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6 string bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by gstbass, Oct 29, 2005.

  1. Hey, I'm looking for some bass players that really "utilize" the 6 string bass. Sort of like how Victor Wooten uses the 4 string, but with a 6er.

    Also, I'm looking for some tapping bassists somewhat along the lines of Michael Manring. Or just tell me where to find some of Jean Baudin's stuff!!

    Thanks in advance...
  2. Nuk3m


    Sep 18, 2004
    Down Under
    Stefan Fimmers (Necrophagist)
  3. Bassist4Life


    Dec 17, 2004
    Buffalo, NY
  4. Anthony Jackson
    John Patitucci

    Start there.... ;)
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I agree....no tapping.....just some of the deepest grooves on earth!!!!
  6. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    I made a thread about this a while ago. The consensus seemed to be:

    Anthony Jackson
    Oteil Burberidge
    Les Claypool
    Jojo Garza (Los Lonely Boys)

    There was a few other, but I can't remember them off the top of my head right now.
  7. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Jojo Garza.

    I've only heard a track or two on the radio. What's his playing like?
  8. les claypool :bassist:
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    Neal Fountain!
  10. Let's not forget Alain Caron, an absolute monster !!! :)

    Or Mike Pope, Adam Nitti ;) etc;
  11. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    It's solid, but he throws in some higher melodic stuff too. Great singer as well!
  12. Mixmasta J

    Mixmasta J

    Dec 4, 2004
    how bout John Myung
  13. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Shyeet, how'd I forget him?! He's one of my favorites!!!

    John Pattitucci is good too.

    Oh I love Myung.
  14. Jimmy Haslip.
  15. FenderHotRod


    Sep 1, 2004
    Jeremy Plato--Fretted and fretless
  16. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
  17. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I always felt like 6-string bass playing was kind of lame until tonight. I saw Oteil Burbridge on BET Jazz jamming with his brother Kofi, Derek Trucks, Vernon Reid, Jeff Coffin, and some drummer whose name escapes me but was magnificent, and I have never heard a 6-stringer utilize chords and tight grooving basslines quite as well as Oteil. For the first time in my life, I'm actually considering getting one. Won't get one of those high priced Foderas, but I could be talked into getting a Hohner like the guy in Los Lonely Boys uses. Now I just have to do two things...find a reason for needing one (I really don't need one at all), and talk my wife into letting me take $800 of the money we were going to spend on overhauling the lawn.

    I think the outcome is predictable, though. Oh well, she didn't complain when I got an upright, so I'll let her have this one.
  18. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Indianapolis, IN
    That might have been Yonrico Scott... He is real amazing, and has a great voice. The full-time bassist for the Derek Trucks Band is also an amazing 6 string player as well, Todd Smallie.

    When Derek is on the road with the Allmans, Todd, Kofi and Yonrico gig around as the Yonrico Scott Band.

    ... All are top notch players!
  19. Phe


    May 30, 2005
    Oulu, Finland
    Just got Los Lonely Boys' disc. Sounds pretty groovy. I'm actually surprised that I like this stuff. Bought it because I read an interview of JoJo Garza from Bassguitar magazine.
  20. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    I saw the Derek Trucks band a couple years back, Todd Smallie sounded great.......that whole band brought improvising rock music to another level!!!