Paul Gilbert – Technical Difficulties

When Steve, Ivan and myself saw Paul Gilbert at the Joe S. London gig on May 19, the bass drum in his band was so over-amplified that those of us sitting at the front thought we might have heart attacks. No wonder Gilbert wears those huge ear plugs when he’s playing. Now then, why won’t you ever play as well as Paul? One reason is you probably don’t have such long fingers. In this video the ‘little’ finger on his right hand seems to have been borrowed from the alien in Independence Day. Amazing technical abilities on display here.

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One Response

  1. Perhaps we should nickname him Paul “Aye-Aye” Gilbert – though in the case of the Aye-Aye ( a strange Madagascan primate), it is the middle digit that is extremely thin and elongated.

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