I was taking a look at the manual of an Ibanez bass, when I came across this:
Trying stage tricks seems to be a thing among those who gig regularly, to the point that even Ibanez in their post-2016 owner’s manuals added a number of safety guidelines, including this.
So, I was wondering, have you ever tried (or has any of your bandmates) any stage trick just for the sake of the show, which ended badly or in an embarrasing way?
Some people are pretty good at doing these moves.
Check out Warner Hodges, guitarist for my friend Jason Ringenberg’s band Jason and the Scorchers.
(Perhaps I should add a disclaimer like these are highly trained professionals, don’t try this at home.)
I didn’t know them, I like how they sound. And yeah, those guitar tricks… Not only aren’t I trying them at home, I don’t even think about that lol.
I don’t have music companies send me guitars to destroy like these other people do, so no, I won’t be doing that.