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Favourite bass guitarists
« on: June 04, 2009, 11:04:13 PM »
Top 10 bass guitarists.  This one is especially hard for me as I play and have so many influences.  But here they are.

1)  Geddy Lee (Rush)--the man who inspired me to play
2)  Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
3)  Cliff Burton (Metallica)--beautifully crafted bass lines
4)  Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)--mr. marathon on bass
5)  Jack Bruce (Cream)
6)  Jaco Pastorius--shame he died so young
7)  Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel/King Crimson/BLUE/solo)--funk fingers are awesome
8)  John Entwhistle (The Who)
9)  John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
10)  Billy Sheehan (Talos/David Lee Roth/Steve Vai)
Hey, I don't hand out 9.5s to just anyone!  ;D

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2009, 11:21:18 PM »
(in no particular order and obviously a little case of girl power  :laugh: I have been playing bass off and on for about 17 years and it is definitely a man's world, so female bassists tend to get my vote)

Jaco
Stuart Hamm
Tony Levin
John Lodge (Moody Blues)---Nights in White Satin is THE reason I wanted to start playing. It isn't a complex bass part but it is so full of feel that it is amazing.
Sting
Aimee Mann (Til Tuesday)
Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
Meshell Ndegeocello
Sean Yseualt (White Zombie)
Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)


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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2009, 11:36:35 PM »
1.  Steve Harris, hands down
2.  Roger Glover (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
3.  John Entwistle (The Who)
4.  Lemmy Kilminster (Motorhead)
5.  Flea (RHCP)
6.  Lloyd Brevett (The Skatalites and just about every other ska/reggae record from the 60s)
7.  Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
8.  Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
9.  Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash)
10.  Jim Lea (Slade)
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2009, 10:57:36 AM »
There can be only two:

Geddy Lee
John Entwistle
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 01:52:51 PM »
Again, in alphabetical order:

Adam Clayton
John Entwistle
Kim Gordon
Geddy Lee
Sting

Hmm....that's about it. The bassist is too often the lesser of the two guitarists, almost an afterthought (Heck, the Rock Band game didn't even include a bass career option).
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2009, 09:40:14 PM »
Victor Wooten!!! (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)
Marc Brownstein (Disco Biscuits)

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2009, 02:11:51 AM »
Mark King- Level 42
Sting- The Polics and himself
Bootsy Collins- dripping with talent
Stanley Clarke- Jazz and also dripping with talent
Les Claypool- Primus

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2009, 03:36:42 AM »
Stanley Clarke
Jaco Pastorius
Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
Chris Squire (YES)
Oteil Burbridge (Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Charlie Mingus
Bootsy Collins
Percy Heath (Modern Jazz Quartet)
Alphonso Johnson (Santana)
Victor Wooten (Bella Fleck)

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2009, 11:25:46 PM »
UHUHUHUUUUUMMMMMMMMM.....

Paul Chambers?? ?? ?? ?? ??
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2009, 11:32:21 PM »
My favorite, but not necessarily great for his guitar skills:
Gene Simmons...

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2009, 12:00:53 AM »
Bootsy Collins is also fonky!
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2009, 06:34:16 PM »
My favorites...

John Entwistle
Paul McCartney
Stanley Clarke

The rest in no particular order...


John Lodge
Bill Wyman
Jaco Pastorius
Jack Bruce
Chris Squire
Adam Clayton
Gene Simmons
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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2009, 11:32:46 PM »
Charles Mingus!  :)

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Re: Favourite bass guitarists
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2009, 06:03:48 PM »
The only two that come to mind are...

Colin Kimberly - Diamond Head
Cliff Burton - Metallica