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Unashamedly nicked from a thread on that terrible Talkbass. . . . .

Damn, I've got to practice harder! Ex-Prince bassist Sonny T stretching out. . . .

 

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4 minutes ago, Cuzzie said:

Saw that, not even on TB

Makes me feel like putting down my bass

Me too ☹️

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Crikey, very impressive. Also, who knew Russel Kane played such amazing funk guitar? 😆

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Listened to this a few months ago - awesome awesome track. Much love for this band - and not just Dart.

Woops - should have read the OT! Not seen this version, will listen at home. Thanks for posting.

 

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18 hours ago, ben4343 said:

Very cool.

And, a left handed bass, strung like a right hander...?

I didn't notice that ,,,,,,what would the reasoning be behind doing that I wonder ?    ,,,,,answers from anyone please ,,,,

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9 minutes ago, nikon F said:

I didn't notice that ,,,,,,what would the reasoning be behind doing that I wonder ?    ,,,,,answers from anyone please ,,,,

There are a surprising number of players who do this.

I think the theory used to be that left-handed players could only get hold of right-handed basses when they started playing, so therefore just spun basses around and played them left-handed ‘upside down’.

Or of course he just felt that he wasn’t being challenged enough with the more orthodox string arrangement. 😁

 

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This happens when you are left handed and you just grab a right handed bass and learn how to play it like that.

Stan Sargeant with Keb Mo plays like this and Albert King used to. It's no handicap, you just play the same stuff, but differently.

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Also Lee Pomeroy, ( ace session bassist with Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Take That, Steve Hackett, It Bites etc) plays left handed but strung the ‘wrong’ way up. Sounds great too.

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My pal does something just as odd. Plays a right handed Stingray, but left handed,  so the knobs are all at the top, but he doesnt restring it, so the strings are back to front.

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That is just amazing. The whole thing. I think CWs reaction says it all. 

And that guy can play, if JD ever got sick they have quite a capable dep right there. 

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I'm living at a stop-gap in the middle of a house move so can't play videos and hear the bass! I must remember to come back and check this out through some proper speakers.

Regardless, I'm actually posting to say that I was expecting a thread about the Sunn Model T! 😄

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Prince‘s quote about Sonny T. (I think it was on the cover of the Diamonds and Pearls album)

 

prince on sonny t........cool quote !

"my childhood idol on the bass-sonny t.he can play a french girl's measurements on the bass and make u see' em" 
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