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Favourite Prog Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by N4860, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
    Progressive music often features some amazing and underrated musicians. Who are some of your favourite prog bassists? Looking for more of the underrated guys that you don't often hear about (everyone knows Geddy & Chris Squire). A few of the guys that I love listening to that I never hear about on talkbass include Jonas Reingold (Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Kristoffer Gildenlow (Pain of Salvation), Dave Meros (Spocks Beard). Lots of great more modern players as well. Let's hear your choices!
  2. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Percy Jones.
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  3. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Colin Edwin - Porcupine Tree
  4. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Tony Levin.
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  5. N4860


    Mar 28, 2017
    Reminds me to add Nick Beggs. Great bassist playing with Steven Wilson and also playing the stick for a bunch of tunes, much like Levin.
  6. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Simon Fitzpatrick

    Currently touring with Carl Palmer on the ELP Legacy tour. Outstanding on the sixer and Chapman stick.
  7. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I'll go with Ray Schulman (Gentle Giant).
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  8. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Rufus Philpot, Tom Kennedy, Jimmy Johnson, David Larue and everybody who has played on a Planet X album.
  9. OP beat me to it on my two favorites;
    Nick Beggs and Pete Trewavas....
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  10. Randy Coven
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  11. JDLowEnd

    JDLowEnd Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2010
    Norwich, CT
    Arif Mirabdolbaghi of Protest the Hero does some amazing work. He does a great job of throwing in some quality tapping as well.
  12. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    Steve Swallow is my #1.
    Playing an electric bass WITH A PLECTRUM in Jazz when he started to is extremely progressive in my book.
    Monk Montgomery would be another one to mention.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
  13. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    Jannick Top!

    Holger Czukay!

    Trevor Dunn!

    Bob Lord!
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  14. Charlzm


    Mar 25, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    No Myung love yet?
  15. socialleper

    socialleper Bringer of doom and top shelf beer Supporting Member

    May 31, 2009
    Canyon Country, CA
    Jon Stockman of Karnivool
    Mariusz Duda of Riverside
  16. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
    I'd love to hear someone opine on this - I have to say that my experience is as follows - had heard of him, seen him in ads, etc, but not being a metal guy for the most part, had not heard him. A friend eventually dragged me to see DT, and what I really looked forward to was seeing what was up with Myung. And then I just wondered, could not hear him, and it seemed he was mostly not doing much of interest. The compositions perhaps are not bass-forward or reliant, but I was boggled. Then i tried some albums, and was likewise boggled. Seems a totally serviceable bassist, and of course billions of times more successful than most, but I still don't see it. Clue me in?
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  17. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Billy Sheehan
    John Myung
    Geddy Lee
    Dave LaRue
    Chris Squire
    Greg Lake

    And check out the Talkbass Official Progressive Rock Bassist Club for more prog bass info!!!
  18. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Myung has, historically, been buried in the DT mix - many think it’s due to Portnoy (and Petrucci) mixes, but who knows.

    I play a lot of Myung stuff and he is stellar, incredibly clean and fast.

    Just an amazing player.
  19. dUg Pinnick
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  20. nilorius


    Oct 27, 2016
    Riga - Latvia
    Gary Willis (Tribal tech)
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