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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by P-Nutflea311, Oct 2, 2000.
Here are the top three bassists currently
its pretty subjective, i dont think you should really state that like its a fact, besides, we all know mike watts much better than those
In my book I'd say Jack Bruce and John Entwistle. As far as "current" they were both on tour this past summer. I missed the WHO but I saw Jack in Milwaukee and yessir he still has monster chops.
I havn't seen Victor Wooten mentioned. He is most likely the best bassist recording today.
Don't believe...Check out the new Flecktones CD Outbound...outstanding.
So where is your cave located?
Hahaha!!! Anyone of you ever heard Stu Hamm play??? NOT? Go get his instruction videos and his latest album right away.
I think you would change your opinion rightaway."Outbound" is his album called by the way... Flea's style will seem sloppy and careless when you compere the two. I agree that Les Claypool is serious inspiration source for all modern bassists. ummm By the way I like flea, I think he's cool and all that. But Stu is just the best.
[Edited by maxoges on 10-08-2000 at 09:13 PM]
Well, as I always say...
Mike Gordon is pretty good....
Christian McBride. I think he's a serious challenger to Patitucci as the "best" doubler out there today. I've been lucky enough to witness his prowess on both the acoustic and electric.. he's a master at both. Scary. I'm finally getting his new CD tonight and I can hardly wait!
For technical and musical abilities, Victor Wooten is absolutely the greatest electric bassist out there today. (in my book ) He'll say it's Oteil, but I don't think there's anything Vic can't do.
For hard work and reliability, Will Lee. Every night, year in and year out, he lays down solid, tasty, meodic grooves for god knows how many different artists. Watch Letterman sometime. Every artist the CBS Orchestra backs looks at Will for cues or just grins and nods to him in approval. He makes everyone sound fantastic. That to me is the mark of a great bassist.
1. Cliff Burton of MetallicA, such a thrashin' sound
2. Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, so talented, the soul of Maiden
3. Flea, the slap bass God
All 3 really influence me as bassist. Best song to expierience Cliff Burton is Pulling Teeth by MetallicA. Best song to expierience Steve Harris is Blood On The World's Hands by Iron Maiden. Best song to expierience Flea is Coffee Shop by Red Hot Chili Peppers, but really most of their songs show off Flea's awesome talent.
Hahahahah hahahahahha hahahahah Flea? Best bassist ever? ahhahahah hahahahha hahahha *gasp*
I dunno but it sure gets the local alternative station.
Rob Trujillio (metal)
Miller or Wooten (jazz etc.)
Zender (funky stuff)
IMO of course.
Edit: WAIT!! I FORGOT! Chris Squire people? One of the best rock bassists ever IMHO. He has like, 6 songs in the top 200 rock bass songs of all time, thats a fair effort. Geddy Lee and John Myung did well too!
Just to name a few... ... of the popular names ...
and the man who is still alive in music...the most influencial bass player of all time...
Flea the best bassist today? no.
John Entwistle - he most influenced me.... great musician, great person.... he passed out already....
Jaco Pastorius - immortal bass demon, his bass on Black Market will be never forgotten.....
Marcus Miller - great musician, great bassist, great person... I like him even as soloist, even as Davis bassist.... yeah.... and all that guys in his band are cool, especially Dean Brown... he's the man! and really nice guy.....
Bill Dickens - I'm not sure if he's human.