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Post by DruidsGlass » Thu Nov 18, 2004 2:12 pm

ok, so who among our bass players on the forum can (or at least has attempted to) play victor wooten?
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Post by johnc » Sun Nov 21, 2004 10:30 pm

I used to like to put on the Flecktones' self-titled CD (their first) and jam along with "Tell It To The Gov'nor," my fave song on that CD. And had the good luck to once be at a 'Tones show at which Vic turned his bass over to a then-15-year-old boy in the audience, who then proceeded to whip out a bass solo that was on a par with anything Vic had yet done. The audience loved that action.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:02 am

that's awesome
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Post by Octavian » Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:35 am

I'm not aware of his work. Please elucidate.

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Post by johnc » Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:29 pm

His website is http://www.victorwooten.com (imagine that :P ). He's probably most widely known for his work with banjoist Bela Fleck; his band's URL is http://www.flecktones.com. Happy surfing!
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Post by FredProgGH » Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:36 pm

Victor is quite possibly the best all around bass player alive today. Seriously. That doesn't mean he could necesarily fill the shoes of a Chris Squire or a Geddy Lee in their respective bands. But he's a scary talent.
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Post by DruidsGlass » Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:18 pm

so, fred, how long before steve prepares a wooten-ish bass solo for your next live show?
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Post by yeshead 777 » Sat May 28, 2005 7:59 pm

Good observation-Steve is an incredible bass player-that is obvious from watching the DVD. His playing seems to carry the melody alot like Squire's does. I wonder how much of an influence Chris is on Steve? I'd love to see/hear a solo from him live.

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Post by Sam Gamgee » Sun May 29, 2005 12:19 am

I second that! :D :guitar:
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Sun May 29, 2005 7:20 am

yeshead 777 wrote:Good observation-Steve is an incredible bass player-that is obvious from watching the DVD. His playing seems to carry the melody alot like Squire's does. I wonder how much of an influence Chris is on Steve? I'd love to see/hear a solo from him live.


Squire is my favorite by far. Geddy was my first major influence though ( aside from Gene Simmons! )
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Post by Bozo » Sun May 29, 2005 9:23 am

What about Percy Jones and Colin Hodgkinson there two of my favorits together with Chris Squire. I used to play a Rickenbacker bass because Chris did, didn´t heip me tough I never got to be so good.
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