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Chordal bassists

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by paradigm_shift, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. paradigm_shift


    Mar 29, 2007
    Can anyone recomend me bassists with a style based around chords(played like guitar chords, rather than apegiated)Just trying Ideas and want some new influences.
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
  3. Failure(the band not stupid internets speak)-Greg Edwards/Ken Andrews
    Tool-Paul D'Amour/Justin Chancellor
    Big Business-Jared Warren
    These Arms are Snakes-Brian Cook
    Joy Division-Peter Hook
    Jane's Addiction-Eric Avery

    These dudes don't play chords ALL the time, but they use a lot.
  4. Sounbwoy

    Sounbwoy Supporting Member

    Aug 29, 2005
    Clayton, NC
    I saw the Los Lonely Boys on TV and was surprised at how many chords Jojo uses in the songs. I like his style.
  5. tbone0813

    tbone0813 The faithless say farewell when the road darkens.

    Aug 6, 2005
    Grand Prairie, TX.
    Dimin has a great book on chording.
  6. Beyer160


    Dec 20, 2008
    Clint Conley from Mission Of Burma.
  7. I would say Dominique Di Piazza does some cool chording solos
    here's one
  8. jonathanhughes

    jonathanhughes Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    Simon Raymonde of the Cocteau Twins
  9. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Banned

    Dec 11, 1999
    thanks for the kind words. I have a new book coming out on Mel Bay entitled "The Art of Solo Bass". It should be released any day now. I will have a limited amount of signed copies if anyone is interested

  10. jakewalker1


    Oct 9, 2007
    Hey does anyone have any specific song with bass chords in? I'm desperate to try and learn but all I can come up with is Orion by Metallica and I don't even like that song. You could say I was very ignorant. Thanks
  11. I've worked through the Mike Dimin chord book as well. It's a great place to start. I flip out the guitarist in one of my bands when I start playing 'Changes', and he solos over it!
  12. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    +1 for Dimin... Todd Johnson too
  13. cmewhinney


    Jul 11, 2008
    Concord, NH
    Big +1 for Todd Johnson! and Oteil!
  14. There's also Jonas Hellborg... He has a book with a bunch of chords for 4 string bass.
  15. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    The bass player from Type O Negative
  16. DistantTremor


    Nov 29, 2007
    Jeff Berlin, definitely.

    Also, Michael Manring is certainly capable of applying chords to his music.
  17. lanceropolis


    Mar 10, 2009
    So. Cal
    +1 on Jeff Berlin.
  18. Toronto Bassist

    Toronto Bassist

    Jan 9, 2008
    Check out Anthony Jackson's chordal work on Steve Khan's "The Suitcase"
  19. NickBass81


    Jul 4, 2008
    Endorsing Bulkmusic Strings
    Jeff Berlin, Anthony Jackson, Chuck Rainey (who, according to many, was one of the first to play 3 voices chords on the bass), Adam Nitti...Steve Bailey plays chords with perfect tune on an unlined fretless, and that amazes me...
  20. GrindYourMind


    Oct 30, 2008
    Hadrien Feraud, Damian Erskine, Matthew Garrison, Dominique Di Piazza, Jaco anyone?

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