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Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by lilvampboyx, Apr 21, 2006.
One hand or two that style of non stop "riffing" gets tired quick.
he is awesome but i hate his tone
is just to muddy for my taste
Yeah I saw this years ago.
His grooves are kind of like Les Claypool.
Check this guy out. I first saw this group on an American Idol type show call "The next great American Band".
This guy was born with nor arms and plays bass with his feet! This video doesn't do justice to his ability. On the TV show, he tore it up.
There are other videos of him playing 6 string guitar, with his feet of course. search youtube for "big toe band".
and let us not forget another one armed bassplayer, JOHN DENNER
EDIT: oops pacman I assumed since he was good on a six string, perhaps he would also play around on the bass.
I'm sure that there HAS to be a video out there of him playing on the bass ( he's just no bassplayer by profession..lol )
That dude's a guitar player, not a bass player....
I edited the post (mesg86)
I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and let you try to post that again, this time without the link to ebay.
oh god forgive me please PAC, rough day all day... I was toggling between ebay and youtube, and the 3-4 other windows I had opened a hour ago.... and like SOOOOOOO many others, I didn't even preview the post...
here is the link to the one armed bassplayer on youtube...
What talent these people have! Makes me appreciate what I have.
I once saw a band - The Flametrick Subs - a psychobilly band, and their bass player was ripping these super fast rockabilly slap grooves on a DB. It wasn't til halfway through their set that I realized that his fretting "hand" was a stump. That guy just outright owned!
I also talked to him after the show. He's a kool kat.
Impressive. I'd like to see a show with him, see how he handles the different styles. Inspirational...
this guy puts my bass playing to shame
Here are some mp3's of projects that bill
has done at radical house studio's in san francisco
with Ron K (owner).
Attention Deficit Disorder:
Ron K (guitars, tapes, shortwave radio, devices)
Bill Clements (bass, feedback, tapes)
Dave Mairz (drums, percussion).
Completely improvised on location at Radical House, September 19, 1995.
Featuring Ron K (guitar, loops, devices)
Bill Clements (bass, feedback)
Jim Nelson (drums).
(sorry dont have lineup on this, i know its Ron K & Bill)
http://www.radhs.com/mp3/wonkivator/ (mp3s only)
The story, as i remember it (& this is 15 years ago, so
some facts might be shaky) - is Bill was in a band Catharsis
with guitarist Nick Petroff & some other folks (sorry dont
remember their names), they all lived together in a house in Ann
Arbor (i think) and were very tight. Bill had his industrial
accident at Kelloggs which ripped his arm off (due to some
safety equipment not working)... Bill and the band was
devastated, i believe they were just about to go into the
studio to record. A month goes by, and then one day bill
shows up at house, bass in hand, and says "Lets go"...
After practicing for a while they recorded a great album.
The band broke up, Nick moved out to San Francisco where
he founded another band Squelch that i was in
( http://www.radhs.com/squelch.html ), and bills new band
came out to SF to do some gigs with us in the early/mid 90s,
thats where i met him. I was really blown away at his
unique style and proficiency, and when his band played
they were frippin LOUD!
I was involved with radical house studio's at the time, he
met Ron K, and they ended up doing quite a few projects
Hope you enjoy the music.
I would be lying if I said I wasn't impressed. It sounds great; he's got some really nimble fingers. But it needs something more... doesn't he ever use his other 'hand'? You'd think you could still do some kind of plucking or slapping, even with a metal hook. In fact, I'm sure you could come up with some pretty interesting sounds that way.
So, awesome, yes. But not what I was expecting.
What were you expecting(and I'm not being sarcastic)?
I dunno. I guess I was expecting him to use his stump for picking and such, that's all.
He's just not really as much fun to watch as, say, this guy:
Well,they each do what they do and it's kool to see that they are still forging ahead.