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Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: Kuntaman ()
Date: November 28, 2016 17:28

I've seen pictures with Bill Wyman playing guitar. How really good is he? Has he played guitar on some Stones tracks, or his solo stuff?

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: HonkeyTonkFlash ()
Date: November 28, 2016 18:24

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Kuntaman
I've seen pictures with Bill Wyman playing guitar. How really good is he? Has he played guitar on some Stones tracks, or his solo stuff?

I don't think he ever played guitar on the Stones stuff, but I'm not 100% sure. I read once where somebody claimed he played some guitar on Heaven from Tattoo You. He definitely has played some guitar on his solo stuff. Adequate, nothing too remarkable. He also switched to synth on Fingerprint File in 1975-76; Ronnie on bass.

"Gonna find my way to heaven ..."

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 28, 2016 18:25

Seemingly he played guitar on "Monkey Grip", so I expect him to be an average rhythm player.

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: Phil Good ()
Date: November 29, 2016 11:28

I remember a pic of Bill and the others in the studio from back in the late 60ies.
It shows Bill playing one of Keith's black Gibson LP Customs.
Of course I have no idea if he was "playing guitar" or just did some bass lines with it.

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: marcovandereijk ()
Date: November 29, 2016 12:11

Bill plays some guitar on Apache Woman and Every Sixty Seconds according to the credits
on his album Stone Alone. It is hard to distinguish the quality of his playing, though.

According to his auto biography Stone Alone, he bought/hired himself a Burns guitar
(for 52 English Pounds) around 1960, but was not satisfied about his own progess.
Turned to bass after that.

So I guess he knows how to play a guitar, but if he himself thinks poorly of his qualities,
who am I to doubt him?

Just as long as the guitar plays, let it steal your heart away

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 12:30


Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 12:58

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Damn, looks like he's playing in open tuning. smoking smiley



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Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: z ()
Date: November 29, 2016 13:10

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DandelionPowderman




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Damn, looks like he's playing in open tuning. smoking smiley
No. Even with an acoustic guitar in his hands, he's still playing Bass.

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 13:35

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DandelionPowderman




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Damn, looks like he's playing in open tuning. smoking smiley
No. Even with an acoustic guitar in his hands, he's still playing Bass.

Yep, look at his right hand grinning smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 13:50

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DandelionPowderman




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Damn, looks like he's playing in open tuning. smoking smiley
No. Even with an acoustic guitar in his hands, he's still playing Bass.

Yep, look at his right hand grinning smiley

Strumming two perfect fourths at the same time on the bass strings. Must have sounded great.smiling smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: November 29, 2016 16:01

Bill playing the guitar is as good as Keith playing the bass. smoking smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 16:06

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Koen
Bill playing the guitar is as good as Keith playing the bass. smoking smiley

Somehow I doubt that smiling smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: 24FPS ()
Date: November 29, 2016 16:51

He said his fingers were too small for guitar.

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Date: November 29, 2016 16:53

Keith also has small fingers.

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: November 29, 2016 17:04

does this mean Donald Trump plays bass?

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: keefriff99 ()
Date: November 29, 2016 17:09

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treaclefingers
does this mean Donald Trump plays bass?
Please don't ruin a perfectly fine thread! winking smiley

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: audun-eg ()
Date: November 30, 2016 00:24

He plays boogie guitar in open tuning.

[www.reverbnation.com]

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: More Hot Rocks ()
Date: November 30, 2016 00:39

Pretty terrible IMO

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: Rollin92 ()
Date: November 30, 2016 00:52

The guitar isn't his instrument. All that matters is at the age of 80 he can still play his instrument very well indeed. Beast of Burden at his recent 80th gig was some very tasteful bass!

Re: Bill Wyman as a guitar player?
Posted by: audun-eg ()
Date: December 15, 2016 00:28

Nowadays he composes with the help of an acoustic guitar where he brings the melodies together with bass runs and single string-work. “I don’t do chords,” he says. “I did play piano a bit, too, though,” he adds.

Quote from an interview regarding his 2015 solo effort Back to Basics from 2015.
Read the entire interview here: [www.bluesmagazine.nl]

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