One armed bass player Bill Clements

Since a lot of us are older and having various hand issues, I though you might find this video encouraging.

After loosing his right arm in an industrial accident, Bill Clements developed his own unique style of one handed bass playing.

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buttt… i’ve got small hands!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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Here’s my standard reply to the “small hands” excuse. :slight_smile:

Watch 10 year old Gev Delano play a full size Fender Jazz bass:

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Audrey Anne is my go to reply / self-reminder that “small hands” is an unacceptable complaint :

Bill Clements is definitely an inspiration to me. Just watching him the words, “I can’t” go back down the throat. The guy has ONE arm. What possible excuse could I have? Where there’s a will there’s a way, which may also account for this gentleman’s unorthodox approach:

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That’s impressive :+1::sunglasses:
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers Brian

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Ok I had to look him up because I had no idea what was going on there. So apparently he switched from violin to bass at around age 12, held the bass like a violin while learning to play, and then just went with it.

Here’s him explaining it (3 minutes into the video):

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I feel like everything in my life has been a lie. There are gods among us.

Mind blown.

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