Man on course to smash world record after playing bass guitar for 60 hours straight in mammoth fundraiser

Mark Edwards
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How long can you play the guitar nonstop before the calluses on your fingers start to ache and your mental fortitude breaks down? A few hours? Whatever your figure, it’s bound to pale in comparison to this recent record-breaking effort.

In arguably the most impressive bass-playing feat in recent history, a man from the UK’s port town of Bideford is on course to smash the world record for the longest time spent playing the bass guitar, after he played for a solid 60(!) hours in a bid to raise funds for charity.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.