Favorite Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Lazar, Jul 27, 2021.


  1. Lazar

    Lazar

    Jul 20, 2021
    On this idea I got while I was listening to some cool bass solos, and I compared all what I listened to, and in my opinion it is Cliff Burton. But not only 'cause I'm Metallica fan, it's also I like his dope licks.
     
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  2. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone

    Feb 23, 2011
    Denmark
    I can't possibly name just one, but here's my list of personal top absolute favorite bass players, in no particular order:

    :-: Victor Wooten :-: Chris Wood :-: Bill Laswell :-: Trevor Dunn :-: Julie Slick :-: Justin Chancellor :-: Cliff Burton :-: Lou Barlow :-: Paz Lenchantin :-: Peter Hook :-: Jack Casady :-:
     
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  3. lowdownthump

    lowdownthump

    Jul 17, 2004
    I don’t have just one. Too much good music and great bass playing has occurred.

    Louis Johnson
    Bernard Edwards
    Paul S Denman
    Allen McGreir
    Nate Watts
    Fred Hammond
    Janice Marie Johnson
    Marcus Miller
    Larry Graham
    Prince
    Sharay Reed
    Anthony Jackson
    Leon Sylvers
    Debra Killings
    Tina Weymouth
    Esperanza Spalding
    Thaddeus Tribbett
    Alan Snoop Evans
    Justin Raines
    Carol Kaye
    James Jamerson
    Joseph Lucky Scott
    Pino Palladino
    John Deacon
    Bobby Watson
    Sting
    John Taylor
    Suzy Quattro
    Meshell Ndegeocello
    Gail Ann Dorsey
    Kelsey Gonzalez
    Mono Neon
     
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  4. The Petro

    The Petro

    Dec 29, 2020
    BPT, CT
    Rex
     
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  5. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    East Bay, N. Ca.
    Currently it's Charles Michael Parks Jr.
     
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  6. Lowendchamp

    Lowendchamp

    Jun 27, 2021
    Shelton WA
    Probably John Paul Jones for all time but my current favorite is Eric Wilson
     
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  7. Aussie Player

    Aussie Player

    Apr 20, 2011
    Andy Fraser and Jack Bruce.
    Gibson EB3's and Marshall's
     
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  8. MBeanBass

    MBeanBass

    Aug 25, 2020
    North of Boston
    McCartney. Perfect melodic bass.
     
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  9. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Tim Commerford and Jaco Pastorius.
     
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  10. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Tim Hansen.
     
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  11. Vooter

    Vooter

    May 11, 2009
    Bronx, NY
    Ray Shulman.
     
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  12. Really hard to pick one, or five or ten. But I'd say both of them are solidly in my top 10.
     
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  13. Boomhowertx

    Boomhowertx

    Mar 16, 2020
    Don't believe I ever really had one.
    I like some stuff Jack Bruce did on White Room and Crossroads. Timothy B. Schmidt on a few Eagles songs.
    John Mcvie has some cool song defining runs with Fleetwood Mac, that sort of thing. Not so much themselves, just the particular notes
    and cadence they laid down.
     
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Most of them.
     
  15. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    NO r, but the ones who shuffle around in the top ten would include:
    Jack Bruce
    Jerry Jemott
    Duck Dunn
    Leland Sklar
    Nathan East
    Jaco Pastorious
    Joe Osborn
    Freebo
    Jamerson
    Bob Babbitt
     
  16. relayer66

    relayer66

    Oct 10, 2002
    Bacoli, Italy
    It’s a tough shake. I’m going with Chris Squire.
     
  17. LetItGrowTone

    LetItGrowTone

    Apr 2, 2019
    Bassists whose fingers sound like a Ric/EB/Hofner neck pickup, or Dusty Hill.
     
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  18. El_Charro

    El_Charro

    Aug 11, 2020
    Cliff was amazing, no doubt (and VERY high on my list), but I have to say that I was completely blown away by Geezer when I tried to start learning Black Sabbath (who was one of Cliff’s heroes if I’m not mistaken)…I actually feel like I’m a much better player as result of trying to learn songs off of those first three Sabbath albums…

    Currently on an Iron Maiden kick right now so gaining a whole new appreciation for Steve Harris…(Thanks to those two I think I’m going to end up buying a Pbass in the not too distant future)…

    Someone mentioned Rex above…

    You wanna talk about humbling…

    I have been playing over a year and Pantera still feels WAAAY over my head…

    Pretty easy to see why that guy was offered a music scholarship…

    Thanks! \m/
     
  19. saltydude

    saltydude

    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Rob DeLeo
    Trip Wamsley
    Tim Archibald

    Come to mind without making a long list.
     
  20. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Eddie Jackson and Pat Badger are two of my all time favorites. Recently got turned on to John McVie of Fleetwood Mac, and am currently engulfing myself in his work.
     
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