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#21 ravaging

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Posted 19 January 2005 - 04:41 PM

hmmm

Black Dog - Led Zeppelin (yes, john paul jones came up with that whole riff)
Hysteria - Muse
Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica (brilliant solo, wish i could play some of those really really fast notes...)
Maxwell Murder - Rancid (another brilliant and amazingly fast solo)
Around the World - RHCP
Freedom - RATM
Killing in the Name - RATM
Take the Power Back - RATM (i would name more ratm songs but that's enough i think)
Schism - Tool
No Phone - Cake
The Great Disappointment - A.F.I.
Sink Into The Underground - cKy
Seek and Destroy - Metallica
My Friend of Misery - Metallica

damnit i wrote too much again. grr.

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Posted 20 January 2005 - 05:26 AM

ooh, there are so many favourites, heres a few..........

john entwistle
john paul jones
james jamerson
geezer butler
micky quinn
macca
mani
andy rourke

i know i'm missing loads but this will do

#23 mishmosh

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 01:45 AM

Duff MacKagan
John Entwistle
Geezer Butler
Cliff Burton
Rob Trujillo

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Posted 23 January 2005 - 09:17 AM

so many from different genres...

Les Claypool
Doug Wimbish
Klaus Flouride
Jimmy Johnson
John Paul Jones
Stanley Clarke
Melissa Auf Der Maur
Paul Raven
Youth (Martin Glover)
Maureen Herman
Paul Carmichael
Tiny Weymouth
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 10:58 AM

Jason Newsted
Flea
Mike Dirnt. (i know he's not an excelent bassist but he's a favourite.
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Posted 23 January 2005 - 12:47 PM

Larry Graham has a messed up thumb. i have an instructional video of his and he thumps in a really weird way. never seen anyone thump like that before and his thumb is curved in a weird way.

but definitely a great musician.
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Posted 24 January 2005 - 04:10 PM

u guys have listed almost everyone on my list but one:
jaco pastorious (weather report)

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Posted 24 January 2005 - 05:04 PM

I'm a guitarist, but I have favorite bassists too!

John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
Mike Dirnt - Green Day
Paul McCartney - The Beatles
John Entwistle - The Who
Dee Dee Ramone - The Ramones
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Posted 26 January 2005 - 06:48 PM

QUOTE (Miguel Sanchez @ Jan 23 2005, 11:58 AM)
Jason Newsted

wow... i never thought i would see someone say he's their fav bassist. to me, he is not creative at all (look at him compared to Cliff Burton (Metallica's first bassist on their first three albums) or Robert Trujillo.... he also looks like a freak on stage and acts like he's all that. i guess he's kinda full of himself because he was "good" enough to get into Metallica... that's just my honest opinon on him.

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (ravaging @ Jan 27 2005, 02:48 AM)
QUOTE (Miguel Sanchez @ Jan 23 2005, 11:58 AM)
Jason Newsted

wow... i never thought i would see someone say he's their fav bassist. to me, he is not creative at all (look at him compared to Cliff Burton (Metallica's first bassist on their first three albums) or Robert Trujillo.... he also looks like a freak on stage and acts like he's all that. i guess he's kinda full of himself because he was "good" enough to get into Metallica... that's just my honest opinon on him.



It all depends on what bassists a person has been exposed to, alongside of course personal tastes. Maybe Mr. Sanchez simply hasn't heard a bassist who he feels surpasses the ones he has heard up to now in the field of metal/punk etc. Maybe he's only heard say the Black Album by Metallica and so hasn't heard the likes of Cliff Burton (and at this point I'd like to say I feel he is given more credit than he is due, but I guess that's not a matter for this thread). And don't forget this is a favourite bassists thread, and people's favourites aren't necessarily going to be the best they have heard. I mean I've heard bassits who are waaaay better technically than Duff McKagan, but he still remains my favourite. And I don't know why but Jason is my favourite of the Metallica bassists, maybe it's just a sypathy vote but I actually thought he was pretty cool. cool.gif

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:16 PM

yeah i get your point but after seeing a few dvd metallica concerts i was really put off by him because he acts like a freak and most of his basslines just follow the rhythm section. he never really does anything interesting with his lines. that's just how i see it.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:36 PM

QUOTE (Stratocaster54 @ Jan 24 2005, 08:04 PM)
I'm a guitarist, but I have favorite bassists too!

John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
Mike Dirnt - Green Day
Paul McCartney - The Beatles
John Entwistle - The Who
Dee Dee Ramone - The Ramones

long live the ramones

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:27 AM

QUOTE (senor200 @ Jan 28 2005, 06:36 PM)
QUOTE (Stratocaster54 @ Jan 24 2005, 08:04 PM)
I'm a guitarist, but I have favorite bassists too!

John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
Mike Dirnt - Green Day
Paul McCartney - The Beatles
John Entwistle - The Who
Dee Dee Ramone - The Ramones

long live the ramones



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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:22 AM

JPJ
Les Claypool
John Myung

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:39 PM

Damn I cannot believe some of these lists yall are missing out on some great bass players, just to name a few:

Bootsy Collins
Mark Adams (Slave)
Norwood Fisher (Fishbone)
Victor Wooten
Stanley Clarke
Larry Graham
Marcus Miller
Charles Mingus
Rick James
hell even Tony Kanal from No Doubt can lay down a nice raggae groove

These are just the main batch that I like, but this is not close to being all of them

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:45 PM

Dirk Lance- Incubus
Geddy Lee- Rush
Jaco Pastorius
Flea- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Bootsy Collins- P. Funk
Les Claypool- Primus
John Entwhistle- The Who
Aston "Family Man" Barrett- Bob Marley and the Wailers

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:50 PM

Krist Novaselic ( did I spell that right )
the bassist from Slipknot, don't know his name
and the bassist from audioslave, don't know his name either.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 06:12 PM

Carl Radle who performed with:


Joe Cocker
Delaney and Bonnie
Eric Clapton
Derek and the Dominoes (Clapton)
Freddie King
Leon Russell
JJ Cale
Rita Coolidge
Dave Mason
Marc Benno
Willis Alan Ramsey
Donovan


Enough Said!!


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Edited by randallflagg, 01 February 2005 - 06:14 PM.



#39 Tuning Spork

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 07:50 PM

Randall, he also played with George Harrison. The final section of All Things Must Pass, the jams, have him on bass, and at least part of the rest of the album has him too. A very diggable dude.

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Posted 01 February 2005 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (Tuning Spork @ Feb 1 2005, 10:50 PM)
Randall, he also played with George Harrison. The final section of All Things Must Pass, the jams, have him on bass, and at least part of the rest of the album has him too. A very diggable dude.



Absolutely right!! I thought I put 'ol George on the list, but obviously I goofed it up.... mad.gif

But, yes he did! As a matter of fact, Carl either played with or sat in on just about everyone who was anyone in the 70's and early 80's....great all-around bassist!


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