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Old 02-12-2010, 04:29 PM
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I absolutely cannot believe nobody has mentioned this guy yet (ie - where's all our jazz aficiandos?):

http://www.stanleyclarke.com/frontpage.htm

He is not my favorite, but is arguably the most talented on all bass instruments, not just the electric four string.
You know that's right...Stanley is the man!
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:32 PM
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Stanley Clarke! Duh! A collective apology for not mentioning him sooner in the thread!
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:54 PM
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Larry Graham. POW!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2_SreKsg2k

...awesome.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:50 AM
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Has anyone mentioned Ronnie Lane-Small Faces,
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Chris Squire is just where its at.
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Old 02-18-2010, 06:59 AM
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One more Vote for Chris Squire. Such a melodic and distinctive sound he got from that Rick coupled with a unique playing style.

I think Fish out of Water is my favorite album from a bass player too.

And I'll give an honorable mention to Peter Hook and his high lead basslines with Joy Division and New Order.
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Old 02-18-2010, 04:47 PM
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Ahhhh, too many!! :)

jazz: Ray Brown
fusion: Stanley Clarke
Rock: Geddy Lee/Less Claypool

THE FUTURE: Tal Wilkenfeld
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:12 AM
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Victor Wooten

Justin Chancellor

Justin has great groove (it isn't just AAAA, DDDD, EEEE), and creates leads with the instrument while keeping to only 4 strings.

Victor Wooten is great too, great pocket, great leads, great solos, great technique, and he is way more experienced and chronologically gifted...

...definitely both bass players "that don't know their place"...hehe...but hey, that's something I like, individuality...

...when they are at their level, there is no bad, they just have very distinctive sounds.
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:17 PM
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Yeah, Victor takes the cake on bass fretboard burning. But he also learned from the best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAo3TEa1j3U&NR=1

Checkout the vintage David letterman, too, lol. Just watching the multi-thousand dollar Alembic Bass is worth the watch, though.
Great vid. Stanley Clarke shreads here. But how can you ignore Anton Figs' brilliance on this song also? Nice clip Strangelove!
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Old 03-02-2010, 05:35 PM
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Well, since there is only 1 allowed, And my REAL favorite has already been metioned a few times, I'll mention 2 guys, that for the life of me, am shocked that NO ONE has listed so far. One for the electric and one for the upright acoustic.

Electric: Will Lee

Acoustic: Brian Bromberg (though he does play both incredibly well)



First mention of these two monster bass players? WOW!
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:44 PM
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Without a doubt it would have to be Greg Lake. Awesome live sound that he had!

That huge ballsy clangy tone in Fanfare For The common Man during the six minutes of blues jam in the middle of the song.
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Chris Squire........
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Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers!
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Greg Christian from Testament.
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Has anyone mentioned Ronnie Lane-Small Faces,
great mention his work with Humble Pie was stellar also.

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:38 PM
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I'm gonna mention some that haven't. been mentioned.

Tony Franklin(The Firm & Blue Murder)
Billy Shehain (Independent,David Lee Roth)
Stu Hamm (Independent)
James Dewar(Robin Trower)

Also it's hard too believe that Bill Wyman & Jack Bruce have only one mention each.

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Old 08-03-2010, 06:24 PM
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It would definitely have to be Nathan East
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This is too hard!!!!!!!!!!!
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Charles Mingus. He is not only one of my favorite bass players, but composers.
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Only one my a$$.......Francis Rocco Prestia! (John Entwhistle, Dee Murray, Sir Paul, Flea, Ray Brown, Stuka.....................) et al
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Only one my a$$.......Francis Rocco Prestia! (John Entwhistle, Dee Murray, Sir Paul, Flea, Ray Brown, Stuka.....................) et al
There's a man in this world who actually calls himself "Flea"? That's hilarious!!
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:29 PM
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Otiel Burbridge of the Allman Brothers
Only one allowed? Only one I need to list, anyway: Jaco Pastorius
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Old 08-10-2010, 12:36 AM
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Well, since there is only 1 allowed, And my REAL favorite has already been metioned a few times, I'll mention 2 guys, that for the life of me, am shocked that NO ONE has listed so far. One for the electric and one for the upright acoustic.

