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I've spoken to him several times in the past. Great dude. The funny thing is that he actually thinks he sucks at the bass. :lol: He's really humble about his playing abilities.

Love his playing on the Niacin cd's.
 

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Yep glad I don't own a bass because I'd have to burn it. :lol:
 

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Yeah, see that right there makes want to forget about playing bass more than his solo piece. I talked to him about the Niacin project the when he came around here on the last Bx3 tour. He basically laughed it off, saying he was just following Novello's and Chamber's lead the whole time.

So in that vid. Billy and Dennis Chambers aren't even trying. :ugh:
 

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Not completely sure. I went to a clinic he was giving one time and somebody asked about the scalloping and he said "artificial harmonics" but I'm not sure he worded his response correctly. Either way, what he was referring to was when he holds a note with his left hand and he taps (mostly the scalloped) frets with his right and it makes that "harmonic-y" sound. Not exactly sure what that would be called, but yeah... that's what he uses them for.

EDIT: Good close-up of it around :26 - :30
 

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So I went to Billy's webpage and went through his guitar and bass collection and I must say some of his guitars are badass indeed.

All the baritones and some baritone 12 strings. Oh do want.

Billy Sheehan - bass player from Mr. Big, Niacin, Talas and DLR
That bajo sexto is pure sex.
 

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He and Vai are ridiculously entertaining on stage together.

Billy does a lot of hammer-ons and must have a monstrously strong left hand.
I never found bass hammer-ons to be tougher than guitar ones, as long as your action is low. Heck, I have problems with "accidentally" hammering on at times with my Dingwall.
 

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I love how he tosses in the "Goldilox" lick at 5:10 and no one notices. :yesway:
 

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I'm listening to hat Niacin clip, and all I can hear is "Dancing Queen" being jammed on by some really talented people.
 
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