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 Post subject: Re: Famous lefty bassists?
PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 11:28 am 
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Jeff Schmidt.
Maybe not really world famous, but a lefty playing left handed and upside-down.

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PostPosted: June 3rd, 2014, 11:29 am 
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Our resident lefty Josh Newton has a very nice résumé. :)


Wait a minute... I checked out his resume and see that he was with Glazed Baby. Josh - did you play guitar for them? I have the 1986 Fender Japan tele in candy apple red from you guys. The case says "Glazed Baby #4." I bought it from the London Music guitar shop in Seattle in about 1994ish. They said Glazed Baby came through on tour and unloaded the guitar for some extra cash. Do I have your old guitar?!?!


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2014, 2:41 am 
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Did we forget our fantastic resident Yves Carbonne?

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twelve string sub bass. the low string on it look like winch cables.


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PostPosted: June 4th, 2014, 3:42 am 
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I'm surprised no-one has mentioned one of my personal favorites - Keith Horne. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_rUH7YgwpE
... at 2:20 is where he rips it up! Here's another of him goofing around and ripping it up, wearing some fake teeth... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LBx6nDaeQM

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PostPosted: June 4th, 2014, 4:12 am 
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Stephen McGrath - bassist for Billy Idol.

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PostPosted: June 4th, 2014, 8:00 am 
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Paul Wilson of Snow Patrol, + as he plays a Rickenbacker


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rdavidson wrote:
pjmuck wrote:
Our resident lefty Josh Newton has a very nice résumé. :)


Wait a minute... I checked out his resume and see that he was with Glazed Baby. Josh - did you play guitar for them? I have the 1986 Fender Japan tele in candy apple red from you guys. The case says "Glazed Baby #4." I bought it from the London Music guitar shop in Seattle in about 1994ish. They said Glazed Baby came through on tour and unloaded the guitar for some extra cash. Do I have your old guitar?!?!


Does anyone know Josh's username so I can PM him? It wasn't obvious when I looked at the Members list. Thanks.


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PostPosted: June 5th, 2014, 10:40 am 
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Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys
Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly
Seffy Efrati of Blackfield
Jarkko Ahola of Finnish power metalband Teräsbetoni (Finnish for "reinforced concrete"), who once entered the Eurovision Song Contest :P

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Greta Brinkman, who is actually righthanded but plays lefty (Ed Gaglardi was too).

Robbie Merrill of Godsmack
Gerald Casale - Devo

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PostPosted: June 8th, 2014, 6:58 pm 
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bobjones2260 wrote:
How bout Joe Long from the Frankie Valley and the Four Seasons, remember back in the day (40-50's) if you went to Catholic school the nuns would not allow you to write left handed so there were not many left handed players in the 50's and early 60's. Joe is one of the first Leftys beside Sir Paul that I seen that was left handed.

It was noted that Jimi Hendrix's father wanted him to play right handed, Jimi had to learn to play left handed when his father was not around. It was not easy being left handed back in the day.


I went to Catholic school in the '60's. Yes they tried right there in 1st grade to make me switch. BUT, my father was a left handed house framer. He came in after working in the sun all day, burly, tan, weather beaten, with a hammer holster (on his left hip) and a Stanley knife on his belt, with a scowl that could make a nun step back and think twice. She did. I did learn to write making the proper slant they wanted, but it was still left handed.


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PostPosted: June 9th, 2014, 7:01 am 
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Gerald Casale - Devo


Yes! Can't believe I forgot Gerry. I'm going to see them next week too. :oops:


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Simon Seville from Alvin and The Chipmunks

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Eight years and we get Simon :lol: :lol: :lol:

Since 2014 Mono Neon has gotten pretty, uh, visible:

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tim wrote:
Eight years and we get Simon :lol: :lol: :lol:


He's really easy to overlook. ;)


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You know... because he's only a foot tall.

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A legend in my spare time


I like this one! Stealing... :D

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Although he's a righty, Token IS playing a lefty 5-string... :D


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Mark White from the Spin Doctors, who's also a member of this board



And now formerly of the Spin Doctors.

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And now formerly of the Spin Doctors.


Oh for crying out loud.


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