Spencer Seim (born January 28, 1981) is an American musician, best known as the guitarist in the band Hella. He is also the drummer in the Nintendo music cover band called The Advantage. His composition style is mode heavy. He has been practicing on and off with Zach Hill (Hella drummer) since they both started playing music and both have been influencing each other throughout their musicianship. Playing for The Advantage, Spencer drums employing methods such as repetitive doubles on a single bass drum and quick cymbal muting. Spencer's style also often incorporates complex time signatures, well evidenced on Chirpin' Hard and recordings by the Advantage.



Spencer recently started a solo project named sBACH. The sticker on the cover of the self-titled release says "a thousand times better than Hella or The Advantage.


Spencer's guitars, SF3 and SF0SS, are designed by Scott French. They feature a nut pickup, a built-in amplified egg shaker, and individual outputs for each string pickup. His own beard clippings are used in the finish of the SF0SS. In February 2006 Spencer bought another Scott French guitar, made of eucalyptus and grafted walnut measuring ½ inch thick around the outside edge of the guitar's entire body. This is the only guitar Spencer used on Hella's 2007 release There's No 666 in Outer Space.

When Hella was a two piece, Spencer only used a Boss LS-2 Line Selector to switch between distortion and clean tones. He played on either a Fender Telecaster and used a Mesa Boogie Mark III amp. On the tour following the release of Church Gone Wild/Chirpin' Hard, Spencer was seen with an expanded setup using a pedal board.


With sBACH Edit

With The AdvantageEdit

  • The Advantage (April 6, 2004, 5RC)
  • 2004 West Coast Tour CD (February 2004, self-released)
  • 2004 US Tour CD (October 2004, self-released)
  • Elf Titled (January 24, 2006, 5RC)
  • "Underwear: So Big!" 2006 Tour CD-R (August 2006, self-released)

With HellaEdit

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