Who's sound made you want to try the bass?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dusty89, Apr 5, 2011.


  1. Dusty89

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    For me its Dusty Hill and ZZ top, at the age of ten. It was probably the first time I ever really noticed the bass. Wondering if anyone else can remember the first time a bass tone struck them.
  2. bluesdogblues

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    Ray Brown, James Jamerson, Joe Osborn, Paul McCartney, Sting and a local bass player.
  3. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    Well....at that time for me...you know...1992..it was Eric Avery from Janes Addiction.
  4. raybass77

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    Flea.
    Opening bars to Higher Ground. I went to my music teacher and asked her to tell me what instrument it was, and then to start teaching me. :hyper:
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  6. JimmyM

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    entwistle doing the real me.
  7. Hobobob

    Hobobob Don't feed the troll, folks. Supporting Member

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    Who made me want to play bass first: Geddy Lee. Who made me want to be a full time, resolute bass player: Victor Wooten.
  8. EdHunter

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    Steve Harris on The Clairvoyant and These Colours Don't Run. That sound was what I wanted to do, and 3 years on form hearing them, I can just about get there.
  9. The Mouse

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    Ah, I remember it well.. It was John Paul Jones and the tune was When The Levee Breaks..

    There were others that sparked my interest in bass playing. Rob Wright, Jamerson, Colin Moulding, Bruce Thomas, Norman Watt Roy to name a few. But I was destined to play bass after hearing JPJ..
  10. Evil Undead

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    Mr Cliff Burton of course :)
  11. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

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    Having my first decent home record player may have been part of it, but it was when I heard McCartney's low notes cutting through the mix on the early Beatles records.
  12. Low Sound Love

    Low Sound Love

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    Flea's intro to Around the World sparked my first interest in bass.
  13. swspiers

    swspiers Gold Supporting Member

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    Geezer Butler on War Pigs.

    The whole thing scared the crap out of me. 37 years later and I'm still hooked!
  14. BassMorpheus

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    The Name is Bootsy Baba!
  15. tdub0199

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    Roger Waters... although Gilmour played alot of the bass parts on albums....
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    bassfart Gold Supporting Member

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    Jason Newstead from Metallica.
  17. MNAirHead

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    My first teacher plugged in a bass to a pa in a huge room.. then played a guitar chord.. I played an E..

    Instantly hooked.
  18. rhockens

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    +1

    Same musician, same line, circa 1978.
  19. Kinetic Monkey

    Kinetic Monkey

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    THIS.
  20. 5StringBlues

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    Larry Graham/Chris Squire
  21. Tampabass

    Tampabass Supporting Member

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    actually, my junior high band director "made me" play bass, at age 13 (and I'm forever grateful), so there was no point when I heard a bassist and decided to play bass. At the time, I was listening to Chicago a lot, so I guess Peter Cetera's lines were the first bass influence. Listened to Chris Squire a lot at the time, too. And Entwistle. Not too much later, I started listening to a lot of fusion, so then it was all Jaco & Stanley.

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