top 5 BRITISH bassists whose PLAY you admire

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  1. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    I was so happy to read the recent thread about top 3 bassists whose TONE you admire, that I thought I would start my own.

    who are the 5 British bassists whose play you think puts them at the top

    I will start off:

    John Entwhistle--The Who
    Leo Lyons- Ten Years After
    Chris Squire- Yes
    Greg Lake- King Crimson & Emerson, Lake and Palmer
    Jack Bruce- Cream & West, Bruce and Laing

    with an honorable mention to Roger Glover of Deep Purple.

    what are yours?

    /s/ Dave
  2. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    I didn't know any of those bassists had written a play. :)
  3. dvh

    dvh Supporting Member

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    Does anyone from the 21st century count? :D
  4. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    gjbassist- god, that's so funny I may need plastic surgery to have my smile removed!

    dvh- whoever you think,; I am not telling you who to pick.

    /s/ Dave
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  6. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    Sorry, couldn't resist. I knew if I didn't do it someone else would.
    To answer the question:
    John Paul Jones
    John Entwhistle
    Jack Bruce
    Paul McCartney
    Chris Squire
  7. Bigfoot92

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    -1st: Steve Harris
    -2nd: John Entwistle
    -3rd: Lemmy Kilmister
    -4th: Roger Waters
    -5th: John Deacon
  8. Melik

    Melik

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    On the shared 1st position: Guy Pratt, Pino Palladino, Sting, Roland Orzabal, John Taylor
  9. Skitch it!

    Skitch it!

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    Tom Jenkinson aka Squarepusher,
    Pino Palladino,
    John Giblin,
    Paul McCartney,
    Dave Holland.........

    Lot's of guy's in bands, lot's of session guy's uncredited.
  10. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

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    Squarepusher is a genius. He should be considered as one of the greatest musicians of our time.
  11. Doctor Dirt

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    I'm coping their names from other posts, sorry I'm not up on the names of some of the bass players in rock bands.
    John Paul Jones---Led Zep.
    Paul McCartney---Beatles
    I don't know the fellows name from the original Zoombies line up but I did some gigs with them on their first USA tour and he was very solid and smooth. That band was a very entertaining band and stole the show from the Animals & Yardbirds and the duos were Peter & Gordon (not sure thats correct) and Chad & Jerry. The Zoombies front man was a maniac hahaha!!! but the audiances loved him.
    Leo Lyons---Ten Years After, they are an extremely hard working hard performing unit. First saw them at the Boston Tea Party in 1968 (I think) with Sha Nah Nah soooo hahaha!!! They were good sha nah nah weren't!!!! I thought that Mr. Lyons hands were gonna fall of when they covered "Goin Home" (didn't know his name so thanks to "Lonesomedave". Knew a guitarists named that a long time ago, might you be him??? Doc
  12. robertusf

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    +1 w an honorable mention for Steve Harris
  13. kenfxj

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    John Entwistle
    Paul McCartney
    John Paul Jones
    Bruce Thomas
    Graham Maby

    Honorable mention to Jack Bruce
  14. chef_tater

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    1st- Steve Harris
    2nd- John entwhistle
    3rd- Geezer Butler
    4th- Roger Glover
    5th- John Paul Jones
  15. Tituscrow

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    Some less obvious choices...

    Mark O'Toole
    Nick Beggs
    Stuart Zender
    Neil Murray
    Peter Hook

    Great shout with Tom Jenkinson. Have been wading through some over indulgent drivel and finding some stunningly good stuff!
  16. Lonesomedave

    Lonesomedave Supporting Member

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    doctor dirt;

    would you by any chance be referring to Lonesomedave of Foghat?

    nope, but back in the 70's i did like them and that is where i stole my nickname

    /s/ Dave
  17. Mojo-Man

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    Sir Paul
    Jack Bruce
    John Paul Jones
    Pino Palladino
    The Ox.
  18. champbassist

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    Peter Hook- Joy Division
    Sting- The Police
    Macca - The Beatles
    Steve Harris - Iron Maiden
    Chris Wolstenholme - Muse
  19. bluesdogblues

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    Umm... Let me play..

    #1. Paul McCartney
    #2. Bill Wyman
    #3. Sting
    #4. Mark King (Im not a fan anymore, but in my teenage years I was)
    #5. ...umm.... i'll left this no.5 empty so I or you or anybody can fill it :D
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    Norman Watt Roy - Ian Dury and the Blockheads
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