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Favorite Basslines

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by hoshbrown41, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. hoshbrown41


    Jun 19, 2009
    I wasn't sure which category to put this is; mods move at your discretion.

    What's your favorite bassline to play? Links to youtube or other streaming sites are encouraged! If it's something you've written, share it with us!

    The one I haven't been able to stop playing lately is from "And The Beat Goes On" by The Whispers.

    Can't stop that funk!
  2. New World Man Rush

    Fool For The City (Live) Foghat

    The Real Me The Who

    Rockin' Into The Night .38 Special

    Get Ready Rare Earth

    I Know A Little Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. AceOnBassWicked


    Oct 29, 2010
    Aeroplane and Freaky Styley both by RHCP..

  4. Catbuster

    Catbuster Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Louisville, KY.
    Californication- RHCP

    Paradise City-GNR

    Driven, Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta- Rush
  5. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Chilly Water - Widespread Panic
    Harder They Come - Jimmy Cliff
    Positively 4th Street - Bob Dylan
    Rockin In The Free World - Neil Young
  6. leche

    leche Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Aeroplane by Red Hot Chili Peppers

    and anything with john paul jones really
  7. pgolliher


    Apr 27, 2010
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Great thread! I can't wait to read everyone's favorites- the list is already good..

    "I was made to love her" -Stevie Wonder
  8. N.F.A.


    Jun 25, 2009
    In a blue funk
    Mayor of Simpleton - XTC
  9. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    Gotta love Rock On. I don't play many covers, but I do occasionally play along with CDs or even the radio (to add randomness) as part of my rehearsal regimen. Here are a few good ones:

    Sympathy for the Devil - Stones
    I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Beatles
    Closer to Home/I'm Your Captain - Grand Funk RR
    In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - Allman Brothers
    Starless - King Crimson
  10. Bassforyourface


    Dec 17, 2008
    "I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
    "Proceed" - The Roots
    "Get By" - Talib Kweli
    "Tyrone" - Erykah Badu
  11. Nice and Sleazy.... Stranglers (bass- Jean-Jacques Burnel)
    Pump it Up... Elvis Costello (bass - Bruce Thomas)
    Spain... Chick Corea (bass- Stanley Clarke)
    Addicted to Love... Robert Palmer (bass- ?)
    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick... Ian Dury (bass - Dang, I forget his name)
  12. Cissy Strut - The Meters


  13. haha i made that vid:hyper:
  14. I Wish - Stevie Wonder
    Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
    I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down - Paul Young
    Subway to Venus - RHCP

    And not one of my favourites but I'm really liking the bassline to Bigger than My Body by John Mayer. Nice groove and just what the song needs.
  15. mccartneyman


    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
    Yours is No Disgrace -- Yes
    Starship Trooper -- Yes
    Every Kinda People -- Paul Young (Bob Babbitt)
    Funky Broadway -- Wilson Pickett (Tommy Cogbill, I think)
    Peg & Home at Last-- Steely Dan (Chuck Rainey)
    Most any McCartney, but especially Rain, Penny Lane, Dear Prudence
  16. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    Houston, TX
    Led Zeppelin II...

    What is and What Should Never Be
    The Lemon Song

    Those two got me hooked, and now here I am 15years later on TB!!
  17. KayXero

    KayXero Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Awakening by THE REDDINGS!!!!

    NOT Les Claypool. I emphasize this because Les does this cover a bit, people think we wrote it. Les is amazing and does a grand cover in his own right though.

    Love both versions
  18. Duke21


    Nov 14, 2010
    Narvik, Norway
    You by my side, Chris Squire
    And You And I, Yes/ Chris Squire
    Closer to the heart (live version, Different stages), Rush/ Geddy Lee
    Firth of Fifth (live), Genesis/ Mike Rutherford
    Penny Lane, Beatles/ McCartney
    Chinaberry tree, Mew/ Johan Wuhlert
  19. Bad Astronaut - Only good for a ****
    The Juliana Theory - To the tune of 5000 screaming children
    The Juliana Theory - Do you believe me
    Armor for Sleep - Car Underwater
    Toby Keith - I wanna talk about me
    Velvet Revolver - Slither
    Metallica - For whom the bell tolls

    A few different licks by AFI and The Distillers

    the classics like King Nothing, Peace Sells, Money, No More Tears, The Trooper, Run to the hills

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