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Best Punk Bassist

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

  1. T Bassman

    T Bassman

    Dec 13, 2010
    Rob Wright of No Means No of course. Watt would be a close second. Nobody in the genre can touch these guys as far as tone and innovation go.
  2. Graham Maby
  3. Without a doubt. I've never been a fan of Anthrax but dug his work on S.O.D.'s first album. He's one of my favorites.

    Gotta agree with Klaus Flouride. I'd also include Glen Matlock, Dee Dee, Paul Simonon, Steve Burgess and, although I don't really like Pennywise much, I am impressed with the bass lines by Jason Thirsk and later, Randy Bradbury.
  4. +1 for me
  5. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Matt Freeman wishes he was Mike Watt all day.
  6. BrendanVlass


    Mar 9, 2013
    Austin, TX
    Matt Freeman. His solo in 'Maxwell Murder' was very influential on my 13 year old mind to choose to pursue bass.
  7. BrendanVlass


    Mar 9, 2013
    Austin, TX
    I can dig that.
  8. HunterBurgan4Me


    Mar 6, 2010
    I don't want to see the name Sid Vicious on a punk bassist thread!

    Punk - possibly
    Bassist - Most definitely not

    Among my favourites are:
    Klaus Fluoride - dead kennedy's
    Hunter Burgan - afi
    Geoff Kresge - earlier in afi
    Chris Barker - Anti Flag
    and all three bassists from Pg.99
  9. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    I don't know if I'd put Watt second but to everyone else...^^^^Rob Wright and Watt are the answer. Period. End of story. Insert other cliches. Disagreement means you either have not been exposed to the greatness or have very poor taste :ninja:
  10. chee666


    Jul 24, 2008
    Love this bass line.

  11. handofseven

    handofseven Soaking up the cathode rays...

    Mar 23, 2010
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    It's been said before and I'll say it again:

    Rob Wright.
  12. bolg55


    Feb 23, 2011
    Mike Watt and Matt Freeman. Fat Mike is also pretty good.
  13. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Have any of you guys ever heard of a guy called "Tufty" who played with The Zero Boys? Check this out:

  14. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
  15. Guinness20


    Jan 24, 2013
    Liverpool, UK
    Go on then, why is Mike Dirnt so terrible? :rolleyes:
  16. Jimmy Jam from Left Alone
  17. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    Matt Freeman wishes he was Karl Alvarez all day is more like it :)

    Depending on how you define 'punk.'

    Karl Alvarez
    Klaus Flouride
    Mike Watt
    JJ Brunell
    Bruce Foxton
    joker820 likes this.
  18. Liv3rman


    Dec 28, 2012
    Mart Freeman
  19. Liv3rman


    Dec 28, 2012
    *Matt even lol
  20. I didn't know I was amongst so many Nomeansno fans. Rob Wright is amazing.

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