As if Vic wasn't enough to make you want to throw your bass in the river...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JimmyM, Dec 5, 2005.

  1. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
  2. Joe Turski

    Joe Turski

    Jul 29, 2003
    He should play for Def Leppard. :bag:

    Very cool bass lines.
  3. CamMcIntyre


    Jun 6, 2000
    Wasn't he at the TB Chicago GTG?

    That clip is awesome.
  4. Another Digg user!
  5. Yeah, I wrote about him in one of those innane pick vs fingers threads. He's a great player. Bill Clements.

    Pick up his record "undergroundalienbass". If you can find it. Good stuff.

    edit: get it here:

    listen to the whole thing beforehand...pretty cool.
  6. K-Frog


    Feb 6, 2002
    Camden, AR, USA
    I couldn't do that with 3 hands, maybe 4.

    Is he strung BEAD, cause it sounds like he gets pretty low?

  7. Yup, he does. He was at Low Down Sound last month, got to talk to him. The lighter string tension helps with the one handed stuff, I think the attack works better, obviously less finger pressure needed too, which helps the speed.


  8. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    That video actually made me really happy. I always said if I didn't have my hands, I'd commit suicide. If I can't have music, I can't have life. Turns out all I need is one!

    And the dude is light years ahead of me. The drummer dropped the groove a couple times, but the bass was tight the whole time!

    Good for him, seriously!
  9. msquared


    Sep 19, 2004
    Kansas City
    Indeed. I must say that it's pretty impressive when you only have one hand but your playing is more solid than your intact drummer's is.

    That video made me smile. And practice. :)
  10. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    At first he scared me in a Matrix/Terminator sort of way, but the more I watch, the more I want to check some of his recordings out, and hope for better sound quality. I'm digging the lined fretless graphite jazz.
  11. Yes. Bill Clements. There's a post about this already in this forum...(something about throwing your bass in the river) ;)

    Good player. I linked to his record on CDBaby.

    Pick it up.
  12. heh, i posted this video about 10-20 minutes ago and i jsut checked for some replys and i didnt have any and im thinking "what the hell? it should have gotten some uproar by now.." looks like it was deleted cuz u beat me to it lol
  13. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Inspiring and depressing all-in-one.

    It's inspiring in the fact that he lost his hand but found a way to overcome it and not only play well but to rock! :bassist:

    It's depressing because even with both hands and I can't even begin to approach his level of playing. :( :p
  14. Hey, he's got it easy! He doesn't have to coordinate two hands. :bassist:
  15. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    It was very cool to see him play live at the Chicago get together. He seems very humble and is incredibly nice. A very talented musician!