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Favorite bassist that isn't a household name

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by RichSnyder, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Alien Audio / Mesa Fanatic!! Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    Well, I guess few bassists are household names, but you know what I mean.

    I'll go - Tully Kennedy. I absolutely love the bass lines he writes. Always tasty fills, groove that supports the band, he plays country and brings a whole new feel to the song.
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  2. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    In that genre I really dig what Kieth Horn does. He's gotten into a bit more... well we call it wanking, yeah? :) And I'm not a big fan of scat, which he does and well, I'm told :) The stuff he did with Hot Apple Pie is pretty killer.
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  3. TheMinutemen

    TheMinutemen Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    descendent22 and ubernator like this.
  4. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    Joe Dart
  5. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I don't think any of my favorite bassists are household names. For that matter...how many bassists are household names period? There's that guy from The Beatles, and... um... er...
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  6. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006
    Ray Ransom from Brick
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  7. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    Paul S Denman.
  8. GKon

    GKon Supporting Member, Boom-Chicka-Boom

    Feb 17, 2013
    Queens, NY
    I second that.
  9. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Keith Horne is from my area...sorta.
    He was in a killer Fusion band out of Richmond called Secrets. Carter Beauford & Tim Reynolds were in this band for a minute, too.
    Horne woulda been a perfect fit to replace Haslip when he left the Yellowjackets.
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  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    These type of players I like & will buy anything they put out there-
    Fima Ephron
    Jeff Andrews
    Tommy Kennedy

    ...and they get 0 ink here.
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2017
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  11. Jloch86


    Aug 1, 2016
    New Jersey
    Besides Paul McCartney and maybe Flea, what bass player has a household name?
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  12. ubernator


    Oct 30, 2004
    lost angels
    Geddy Lee, Lemmy, jack bruce, kip winger

    Basically when they sing, or are exceptionally good like geddy
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  13. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Some chap named Sting as well.
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  14. NigelD

    NigelD Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRaRs-LPw61CUtjej0Pz7l2HoP9dXK35PhbRfDLpGKGyV1-ZJYa. Marshall "Rock" Jones - Ohio Players
    Dee Murray - Elton John
    James Dewar - Robin Trower
    Ralphe Armstrong
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  15. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Kevin Rutmanis from Cows, Melvins, Tomahawk
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  16. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Just asked the wife, as she's an integral part of this household...

    1. I knew not to ask, 'Geddy', as that is a household name, in this house.
    2. Jaco Pastorius - She's heard me mention him... does this mean she's actually listening to me?
    3. Chris Squire - "Didn't he pass away, recently?". Score another, for the wife.
    4. John Entwistle - (silence... winner winner, chicken dinner)
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    My wife knows Jaco, Geddy, Wooten, Sting, Flea, Ben Orr, Mike Skill (she's a huge fan of The Romantics)...and Sid Vicious.
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  18. alack


    Nov 20, 2000
    Stax bassist James Alexander. His playing on Albert King's "I'll Play the Blues for You" is outstanding. My goal is to transcribe every note he played on the entire album.
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  19. Janek Gwizdala, Jonathan Hischke, Juan Alderete and Tim Lefebvre. I know more than one but all I am really finding inspirational.
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  20. Rev J

    Rev J

    Jun 14, 2012
    Berkeley, Ca.
    Heinrik Linder from Dirty Loops. Chops, tone, groove, melody, advanced harmony.

    Rev J