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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bass555, May 24, 2005.
thank you mr levin
dude... sorry for ignorance but how do you do to play with those sticks in your fingers?
could you give me some sound samples of how that sounds like?
thank's a million
I'm trying to design them from drumsticks I have laying around from my drumming days. Could you take better detail pictures? I can't figure out how to effectively attach them to my fingers.
I remember reading a thread in misc. about some homemade funk fingers made with broken drumsticks and some elastic material glued on a small arc of the stick.
leather pants are required when operating funk fingers. It's a safety thing. But, where are your safety glasses?
Here's a few of me playing gigs with the Funk Fingers... I used them on two songs in my last band, and they always generated lots of interest from people watching...
Here's a couple clips:
with a little overdrive and eq: Dancing on the Hill
Fairly clean: Abducted
I made a pair a while back - cut down the sticks, screwed in some velcro loops - thwaka, thwaka.
I wasn't digging the wood on the strings sound, so I used a little rubber tool-handle dip on the tips. It "cooled off" the attack a bit, but looked pretty ridiculous - like I had giant red fingernails.
None of my stuff sounded as cool (and developed) as Mark's stuff, though.
Well, the tool grip stuff is exactly what's on the "real" Funk Fingers - you just have to find a little less obnoxious color... or paint the whole "finger" red as to lessen the fingernail polish look...
Thanks for the compliment - that band has since broken up (after 8+ years of recording and gigging) but I've got a new tune in the works with my new project that uses the fingers. Curiously enough, the section that the FF's are in sounds very "Floyd-ish".
Those are really awesome. Tony uses them in the Rising Low video.