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Paul gilbert picking up a bass live...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Suckbird, Aug 10, 2005.


  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    So i watched a clip when Paul Gilbert was performing the Racer X song Godzilla and in the middle of the song he picks up a bass..

    can somebody tell me what the point was?

    Bass + Distortion + Higher register + pick.

    I mean, he was playing it exactly the same way he would play a guitar, did he try to impress bassists or what? I'm sure half the crowd had no clue it was a bass...
     
  2. maybe the crowd think it looks cool?
     
  3. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Different tone. Thicker strings, more mass, more different. That's probably all.