How many famous bassists can you name from memory?

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


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How many bass players can you name off the top of your head

Poll closed Dec 30, 2012.
  1. Less than 5, dude lay off the stuff

    0 vote(s)
    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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    "How many well known bass players can you name?"

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

    slobake Supporting Member

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    :p:p:p:p
  4. hover

    hover

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    edited my list so Slo can be okeedokee...
    I can name more than 25 in a minute..no brag, just the facts, M'aam.
  5. champbassist

    champbassist

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    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.
  6. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid Supporting Member

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    That didn't go too well.
  7. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    LOL!!!!


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

    slobake Supporting Member

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    Don't know Mark, sorry if I sound like a control freak. Can I start over?:bag:
  9. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    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.
  10. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    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
  11. hover

    hover

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    No worries good Sir. I edited out my list-o-rama.
  12. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Gold Supporting Member

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    Other than this Stephen King look alike? No.
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  13. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    And quite an impressive list it is.
  14. slobake

    slobake Supporting Member

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    And get off my lawn. Wait a minute, I don't have a lawn. Well, get off my sidewalk then.
  15. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Supporting Member

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    A bit off topic, but the bass player in hovers band is going to be famous. You heard it here first :)
  16. hover

    hover

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    You are too kid, good Sir! I will tell him that! ;)
  17. bassfran

    bassfran

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    Only 35, but I was writing them down.
  18. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck Supporting Member

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    Famous bassists? I can name both of them.
  19. JimB52

    JimB52 User Gold Supporting Member

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    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.
  20. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    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.

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