OMFG has anyone seen this- One-handed bass player thread

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by lilvampboyx, Apr 21, 2006.


  1. lilvampboyx

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  2. applerocks

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    Not only is he playing with only one hand, but his tone is AWESOME!

    It's a very inspiring vid, does anyone know what kind of bass that is?
  3. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

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    That's Bill Clements. That video has been bounced around here for a while. The guy is pretty amazing. Not many players with 2 hands can pull off those licks.
  4. Kasper007

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    This has been discussed a few times before but it remains incredible.
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  6. vyse933

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    he just doesn't stop
  7. barebones

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    Just goes to show ya...

    Matt
  8. SDGRfreak

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    he should do it again without that ****ty drummer
  9. Stadic

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    I can only dream of being that good.
  10. FunkSlap89

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    Yeah, he's awesome..

    but wait! is his fake hand a... Carrot peeler? so thats where all the carrot polls are coming from. He's the secret mod who edits all the polls!
  11. d8g3jdh

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    Incredible, what an inspiration.

    Time to woodshed.
  12. j-bass-kreep

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    seen it before .. .that guy is amazing ...
  13. Redhotbassist

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    This has been posted here a lot of times, but damn it doesent get old, hats off to that guy.
  14. teedub

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    It's all been said.

    Been around the block with this clip, but damn he's awesome.
  15. adisu

    adisu I admit it, I'm a "user"

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    wowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!:eek:
    That's all I can say....

    I will have to practise alot in order to play like that with two hands...
  16. sedan_dad

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    Thats my first time for seeing it.
    It needs to be listed under new-bee viewing.
    A must see.The guy is aw inspiring.
  17. Sippy

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    I don't even know Bill but I think he's amazing Jauqo III-X is pretty tight with him if I remember correctly. I'm pretty sure Bill is more popular than Jesus here on talkbass.
  18. Warwickthumb

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    I put together a Talk Bass GTG last year. I asked Jauqo to give a clinic. He told me hes going to invite Bill to the show. I had no idea who the guy was until I looked him up on the net. Just from the videos I saw I was impressed. So the GTG comes around he plays with Jauqo. I was floored. He told me that he played bass before the accident. I wish Id heard him before that. Im sure it took a bit of uhm adjustment to play that way. Say what you will. THe man has overcome a handicap. I dont mean to use that word but its the only way I could describe it. If i lost an arm or fingers. Id probably just give up. But he didnt!!! After the GTG i had a chance to jam with. I dont know how I did it. IT was not easy keeping up with him. And of course being a bass player, hes a cool guy.
  19. sfericean

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    Yeah 2 things about this video....

    1. I'm not fit to roadie for a bass player this good :meh:
    2. I would SOOO lose every audtion to this guy :meh:
  20. christobass 416

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  21. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Supporting Member

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    How about I moderate this forum? Take any disagreements to PM or email, and keep discussions on topic. I see no real harm in starting another thread about this guy....sure, it's been talked about to death here, but do you search out every topic you start a thread about?

    I'm going to delete the whole cat-fight between you guys. See that it doesn't start up again.

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