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Best fingerstyle bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RicPlaya, Dec 22, 2003.

  1. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Been studying bass for a little over a year now, in fact I'm just currently chillin on some Continuum by Jaco as I write this. Besides Jaco who would you recommend listening to and studying as far as fingerstyle bassists? I heard of Mingus, any other top notch influences you would recommend aside from the mainstream rock type bassists like Geddy Lee or Flea? I like Wooten but the slappy poppy thing just isn't me.
  2. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    John Myung!

    Check out a band called Dream Theater. Amazing prog-metal band, the musicianship is top notch.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Gary Willis, Dominique DiPiazza, Matt Garrison, Adam Nitti, Brian Bromberg,... the list is pretty extensive.

    John Myung is good, but he pales in comparison.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Actually, Wooten is a happenin' "fingers" player, too. I'm thinking "Hurricane Camille", "Life Without Elvis", etc.
    Ditto for Oteil Burbridge.

    I like JMX's list.

    Some old skool cats that dig a little harder-
    Chuck Rainey, Jamerson, Paul Jackson, Jerry Jemmott, & George Porter, Jr.

    For Rock?
    John Entwistle, Muzz Skillings, Pino, Will Lee...
  5. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    I agree with everyone mentioned in the previous replies. Another excellent example is Rocco Prestia.
  6. Geddy Lee I guess.

    John Myung too, because he is a human metronome.
  7. christle

    christle Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Winnipeg, MB
    Jamerson. And all the above.

  8. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    christen mcbride (sp?) !!!!!!

    and i got to play with him:oops:
  9. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    otiel, willis and garrison
  10. RicPlaya


    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    Thanks everyone for your input!!!!!
  11. Verdine White
    Jimmy Haslip
    Roscoe Beck
  12. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too

    word to moms across the land cuz its all in Verdine's hand!

    this dude is the man
  13. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    and anthony jackson
  14. sobie18


    May 5, 2002
    Shaw AFB, SC
    Billy Sheehan
  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Will Lee
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Donald 'duck' Dunn

    played witih Booker T and the MGs as well as the blues brothers band.
  17. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
  18. Jamerson!

    The grandaddy of electric bass.
  19. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    BINGO!!!! Rocco is the MAN!!