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Ghost Bends 2.

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by ironmaidenisgod, Jun 1, 2004.


  1. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    I'm sorry if I'm infuriating you,Mr.Dimin with my questions about ghost bends but please help me out.During band practice I tried some out,but the guys in my band said it sounds strange.

    Could you recommend some songs which have ghost bends so I could listen to and perfect them?(I would prefer rock n' roll or metal songs,but other genres would do too).
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Personally, I am not a big one on bending strings on bass. If anyone can make suggestions of tunes with ghost bends on bass - it would be a great help. Most times they are used by guitar players.

    The other thing, is that that I would not try too many new techniques in band rehearsal until you work it all out at home first

    Mike
     
  3. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Thanks anyway.
     
  4. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    I'm trying to be an innovator if no one's done it before.Create my own signature style. :D..

    I'll keep the second part of your advice in mind,sir.
     
  5. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    One thing about bending the string -is that you have to bend it to a pitch that is in tune

    Mike
     
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Jack Bruce and Geezer Butler are two bassists famous for their use of string bending.

    Check out Bassically (the solo intro to NIB) for Geezer, and many Cream songs feature bends. Can't think of any specific examples right now though.


    I personally think bending sounds better in blues guitar solos.

    That style of string bending is used to incorporate the flat seventh right?
     
  7. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Of course.
    I can never bend it beyond a half step anyhow.
     
  8. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Thanks Abark.I guess Mr.Dimin would be the best person to answer that since I rarely used pentatonics even while playing guitar.
     
  9. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    If you are going to be bending a half step -try the b3 to the 3 or the b5 to the 5 - both great in a blues type tune

    Mike
     
  10. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    My dad know squat about bass playing - I'm Mike, please :D

    Mike
     
  11. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Thanks ,Mr.Dimin, er...... Mike.
     
  12. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    oops, if you are going to pre-bend, the 3 to the b3 would work but the b5 is better bending up to the 5th. Sorry

    Mike
     
  13. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Tried it out,sir.Well seems to work fine at home.

    Dunno at band practice.