Favorite Bass line?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Thunderbird91, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. So what is your favorite or some of your favorite bass line/riffs/grooves? I have way to many to mention but i am listening to "yyz" by Rush and Geddy has a great bass line on that song. Sorry if their is another thread like this....
  2. Redhotbassist


    Oct 19, 2002
    This is in the wrong forum, this is the basses forum for 'basses' you might want to try re-posting it in the 'Recordings' forum, or wait for a mod to move it..
  3. Ripper


    Aug 16, 2005
    this is in the wrong forum... but I'm gonna answer it anyways :D

    I would have to say either Shyboy by David Lee Roth, Flow My Tears by Stu Hamm, or anything by Victor Wooten. both are very great riffs and also very challenging.

    those work for a 4 string but get above that & you can't beat any Primus or anything by Jean Baudin
  4. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Very hard/impossible for me to even pick top 5, too many out there.
  5. soma89


    Jan 7, 2006
    Toronto, Canada
    Definetely the bassline to Is This It? - The Strokes

    This bassline introduced me to the bass guitar.
  6. Daffy Funk

    Daffy Funk

    Nov 10, 2005
    The opening solo for IIB.S. on Mingusx5 by Charles Mingus.
  7. lamborghini98

    lamborghini98 The Aristocrats

    May 1, 2005
    NYC; Portland, OR
    I might have to go with the bassline from the verse of Layla. Its so elegant.
  8. Kronos


    Dec 28, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    alright...I'm going to sound cliche, but forgive me. I've just started listening to Jaco, and I'd have to say my favorite bassline would have to be Portrait of Tracy...man, that song is beautiful...
  9. tonynoriega

    tonynoriega Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2004
    Tampa, Florida
    Pink Floyd's "Money" - way back when I first learned that, it opened my eyes (and ears)!
  10. some of my tops are

    "Blowin Cool" by Swervedriver
    "Crystal" by Curve
    "Fascination St." / "In between Days" by the Cure
    "Drive that Fast" by Kitchens of Distinction
    "Freewill" by Rush
  11. de la mocha

    de la mocha

    Aug 20, 2005
    Revolution- The Beetles

    Easy Rider- Jimi Hendrix

    Bad Fish- Sublime

    I think I Love You- Partridge Family

    Brown Eye Girl- Van Morisson
  12. dunamis


    Aug 2, 2004
    La Villa Strangiato- Geddy Lee
    I was Born to Love Her- James Jamerson
    Moby Dick- John Paul Jones
    Bernadette- James Jameson
    Kid Charlemagne- Chuck Rainey
  13. dunamis


    Aug 2, 2004
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    My fave is the one by Scottie Clark and the Clueless Five for the song; 'I may not know where to correctly post threads but I'll always love you'...

  15. Oliver


    Jun 21, 2003
    Perth, Australia
    for me its easy, Livin' on a Prayer - bon Jovi.

    that bassline IS the song
  16. Larry99

    Larry99 Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Come On Come Over - Jaco
  17. Right now I'm waffling between 5:15 and The Real Me.
  18. bassgiant15

    bassgiant15 Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2005
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    Les Claypool - The Awakening
    Rush - Yyz
    and anything that Tim Commerford does.
  19. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Awesome. I get to be the first to post that my favorite bassline is the song "Kiss" by Prince. :hyper: :smug: