Favorite bass player

Favorite bass player

Postby 7700 » Sun Aug 07, 2005 12:33 am

Who is everyones favorite bass player? My all time favorite is Jack Bruce, but lately I've been listening to Flea from the Chili Peppers and I have to say... "this guy is a Freakin' Guenius." Let's not forget Chris Squire from Yes.
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Postby ebick » Sun Aug 07, 2005 5:36 am

Chris Squire & John Entwhistle top the list for me.
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Postby TrimJib » Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:28 am

Les Claypool, Mike G.
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Postby settledowneasy91 » Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:58 pm

John Entistle and definatley Rick Danko are my favorites
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Postby wtsant » Thu Dec 08, 2005 10:00 pm

Jaco Pastorius, incredible. Victor Wooten, unbelievable. Marcus Miller is tremendous as are Dave Schools of WP, Oteil Burbridge, Geddy Lee, and James Jamerson (THE groove behind motown). Just some of my favorites. I play a Warwick Streamer 5 string thru an Ampeg SVT and classic 4X10.
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Postby steve » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:33 pm

Rick Danko and Jaco Pastorius. I love Phil's style though
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Postby tigerstrat » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:41 pm

Phil, Jaco, Oteil, Entwistle, Jamerson... all are giants.

My FOUR necessary additions will be from the worlds of classic blues-rock, classic jazzy rockin funk, modern jamband/jazz fusion, and classic to modern jazz:

John Paul Jones
Chuck Rainey
Kai Eckhardt
...and THE MAN, Dave Holland.
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Postby acidrain30005 » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:49 am

Mine are, in order:

1. Phil Lesh
2. Les Claypool
3. Flea
4. Mike Gordon
5. Marcus Miller
6. Cliff Burton
7. Victor Whooton
8. Chris Squire
9. Geddy Lee
10. Gene Simmons
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Postby phreaker » Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:54 am

Claypool, no doubt.
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Postby China Cat » Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:59 pm

mike gordon - (phish) amazing at keeping a jam going, improv might be best of anyone since phil

phil lesh, i love his unique way of writing and playing basslines

rob derhak - (moe.) is a great slap player

there are the legends of course: jaco, flea, victor wooten, guys who are just unbelievable

bootsy collins

who played bass for zappa? he was also good (im thinking of hot rats era zappa)
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Postby tigerstrat » Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:19 pm

China Cat wrote:who played bass for zappa? he was also good (im thinking of hot rats era zappa)

Tom Fowler!!
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Postby HawaiianDedhed » Wed Nov 22, 2006 3:34 pm

Armand Sabal Lecco
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Postby hobo » Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:14 pm

Chris Wood of Medeski, Martin, and Wood is amazing, but very under appreciated , especially in a band consisting of musical geniuses like Medeski and Martin, but he can freakin rock out on either the electric or a stand up, never seen anyone play the stand up like he does, check these guys out if you haven't already.

Postby garciahead » Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:57 am

how come nobody mentions charles mingus?

i'm a guitarist, but as such, i am constantly stealing the bass from my bassist and jamming on it. mingus is amazing. as well as all other mentioned thus far.
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Postby gr8fulbluz » Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:59 am

I haven't seen Jimmy Haslip listed yet. He does that plays upside down strung thing. I got to see him in a small super club, fantastic.
Jaco and Vic Wooten are always on the top of my lists as well and as are all the others mentioned already.
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