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How many famous bassists can you name from memory?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slobake, Dec 20, 2012.


  1. Less than 5, dude lay off the stuff

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    0.0%
  2. Less than 10 , Focus Factor may help

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  3. Less than 15, not bad for an old guy

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Less than 20, Impressive youg padawan

    3 vote(s)
    9.1%
  5. More than 20, We're not worthy

    24 vote(s)
    72.7%
  1. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    I decided to try and come up with the names of all the bass players from well known bands I could think of in 5 minutes or less. Not cheating by checking the internet or other sources. Some were band leaders and/or song writers. Some do vocals and some play other intruments on their recordings and live shows as well. I came up with a measley 12, quite embarrasing. How many can you name? No cheating now, memory only. Please don't list the names and ruin it for the rest of us. Be honest now :ninja:
     
  2. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    "How many well known bass players can you name?"

    Trick question. There are no well-known bass players :/
     
  3. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    :p:p:p:p
     
  4. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    edited my list so Slo can be okeedokee...
    I can name more than 25 in a minute..no brag, just the facts, M'aam.
     
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  6. Your OP wasn't exactly clear: you had added neither the poll nor the strongly worded 'instruction' when I posted :meh: It looked like one of those 'first bassists that come to mind' kind of posts.
     
  7. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid

    Apr 10, 2009
    Canada
    That didn't go too well.
     
  8. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    LOL!!!!


    Are you trying to take over for Mark now that he isn't around much?
     
  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Don't know Mark, sorry if I sound like a control freak. Can I start over?:bag:
     
  10. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Mark "fail" Wilson....

    J/K Just busting your chops.


    Oh, sorry I just noticed your join date. I thought you have been around a lot longer.
     
  11. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    Sorry Champ and Hover, no real harm done on your part. The real issue is mine, I'm working on my fusty old curmudgeon side. How am I doing so far? :p
     
  12. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    No worries good Sir. I edited out my list-o-rama.
     
  13. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    Other than this Stephen King look alike? No.
    [​IMG]
     
  14. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    And quite an impressive list it is.
     
  15. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    And get off my lawn. Wait a minute, I don't have a lawn. Well, get off my sidewalk then.
     
  16. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    A bit off topic, but the bass player in hovers band is going to be famous. You heard it here first :)
     
  17. hover

    hover

    Oct 4, 2008
    You are too kid, good Sir! I will tell him that! ;)
     
  18. bassfran

    bassfran

    Mar 1, 2012
    Chicago
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    Only 35, but I was writing them down.
     
  19. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Groovologist

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    Famous bassists? I can name both of them.
     
  20. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I have a pounding headache and got to 25 in a minute or so.
    Fewer than five would be considered famous by most civilans, though.
     
  21. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Arcadia, CA
    Outside of our community musicians are famous because they belong to a band which achieved fame through popular songs. I can name many names but when the public survey comes up on the Family Feud I don't know if I get a big X or we will win the money.