My Favourite Bass Players

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Post by beagle » Sat Nov 11, 2006 3:14 pm

I'm listening to some Incognito at the moment. I don't know the bassists name but he's awesome

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Post by Dan » Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:57 pm

Personally I draw alot of idea's and inspiration from:

Marcus Miller
Victor Wooten
Jaco
John Patitucci
James Jamerson (motown legend)

plus many more of course, but I hold those guys in high etseem.

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Post by foal30 » Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:35 pm

Incognito may be Randy Hope-Taylor.

he's currently working with some dodgy 6stringer called Jeff Beck.

my favourites (big attempt to keep this short).

John Entwistle. he was his own man, big chops, and played on some of the best songs I've heard.

Anthony Jackson. Genius. you owe it to yourself to check out his work with Chaka Khan and Michel Perticucci.

Jerry Jemmott. his Funk/Blues with B.B.King

Prince. I kid you not, he and the players in his roster/alumni have laid down some serious grooves.

Marcus Miller. the sound of "modern" tone. you got to hear the Legends gig with Steve Gadd and Eric Clapton. I rate his work with Miles Davis too, despite what most critics will tell ya...

Peter Hook. how influential is this guy now? despite professing to know nothing , check the video version of "Perfect Kiss" for the real Hook.

Paul Chambers. tone and time. If he was good enough for Miles Davis and John Coltrane then he has too be top-shelf. I seriously dig his walk on "Freddie Freeloader".

Tina Weymouth. quirky rhythmic sense. Played on some cool tunes. Using Steinberger Bass adds cred...

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Post by foal30 » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:27 am

Chuck Rainey.

"Until you come back to me" by Aretha Franklin is a high water mark of Popular music.

James Jamerson.

biggest influence on electric bass. Great tone, fantastic ability to add melodic parts, played on cool songs.

Tim Commerford.
distinctive tone, enough chops to keep interest, seems to believe in what he is doing. Aided by pairing with topknotch drummer.

Robbie Shakespeare.

funk chops with reggae grooves. Cop "Pull up to the Bumper" its a great bassline. his work with Black Uhurhu is none too shabby either.

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Post by foal30 » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:58 pm

righto, last go...

Pino Palladino.

shame on me for leaving him off the list before. Fantastic groove , strong chops, and just sounds good. Really like the Live album with John Mayer, which if you compare to his work with D'Angelo show what an AGrade talent this man is.

Family Man Barrett

"Babylon by Bus" must be one of the best live bass performances. Constant on it.

Bootsy Collins.

"(Get Up) Sex Machine" is the greatest, greasiest finger funk line ever.
Outer space stuff with Zillarton and Hardware aint bad either.

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Post by definite » Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:58 pm

Robert Trujillo (infectious grooves and Suicidals-not so much metallica!)
Flea
Eric Avery
james jamerson

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Post by ryla » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:12 am

Norman Watt-Roy ABSOLUTELY blew my mind at the gluepot years ago when he played for Wilco Johnson he did some major work for Ian Jury as Blockheads bass player

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Post by definite » Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:50 pm

foal30 wrote: Tim Commerford.
distinctive tone, enough chops to keep interest, seems to believe in what he is doing. Aided by pairing with topknotch drummer.
i second that!
tom morello gets alot of love (deservedly) for his gat work, but timmy c aka y tim k aka tim commerford is under-rated. he sets up the mean ferocious rhythms for rage and audioslve.

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Post by Smee » Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:29 am

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Post by (([Ramz])) » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:24 pm

I'd say:
- Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
- Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
- Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
- Cliff Burton R.I.P (ex-Metallica)

favourite bassests of all time, but i recommend all of you to check out Billy sheehan, have a look at youtube.com......you will be amazed!! trust me. Especially at the battle between him and Paul Gilbert (top guitarist).

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Post by Dan » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:09 pm

Billy Sheehan, while not musically my cup of tea is no doubt an amazing bass player, and damn fast. Is he still playing with Steve Vai?

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Post by BrendonM » Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:34 pm

yeah Billy is still playing with Steve Vai. A friend of mine saw them play in Melbourne a number of weeks ago. He reckons it was the absolute bees knees.
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Post by Dan » Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:02 pm

Another thing I'll hand to Billy Sheehan, is that he is a true bass showman, which is something you don't see a hell of a lot of (compared to guitarists :P).

He definitely brought attention to the bass from average Joe's who wouldn't normally not paid any notice.

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Post by Cirrus » Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:43 pm

Off the top of my head:
- Sting
- John Illsley
- Jermaine Jackson
- Marcus Miller
- Louis 'Thunder Thumbs' Johnson
- Mark King
- Phil D (YCB)
- Mike Porcaro
- David Hungate
- Carol Kaye (Motown hits)
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Post by foal30 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 9:20 pm

I've got a serious jones for Ron Carter's approach at the moment.
His 7/4 groove on Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" borders on genius.

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