Who's your FAVORITE Bass player?

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  1. jet_king

    jet_king

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    I was looking through some threads and got the idea, so i thought i would do it just for kicks to ask the talkbass community


    WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE BASS PLAYER??
    Go ahead and list who and what band their from
    and if wanted you can add a photo!
  2. chicago_mike

    chicago_mike Supporting Member

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    My dad....

    Then Noel Redding. They started it for me.
  3. Noseferatu

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    Gene Simmons started it for me. The guy's a great rock and roll bass player, no matter what you think of his attitude.

    On the other hand, Entwistle is probably my second favorite.

    Then Macca.

    Then Robert DeLeo.

    Wait, that's more than one....

    :ninja:
  4. jet_king

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    haha it dont matter just name who you really like as a bass player
  5. JimiLL

    JimiLL Supporting Member

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    Ryan Martine. Made me look at playing bass in a heavy genre in a completely different way
  6. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

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    Can't name just one....

    JacoJohnTaylorFleaLarryGrahamBoostyJJamersonGeddyLeeMikeWattBruceFoxtonMarkKingLouisJohnson

    Ok, kidding aside, I picked up the bass because of the bass line from the song 'Rio'. I thought it would get me chicks. Boy, was I wrong. LOL

    My favorite, for today, is Sting. Making melodic, memorable bass lines with the least amount of notes.

    Oh, and can't forget Oscar Stagnaro - my instructor at Berklee.
  7. tehuti

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    Numerous. Jamerson and Duck Dunn inspire me. My instructor Baba Elefante is great. Larry Graham scares me.
  8. faulknersj

    faulknersj Gold Supporting Member

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    Mel Brown. Look him up. Read his book. Not only my favorite bass player...also my favorite musician.
  9. lowfreqgeek

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    So, so many... Where to start?

    Well, it's toss up between Jimmy Johnson and Anthony Jackson. But Lee Sklar, Pino Palladino, and Will Lee are all pretty close behind.

    I think Jimmy Johnson wins out, though.
  10. Genericbassname

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    Chris Wolstenholme of Muse. Every line he plays is badass, and I would kill for his tone.
  11. stratovani

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    Geddy Lee. 'Nuff said.
  12. somegeezer

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    My FAVOURITE... Have a look on my profile?
  13. JulienJeff

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  14. harismarkus

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  15. StrangerDanger

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    Mr Phillip Lesh
  16. Big chicken

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    John Entwistle
  17. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

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    Okay, it's past 12am, so it's a new day. My fave for today is Steve Harris.
  18. jcburn

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    Pat Badger - Extreme
  19. LiamPodmore

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    Hmm.... Me? Do i count? If not then Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium.

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  20. BBQV

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    Jack Bruce is da man!

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