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The Worst Bass Player Who Ever Made It Pro

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by wafu_vasco, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. Now I realise that the title of this thread sounds very negative and not the sort of upbeat conversation that people are accustomed to at talkbass, but really, this is a celebration. No matter now much life is getting you down, no matter how bad things are, no matter how much you are struggling with the bass, be you new to it or a veteran of many years, remember... smile! Life is great, because no matter how bad you think you are, you are a way, way better bass player than Michael Anthony of Van Halen. Please take a few minutes to check the link below (apparently it's tea, not whiskey, and he is stone cold sober) - I hope it makes a few people smile!!! :D

  2. In before mention of Pete Wentz.
  3. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
  4. I believe it's a cirtain Mr Wentz.

    But thats my opinion (and many others too)

    He will probably get the most votes for this thread.
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  6. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007
  7. fretlesswonder

    fretlesswonder Supporting Member

    Jul 26, 2006
    New Jersey
  8. Fnord Explorer

    Fnord Explorer

    Feb 3, 2008
    Sid Vicious. They actually unplugged his amp during shows because he was so bad.
  9. casio


    Aug 1, 2007
    I just dont get the point of these threads...I have no idea what good comes of them!
    who cares if they suck or they're awesome?
    they make music people want to listen to and that should be respected. Not that I care for them too much, but theres always someone worse or someone who can melt your face off, but thats not the point!
  10. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007

    He's a great writer, but poor bass player.

    Also add Bobby Dall (Poison).
  11. WayneS


    Apr 9, 2007
    So why contribute to a pointless thread then?
  12. Some damn fine suggestions for our A-List of "Why do the band let this guy hang around with them?" bass players - but is there any documented evidence? I'm quite proud of my Exibit A - Michael Anthony on the initial post. Does anybodyhave any other cringe worthy links? :bassist:
  13. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    New York USA
  14. jgroh

    jgroh Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2007
    JiJ likes this.
  15. namraj


    Feb 7, 2008
    Pete Wenz isn't a pro bass player, he is a pro song writer and performer, it just happens that he plays bass. He's not rich and famous because he's a (good/bad) bass player, he's famous because he writes catchy songs for his band and has charisma
  16. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Ohio/West Virginia
    Endorsing Artist: Gravity Picks

    Off subject, but the best bassist to never make it big, MarloweDK. Just my opinion.
  17. Beyer160


    Dec 20, 2008
    I'm going to disagree with you on a technicality- I don't think Sid ever "played" bass at all. It was just a prop, like the girls in the Robert Palmer videos.

    I don't know if he's the worst, but it's been an acknowledged fact for decades that Michael Anthony is the Luckiest Man In Rock, even more so than Adam Clayton.
  18. joesguitar1129

    joesguitar1129 Supporting Member

    Dec 8, 2007
    Watervliet, MI
    Joes Music Exchange
    Ill take Pete Wentz for a 1000 Alex.... He can write a catchy song yes and do crazy spin kicks while playing his catchy songs. Nikki Sixx is the same. Writes catchy songs, but cant really play for ****. Gotta give em credit though they will never have money problems.
  19. Toshiro


    Jul 21, 2004
    Cliff Williams (AC/DC), Wentz, Sixx and even Wolfie aren't BAD bass players. BAD bass players make mistakes like playing wrong notes a lot. No, these guys play simple lines, either because the songs need it or because of technical skills limitations.

    But they aren't bad bass players.
  20. Some of these guys, sure, they're weak. But Michael Anthony? C'mon. The guy could rock, hard, in time and in tune, with great tone. Sure, he's no Anthony Jackson, but geez....

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