Who are YOUR favorite bass guitarists?List your favorite bass guitarists
Posted 16 January 2005 - 11:27 AM
Here are some of my favorite bass guitarists, in no particular order.
John Entwistle (The Who)
John Paul Jones (Led Zepp)
Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica 1982-86)
Rush bassist - forgot his name, damnit!
Les Claypool (Primus) - hate the band, but he's still a great bassist
Flea (RHCP) - hate the band, but still a great bassist
Pearl Jam bassist
Justin Chancellor (Tool)
Sly and The Family Stone bassist
Paul McCartney (Beatles)
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
Dirk Lance (Incubus)
Rage Against the Machine bassist
Elvis Presley bassist
Tom Araya (Slayer)
There's a few that I could think of off the top of my head... some names completely escaped me....
Write down your top few..... NOW!!!!!!
Oh, yes... hope that Rolling Stones does not put out a 100 greatest bassists article..... they completely destroyed that list of 100 "greatest" guitarists,,,,
Posted 16 January 2005 - 12:49 PM
Melissa Auf Der Mauf (former Hole/Smashing Pumpkins)
John Paul Jones (Led Zep)
Nick Oliveri (QOTSA)
and of course, the legendary Duff McKagan, once of the mighty GnR! 8)
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Posted 16 January 2005 - 04:04 PM
Its Larry Graham, one of the greatest thumpers of all time. Here's a little quote from an article about Larry Graham that demonstrates the respect he deserves.
"At age 50 (as of August 14), Graham can still rattle sternums and rearrange tectonic plates, and the mere mention of his name can cause even a bass Stagolee like Bootsy Collins to gush. "When I got with Funkadelic," remembers Bootsy, "Larry once invited me up to his room to jam. He handed me his bass, andLarry Graham I said, `Don't even try it. You play the bass, and I'll watch.' I will never be able to do that technique as well as he does. He's the ultimate slap machine."
Here's the whole article.
As for famous jazz bassists, check out Charles Mingus. Not only was he one great bassist, he was also one of the most famous and innovative American Jazz composers of the 20th century. "Better git it in your soul" has an awesome bass intro [QUOTE]
Posted 16 January 2005 - 06:23 PM
John Paul Jones
Bassist from the band 3
Billy Sheehan(what a wanker)
Thats it for now, but trust me, there will be more
Posted 17 January 2005 - 01:37 AM
John Paul Jones.
I also like a lot of those bass players on Jazz records like Larry Gales, Butch Warren, etc etc......
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 06:21 AM
John Paul Jones (we see that name a lot!!!)
Those are my favorites, the ones that inspired me and in a way influence my way of playing today. But i also enjoyed listening to others low ender:
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Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:06 PM
Posted 17 January 2005 - 08:37 PM
robert trujillo (ozzy osbourne/metallica)
cliff burton (metallica)
jeff ament (pearl jam)
duff mckagan (guns n' roses/velvet revolver)
john paul jones (led zeppelin)
chris wolstenholm (muse)
mike dirnt (green day)
geezer butler (black sabbath)
justin chancellor (tool)
krist novoselic (sp?) (nirvana)
les claypool (primus, don't really like the music but man is he good...)
yngwie malmsteen (rising force, and yes, he played bass, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, as well as other instruments in rising force. his bass playing is somewhat guitar-like but i still like it.)
bands i don't know the bassist for but love the bassist from:
cake, pantera, a.f.i., megadeth, soundgarden, three days grace, third ey blind, cKy, collective soul, dave matthews band, phantom planet, rancid, stone temple pilots, damageplan, some others i can't think of.
damn i have a lot of influences. i wonder what kind of music i will end up playing since i have such a freakin wide range...
edit: put all the bands i don't know the bassist for in one list so it doesn't look weird...
Edited by ravaging, 01 February 2005 - 02:47 PM.
Posted 18 January 2005 - 07:34 PM
Oh, I'll try to find some Charles Mingus. Sounds interesting.
I find that I'm looking back more into the "older" music for better music.... that's just my opinion..... the older times had so much more "creative" music with every instrument performing its own special rhythm and putting some heart and soul and interest into it, unlike these pop-punk bands now adays with their 4-chord progression. The only few bands I see doing that now is Tool, A Perfect Circle (sometimes), Incubus (sometimes) and a few others. Where did the Led Zepp, the Who, the Floyd and the days of long-hair Metallica go?
Oh yes.... keep going by naming some awesome bass riffs/ performances
46 and 2 - Justin Chancellor
Schism- Justin Chancellor
The Grudge - Justin Chancellor
Sweet Child of Mine - Duff McKagan
Lemon Song - John Paul Jones
Black Dog- John Paul Jones
The Real Me- John Entwistle
Pardon Me- Dirk Lance
Orion- Cliff Lee Burton
Money- Roger Waters
Write some more...... those were just quickly off the top of my head
Posted 18 January 2005 - 07:59 PM
Posted 18 January 2005 - 08:13 PM
"the real me" bassline blows my socks off every time i hear it.
the bassline from "naked in the rain" by RHCP is pretty cool without the usual slap and pop bonanza that people expect from him. In fact the whole 'blood sugar sex magik' album is probably flea's best work.
Hehehe i said bonanza
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