Jean Baudin: bass 11 extemes

Jean Baudin, posted the theme to Legend of Zelda played on 11-string bass on YouTube Recorded Live at California Extreme Arcade Show Summer 2006.

Legend of Zelda

Jean Baudin is in the process of releasing his new CD titled "Solace". Tracks:
frosty Acres
be like water
so far, yet so close
pssht! pssht!
hundreds upon thousands
willard library
sous la lune

Jean Baudin has also completed an instructional book. The book contains CD samples from the exercises in the book which will be $30 + $5 for shipping.

Jean Baudin is on my space: and look out for a solo CD later this summer.

Mario 11-String Bass

Bach 9-String Bass

Mario 9-String Bass

Every Breath You Take

I know your asking yourself how did a bass player sneak on to a guitar blog site...well I don't know...all I know is it has a lot of strings and looks a bit like guitar...Jean Baudin is one of the earliest pioneers of the 9-string bass (guitar). His current band is called Nuclear Rabbit.

He mixes intense tapping, slapping and fingerstyle. Primarily self-taught, Jean has studied privately with guitarists Marty Friedman and Jason Becker as well as bassist Wally Voss.

Jean's band has been on stage with System of a Down, Papa Roach, Alien Ant Farm, Deftones, P.O.D., Linkin Park, A.F.I., Green Day, Mindless Self Indulgence and Bad Brains.

Jean is currently working on a Solo CD that will feature solo pieces on 9, 11 and 12-string basses. He also has an instructional book/dvd in the works for tapping on 5-string basses.

photos of his monsterous 11 lava bass:

Check out his web site for mp3 and video and buy his music online shop