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jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2757
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 6:17 am:   Edit Post

Victor knows what he's doing:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkfQc2n9oUE&feature=related

Some funny flips gone wrong.....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixA8cA_fVJc&feature=related

Ouch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5prN8ErOmo&feature=related

Jazzyvee
benson_murrensun
Senior Member
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 586
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 9:48 am:   Edit Post

I love stuff like that! I also appreciate pole dancing gone wrong.
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1330
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post

I guess I "Flipped" some Alembics...
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2760
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 11:24 pm:   Edit Post

Hey Flip how was gigging with your new Elan?

Jazzyvee
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 5079
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 7:08 am:   Edit Post

I suspect Wooten, unlike the others, uses strap locks!

Bill, tgo
poor_nigel
Advanced Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 239
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 7:59 am:   Edit Post

I would not trust strap locks on such manuvers, actually. I would only trust a washer inserted between the strap and strap pin securely held in place by a too screw way too large to be healthy for the bass. In other words, I like even my Fender far too much to screw around with it like that. In one of the vids, it was a broken strap that sent the bass out of its orbit around the player. Victor is well off enough to buy as many basses as he wants, and damn good enough with one in hand to where I got zip to say anything about what he does with one (I usually have enough trouble just keeping my mouth closed watching him play). So I will pull the Thumper Rule on further comment.
hankster
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 274
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:20 pm:   Edit Post

The thumper rule is a favourite with me. It's easy to apply with Victor.

Was he cordless? Every time I have tried some stunt (spinning my upright bass comes to mind) I just get lost in cord hell.

R.
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2762
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:19 pm:   Edit Post

What's the Thumper Rule?


Jazzyvee
adriaan
Moderator
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2902
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 11:44 pm:   Edit Post

Wikipedia's Thumper page tells me it's "If you can't say anything nice, don't say nothing at all."
fc_spoiler
Senior Member
Username: fc_spoiler

Post Number: 1331
Registered: 5-2006
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 6:43 am:   Edit Post

Hey Jazzy, gigging with the Elan 5 is great! :-)
Here's a vid from the first gig: Youtube link (Lethal low B at end of the song)
jazzyvee
Senior Member
Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2763
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:03 pm:   Edit Post

Great FC! I was planning to take my maple Úlan/Europa 5 out for my gig Saturday but after taking both my 5's to rehearsals the bocate one has the heavier bottom end which will be a better fit for a reggae gig.

Jazzyvee
dannobasso
Senior Member
Username: dannobasso

Post Number: 1427
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 2:55 pm:   Edit Post

Nice chunky bottom my friend. Alembic and metal works just fine.
811952
Senior Member
Username: 811952

Post Number: 2160
Registered: 10-2003
Posted on Friday, February 24, 2012 - 8:19 am:   Edit Post

I can't imagine how flipping my Series bass could possibly end in any way other than me getting a concussion.

John

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