Electric: Will Lee

Acoustic: Brian Bromberg (though he does play both incredibly well)



First mention of these two monster bass players? WOW!
Yea i agree, for me as Mike Poraco has had mentions - it would be Will Lee - awesome!
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:52 AM
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Peter Hook of Joy Division/New Order. Not sophisticated playing, but some of the best, most emotive bass playing around.
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Old 08-10-2010, 05:57 AM
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Curt Smith of Tears for Fears also played a mean melodic bass in his time.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:56 AM
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I'm very sorry but I can't just name 1. And thats because no-one fits the bill totally for me. But here are my favourites:

Stanley Clarke (his work in Return to Forever is legendary and absurd)
Tal Wilkenfeld (she always plays sooo tasty and beautiful)
Christian McBride (wonderful discovery by Metheny. This guy always plays good and has beautiful intonation on the upright, that's where most bassplayers really lack! They can't play an upright properly. Take Clarke, he plays a lot of upright but always plays out of tune, HORRIBLE!)
Jaco Pastorius Ah well we all know the guy…
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Old 08-10-2010, 11:19 AM
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Larry, I know you want only one favorite, but as an aside, it would be interesting to think of who you think the 'game changers' were, in the various music categories.
Guys who created almost a volcaubulary all their own, which thereafter was adopted by the bass players of future generations.

Jaco Pastorius and Ray Brown come mind in the jazz idiom ( electric & acoustic ). Almost all bass players today do stuff that refers back to these two guys.

Any others? Rock? Metal? Country?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:15 AM
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Jaco Pastorius and Ray Brown come mind in the jazz idiom ( electric & acoustic ). Almost all bass players today do stuff that refers back to these two guys.

Any others? Rock? Metal? Country?
When it comes to people who really did change the way the instrument was played then I still would suggest Stanley Clarke. His playing on the Alembic is unbelievable and idiom changing. His slapping influenced the likes of Mark King and he persued playing chords and comping with full chords which is still something most bassplayers never do (maybe an occasional 2 tone, perhaps the occasional chord but never full schemes, patterns and parts)

Another one that I would suggest that would fit into the category is Scott LaFaro who played a lot in Bill Evans' (Pianist, not the saxophonist) band. He changed the role of the upright bass in a trio setting.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:30 PM
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John Deacon from Queen
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Ron Carter is my favorite Jazz Bass Player.

Les Claypool is my favorite , non metal bass player.

Flea is incredibly melodic, and I feel uses it mroe like a voice where Less uses it more like a rhythmn or atmospheric instrument.
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Mingus is always dominant. I think of him mroe liek a songwriter who plays bass.
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Only more than one allowed...

Noel Redding
Ian Hill
Ian Lemmy Kilmister
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Phil Lynnot
Cliff Burton
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Love old threads.

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Does my boyfriend count?
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Christian McBride, Without a doubt! This is an excellent site I love it!


Christian McBride is my favorite too! :D
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This is too hard!!!!!!!!!!!
Right! too tough....But I favor Patitucci for overall one vote.
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Pino Palladino.

God, this man can play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFgFFNXahcg
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Only one? Larry you cannot be serious... :))

Well let's see, just one right? mmmh, who do I admire as a bass player, Jack Bruce, John Entwistle, Stanley Clarke, Mo Foster, Anthony Jackson, Pino Palladino, Chucho Merchan, Marcus Miller, Roger Glover, Neil Murray, Glen Hughes, John Wetton... damn it's so hard....

Ha! got it.... Paul Mc Cartney! ... that the one ... pheeew, that was hard :)
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Pino Palladino.

God, this man can play.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFgFFNXahcg
and here too :) Not that I'm at all biased about the drummer he's with ;0


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmUrJ...eature=related

Still prefer Antony Jackson though. He's that good, I've no idea what the hell he's playing, & I'm not so sure he does either :)
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Pino Pallidino looks like Prince Charles
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