Dismiss Notice

Psst... Ready to join TalkBass and start posting, make new friends, sell your gear, and more?  Register your free account in 30 seconds.

weird finger thingies

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by anubis101, Nov 29, 2001.


  1. anubis101

    anubis101 Guest

    Aug 31, 2000
    Nacogdoches, Tx
    alright so im watching SNL and peter gabriel comes on and i look at his bass player and he has these two huge long metal looking things on his first to playing fingers....anyone know what these are?:confused:
     
  2. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    That's Tony Levin with his "Funk Fingers", they're kind of like mini-drumsticks that attach to your fingers.
     
  3. also known as the world famous " slapring"(tm)
    Made in germany.. you can see the website on www.slapring.de
     
  4. The slap ring is different. What he uses look like piano hammers hooked to the ends of his index and middle fingers. He holds his hand way back on the top of the bass and pops the strings with them from there. Its like the Freddy Krueger School of Bass Technique.
     
  5. I made my own out of drumsticks. Someday I will be able to play something with them, I just practice scales and stuff with them now, extremely tricky, but great percussive sound.