Doug Wimbish Takes You Inside His Effect-Driven Grooves (VIDEO)

Doug Wimpish gives you an up close and personal look at his use of effects and playing technique

Doug Wimbish exploded onto the scene with his funky rock outfit Living Colour in 1984 and has been a pivotal figure in the bass world ever since. His use of a wide variety of effects and playing techniques makes him a monster of the bass who has had a massive impact on players everywhere.

In these clips Wimbish takes you through his playing approach with his bandmate Will Calhoun to let you see the secrets of his bass technique. 

Here's Wimbish in action with Living Colour playing their hit "Cult of Personality"


Doug Wimbish - Living Colour's Touch And Feel

"BASSES ARE LIKE microphones,” says Doug Wimbish. “What sounds good in one player’s hands can sound like crap in another’s. Everything depends on exactly what you put into it.” Wimbish is a master of touch, and he uses a wealth of techniques to yield the rich tone that he’s applied to practically every style of music in his three-decade session career.

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Doug Wimbish and Will Calhoun to Play WesFest 13 at SIR Hollywood

For 13 years, WesFest has raised over $200,000 for continuing bass players through the Wes Wehmiller Scholarship at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Each year's recipient is flown to Los Angeles to have the opportunity to meet Wes's parents and friends, and to experience playing onstage with world-renowned artists. It's the only scholarship of its kind at Berklee!