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#2824943 - 12/31/16 02:12 PM can you say "Jan Hammer of the bass" ?
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1st reard this cat doing Little Wing



Then found this



& this



Looks like they solved the snag of deeply fluid expression via kbs.
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#2825537 - 01/03/17 12:10 PM Re: can you say "Jan Hammer of the bass" ? [Re: d]
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I don't think here that the idea is a kb that sounds like a gtr.
Lots of sounds from kb's have been just like gtr (or horns, etc) sounds.

Nor is it even the ability of a player to grasp & play w/ the effects that a non-kb instrument uses.
Jan Hammer did that somewhat (as did other synth players (although in actuality his presentations were more just use of bending & vibrato) & instruments such as sax have been able to do gtr licks for years, as gtrs have been able to imitate harmonica (dig D Allman).

The kick here is both the advances in technology that allows tracking those effects & the playing skill of Parisi (& no doubt some others) in conveying them.

This is not just a novelty trick.
This is the future looking us in the face & saying, as Hendrix did in 1966, "Here I'm am ! Ya'll coming ?"

Personally, I LOVE hearing the performance abilities of such players & the potential for what else can be done with these tools.
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#2826069 - 01/05/17 10:53 AM Re: can you say "Jan Hammer of the bass" ? [Re: d]
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Dead end, eh ?

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#2826085 - 01/05/17 11:26 AM Re: can you say "Jan Hammer of the bass" ? [Re: d]
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Just about everything (and then some) has already been said on the same topic posted in other forums.

Now if they make an enlarged version that can be played with your feet like Taurus bass pedals...


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#2826128 - 01/05/17 02:09 PM Re: can you say "Jan Hammer of the bass" ? [Re: Danzilla]
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Cute but not as on spot as mentioning Bootsy Collins as a practitioner of futuristic use of musical tools.
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