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Cool Bass intros...

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Steve Harris Is, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    It seems like every time I am in Guitar Center some yahoo is playing a nasty bass intro, usually something RHCP-ish in the slap/pop genre, and I was just wondering what ones you guys like?

    As much as I know it's not important, it would be nice to learn a few of those to mess with from time to time. So, what are some real cool bass intros you guys enjoy noodling with?
  2. theshadow2001


    Jun 17, 2004
    Zepplins Dazed and Confused is a really smooth groovin bass intro/main riff
  3. seansbrew


    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    Decendants= Myage
    Millions of dead cops= Johm Wayne was a Nazi
    Bela fleck= Sinister Minister
    Primus= Jerry was a racecar driver
  4. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Jump into the fire
  5. Edwcdc

    Edwcdc I call shotgun!

    Jul 21, 2003
    Columbia MD USA
  6. Scroller


    Jul 16, 2005
    ...and not a slapped note amongst them:

    Yes---Does It Really Happen?
    Megadeth---Dawn Patrol
    Iron Maiden---Wrathchild and Innocent Exile (even better)
    Black Sabbath---N.I.B....sorry, had ta include it.
    Rush---Cygnus X-1...yeah, I know, not really an intro but you all know what I'm talking about...(BHANRRR-dharnn-ba-dhar-dharnt!!!)
  7. BadB


    May 25, 2005
    For some reason I always liked the intro to Peace Sells by Megadeth. :cool:
  8. OrionManMatt


    Feb 17, 2004
    Miles Davis -- "So What" (yeah yeah, so what, shoot me)

    ...does the Sanford & Son theme count?
  9. Steve Harris Is

    Steve Harris Is

    Jul 4, 2005
    I already know and can play some decent rock ones like "How Many More Times" by Zeppelin and "NIB" and various others.

    What about ones that are a little funkier slap/pop varities?
  10. zombywoof5050


    Dec 20, 2001
    I can't say I've ever tried to learn it, but I'd like to give a nod to the bass intro on Jeff Beck's "Head For Backstage Pass".
  11. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Peace freakin' Sells.
  12. Intro to the song "The Wall" by Pink Floyd...

    ..and of course, "Sober".. even if it is a little overplayed, I still love that sound
  13. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    Yeah... "So What". I've been messin' around with an intro to that tune lately as well.
    Also, Brian Bromberg's solo/intro on "Saga of Harrison Crabfeathers" off his "Wood" CD.
  14. Manic St Preachers 'Archives of Pain'.
    Truly sinister, gut-churning horror movie of a bass intro.
    Suits the subject perfectly. One of my favourites.:)

    Evil just don't do it justice.
  15. Here's a couple good ones, rock and metal:

    Alice in Chains - Would?
    Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh
    Jane's Addiction - Up the Beach
    Live - TBD
    Muse - Hysteria
    NIN - The Hand That Feeds
    Rage Against the Machine - take your pick, maybe Bombtrack or Freedom
    Tool - Forty Six & Two

    Oh, and if I want to impress some snot nose kid staring at me with that "hey mister, can you really play?" look, yeah I break out the RHCP's cover of Higher Groud or Primus' My Name is Mudd or Tommy the Cat, or bass-god forgive me, Van Halen's Eruption. And as soon as they go away I stop immediately.
  16. Crush by Dave Matthews Band has a cool diddly.
  17. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
    calm like a bomb, perhaps?

    and guns n roses, sweet child o mine. is decent.
  18. adept_inept


    Jan 9, 2006
  19. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    Sweet Child O' Mine. It's always a good way to start off a "jam song", even though the guitar starts it off in the real song.

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