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Old 12-29-2009, 08:15 AM
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Otiel Burbridge of the Allman Brothers
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:18 AM
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That's easy: Geddy Lee. Nuff said.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:19 AM
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John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) - Led Zeppelin
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Old 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.
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:36 AM
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John Entwistle - it's no contest.
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John Paul Jones (John Baldwin) - Led Zeppelin
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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.

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Old 12-29-2009, 09:00 AM
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Acoustic Bass: Ray Brown

Electric Bass: Jaco Pastorius
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:47 AM
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Marcus Miller

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Old 12-29-2009, 11:15 AM
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Bootsy Collins.

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:34 PM
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John Entwistle ! - again, no contest.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:26 PM
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Victor Wooten - hes a cool cat :)
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Old 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.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:04 PM
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I can't go past Jaco.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:12 PM
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Baron Browne hands down.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:20 PM
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Hadrien Feraud.

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Old 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

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Old 12-29-2009, 05:43 PM
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Can't go wrong with Larry Graham.
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Old 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
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Old 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.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:17 PM
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The only one part is hard: So it would have to be Chris Squire.
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BOOTSY!
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:50 PM
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Old 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!
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Old 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.
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Old 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.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:50 PM
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Tony Levin - sweet stuff
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:01 AM
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Les Claypool insane want to say flea but...
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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.

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Old 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 Peña from The Mars Volta?

ahhhhh I can't decide....

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Old 12-30-2009, 12:37 AM
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Victor Wooten.

no wait - Stefan Lessard

or John Myung

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

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Old 12-30-2009, 12:41 AM
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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.

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Old 12-30-2009, 12:44 AM
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:17 AM
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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.
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Old 12-30-2009, 01:21 AM
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Christian McBride, Without a doubt!
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:36 AM
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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 :)
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:52 AM
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Ian Hill ~ Judas Priest.
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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 :)
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Old 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!
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Old 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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