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Any virtuoso bassist that are worth wild to learn from that isn't Wooten,jamerson,or jaco

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Snub Snub, Jan 18, 2020.

  1. Snub Snub

    Snub Snub Banned

    Jan 9, 2020
    I would like to hear more virtuous that not so slap happy (nothing wrong with slap bass of it's just something I don't want to learn atm) I like more finger style in playing and know jaco is kind of the guy in a way interns of finger style but someone else would be a much fresher experience for me. Rock would be the preferred genre but any would do.

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  2. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    I'm drawing a blank on where to start, there are so many.

    I'm going to go with Pino Palladino. He's a great player that isn't a household name, but should be.

    EDIT: In reading the OP again, are you looking for Joe Dart?
  3. Tecate


    Jun 26, 2007
  4. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music.

    May 3, 2009
    Billy Sheehan.
    John Myung.
    Randy Coven.
    Kyle Honea.
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  5. Ray Brown
    The bassists on the early Lynyrd Skinerd albums...King and Wilkerson
    Jack Bruce
    Paul McCartney
    Billy Sheehan
    Carol Kaye
    Freddie Washington
    John Patitucci
    Christian Mc Bride
    Geddy lee
    Gary Willis
    Nathan East
    Chuck Rainey
    Will Lee
    Those 4 guys in Nashville
    Gary Tallent
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  6. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
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  7. Brad Maestas

    Brad Maestas Sono est omnia Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2003
    Oakland, California

    All of Allan Holdsworth's bassists: Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Berlin, Dave Carpenter, Jimmy Haslip, Skúli Sverrisson, Anthony Crawford, Evan Marien...

    Anthony Jackson, Gary Willis, Tom Kennedy, Dominique di Piazza, Hadrien Feraud, Henrik Linder...the list goes on and on
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  8. Tony Levin, Sean Malone, Chris Squire to add to the already mentioned greats.

    You could find no better mentors than Anthony Jackson and Gary Willis.
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  9. Chuck Rainey - Wikipedia

    Just take a look at his discography and pick any place to start that interests you. That should keep you busy for a while. Chuck can slap, but he rarely does. He's the working definition of a guy who can do anything but lives to serve the music while also being incredibly inventive.
  10. Double E

    Double E I ain't got no time to play... Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    Hadrien Faraud, Richard Bona, Chuck Rainey, Oteil Burbridge, John Patitucci, John Paul Jones, Stu Hamm... to name a few.
  11. If you get tired of listening to Chuck Rainey (how could that happen?) and want to switch directions a little bit, here is another guy to check out:

    Tony Levin - Wikipedia

    Also a heavy hitting discography tho choose from. There are so many good and relatively obscure players out there but those two sit close to the top for me.
  12. Abraham Laboriel.
  13. Tom Lane

    Tom Lane Gold Supporting Member

    Based on your OP, John Patitucci leaps to mind. Brilliant player. Very little slap. Stanley Clark might also work for you. Very little slap but Clark taps a lot.
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  14. Matt Freeman
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  15. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Redding CA
    Depends on what you're looking for. Here are 2 of my recommendations based on my bass bias.

  16. Cutter8

    Cutter8 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2018
    Bobby Vega
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  17. Brich


    Nov 18, 2013
    A simple YouTube search will yield a lot of great players. Joe Dart comes to mind.
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  18. rickwrench


    Oct 29, 2016
    Golden State
    Bruce Thomas, David Steele.

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