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

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


  1. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    One hand or two that style of non stop "riffing" gets tired quick. :rollno:
     
  2. therex

    therex

    Jun 24, 2007
    lima
    he is awesome but i hate his tone
    is just to muddy for my taste
     
  3. Jabinski

    Jabinski

    Jan 30, 2006
    Yeah I saw this years ago.

    His grooves are kind of like Les Claypool.

    Great stuff.
     
  4. King Biscuit

    King Biscuit

    Apr 27, 2008


    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".

    Amazing

    Dan
     
  5. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    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 )
     
  6. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification

    That dude's a guitar player, not a bass player....
     
  7. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I edited the post (mesg86)
     
  8. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    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.
     
  9. amimbari

    amimbari

    May 6, 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA

    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...

     
  10. LumpyGravy

    LumpyGravy Guest

    May 8, 2002
    What talent these people have! Makes me appreciate what I have.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
     
  13. EmmSee

    EmmSee

    May 23, 2004
    Boston, MA
    Impressive. I'd like to see a show with him, see how he handles the different styles. Inspirational...
     
  14. this guy puts my bass playing to shame
     
  15. thumbslapper

    thumbslapper Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 2007
    San Francisco
    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).
    http://www.radhs.com/add.html

    Millenial Panic
    Completely improvised on location at Radical House, September 19, 1995.
    Featuring Ron K (guitar, loops, devices)
    Bill Clements (bass, feedback)
    Jim Nelson (drums).
    http://www.radhs.com/milpan.html

    Wonkivator
    (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
    together.

    Hope you enjoy the music.

    -carl
     
  16. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.

    What were you expecting(and I'm not being sarcastic)?
     
  19. 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:
     
  20. JAUQO III-X

    JAUQO III-X Banned

    Jan 4, 2002
    CHICAGO,IL.
    Endorsing artist:see profile.
    Well,they each do what they do and it's kool to see that they are still forging ahead.
     

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