tommy the cat

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by crizz, Jun 9, 2001.

  1. crizz


    Jun 9, 2001
    hi dan, i hope this isnt lame to ask you because its someone elses song. i was wondering have you ever tried to play this riff.(tommy the cat,primus). this riff has given me alot of trouble. any tips if you have experence with it? thanks
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    What might be considered lame is to call me Dan.


    Mar 3, 2001
    Ada, Ok
    Thanks Mike..... I now have soda all over my monitor and clothes...... :)
  4. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX

    I think I just wet myself.........:p
  5. Hmm....I bet they never show their face around here least under that screen name. Poor guy...maybe he just had a brain fart? Ugh, how terribly embarrassing.


    P.S. You rock, Mike!
  6. Jontom


    Mar 11, 2002
    New York
    How's that riff coming Dan...oops...Mike? I've found that once you get the "bass as banjo" technique going, its a cinch. You have to slap(the lower strings)with your thumb while simultaneously strumming(the higher strings)with your 4 fingers. Before long you'll be a Stud Bull He Cat!
  7. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Your a funny guy da...mike, a funny guy. Hmmm banjo technique eh? I'll have to experiment. It's just a matter of slapping the bassline and strumming?