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Old 07-28-2021, 01:04 PM
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Sad news - Dusty Hill the bassist for ZZ Top has passed away at age 72. Died in his sleep according to this article https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...p-bassist-dead
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And Slipknot founder found dead and died in his sleep aswell. No drugs found onnthe scene either. Sad news here too

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Very sad news indeed. Dusty was a resident of my town (Houston, TX) for the last 50 years or so. I saw ZZ Top with the Rolling Stones in the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, back in 1981, and have all their albums, most in vinyl.
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Cool :) I saw ZZ Top in concert in '81 up here too. Love Texas (been there a few times) great musicians. RIP Dusty.

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Sad news - Dusty Hill the bassist for ZZ Top has passed away at age 72. Died in his sleep according to this article https://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...p-bassist-dead
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“Hill had been dealing with a health concern related to a hip issue as recently as Friday, the band revealed, adding that they were awaiting "a speedy recovery" and hoping to "have him back pronto."


La Grange was released in 1973 – that’s a long time for anyone to tote a heavy bass guitar, even without having Dusty’s hip problems
I think Tom Petty had serious back problems – toting a guitar certainly wouldn’t have helped him, either

Dusty – “way too early” – thanks for the ride, it was so much fun … you’ll be missed bigtime - thank goodness your music survives!

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It's always sad to loose one of the greats.
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“Hill had been dealing with a health concern related to a hip issue as recently as Friday, the band revealed, adding that they were awaiting "a speedy recovery" and hoping to "have him back pronto."


La Grange was released in 1973 – that’s a long time for anyone to tote a heavy bass guitar, even without having Dusty’s hip problems
I think Tom Petty had serious back problems – toting a guitar certainly wouldn’t have helped him, either

Dusty – “way too early” – thanks for the ride, it was so much fun … you’ll be missed bigtime - thank goodness your music survives!

https://youtu.be/rG6b8gjMEkw


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As regards hip issues I found an article that mentioned he had hip surgery some years back. I know sometimes 'revisions' have to be done and that there is a recall on some hip replacement parts - don't know how extensive Dusty's hip work is/was.

As to weight - if a bass is balanced just right in it's construction the weight isn't all that much. I'm talking less than 10 pounds. Combine that with a proper wide strap and it's not bad at all.

Keep in mind that while ZZ Top's axes might look like a Les Paul, Fender Telecaster bass, Gretsch 6 string - they're not. Their guitar tech Elmore completely rebuilds/works over them. Except for the spinning furry guitars Dean Zelinsky built for them.
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Cool :) I saw ZZ Top in concert in '81 up here too.
Me too. In '81, but in Oslo, Norway. I was seventeen.
Must have been a busy year for them. RIP, Dusty.
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