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WOW! Just WOW.

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by scubaduba, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michael Manring and this custom Zon...

  2. brettson


    Feb 25, 2009
  3. Infidelity

    Infidelity Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Melbourne, FL
    I like the "Adhan" better and I don't know why.
  4. thudstaff23


    Mar 10, 2009
    Seattle, WA
  5. willg95


    Jul 7, 2007
    Spring Lake, MI
    if i spent like, forever on that i could probably learn it. but retuning during playing? hell no! that was freaking awesome. thanks for sharing! :)
  6. mellowgerman

    mellowgerman Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Wow is right! That's crazy technical stuff there.
    But in all honesty, to my ears, it got boring after about a minute and a half...
  7. BritPicker


    Apr 20, 2009
    It's very annoying!
  8. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    Adhan is more emotionally evocative to me, so I like it better. Helios is certainly a brain-melter technique-wise though.

    My wife the cellist/vocalist helps me gut-check when I'm listening to "bass player music." Is it something that's genuinely musical, or am I just going slack-jawed at the technical end of things?

    Vic Wooten has a couple licks that he'll pull out that make me roll my eyes and wait for him to get back to doing something interesting. The funniest part to me was on the Bass Day '98 performance, he stepped up to the front of the stage when he went into one of those licks.. got a big applause from the audience of bass players, but he looked bored. It was a "here you go.." sort of moment, interestingly enough; the pyrotechnics served the audience expectation, not the artistic statement.

    On the balance, I think that Wooten and Manring both do what they do in the service of amazing music. Hearing them early in my bass playing life certainly helped me realize that I could produce anything with the instrument that I wanted.

    Oh, speaking of emotionally evocative music from Manring: The Book of Living and Dying
  9. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Michael is an amazing bass player with phenomenal technique.
    Sometimes I like him better when he plays more simply - I've heard him do some wonderful accompaniment with John Gorka, and I love it.
  10. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Inactive

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters
    You lasted a minute longer than me.

    I guess if Jiffy-Pop bass is yo' thang... :confused:

  11. Lookee here...go in to the 2:19 mark for Earl Scruggs "Flint Hill Special" although not bass, you will see a master play while detuning his strings and back...in time and in tune. I first saw this on the Beverly Hillbillies and am still blown away and I play funk!

  12. heb9_28


    Jul 1, 2009
    I like "The Enormous Room" better.
  13. jcampbell


    Sep 8, 2010
    That is strait up disgusting. I do like some of his other works better, but his ability to write songs is incredible and very hypnotic.
  14. zephyr_words


    Aug 12, 2009
    I watched the whole thing to see if he was going to masturbate on that groove for 8 minutes.

    I liked the tuning trick though.
  15. Big B.

    Big B.

    Dec 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    I agree. A great example of using amazing technique and musical expression together.
  16. 5sicks


    Sep 27, 2010
  17. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Big +1.
    The video does nothing for me. TJM.
  18. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I like the album version better... but again this is ridiculous how much technique is involved into pulling one of those songs together...
  19. dannster


    Aug 20, 2000
    Most definitely!! :bassist:
  20. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    Don't forget, Michael Manring only needed 4 Hipshot D-tuners.

    Well, technically speaking, this is gorgeous. Just does not speak to me in the musical department. Give me James Jamerson any day.
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