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Ghost Bends.

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by ironmaidenisgod, May 23, 2004.


  1. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    I have a problem with ghost bends.Whenever I try playing them,I end up playing the open strings.Are you supposed to bend the strings,strike and release or release and then strike?
    I tried both.Neither works. :help:
     
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    1. Bend the string
    2. strike the string
    3. bring the bent note back to it's original note - don't release the note

    Mike
     
  3. ironmaidenisgod

    ironmaidenisgod

    May 20, 2004
    Thanks man.It works. :cool: :)
     
  4. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    isn't this technique also known as a prebend?
     
  5. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    absolutley!
     
  6. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Thanks for the clarification, sir

    Take it easy,
    Adam Barkley
     
  7. I'm not getting it? Do you play the note or just leave it ghosted.
    Thanks
    Troy
     
  8. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Troy,
    Play the note, AFTER the bend and then unbend (I don't thnik that unbend is actually a word, but you know what I mean) the note back to it's original pitch

    Mike