Slash, who came to prominence as a bassist in the rock band Guns N’ Roses, has reposted a touching letter to mourn the legendary bassist John Entwistle and expressed his admiration for him using that way.
John Entwistle, the bass guitarist and frontman of the renowned rock band The Who, has passed away on June 27, 2002, at the age of 57. He was beloved by many people who were interested in with rock music world. Also, the talented bassist was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with his band in 1990.
Recently, Slash, who uses his social media accounts to remember music gods, has reposted a new post originally shared by The Legends Of Music Instagram account and mourned The Who legend John Entwistle. In the post, there was a photo of John Entwistle and a special letter written to express his talent.
The letter was starting with the bass legend John Entwistle’s words and the secret of his talent. “‘With bass, especially bottom end, the vibration has to happen on stage otherwise the feel is wrong. This is why you can’t scale the equipment down too far.’
“Turns out the secret lies in the fact that he and and guitarist, Pete Townshend kept exchanging roles, during the band’s live shows. Entwistle himself noted that he developed what’s considered to be a ‘typewriter’ approach to playing the bass. It involved positioning his right hand over the strings so all four fingers could be used to tap percussively on the strings, causing them to strike the fretboard with a distinctive twangy sound.”
Later, it was continuing the result of his talent and touching his playing style. “This gave him the ability to play three or four strings at once, or to use several fingers on a single string. It also allowed him to create passages that were both percussive and melodic. This method should not be confused with tapping or slapping, as these techniques often predates them. Notable in his left-hand technique was his use of slides, positioning his left hand for octaves, and his use of the pentatonic when playing with the Who.”
Finally, the letter concluded with his fame. “Lastly, he was also notorious for playing extremely high volume at which he played bass, going so far as to rig pick-ups to each string on his instruments.”
At the end of the letter, Slash has just added his iconic smiley to mourn the legend. “iiii]; )'”
You can find the social media post below.