Most Influential Bass and Bassist

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  1. Goldmember

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    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.

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    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

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    Peter Tork could kick that ginger's rear end. Monkees rule!
     
  3. wvbass

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


    Danny Partridge rulz!!!
     
  4. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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

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    I remember watching the show as a kid and wanting that bus. :D
     
  7. Kmonk

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    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

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    Heck with the bus, I wanted Susan Dey.
     
  9. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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    Didn't we all.
     
  10. Goldmember

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    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

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    No, I wanted David Cassidy. :D
     
  12. M.R. Ogle

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    Hey, he WAS better than Reggie in the Archies.
     
  13. Roscoe East

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    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 Loud Mouth Know It All Blowhard

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    You really had me going there for a sec. I think you'll fit in just fine around here. Welcome aboard!
     
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    Susan Dey rocks the house!
     
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    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

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    I have no idea what any of you are talking about.
     
  18. 1bassleft

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    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

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    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!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTvUT_Hx4Dc
     
  20. FourtyOneHz

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    When I was a kid I thought that Shirley Jones could tell me to eat my vegetables any day...
     
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    The sad/scary thing is that a new Volkswagen commercial is using the Partridge Family theme at the end. :rollno:
     

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