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If guitarists played bass, who would they be?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by KlingyFungus, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. KlingyFungus

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    I just started thinking about this. What if a standout guitarist picked up a bass instead...what could have been the outcome?

    For example:
    If Jimi Hendrix played bass, would he have been "Jaco"?
    Would Eddie Van Halen have become "Billy Sheehan"?

    I'm sure there are many more examples. What do you think?
  2. nortonrider

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  3. Nashrakh

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    Jimi did play bass on Electric Ladyland. It's so far-out I don't know who to compare it with, Jaco is not one of them.
  4. Richland123

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    Paul McCartney :rolleyes:
  5. 3234718

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    Most bass reviewers on youtube.
  6. russpurdy

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    I believe Nolly from Periphery used to be a straight up guitarist in some different metal projects. Now he's "Nolly from Periphery".

    I'll play along with the game though. Here we go...

    Stevie Ray Vaughn = Jack Bruce
    Hendrix = Jaco
    Joe Walsh = Flea
    Eric Clapton = Pino Palladino
    Eddy Van Halen = Geddy Van Halen
  7. Duuuuuuuuuude

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    If guitarists were bassists there be a lot more slap bass and bass solos
  8. JimK

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    As mentioned, Hendrix played bass on some of The Experience's recordings...EVH played bass on a Sammy Hagar '80s solo recording. Neither Jaco nor Sheehan, IMO.
  9. Casting Thunder

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    +1
  10. Rocker949

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    On Electric Ladyland, Hendrix played bass on everything except:

    Crosstown Traffic, Voodoo Chile, Little Miss Strange, Come On (Part 1,) Burning of the Midnight Lamp. and Voodoo Child (Slight Return.)
  11. ficsci

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    Yet some of them just play really boring bass lines because they think that the interesting lines are only for guitar :( Or they attempt to shred a bass like a guitar, which does not sound half as interesting as it could be if they at least try to shred it like a bass.

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