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Show your Funk Fingers

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by bass555, May 24, 2005.

  1. bass555


    Mar 16, 2005
    thank you mr levin

    Attached Files:

  2. 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
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    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.
  4. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    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.
  5. leather pants are required when operating funk fingers. It's a safety thing. But, where are your safety glasses?
  6. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    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
  7. I made a pair a while back - cut down the sticks, screwed in some velcro loops - thwaka, thwaka. :bassist:

    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. :meh:

    None of my stuff sounded as cool (and developed) as Mark's stuff, though.
  8. Mark Gollihur

    Mark Gollihur Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 19, 2000
    Mullica Hill, NJ
    Owner/President, Gollihur Music LLC
    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".
  9. GSRLessard14

    GSRLessard14 All-Things-Claypool Enthusiast

    Jun 23, 2005
    Newington, CT
    Those are really awesome. Tony uses them in the Rising Low video.

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