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One hand is better than two

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StringMan50, Nov 21, 2005.


  1. Thats wild!
     
  2. purfektstranger

    purfektstranger

    Apr 10, 2003
    Canada
    That is kicka$$

    Thanks :)
     
  3. chaotickneutral

    chaotickneutral

    Nov 21, 2005
    Brilliant!

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  4. wow....how inspiring is that...!
     
  5. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    He was actually featured in Bass Player mag a while back for being ingenious and talented.

    I just thought he looked like Joe Satriani :p
     
  6. goes to show what passion is
     
  7. Greg Johnsen

    Greg Johnsen

    May 1, 2005
    Hickory NC
    wow....

    imagine if he could do that if he was blind, now THAT'D be awesome to like the extent.

    I'm jealous

    Greg
     
  8. Bass2x

    Bass2x

    Jul 25, 2005
    SoNJ
    That's amazing!
    What's that wrapped around the fretboard down near the nut?
    A capo of sorts?
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    How so? I play with my eyes closed all the time.

    Deaf would be a little more intense if you ask me.
     
  10. What kind of neck is that on his bass? looks really shinney, also, is it just me or does it look like he has the bandana tied onto the fretboard?


    Oh, and thats just amazing
     
  11. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's tight enough to stop open string vibrations while not tight enough to fret a note. It stops sympathetic vibrations so tapping gives you a very clean sound.
     
  12. Theres a nearly deaf bass player in a local blues band, he uses a nice fretless warwick and spends most of the gig with his head right beside the cab

    He also likes to swear at people alot
     
  13. Bass2x

    Bass2x

    Jul 25, 2005
    SoNJ
    Aha!
    I guess you work around losing the first fret notes.
     
  14. I...'m not quite sure I......

    that's TAPPING? all of it?

    :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

    absolutely insane.
     
  15. HOLY CRAP!!!!!1
     
  16. Amazing! This guy inspires me...
     
  17. JFN

    JFN Supporting Member

    Bill is from the same city as me. I met him one time while taking my bass into our local tech. He is very into his music and seems like a nice guy.

    My son (also a bass player) saw him with his band at a local jazz festival and said he was amazing. They played Teen Town and alot other Fusion tunes. I've heard he plays better now than when he had both hands. I understand he was the unfortunate victim of an industrial accident.

    John
     
  18. i like how he keeps on standing on one leg, to keep it all neatly symmetrical ;)