Favorite Bass Guitarists?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Jot the Dot Dot, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    First on my list: Geddy Lee from Rush. Next: Jack Bruce from Cream. Noel Redding from the Jimi Henrix Experience. Actor Gary Sinise also plays a mean Bass.
  2. Prancer

    Prancer The "specialness" that is Staff Member

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    Victor Wooten, Bootsy Collins, James Jamerson, Larry Graham, John Paul Jones.
  3. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Billy Sheehan was amazing in Talas (? I think? They were around in the 80s...it's been a long time...), Mr. Big and the David Lee Roth Band.

    Steve Harris of Iron Maiden.

    Um, that's all I can of at the moment....
  4. KHenry14

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    Ooh, a subject close to my heart...

    I love Chris Squire of Yes. Listen to the bass line in Roundabout and tell me I'm wrong.

    John Entwistle of the Who. Truly incredible playing. Try The Real Me off of Quadrophenia to get a good idea.

    Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire. Listen his playing of September he pushes the band's sound.

    Peter Cetera of Chicago was an excellent bassist in the early years of the band.
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  6. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    Also the second part of "I've Seen All Good People"
  7. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

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    Do not laugh at me. John Taylor from Duran Duran. And I mean that quite sincerely. Funky, bad ass bassist.

    I also like Flea from the Chili Peppers. Kim Deal from the Pixies. Justin Chancellor from Tool. Jaco Pastorius. He's sort of a bass-playing god. Muzz Skillings from Living Colour. And a lot of the bassists from the funk bands of the 1970's, including the guy who played for KC and the Sunshine Band.
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  9. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    I would add Flea, Bootsy Collins, Mike Watt (the Minutemen, fIREHOSE), and Sara Lee (from Gang of Four and the B-52s), Bernard Edwards (Chic...think the bass line from "Good Times"), many more....I love the bass
  10. Aussie Willy

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    Okay don't know his name but I love the guy from Muse's bass lines.

    My favourite bass line in a song of the moment is "Where did all the love go" by Kasabian. Kicks in half way through the instrumental section of the song.
  11. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    Christopher Wolstenholm.
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    From Led Zeppelin - John Paul Jones :cheer2:
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  13. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    John Entwistle
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    Totally agree!! Ever seen him in concert? He just moves and groves throughout the show. He has more stamina than the other members of EWF.

    I would also add:
    John Taylor of Duran Duran
    Flea from the RHCP
    John Entwiste of The Who
    Michael Anthony of Van Halen
    Guy Berryman of Coldplay (he's just too damn good looking to ignore. LOL)
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    mysticchic Well-Known Member

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    I am really impressed here! The musical knowlege of this board is amazing! I have to add Roger Glover to this
  16. pumba

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    Wow! What a topic!:respec:
    Ok, my favourites:

    1.Gary Thain - Uriah Heep - just a genius
    2.Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath
    3.Roger Glover - Deep Purple
    4.Glenn Hughes - Deep Purple

    and in no particular order:
    Steve Priest - Sweet
    Pete Agnew - Nazareth
    Roger Waters - Pink Floyd
    John Deacon - Queen
    Neil Murray - Black Sabbath, Whitesnake
    Bob Daisley - Rainbow, Uriah Heep
    Trevor Bolder - Uriah Heep
    John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
  17. Jot the Dot Dot

    Jot the Dot Dot Well-Known Member

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    John Lodge of The Moody Blues.
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    The one from Level 42 Mark something.
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    Mark King.
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  21. cholla

    cholla Fearless Musher

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    :respec: and...
    Duff McKagan - Guns N' Roses
    Tom Hamilton - Aerosmith
    Mike Porcaro -Toto
    Rick Savage - Def Leppard
    Jean-Paul Roy - Noir Désir
    Melissa Auf Der Maur - Hole, Smashing Pumpkins
    Jeff Ament - Green River, Mother Love Bone, Pearl jam
    Michael Anthony - Van Halen
    Martin Glover (Youth) - Killing Joke
    Corine Mariennau - Téléphone
    Mike Rutherford - Genesis, Mike and the Mechanics
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    John Entwistle from the Who.
  24. GarrAarghHrumph

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    Yes, Bernard Edwards! I was trying hard last night to remember the name of that band, and yes, I totally agree.
  25. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    So little love for Macca? ;)

    I'd have to add John McVie to the list, if not just for the bass line in the middle of "The Chain."
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  26. PeterG

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    Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
    Meshell Ndegeocello
    Suzi Quatro
    Aimee Mann ('Til Tuesday)
    Micki Steele (The Bangles)
    Kathy Valentine (The Go-Go's)

    And I loved Janice Marie Johnson's work on "Boogie Oogie Oogie" (by A Taste Of Honey).

    I've always loved Bernard Edwards work and I love the (too short) bass solo in Rod Stewart's "Hot Legs". :respec:

    Great thread, by the way. Who knew so many men also played bass??? ;)
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  27. LilJen

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    Only one other mention of Victor Wooten? The guy is phenomenal!

    Stand-up bassist who can play darn near anything (and could probably do it on electric bass, too): Edgar Meyer.
  28. silverstars

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    Maccaaaaaaaaaaa!

    It might be because he's played a lot of guitar since he left the Beatles?
  29. Reuven

    Reuven Official FSU Alte Kacher

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    Oh yes!! Absolutely the best unknown bassist out there.
  30. AYS

    AYS Cruder than you thought

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    John Entwistle and Noel Redding, already mentioned in the thread.

    ETA: Entwistle's work on "The Real Me" is some of the most exciting bass work ever. :swoon:

    Jack Casady, particularly in Hot Tuna. His subtle but sort of deeply driving work on Water Song still gives me chills whenever I listen to it.

    Stanley Clarke, on the jazz side.
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  31. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    I think he mainly plays bass when he's doing concerts. He did at the concert I saw him at. :)
  32. Cyn

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    Johnette Napolitano freaking ROCKS :rockstar:

    Just found out that they're reuniting for a tour this summer! :cheer2: If you dig kickass bass playing, haunting vocals and enjoy seeing a band absolutely throw down live in concert, this is one you don't want to miss.

    No dates listed in Canada, Peter, but they'll be in Seattle on June 24th

    List of tour dates

    I am SO there for the concert in Atlanta :summer:
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  33. genevieve

    genevieve drinky typo pbp, closet hugger Staff Member

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    My friend and I might be going to the Seattle show :cool:
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  34. Cyn

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    :cheer2: :respec:

    There shouldn't be any "might" about it, Missy. This is one show you won't want to miss :lol: .
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    Paul McCartney (the bass line in Silly Love Songs kicks it, even though the rest of the song is cr*p)
    John Entwistle
    Mark King (Level 42)
    Dougie Hodgson (Supertramp)
    Nick Seymour (Crowded House)
    John Paul Jones

    FWIW there was a very prevalent rumour during the height of Duran Duran's popularity that John Taylor had someone playing for him in the studio, and was miming to tapes when the band played live....and that he was only hired for the band because he looked so good.
  36. Jenny

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    Wheee just scored tickets to see Rush perform Moving Pictures *in its entirety* this summer! Geddy Lee remains one of the greatest bass players of all time, IMO.