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Most Influential Bass and Bassist

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Goldmember, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. As a brand new member of TB, I feel that my first post should be dedicated to the most impressive bass AND bassist of all time: the Fender Precision and Danny Partridge. Upon joining the forum, I was shocked to discover that one could find hardly a whisper of this influential, barrier-breaking bassist amongst the countless threads in the TB vault.


    We already know well the P-Bass. So, let's move on to Danny. If you were born prior to 1970, you can dig that it was impossible to escape the funky impact of his bass pickin' grooviness. How many bassists do you know that could fret a note without ever actually fretting the note? Singing live a challenge? Hah! Try lip-synching to one of those far-out hit singles, like, "I Think I Love You!" Watch how he would violently shake that bass neck with every beat, yet somehow manage to pull off a flawless performance in funky, heavy threads.

    I say, "Right on, P-Bass. Right on, Danny!"*

    *disclaimer: thread started in jest. Happy to be here with you mates.
  2. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Peter Tork could kick that ginger's rear end. Monkees rule!
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  4. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    Ok, that's a pretty good first post. Welcome aboard!

    Danny Partridge rulz!!!
  5. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Danny and Chris made one kick butt rhythm section!
  6. EagleMoon


    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    I remember watching the show as a kid and wanting that bus. :D
  7. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    The funniest part of the whole show was that they replaced the younger brother who played drums and none of the family members noticed.
  8. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Heck with the bus, I wanted Susan Dey.
  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

    Didn't we all.
  10. To be honest, I wanted Susan Dey in the bus.

    M. R. Ogle - You better not let Ruben Kincaid hear that!

    wvbass - Thanks

    The little sister played one mean tambourine...but nowhere near as well as Davy Jones.

    Danny must have had ties to FMIC: Who supplied him with the now-vintage lefty? Ruben?
  11. EagleMoon


    Jul 13, 2007
    Wexford, PA
    No, I wanted David Cassidy. :D
  12. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
    Backstage Guitar Lab owner
    Hey, he WAS better than Reggie in the Archies.
  13. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011

    Am I completely misremembering The Partridge Family, or didn't Danny spend most of his screen time playing a Gretsch hollowbody bass?
  14. two fingers

    two fingers You tahkin 'uh me? Yeah, you. You tahkin 'uh me? Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    You really had me going there for a sec. I think you'll fit in just fine around here. Welcome aboard!
  15. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    Susan Dey rocks the house!
  16. PJRL


    Mar 27, 2010
    greenfield center NY
    OK, now I have to find some of this stuff on youtube...:meh:
    Susan Day was pretty high on my list to until the LA Law thing, after that it went down hill for me....:(
  17. Tupac


    May 5, 2011
    I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
  18. 1bassleft


    Dec 21, 2012
    NW England
    Dang. Every time I tell myself I'm the number n[SUP]th[/SUP] lefty bassist in the world, someone brings up another and I slip down to n+1[SUP]th[/SUP]. Cheers, mate :crying:
  19. FourtyOneHz


    Dec 16, 2012
    The Partridge Family was probably the most influential band of the 60s, even exceeding such hacks as The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Once you see them perform live I'm sure you'll agree!

  20. FourtyOneHz


    Dec 16, 2012
    When I was a kid I thought that Shirley Jones could tell me to eat my vegetables any day...
  21. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    The sad/scary thing is that a new Volkswagen commercial is using the Partridge Family theme at the end. :rollno:

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