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Favorite Prog Bassists!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Bassfiend456, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. +1 John Lodge (I'm a long time fan of the Moodies) and also one for Gary (I think the last name was Scholt? or something similar) who was with Starcastle; died a few years back.
  2. Whoops - It's Gary Strater, and he's been mentioned, missed that the first time thru the thread
  3. jarrhead


    May 23, 2009
  4. I say John Wetton, mostly because of how the 1973 King Crimson rhythm functioned as a whole, which really makes for the best bassist in any genre.
  5. schnigges


    Jun 29, 2008
    John Jowitt
  6. B Sus

    B Sus

    Mar 24, 2009
    Angleton, TX
  7. rcarraher


    Dec 21, 2008
    Chris Squire from Yes.
  8. escaraBAJO


    Apr 24, 2000
    Plus Francis Moze from early MAGMA
  9. FretlessWarrior


    Dec 1, 2007
    Malone :bassist:
  10. matrok


    Jan 10, 2005
    Ferndale, Michigan
    A truly wonderful unit. My favorite Crimson line up.
  11. Lobster11

    Lobster11 Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Williamsburg, VA
    Julie Slick -- Adrian Belew Power Trio!
  12. Relayer71


    Jun 25, 2009
    Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, Ray Shulman.
  13. apehead


    Aug 19, 2007
    Middletown, CT
    Where do you even begin?

    Francis Moze (early Magma), actually, make that any Magma bassist!
    Chris Squire (Yes)
    Richard Sinclair (Caravan, Hatfield and the North)
    Mont Campbell (Egg)
    Jean-Luc Martin (Mona Lisa)
    Andre Bernardi (Eskaton)

    I know I'm missing a ton, but that's all I can come up with off the top of my head.
  14. John Myung
    Colin Edwin
    Billy Gould (faith no more - they have the proggy edge to them sometimes right?)
    James Leach - sikth
    juan alderete - Mars Volta
    Dave La Rue
    Tony Levin
    Pete Trewavas - Marillion, Transatlantic, Kino

    these guys have really helped me progress with bass, Myungs work introduced me to using 6 strings for one!!

  15. Old:

    Tony Levin & John Wetton


    Juan Alderete (Mars Volta) and Suzanne Sterne (Ruby Bullet).

    My 2 cents.
  16. Hoover

    Hoover Banned

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Hey, just because John & Tony are elegible for a free AARP subscription is no reason to disparage their work!
  17. Ha, as soon as I hit 'post' I thought that might not sound right...
  18. Used to be...

    The following bassists have impressed me again and again with their inventive playing:

    John Wetton
    Geddy Lee
    Chris Squire
    John Myung (more early on than now)
    Sean Malone
    Trey Gunn
    Dave Meros (Spock's Beard)
    Pete Trewavas (underrated based on his Marillion work, shows his full talent in TransAtlantic)
    Kristoffer Gildenlow (see above)
    Philippe Bussonnet (Magma - he plays some really crazy stuff!)
    Tony Grey (if you want to count Hiromi's Sonicbloom as a prog fusion band :D)

    And I agree about Thomas Miller, I really miss his contributions to Symphony X.
  19. Hyperfreak


    Jul 29, 2009
    Chantilly, VA
    Independent Recording Artist
    Trewavas, Levin.
  20. Colin Edwin, Tony Levin, Geddy Lee, Justin Chancellor, John Myung, Jeff Caxide, Mike Rutherford, Martin Mendez...the list goes on.