Make A Difference

Make A Difference

G’day  Willis, I am enjoying your website heaps, thanks for sharing your wisdom. My question is about right hand speed. My current understanding is the faster you want to play, the lighter you have to play. Is it as simple as that? What are your thoughts?...
Stay In School mmmmkay

Stay In School mmmmkay

Hey Willis, I am 16, and I have been playing a 4-string fretless Ibanez for about a year now. You are one of my four main influences, along with Jimmy Haslip, Rocco Prestia, and Jaco Pastorius. I am not very good at anything scholastic-y or business-y, but I CAN play...
Clean Getaway

Clean Getaway

Hey Willis, I just started to study your 3 finger technique because I think it will help me get past my issues with string skipping and general bassplaying. In the string crossing exercises, I noticed that when I play an A open string with the 1st finger and I mute it...
Don't Try

Don't Try

Hey Willis,  In light of disturbing facts like this, your “rant“, the fact that Scott Henderson can’t tour the US and make money, aside from “Don’t try,” what recommendation would you give to anyone coming up trying to play music...
My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things

Hey Willis, first of all I think you’re probably the most influential bass player in the world after Jaco, and every new project just blows my mind again! OK, my question is about all your other abilities (web designer, video editing, re-inventing stuff,...
VB-99 interface

VB-99 interface

Hey Willis, How do you send signals from your bass to the V-Bass and other midi devices? Do you mod your bass’ bridge to send the signals via piezo? Also, I’ve noticed that you don’t have the controls for switching banks and controlling the volume...