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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Llama's Rage, Dec 29, 2004.
I just thought I would share.
DAMN he is fast.
you bet! A great player!
yeah but dont you think he realy sounds sh*t when he goes fast? his tone is terrible he always gets this fieldy type clack clack sound. otherwise he is pretty good.
i think his slapping stuff sucks ass
his finger style playing is really, really nice and very melodic
i've heard bill dickens in person numerous times and i think his tone is great.
as for sounding "sh!t" there's nothing that bill dickens does that sounds like excrement. it may not be your thing, but to call it by nature bad is confusing the subjective and the objective.
Not only is he a really great bassist, but I believe him to be a good teacher too. I have bought tons of instructional videos and none of them have given me better descriptions of techniques than the complete collection of Bill 'buddha' Dickens. I'd recommend it to anybody in a heartbeat.
+1- his videos are great. What impresses me about his playing is how cleanly he slaps, especially on that tightly-spaced (for me) bass & with his stubby little (again, for me, when compared to my Wicked-Witch-of-the-West digits)fingers! Ferilldo!
Having not heard any of Bill Dickens work, and not basing this statement on his work, I'd just like to say, "Fast is overrated."
When he's not being gratuitous, he is a great player.
these threads always suck. I wish I could stop clicking on them.
I've heard that somewhere!
I saw a dude on Leno playing the guitar with an egg beater... he was fast.
"Having not heard any of Bill Dickens work, and not basing this statement on his work, I'd just like to say, "Fast is overrated" but this topic is about bill dickens isn't it?bill not only play's fast but clean with alot of skill and musicality.
I would still second this feeling, after listening to a lot of the stuff he did.
When he goes into mindless wanking mode, all he produces is some gargling that IMHO doesn't have much to do with music.
But yeah, he is fast. Indeed.
The kind I'd shoot just to watch him die.
Anybody notice that somebody who looked a hell of a lot like Dickens playing drums for Snoop Dogg on the MTV New Years Show? Wasn't Dickens originally a drummer?
This thread's intial statement was just about how fast he was, not how clean/melodic he was. Fast is just a technique, fast and clean is good technique... melody/feel is an artform.
From what I've heard of Bill Dickens, he's the bee's knees, but just as a general statement, fast is overrated.
Sorry, but who does Bill Dickens play for, and what are some good songs for me to check out?
he is mostly a solo act, you can check out his site if you want,
I just wish he would finally release that solo album...