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Bass Player Hall of Fame

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Stickk, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    Really? I knew that Flea played on some songs (with the exception of Televators [go Justin Meldal-Johnsen]) but I didnt know he played on that one. Doesn't sound Flea-ish, you know?
  2. NickBass81


    Jul 4, 2008
    Endorsing Bulkmusic Strings
    Sorry man!
    I mean, he was using probably a pitch shifter or something else, not an octave pedal....
  3. gnome_hunter


    Jan 16, 2008
    where the hell is stanley clarke and larry graham. i mean larry did invent the slap, which is what almost half of those players up there use.
  4. markkoelsch


    Sep 6, 2008
    Stanley is the man. I saw him in Chicago with Return to Forever. It was one of the 2 or 3 greatest performances I have ever seen.

    With this in mind, I cannot fathom why tour with Victor and Marcus. I think Vic is an excellent player. I think Marcus is a good player, but I do not care his style very much. Frankly, I think Bunny Brunell would kick either of their butts. I would rather Stan and Bunny tour.
  5. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    I think it was a flanger, but am not 100%.
    Why "sorry"?
  6. NickBass81


    Jul 4, 2008
    Endorsing Bulkmusic Strings
    Because I gave a wrong information, whahaha!!:)
  7. Steve!


    Nov 5, 2008
    I Double nominate Bootsy Collins And Steve Harris
  8. jnevi9nr


    Aug 17, 2009
    Washington, DC
    lets bring this great thread back. where is justin from tool?

    maybe pino?
    dirk lance yet or no?
    charles mingus?
  9. Kromwarp


    Sep 16, 2008
    Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan
    Master Luthier: Ironclad Bass Guitars
    Dave Meros Spock's Beard: Aggressive Progressive rock artist, lines are simply slick, listen to 'The Light' Basses: Rickenbacker

    Scott Reeder Kyuss: Fuzzed out tone and aggressive style anchored Kyuss' bottom end, 'Green Machine' still one of the best Basses: Rickenbacker, Ibanez

    Jason Newsted Metallica/Voivod/EchoBrain/Flotsam & Jetsam: His tone was awesome, lines were rock solid and stage presence was second to none. 'The God That Failed', 'My Friend of Misery', 'Holier than Thou', 'Outlaw Torn', 'Crash Course in Brain Surgery' Basses: Alembic, Spector, Sadowsky

    Ian Hill Judas Priest: The guy has been solidly groove-oriented for 30 years...nuff' said. 'Revolution', 'Cathedral Spires', 'Worth Fighting For', 'Lochness' Basses: Spector
  10. Gunnerhea86


    Jul 29, 2009
    Tim Commerford and Robert DeLeo
  11. T-MOST


    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    Marcus Miller - As the bassist for "Saturday Night Live" in the early 80's MM has appeared with hundreds of artists and 1000+ recordings over the last 30 years spanning multiple genres. With one of the most recognizable playing styles in music he has written and produced gold and platnum records for artists such as Miles davis, David Sanborn, Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. Marcus is still one of the most sought after bassists in the industry today.

    Nathan East - is founding member of "Fourplay" probably the most successful smooth jazz group of all time . Nathan has appeared on hundreds (if not 1000 +) of recordings from jazz to R&B from Pop to top 40 and commercials. A studio and touring bassist since the early '80's Nathan has been the "go to guy" for astists such as Phil Collins and Eric Clapton. Nathan is the quintessential example of the "first call or A list" musician.
  12. bassman1987


    Dec 1, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Come on y'all, let's show some love for the upright too:

    Ray Brown
    Scott LaFaro
    Edgar Meyer
    Ron Carter
    Charles Mingus
    Paul Chambers
  13. devnulljp

    devnulljp Supporting Member

    Oct 13, 2009
    BC, Canada
    Admin on the D*A*M Forum
    Aside from all the obvious ones already mentioned, you need Peter Hook of Joy Division -- defined the entire dark indie genre with the up the neck playing & clone theory chorus. Love Will Tear Us Apart. He did a lot of the early Joy Division stuff on a Hondo Rickenbacker 4001 copy...

    I'd chuck in a word for Peter Trewavas of Marillion too. You might not like the music, but they were influential, and he's a tasty player. Rickenbacker 4001 and Status graphite basses. Market Square Heroes / Grendel / Script

    Tal Wilkenfeld anybody?

    Robbie Shakespeare!
  14. David Ellefson, IMO one of the metal bassists out there, showed pickstyle on bass isnt an easy way out of bass playing, which is pretty cool and he is one of my faves and despite myself being a predominantly fingerstyle bassist, he is inspirational to me in his technique. He played some crazy bass riffs
  15. ace of bass 19

    ace of bass 19

    Feb 2, 2010
    dude..... nobody is gonna bring up marcus miller? fender jazz
  16. willingsa


    Jun 7, 2010
    how about Sting-The police-every breath you take- Fender p-bass Fender J-bass
    Or Krist Novoselic- Nirvana- all their songs
  17. Mr. Mig

    Mr. Mig

    Sep 7, 2008
    John Deacon- Really gave Queen that awesome sound. Some of the best basslines EVER!!!

    Paul McCartney- Do I need to really explain this one?
  18. Magnus Scott

    Magnus Scott

    Jan 21, 2009
  19. Magnus Scott

    Magnus Scott

    Jan 21, 2009
    sorry for the huge typing, but i just couldn't believe it.
  20. Beginner Bass

    Beginner Bass

    Jul 8, 2009
    Round Rock, TX
    A&R, Soulless Corporation Records
    Marcus Miller

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