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Bassist from John Mayer

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ikickuintheballs, Aug 14, 2002.

  1. What do you think of this guy? I just recently heard the song "No Such Thing" by John Mayer and was pulled in by his beautiful bass playing. He's a great support for the band while adding much to the flavor of it. Listening to his playing puts a smile on my face and reassures me that there still are great bassists in pop. :)

    Oh yea, what's his name?
  2. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    Yes he is a great bass player.. His live playing is much better.. he stays in the pocket for the most part.. but I saw him play live once and he took a solo.. it was very very good
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    I caught Mayer on Last Call with Carson Daly and I thought he sounded pretty good. Mayer also sounded pretty nice running basslines on his acoustic unaccompanied on the first song.
  4. boomerang

    boomerang Guest

    Dec 9, 2001
    I think you nailed the description perfectly, good support with flavor.. a nice spice rack. He smiles too, which is refreshing these days. John is a very diverse guitarist from what I've seen, I glanced at a clip of what appeared to be him slapping on guitar, anyone whose seen them live notice this?
  5. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    yeah John does do some slap guitar.. he does it on a song called Neon... its pretty cool to see him do it live...
  6. and the bassist's name is what?

    I too like his playing, it really drives that "I wanna run thru the walls of my high school song".

    do what I'm gonna do, check the allmusicguide, www.allmusic.com

  7. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Mayer's a former Berklee attendee. For a top-40 artist, he's hiding some serious chops.
  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    When Mayer's album first came out, it had a bonus C.D. of him playing live doing Hendrix stuff....yeah he comes to play!
  9. bassbunny

    bassbunny Guest

    Aug 17, 2002
    Visalia, California
    Hi kickuintheballs

    His name is Dave LeBruyere and yes he is awesome. I believe he also plays for a band called Over the Rine.

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