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So this is what happens when you give a bassist a guitar...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by jrthebassguy, Nov 28, 2003.

  1. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002

    That guy can certainly groove.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    guitarists just love stealing our glory :mad:

  3. I've seen this before. Very groovy and cool. But he is a flamenco guitarist. Not a bassist. Althought I do not doubt he could tear it up on a bass.

    I've also heard that flamenco guitarists can play upwards of a hundred notes a second. Take that Yngwie:oops:

    ;) :bassist:
  4. hibeam


    Oct 16, 2002

    Makes me want to buy an acoustic guitar....

  5. Im a sock

    Im a sock

    Dec 23, 2002
    Central MA
    Note to self: buy acoustic guitar, apply bass slapping and tapping skills. Destroy. Destroy.
  6. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    A hundred notes a second? No, very doubtful. Think about it! :rolleyes:
  7. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Don't know.... I've heard Flamenco players who were even faster and more accurate than that clip. Classical guitarists can get strangely speedy, too. Must have something to do with the early training...
  8. Blazer


    Nov 27, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Rogue luthier employed at Knooren Handcrafted bass guitars
    If you think he's awesome, pickup the DVD of Victor Wooten Live at Bassday 1998 and go to the piece where he invites his older brother Reggie on stage, he does all the things that Victor does on an electric fender guitar. And then the two of them begin to exgange solos....
  9. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    And if you think that regi's awesome, you haven't heard his one of his students Robert Provine, this kid was playing so fast I couldn't track his hands!

    :meh: :rolleyes:
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Very cool. Sonically it reminded me very much of some of Michael Hedges' stuff.
  11. Nice...
  12. woah ...
  13. Mike A

    Mike A

    Oct 3, 2002
    I've got the video, and call me a blasphemer, but I dig this guy's style a bit more. The acoustic guitar (instead of Strat) probably has alot to do with it. More "meat."

  14. You know, I've always wondered if people slap and pop on guitars...now I know!
  15. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Hrm. Its not that fast, really.
  16. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
  17. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    I just love Regi's tapped intro to 'Vulcan Worlds'. His sound during the "thump off" on that DVD is pretty atrocious. I have an mp3 of a thump-off (bootleg?) - they play the same phrases but much more cleanly and with a better tone.

    I'd love to hear more from Regi Wooten.
  18. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    He used to play in a local Top 40 band around here(circa mid '80s) called The Journal...at that time, Regi reminded me of Hiram Bullock. It's been awhile since I've heard him.
    Rudi Wooten on sax(es)...i.e. two at a time, is just amazing(Bird meets 'Trane?).

    Regarding "speed"-
    I was re-reading an old Guitar Player that had the cover story of "Speed-How To Get It, How To use It"...the author of the article came up with "one can only get but so fast".
    He proved this by entering a phrase of 4 notes in a sequencer; then he increased the speed & increased the speed & increased the speed, etc...
    Eventually, the phrase became a gliss. The human ear could no longer discern each individual note.
    His estimate for the "gliss" = 1,300 notes per minute; his belief is that humans can only get as fast as 1,000 notes per minute.


    Jun 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    well, just because the ear cant tell the difference doesnt mean the hand cant surpass the ear's capabilities

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