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larryace 12-29-2009 08:15 AM

Favorite bass player? Only one allowed
 
Otiel Burbridge of the Allman Brothers

alparrott 12-29-2009 08:18 AM

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That's easy: Geddy Lee. Nuff said.

jjmason777 12-29-2009 08:19 AM

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John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) - Led Zeppelin

Brundlefly 12-29-2009 08:25 AM

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Les Claypool. Like playing with a bass player, rhythm guitarist and a second drummer all at the same time.

DrumEatDrum 12-29-2009 08:36 AM

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John Entwistle - it's no contest.

Skulmoski 12-29-2009 08:51 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jjmason777 (Post 646557)
John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) - Led Zeppelin

+1

But he is also a virtuoso with other instruments like the mandoline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLU08nOtUkc

I love this version of Going to California.

GJS

Michael McDanial 12-29-2009 09:00 AM

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Acoustic Bass: Ray Brown

Electric Bass: Jaco Pastorius

armilos 12-29-2009 10:47 AM

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Marcus Miller

my favorite feel on the bass

Neil 12-29-2009 11:15 AM

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Bootsy Collins.

That is all.

Big Foot 12-29-2009 02:34 PM

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John Entwistle ! - again, no contest.

spantney 12-29-2009 03:26 PM

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Victor Wooten - hes a cool cat :)

JAKD-UP 12-29-2009 03:28 PM

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Rex Brown-Pantera

Anybody who can/could keep up with Dimebag is one helluva bass player in my book. Next time you listen to Pantera pay more attention to the bass instead of guitars or drums. You'll see it too.

Pollyanna 12-29-2009 04:04 PM

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I can't go past Jaco.

Muckster 12-29-2009 04:12 PM

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Baron Browne hands down.

Thaard 12-29-2009 04:20 PM

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Hadrien Feraud.

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bonzolead 12-29-2009 04:58 PM

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Damn it hard too pick just one bass player I can't. the ones that have been mentioned like JPJ & John Entwistle & Les Claypool are obvious choices but Geezer, Billy Cox, Mel from Grand Funk Railroad,Paul McCartney,Chris Squire,Tommy Shannon,Phil Lynott & Steve Harris need mentioning also.

Sorry but with so many great bass players out there I can't. pick just one.

The bass player I jam with now is one of the best i've ever jammed with a true natural talent.

Too have a great bass player too jam with makes a drummers job a lot easier heck we make good guitar players sound better we just don't. tell them that LOL

Bonzolead

RollingStone000 12-29-2009 05:43 PM

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Can't go wrong with Larry Graham.

Bradastronaut 12-29-2009 05:44 PM

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Joe raposo from Rich Kids on Lsd and Jaws is my favourite, not sure if anyone heres a fan though haha

DrewTheShoe 12-29-2009 06:12 PM

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Another one for JPJ. With that kind of rhythm section, it's no wonder Zeppelin is the definitive hard rock band.

aaajn 12-29-2009 07:17 PM

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The only one part is hard: So it would have to be Chris Squire.

boomstick 12-29-2009 07:30 PM

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BOOTSY!

bamdrummer 12-29-2009 07:50 PM

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Flea
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Gretsch09 12-29-2009 07:50 PM

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Victor Wooten for sure! Everyone should read his book "The Music Lesson". It's a great read!

The Bassist 12-29-2009 07:52 PM

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Trevor Dunn from Mr. Bungle. Very odd music that's hard for most to get into, but that guy really knows how to play.

JAKD-UP 12-29-2009 09:13 PM

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It's really tough cause alot of bass players who are "in the pocket" players can also play the technical stuff. Take Robbie Merrill of Godsmack. That dude has some serious chops. But he keeps it very simple for the sake of the music.

shadowtick 12-29-2009 10:50 PM

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Tony Levin - sweet stuff

mrbling 12-30-2009 12:01 AM

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Les Claypool insane want to say flea but...

zambizzi 12-30-2009 12:10 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Skulmoski (Post 646567)
+1

But he is also a virtuoso with other instruments like the mandoline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLU08nOtUkc

I love this version of Going to California.

