"TWANGER - Practice Bass anywhere!". Have you ever tried this???

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by BassPulsar, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002
  2. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I haven't ever seen or tried one... but I think there would be a danger of making your practise purely mechanical rather than musical and perhaps developing some form of repetitive strain injury as a result.

  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I agree - practice bass by playing bass!! ;)

    Seriously - I have a small unit that I can plug my bass into and play anywhere through headphones - this just looks like an egg-slicer!! :rolleyes:
  4. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    If it had a cedar body and a spalted top there would be more interest
  5. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002
    From what I read in their site, this is exclusively to work your right hand technique!!!
    I agree with all of you when you say "practice bass by playing bass", but not always you have that chance (e.g. at your lunch time, driving, ...).

    Best regards!!
  6. Only

    Only Guest

    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    You do NOT need to be practising while you're driving.
  7. wulf


    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    :rolleyes: Practising while driving? Hopefully you mean while someone else is driving! When in charge of a chunk of metal travelling at speed in a stream of other chunks of metal travelling at speed it's as well to give that task your full attention!

    I'm still not convinced about how useful it would be - the most important skill for the right hand is controlling the tone and timing of the notes - the TWANGER might let you work on the timing (including consistency between fingers and crossing strings) but it's going to do nothing about your tone.

    Furthermore, if you use it without much concentration, there's every danger that you're going to train yourself to be sloppy rather than training yourself to be accurate.

    I think you'd be better saving your money and using your time away from the bass to do the other things you've got to (or want to) do - like listening to music, hanging with friends or reading. That way, when you've got the bass around you will be more free to practise on the instrument rather than a limited simulation.

  8. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002


    Hehehehehe!!! I'm really stupid...
    Driving was not a very clever thing to say!!!!!! :(

    Of course I WOULD NOT play while I driving!!!!

  9. fastplant


    Sep 26, 2002
    The only benefit I see in that thing is for building callouses.
  10. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    I think just by visualizing and practicing in your mind, you will get a lot more accomplished than with that thing.
  11. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Some of us would protest the unusual number of strings on this gadget.

    I could make this ifor nothin with a 2x4 and some old string, 8 nails and a couplo of trim sticks in 15 minutes.

    Save your money, this is a waste of time. Practice your bass regularly. There is only one way, hard work and time.