Worlds fastest bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by rickster4003, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    I'm the world's fastest bassist. I hauled my bass in my Corvette at about 130mph. :laugh:
  2. keyboardguy

    keyboardguy Supporting Member

    May 11, 2005
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  3. SgtHulka

    SgtHulka Inactive

    Mar 29, 2019
    He actually sounds pretty good considering how fast is playing but he's not playing at 660 beats per minute, that's just the metronome.
  4. That would be a warm up for Steve Harris....
  5. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Out there!
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  6. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    Still sounds better than the speed record for Banjo (look it up at your own peril).
  7. JohnArnson


    May 28, 2019
    Honestly I can play faster than that.

    Ain't that fast really, and definitely not 660BPM.
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  8. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
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  9. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    tapping doesn't count!
  10. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Jaco Pastorius - just he is dead.
  11. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    I do not get it!!!
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  12. MJ_Sotti

    MJ_Sotti formerly "Mike in Chicago"

    Apr 3, 2011
    Ahhhh. The 'ol "flight of the bumblebee" school of playing.

    this is more like it
  13. nilorius

    nilorius Inactive

    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    What exactly don't you get it ?
  14. Raw N Low

    Raw N Low If I can't hear it, hopefully I'll feel it Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    Denver, Colorado
    I was the world's fastest bassist...until my wife told me to slow down. :woot::roflmao:
  15. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    But can he play a slow blues?
  16. CryingBass

    CryingBass Sowing the Seeds of Uncertainty Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2016
    No mention yet of Stanley Clarke? During the many shows that I saw him perform at, and many of his recordings, I would say he ranks right up there. And that’s with hands that can palm a Volkswagen Beatle!
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  17. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    I got a TrailBlazer SS up to about that with two basses, and SVT and an 810 cab in it.

    Fast fingers don't matter to me. I can do fast licks. But can those fast licks move people? That's all that matters.
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
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  19. Koshchei


    Mar 17, 2019
    Peterborough, ON
    That wasn't especially fast or complex. The Adrian Davidson clip was MUCH, much more impressive.
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