GJS

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Pass.of.E.r.a. 12-30-2009 12:28 AM

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Victor Wooten.

no wait - Stefan Lessard

or John Myung

how about Juan Alderete de la Peņa from The Mars Volta?

ahhhhh I can't decide....

-Jonathan

RollingStone000 12-30-2009 12:37 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pass.of.E.r.a. (Post 646815)
Victor Wooten.

no wait - Stefan Lessard

or John Myung

how about Juan Alderete de la Peņa from The Mars Volta?

ahhhhh I can't decide....

-Jonathan

Juan and Stefan are both really underrated.

Pass.of.E.r.a. 12-30-2009 12:41 AM

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Originally Posted by RollingStone000 (Post 646817)
Juan and Stefan are both really underrated.

totally.

Especially Stefan, that guy is such a natural, its mind blowing. his grooves with Carter are the best things known to mankind.

-Jonathan

The Bassist 12-30-2009 12:44 AM

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Originally Posted by shadowtick (Post 646773)
Tony Levin - sweet stuff

I almost forgot about him! I would have never known about the chapman stick if I didn't listen to KC. I was addicted to his playing in Elephant Talk for the longest time. I was shocked the first time I saw it live on youtube when I realized that he played it entirely with tapping and also at how bizarre the instrument was.

Pollyanna 12-30-2009 01:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bassist (Post 646820)
I almost forgot about him! I would have never known about the chapman stick if I didn't listen to KC. I was addicted to his playing in Elephant Talk for the longest time. I was shocked the first time I saw it live on youtube when I realized that he played it entirely with tapping and also at how bizarre the instrument was.

+1

Tony's replacement, Trey Gunn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrosbRuy_yE, was also outstanding. Love that McCartneyesque melodic bass style. Paul played a lot of tasty bass lines too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O7PnvVgQvA

Hard to choose amongst all the great bassists listed though.

bobdadruma 12-30-2009 01:21 AM

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Christian McBride, Without a doubt!

The Bassist 12-30-2009 02:36 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Pollyanna (Post 646829)
+1

Tony's replacement, Trey Gunn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrosbRuy_yE, was also outstanding. Love that McCartneyesque melodic bass style. Paul played a lot of tasty bass lines too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O7PnvVgQvA

Hard to choose amongst all the great bassists listed though.

Thanks for that! I haven't heard too much newer KC stuff... I got the earliest albums through Discipline and then just Thrak. I do like that KC song you linked a lot actually, I think I was just turned off by the idea of their main drummer now just using electronic drums (never been a fan of his electronic drum snare sounds) so I never really listened to their newer music. But that was a very nice and interesting song, and it has some great bass lines in it :)

Ian Williams 12-30-2009 02:52 AM

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Ian Hill ~ Judas Priest.

Pollyanna 12-30-2009 03:28 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bassist (Post 646846)
Thanks for that! I haven't heard too much newer KC stuff... I got the earliest albums through Discipline and then just Thrak. I do like that KC song you linked a lot actually, I think I was just turned off by the idea of their main drummer now just using electronic drums (never been a fan of his electronic drum snare sounds) so I never really listened to their newer music. But that was a very nice and interesting song, and it has some great bass lines in it :)

The pundits say that the title track of C of L was the best song on the album and the rest not so good, and I agree. The Power to Believe was a big return to form. Pat Matellotto and Trey Gunn did a great job on that album - this is my fave from it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BUlD78O9oo. It can't be easy following in Bill and Tony's footsteps so all power to them :)

brittc89 12-30-2009 03:34 AM

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Drew Gress
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TTNW 12-30-2009 03:40 AM

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Tal Wilkenfeld

She's playing with Jeff Beck now. She's an Aussie that's shared the stage with Vinnie C., Eric Clapton, Sting.

She can groove like hell.

She's young, new and she's also a hottie.

My current favorite!

MNdrummer21 12-30-2009 03:57 AM

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I would say Christian McBride, because he is an incredible straight ahead jazz player on upright, but can also step into the fuzoid realm and get into Funk and R&B grooves on the electric as well. He also seems like a great listener and is a fantastic overall musician.


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