Fun Bass lines

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by thesmeee, Jun 27, 2013.


  1. thesmeee

    thesmeee

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    Hi all
    Whats your favorite bass lines to play? not the most impressive or most difficult just ones you love to play.
    For me its Love cats by The Cure.

    Paul
  2. Evil Undead

    Evil Undead

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    Good times - Chic
  3. Matt B

    Matt B

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    Im the One - The Descendants
  4. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

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    I thought everyone's favorite was "Running With The Devil"
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  6. Cracky

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    I want you back - Jackson Five
  7. Nihilism

    Nihilism

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    Correction: any song by the descendents.
  8. Mktrat

    Mktrat Wait. What?

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    Thorazine Shuffle - Gov't Mule
  9. Matt B

    Matt B

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    songs like 'All' and 'No, All' are a little to short to be fun but I will agree that almost any...
  10. jazz41

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    Red Barchetta, Leave That Thing Alone, Time Stand Still - Rush

    No Reply at All - Genesis

    Crush - Dave Matthews Band

    All Right Now - Free

    Butterflies, Inside - Toad the Wet Sprocket
  11. msact

    msact Gold Supporting Member

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    Most of the time I am just improvising on the fly. When I do noodle around on songs I do like to play Wrathchild or Genghis Khan by Iron Maiden or Day Tripper by the Beatles.
  12. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Administrator

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    please post in the correct forum. basses is for instrment-specific topics only.
  13. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass Gnarsty bass tones Supporting Member

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    +1

    I also like "I Wish" and "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder. I'm not yet ready to do the buzzsaw vibrato on the former, but it's still a blast.

    With my rock band, there are the Chili Peppers tunes: Aeroplane, Other Side, Californication. I also like Slither by Velvet Revolver and Mudshovel by Staind because I get to play with a pick.
  14. bearhart74

    bearhart74

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    My current fav is Could you be loved by Bob.. Family man's bass part is perfect
  15. fendersurfer

    fendersurfer

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    Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
    Money - Pink Floyd
    Hush - Deep Purple
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    sawzalot Supporting Member

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    Rio -- Duran Duran
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    "Long Distance Runaround" by Yes is a fun one. "Carry On Wayward Son" is another.
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    In the meantime- spacehog
    Cult of personality- living color
  19. sxaxsx

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    Black Magic Woman - Santana
    Dyer Maker - Led Zeppelin
    Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
    Santeria - Sublime
    Give Me One Reason - Tracy Chapman
    Mary jane - Tom Petty
    Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
    Come Together - Beatles

    Ive played these songs in a couple bands and they are always fun songs to play for an audience. Easy enough that you can have fun just jamming on them but not so easy that they get boring.
  20. Bassco

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    I'm not really into this type of Music , BUT these are great and fun to play Basslines! That's the great thing about the Bass, it has opened up a whole new genre of music for me to explore.
  21. ffutterman

    ffutterman Talentless Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

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    +1

    Also:

    I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

    The Same Love That Made Me Laugh - Bill Withers

    Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations

    Thank You <insert crazily spelled words> - Sly and the Family Stone

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