Thread: Alex Webster
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Old 2004-11-29, 02:53
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Don't get too excited over Alex Webster before you get a chance to hear him. He's good, but a lot of people go on about him like he's got Jaco in his pocket blessing his right hand. A lot of it comes from his being basically the only fingerstyle bassist death metal fans know, which is very impressive but doesn't actually make him better than some bassists who use a pick. There's a reason he's more impressive to watch than to listen to: when you listen you aren't forced to see his right hand wiggle away and have to focus on what's being played.

I'm by no means trying to say he's not a very good bassist. I just think there's a tendency to give him too much credit and a consensus to forget that bass playing is more than right-hand technique, which he's got in spades.
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