Page 1 of 2

Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:55 pm
by Pablo Basso
Anybody met any famous bass players? Local or international. I'll start (funny that) with Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience). He was out here with a band called Shut Up Frank. They played one night at the Gluepot in Ponsonby many years ago. He was having trouble with his cable cutting in and out. Somebody in the (surprisingly small) crowd kept calling out for "Noel Leeming".

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:12 pm
by martyforrer
I met Athol Guy from the Seekers. I sold him a pickup for his double bass. When I went to NAMM I met Lee Sklar and Tony Levin, and managed a short 1 on 1 lesson from Lee Rocker, and same from Johnny Hatton (Brian Setzer Orchestra - took over from Mark Winchester). When Jeff Berlin came to NZ, I had the task of sorting out an amp setup for him and stage managing a workshop. A lovely man.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 8:23 am
by foal30
I have met (the late) Noel Leeming.
true.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:55 pm
by miked
I met Phil Small from Cold Chisel at the Blues Bar in CHCH. He was touring with Ian Moss. Very nice guy, told me has was playing Lakland basses these days.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 9:18 pm
by Crazykiwi
Guy Pratt, Dave Swift, Randy HopeTaylor, Winston Bisset, Herbie Flowers, Andy Cichon, Leland Sklar, Laurence Cottle, Doug Wimbish, Chris Mihn-Doky, Victor Wooten.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 5:43 pm
by pins
wow you guys,I guess being a nobody means you meet nobody :lol:

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:22 pm
by Crazykiwi
Residing in London and having contacts does help. :)

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:30 pm
by matt
miked wrote:I met Phil Small from Cold Chisel at the Blues Bar in CHCH. He was touring with Ian Moss. Very nice guy, told me has was playing Lakland basses these days.
Phil Small - don't hear a lot about his legacy, but he laid down some cracking lines with Chisel - have always loved his playing. And playing Laklands - liking it.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 6:32 pm
by matt
Crazykiwi wrote:Guy Pratt, Dave Swift, Randy HopeTaylor, Winston Bisset, Herbie Flowers, Andy Cichon, Leland Sklar, Laurence Cottle, Doug Wimbish, Chris Mihn-Doky, Victor Wooten.
Yeah man - impressive list. Who was the coolest to hang with?

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:17 pm
by foal30
foal30 or so Steve told me :lol:


I'd like to meet Gail Ann Dorsey. and Peter Hook. maybe Scott Thunes because he sounds pretty 'focused' or 'cerebral'.

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:25 pm
by matt
foal30 wrote:foal30 or so Steve told me :lol:
Heh heh - I'd heard that too :D

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:56 pm
by Crazykiwi
matt wrote:
Crazykiwi wrote:Guy Pratt, Dave Swift, Randy HopeTaylor, Winston Bisset, Herbie Flowers, Andy Cichon, Leland Sklar, Laurence Cottle, Doug Wimbish, Chris Mihn-Doky, Victor Wooten.
Yeah man - impressive list. Who was the coolest to hang with?
Herbie Flowers was probably the most meaningful, I was a fan of his when he was in Sky and that was long before I started playing bass. I told him all about this when we met so he let me have a go on his famous 1959 jazz bass and he even bought me a pint during the intermission!

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 6:47 pm
by Fenderfan
Crazykiwi wrote:
matt wrote:
Crazykiwi wrote:Guy Pratt, Dave Swift, Randy HopeTaylor, Winston Bisset, Herbie Flowers, Andy Cichon, Leland Sklar, Laurence Cottle, Doug Wimbish, Chris Mihn-Doky, Victor Wooten.
Yeah man - impressive list. Who was the coolest to hang with?
Herbie Flowers was probably the most meaningful, I was a fan of his when he was in Sky and that was long before I started playing bass. I told him all about this when we met so he let me have a go on his famous 1959 jazz bass and he even bought me a pint during the intermission!
He bought you a pint? Isn't it normally the other way round? Score!

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 7:46 pm
by Crazykiwi
Yeah, it created memories I'll cherish to the end of my days. :)

Re: Met any famous bass players?

Posted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:03 pm
by CliffH
For me, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey about 15 years ago and Stanley Clarke 20 years ago. If/when I meet Bootsy and Larry Graham I will be in Bass heaven meeting almost all of my bass heroes (Jaco and Jamerson I'll look up on the other side).