yanked on the leash and dragged it all the way back like a Yo Yo.

    He tossed one to Anthony Wellington who missed it and it landed face down (sorta sideways) with a rather disgusting BLONG...

    It was weird show...the whole band was pretty sedate the whole set until the last couple minutes and then chaos broke out...
     
  14. Garey

    Garey Supporting Member Commercial User

    Apr 23, 2003
    Northern California
    Artist Relations/Product Specialist: Mesa Boogie
    The bungee-bass is a bolt-on neck New Standard Fodera Monarch that was meant to be tossed around. It had issues to begin with, which made it the perfect bass to be used for acrobatics. Vic does NOT use the Yin Yang or Number 1 as a bungee bass (although the Yin Yang has had its abuse, too!)

    Aloha, Garey
     
  15. I did notice he switched out the Yin-Yang bass before doing a lot of the more destructive things. However, he still does a lot of things to the Yin Yang that I would neeeever do even to my low-end basses. I'm not knocking him or anything, just one of those "Must be nice..." situations.
     
  16. fenderx55

    fenderx55

    Jan 15, 2005
    NYC/Queens
    yeah it hink the bungee bass has the cable wired up through the neck or something weird so it doesn't come out but he can still play. i saw him at irving plaza in nyc...i cringed too.
     
  17. willgroove2

    willgroove2

    Aug 16, 2003
    chicago IL
    Endorsing Artist;Essential sound products,Dunlop, Ergo Instruments
    fodera dosn't give bass's to anyone, he pay's for them just not as much other people