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Posted: 10/30/2004 5:40:30 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 5:45:44 PM EST by John Parker]
I just got done playing my ole Rick 4003 and it got me to thinking who are your favorite bassists? For me (in some particular order)

Geddy Lee (Rush)
Chris Squire (Yes)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
John Entwhistle (The Who)
Doug Pinnick (Kings X)
John Myung (Dream Theatre)
Les Claypool (Primus)

These guys are my all time favorites!!! Due to their playing abilities along with their own distinct sound! What say you?????????


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John Paul Jones
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 5:45:45 PM EST by DigDug]
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 5:44:50 PM EST by 556_Chowder]
Les Claypool (Primus)!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted By DigDug:
Les Claypool
John Taylor (Duran Duran)



- 2 cool points for mentioning Duran Duran.

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Jaco Pastorius
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Gene Simmons
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Les Claypool
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:50:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Les Claypool
John Taylor (Duran Duran)



- 2 cool points for mentioning Duran Duran.




You ever heard John Taylor play? You were still crapping your pants...



If you listened to Duran Duran, I'm guessing you're a youngster.

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I have to say Geddy Lee - only because Rush is Libertarian.........
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Les Claypool.

Roger Waters.

Jesus.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:51:53 PM EST
Geddy Lee (Rush)

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Les Claypool
Billy Sheehan
Geddy Lee
Flea
Norwood Fisher
Stu Hamm
Victor Wooten
Steve Harris

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James Myung of Dream Theater is flipping PHENOMENAL!!!!! He gets my vote.
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 5:54:19 PM EST by Red_Beard]
This guy is a pretty bad ass bass player www.christianmcbride.com/

video clip www.christianmcbride.com/t1.ram at about 2:30 he plays a solo on the electric bass guitar
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cliff burton
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Tony Levin.

phear teh stick!
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Jason Newstead formerly of Metalica was pretty good, Geddy Lee is decent but if you want to hear some really killer bass listen too John Myung from Dream Theater, he really kicks some butt.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:56:45 PM EST
Damn...no John Paul Jones fans around? He performed an iconic role in the success of Led Zeppelin.

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Chris Squire

poll needed for this thread
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 5:58:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Jaco Pastorius



Yup.




yeah, he was a great one


here's a clip

home.wi.rr.com/davef/jaco.wma
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Flea
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Stanley Clarke
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Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Jaco Pastorius



+1

... and Bill Laswell too.
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 6:09:35 PM EST by corwin1968]

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:
This guy is a pretty bad ass bass player www.christianmcbride.com/

video clip www.christianmcbride.com/t1.ram at about 2:30 he plays a solo on the electric bass guitar



Christian McBride played upright bass on Sting's All This Time DVD. The first half is a documentary showing the band practicing for a week and the second half is the concert in Sting's back yard on 9-11-2001. It's interesting to see the pain they went through in deciding whether to play that concert or not.

eta: I really like Paul Denman's playing with Sade.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 6:09:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By John Parker:
I just got done playing my ole Rick 4003 and it got me to thinking who are your favorite bassists? For me (in some particular order)

Geddy Lee (Rush)
Chris Squire (Yes)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
John Entwhistle (The Who)
Doug Pinnick (Kings X)
John Myung (Dream Theatre)
Les Claypool (Primus)

These guys are my all time favorites!!! Due to their playing abilities along with their own distinct sound! What say you?????????




Good choices. + Flea.

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Derek Smalls
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Paul McCartney
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None of the above.

BigDozer66
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Originally Posted By davidenorth:
Derek Smalls



2nd lead bassist ?
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Les Claypool
Muzz Skillings (Living Colour)
Flea
Roger Waters
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+1 Rush's " Geddy Lee "
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 6:16:34 PM EST by themadhatter]
Tony Levin
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Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Jaco Pastorius



++
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Originally Posted By nightstalker:

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Jaco Pastorius



++




here's another jaco clip just to spread the word

this ones about 4 megs
home.wi.rr.com/davef/kuru-speak-like-a-child.wma

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Kevin Vandam
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+1 for John Myung and
+1 for Stu Hamm
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CLIFF BURTON GOD OF BASS. I cant believe he didnt even make the poll.
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Wasn't it John Paul Jones who friggin' invented thumping???

You are all HEATHENS!!!

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Tony Levin's discography btw:

wow

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It kind of depends on what you like. I'm not a terribly big fan of that slap-happy Flea/Claypool style. I think Cliff Burton was the best I've ever heard. Claypool even auditioned for his job after the bus squished him, but clearly Metallica wasn't looking for slap-happy.
Link Posted: 10/30/2004 6:36:13 PM EST
None of the above.

Charles Mingus!
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Originally Posted By Giltweasel:
None of the above.

Charles Mingus!




I'd say he was a better composer than bass player.
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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 7:35:40 PM EST by dogear]

Originally Posted By The_Alchemist:
Jaco Pastorius


YESSIR!!! On electric bass. Super-tragic story, his downhill slide and death. "Greatest" or "best" would have to come out of the "free jazz" realm. Those players are the top dogs. Another fine bassist still alive: Charlie Haden.



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[Last Edit: 10/30/2004 6:45:50 PM EST by Hydguy]
My list...

John Paul Jones
Steve Harris
John Entwistle
Paul McCartney
Steffan Lessard
Rodger Waters
Nikki Sixx
Gene Simmons (Who is an okay player, but a GREAT performer)
Les Claypool
Flea
Prince (what doesn't he play well?)
Jason Newstead (listen to the bass intro to For Whom The Bell Tolls from Woodstock '94)
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