Who's your FAVORITE Bass player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by jet_king, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. jet_king


    Jul 31, 2009
    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

    Go ahead and list who and what band their from
    and if wanted you can add a photo!
  2. chicago_mike


    Oct 9, 2007
    Chicago - LA - Rome
    Endorsing Artist : Genz Benz
    My dad....

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


    Feb 12, 2010
    Hermitage, PA
    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....

  4. jet_king


    Jul 31, 2009
    haha it dont matter just name who you really like as a bass player
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  6. Ryan Martine. Made me look at playing bass in a heavy genre in a completely different way
  7. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Can't name just one....


    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.
  8. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    Numerous. Jamerson and Duck Dunn inspire me. My instructor Baba Elefante is great. Larry Graham scares me.
  9. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Mel Brown. Look him up. Read his book. Not only my favorite bass player...also my favorite musician.
  10. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Albuquerque, NM
    Endorsing Artist: Regenerate Guitar Works
    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.
  11. Chris Wolstenholme of Muse. Every line he plays is badass, and I would kill for his tone.
  12. Geddy Lee. 'Nuff said.
  13. My FAVOURITE... Have a look on my profile?
  14. JulienJeff


    Mar 1, 2009
  15. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Neo Maxie Zoom Dweebie Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
  16. Big chicken

    Big chicken

    May 25, 2010
    In Space
  17. peledog

    peledog Supporting Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Okay, it's past 12am, so it's a new day. My fave for today is Steve Harris.
  18. Pat Badger - Extreme
  19. Hmm.... Me? Do i count? If not then Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium.

  20. BBQV


    Feb 13, 2010
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Jack Bruce is da man!