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Lot of chop monsters out there with 9string basses but...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by gimmeagig, Jan 21, 2012.


  1. Here's one with more strings. The guy in the back with the Musicman looks totally clueless( just like I would be) How do you get that good????
     
  2. esa372

    esa372

    Aug 7, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
  3. Mike M.

    Mike M.

    Feb 14, 2010
    Everyday I become more amazed at the talent that's in this world.

    Thanks for posting!
     
  4. What some guys won't do to stay in 1st position!
     
  5. I am mostly in 1st position ( below the 5th fret that is ):)
     
  6. You and Jamerson. Viva la 1st position.
     
  7. I suppose the bottom string is the E string on a double bass & the top string once graced a cello!
     
  8. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    Lot of chop monsters out there with 9string basses but...

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  9. You did notice Ney is playing a 4stringer, right? Are you hearing all the stuff he's saying with just 4 strings? I find that very inspiring!
     
  10. Absolutely SO sweet! Thanks!
     
  11. Audiophage

    Audiophage

    Jan 9, 2005
    Yeah, he's really good but I don't see what it has to do with how many strings he has. I don't think that he's thinking that he's trying to prove that he can do more with less strings when he's playing either.

    You can share without trolling you know.
     
  12. I am not listening to 7 minutes of jazz. Guess I'm missing out. Oh well...
     
  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011

    I just laughed so hard lunch came out of my nose!
     
  14. I don't know what you mean by trolling but I know what lurking is and you are not really lurking right now, are you? :)
    My Post was not meant to be a putdown to players who have these multi string basses. In fact Ney plays those as well ( there are other clips).
    I just think in these times where so many bassists think they have to go with a hi range bass for whatever reason, it is important to remember the even the common 4 string bass has a whole lot of music inside of it and is still relevant even as a solo instrument.To me that clip really is a nice contrast to many other clips on youtube where one might think that the 4 stringer is a thing of the past as far a soloing on it is concerned.
     
  15. MrUsefulAlien

    MrUsefulAlien

    Jun 10, 2011
    Prague, CZ
    Ney is just awesome, I love his phrasing and his technique.
    Fwiw, he typically plays a 6 string fodera imperial, although the link on the op is you impressive, and ive watched other videos where tears it up on a four stringer.
    I enjoy his solo on his studio recoding of "partindo pro alto" with Nosso Trio.
    Here is a nice live version.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7CdDmU9pQ4
     
  16. FrednBass

    FrednBass

    Feb 24, 2012
    Yeah, Brazil!!
     
  17. Fantastic. A strong, eloquent solo.
     
  18. RickC

    RickC Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2005
    Wonderful!

    :bassist:
     
  19. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Great tune, tone, playing! Wonderful articulation, between the really staccato intro and the legato solo parts.

    I played in a Brazilian/Latin jazz band for years, surprised I haven't heard this cat sooner.
     

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