RIP Dusty Hill

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by mindwell, Jul 28, 2021.

  1. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS

    I will add that his signature Fender Bass is one of the liveliest and most musical instruments I've had the pleasure of playing. RIP to a player who epitomized the bassist's role.
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  3. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Sad day.
  4. Gothic


    Apr 13, 2008
    Just saw that too. Damn, one by one it seems... Sad.
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  5. LBS-bass

    LBS-bass Guest

    Nov 22, 2017
    Oh, man... was not expecting this. Did a quick search. Seems to be coming from enough sources that I believe it to be true. RIP Dusty.
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  6. NordicBard


    Nov 11, 2019
    Was announced minutes ago on their Facebook page.


    Sad news....
  7. Wow, easily one of the most recognizable bassists on the planet.

    ZZ Top was the very first concert that I ever attended. I didn’t know much about them going into it, and came out a big fan. They put on one hell of a show.

    He will be greatly missed.
  8. mam1862

    mam1862 Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2008
    Richfield, Ohio
    Great 3 piece band. He wasn't fancy but he was steady with his groove. RIP Mr. Hill.
  9. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Oh no.........Dusty was an early and important influence on my approach to bass.

    RIP, DH! Thanks for the music, education, and style like no other.
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  10. Acidic Pool

    Acidic Pool

    Feb 16, 2021
    Great player and singer! RIP. He always had cool basses, too.
  11. JTE

    JTE Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
  12. RIP Dusty.
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  13. 2saddleslab

    2saddleslab Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    Sad to read this. RIP, DH! Thanks for the music, style, and dedication.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2021
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  14. Naigewron


    Jan 5, 2018
    Joey yesterday, Dusty today. I'm scared for tomorrow.
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  15. mexicant


    Aug 28, 2012
    Mid Michigan,USA
    Rest in peace! The passing of an American legend. ..
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  16. They were just in town a week and a half ago, and I decided to not go. I really regret that now. Dusty proved that sometimes the simplest bass are all you need for a great song!
  17. Hummergeist

    Hummergeist Commercial User

    Jul 21, 2020
    Tutorials, reviews, and interviews for Future Publishing.
    Nooooo...I watched the live rig video on YouTube just the other day, followed by various takes on Beer Drinkers And Hellraisers. I thought those guys would be playing forever. Dusty and Jordison gone in rapid succession.
  18. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    RIP :( I really love ZZ Top and what Dusty brought to the band. Definitely one of the bass players that has influenced me.
  19. May you rest in peace, Mr. Hill.
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