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Favorite bassist that isn't a household name

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

  1. Jeff Matz... High On Fire, Zeke, Wretch Like Me. Dude kills it.
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  2. fma3rd


    Feb 12, 2012
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  3. dr_gonzo


    Apr 27, 2017
    Didn't read the whole thread, but Trevor Dunn from Mr. Bungle. He inspired me to start playing.
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  4. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    Already mentioned.
    James Dewar.
    Are Bob Daisly or Herbie Flowers household names?
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  5. GonePlaid

    GonePlaid "It needs a bridge cover" Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2016
    Southeast FL
    Are Any bass players household names(as bass players)except to bassists?
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  6. Member8675309

    Member8675309 Banned

    Aug 19, 2017
    Nashville, TN
    No, not really. I’d pretty much guarantee that the only known bassist in my age group among non-musicians is probably Jimi Hendrix.
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  7. 4StringAxe


    Jul 27, 2009
    In my house bass players are more famous than all the Presidents combined.
    Except for the ones on money.
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  8. IPA


    May 5, 2010
    My man John Curley from Afghan Whigs. Saw them a couple of weeks ago and they are awesome as they have ever been.

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  9. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Debra Killings

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  10. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    This guy is a monster bassist and a historian of the instrument. He also has a great sense of humor:cool:

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  11. toprekoms

    toprekoms Banned

    Aug 22, 2010
    Miroslav Vitous.
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  12. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    Jerry Scheff
    Tommy Shannon
    Tim Bogert

    Jerry though, he's the dude.
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  13. Abner


    Jan 2, 2011
    Seven pages in and no mention of Carl Radle? Nor Gary Thain, or John Deacon.

    Dee Murray and Dennis Dunaway already mentioned. Yeah, can't pick just one.
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  14. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    Gerald Johnson played with Steve Miller and Dave Mason

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  15. 2F/2F


    May 26, 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
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  16. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    Old fashioned Bass solo (and drum solo...What a band)
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  17. Drgonzonm


    Sep 4, 2017
    American SW
    I guess Randy Jackson and E. Spaulding are house hold names.

    Joe Gonzales, played with the dead, Jefferson airplane, Janis Joplin, and a few other bay area band's
  18. bkbirge


    Jun 25, 2000
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Steak n Shake
    I'll interpret the original question as asking for relatively unknown but pro players that should be better known among the bass community ...

    1. Kev Hopper - lots of solo stuff, most likely known if at all among the community for his band Stump that had a hit in the 80's. Fretless monster with an approach that still sounds ahead of its time. One of those guys that has remained true to his own quirky musical vision, worth hunting down.

    2. Bill Laswell - not just a world famous producer, but a serious bass player with incredible chops. Look up some of his improv work.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018
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  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Scott Ambush of Spyro Gyra. World class and can hang with anyone out there easily.
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  20. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    I must add Allen McGrier ( Tina Marie, Rick James, Mary Jane Girls) to my list.


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