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Victor Wooten breaks his bass neck!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Borzi_4, Oct 8, 2013.


  1. Borzi_4

    Borzi_4

    Apr 3, 2012
    LA


    Check it out, I had really had to look twice at this video of Vic doing a solo on stage with SMV. I know I have seen this solo before and not noticed it, but sometime between 5:05 & 5:10 his neck breaks. You can clearly see a fat crack between the 13th and 14th fret! I mean, I've broken strings on stage and stuff but MAN. He really beats those things! :bassist:


    Even without the bass fatality, its a great solo! He does a bunch of standards melodies and killer tapping and whatnot. Cheers!

    -B
     
  2. Wow, Yeah that's a crack alright.
    He was really going for it there though, it shouldn't be a surprise that after years of abuse it breaks.
     
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Well there you have it, Fodera's are cheaply built. Vic might as well just bought a Squier and saved the money, they are just as good.

    :D

    Sorry... couldn't resist. Great vid.
     
  4. Bookmarked, for after work...
     
  5. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I'm not so sure that's a crack. I don't see a crack forming across the grain like that without a serious impact. I think it might just be a drop of sweat that landed on the fretboard and ran down.
     
  6. it does look like a crack at the 14th fret..
     
  7. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    It looks like it, but if a crack like that formed cross grain like that, then something would have happened to the neck that would have caused the bass to be unplayable, or at the very least it would have gone severely out of tune.
     
  8. aprod

    aprod

    Mar 11, 2008
    No crack, I agree with Hopkins, sweat.
     
  9. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    It did go out of tune . . .
     
  10. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    MEXICANADAMERICA
    WINNER!
     
  11. Borzi_4

    Borzi_4

    Apr 3, 2012
    LA
    Probably right, makes much more sense! I guess I jumped to the conclusion because he has said in an interview that he has broken the neck on a few of his basses.

    my bad :bag:
     
  12. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    I don't doubt that, but it was probably from doing his move where he spins the bass around his body with the strap. You would have to be incredibly strong to somehow break a bass by just playing it.
     
  13. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Well I'm disappointed. I thought Victor could play that kind of thing without breaking a sweat. :D
     
  14. KJung

    KJung Supporting Member

    I disagree. I think that is a tear coming from the bass, due to its deep depression driven by being played like a banjo. I feel sorry for it. IMO, just a bit of time with Glenn Worf or Michael Rhodes will make it all happy again IMO. In the business, we call that 'quarter note rest therapy'. Works wonders on a sad and/or abused instrument.




    :D
     
  15. Hopkins

    Hopkins Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 17, 2010
    Houston Tx
    Owner/Builder @Hopkins Guitars
    Look at the 4:52 mark you can actually see sweat land on the fretboard.
     
  16. Well you had me fooled OP!
    I guess sweat makes more sense.
     
  17. afiaowo

    afiaowo

    Jan 9, 2006
    :hyper:
     
  18. afiaowo

    afiaowo

    Jan 9, 2006
    At 4:51ish you can actually see the drop.
     
  19. WalterBush

    WalterBush

    Feb 27, 2005
    Yuma, Az
    Full disclosure, I'm a certified Fender technician working in a music store that carries Fender, Yamaha, and Ibanez products among others.
    Pffff. Piker. Have you seen the "World's fastest bass player" thread yet? Now, THAT guy...:bag:
     
  20. GK Growl

    GK Growl Banned

    Dec 31, 2011
    This is the most hilarious thing I have read in a long time! :hyper:
     

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