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Best Punk Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Kazz3lrath, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Kazz3lrath


    Jan 5, 2012
    Title says it all. Who is your favorite punk bassist? Mine is Frank Bello.
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  2. pica


    Nov 26, 2009
    Paul Simonon
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  3. bassthumpersf


    May 30, 2010
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  4. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Dee Dee Ramone
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  5. roden


    Aug 30, 2011
    Sid vicious :bag:
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  6. Karl Alvarez.
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  7. Tractorr


    Aug 23, 2011
    You should do a search because this topic has been done a couple times, but Matt Freeman
  8. I know music is subjective, but I'm pretty sure Frank Bello was a thrash bassist (not quite the same thing, IMO).

    For punk I've always enjoyed Fat Mike.
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  9. bluestarbass


    Jul 31, 2007
    Well you did say best, not favorite. The guy from hot water music is pretty talented.
  10. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    Mike Watt & Colin Molding
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Although Anthrax would like to say they have punk roots, Frank Bello is most definitely a metal bassist, with a style straight out of the Steve Harris school of galloping. :)

    However, their founder bass player, Dan Lilker, whilst essentially a metal bassist, certainly has a more punk feel to his playing.

    To answer your question, Jay Bentley, Klaus Fluoride and the magnificent Rob Wright from NoMeansNo.
  12. BenBL


    Jun 25, 2012
    Bruce Foxton and Paul Simonon
  13. The Mouse

    The Mouse

    Jun 2, 2009
    Mike Watt, Rob Wright..
  14. SoLongJake

    SoLongJake Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2007
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Jason black from hot water music followed by Dan from alkaline trio are my two favorites.
  15. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    Dee Dee Ramone!
    gabba gabba HEY!!

    Derf Scratch
  16. chee666


    Jul 24, 2008
    Dee Dee, the dude from the buzzcocks. sami yaffa . Frank Bello is good but not punk.
  17. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    +1 to Jason Black

    I'll add David Wm. Sims.

    But as far as "best", but not "favorite" it's gotta be Mike Watt.

    I just hope no one says Mike Dirnt, but I know it's gonna happen
  18. Blenin


    Jun 24, 2009
    Rob Wright of Nomeansno
  19. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    OH SH*T!!!!

    And Blenin wins the thread!!!!
  20. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Er...two nods to Rob Wright before blenin's post ;)

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