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Funky bass players

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Blunk, Aug 17, 2002.

  1. Blunk


    Aug 14, 2002

    I've only just joined TalkBass, its a really cool site.

    What i'm wondering is, could anyone recommend some other bass player (not solo, in bands) who are good slappers and poppers - i'm a huge fan of flea, and i have most of his lines down cold.

    I've made up my own too, but i'd like to listen to some other bass players too.

    Cheers mucho
  2. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Level 42
    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

    welcome to the board
  3. Julien


    Dec 29, 2001
    i guess the two best funk bassist ever must be larry graham and bootsy collins
  4. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Marcus Miller.
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Rick Skatore - 24-7 SPYZ

    Living Colour's Muzz Skillings and Doug Wimbish (his projects Jungle Funk and Little Axe - and the older Tackhead are good too)

    Defunkt's bassists were always very good (Kim Clarke rules!)

    More later, these are off the top of my head.
  6. Funky???? ------>"The chicken" played by Jaco Pastorius

    other bassists: maybe Stanley Clarke and Victor Wooten....
  7. Robert Trujillo from Infectuous Grooves.

    Louis Johnson.

    Victor Wooten's stuff with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
  8. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    Stuart Zender (ex-Jamiroquai)
  9. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Opus Pocus" - Jaco
    Adam Nitti
    Alain Caron
  10. Listen


    May 19, 2002
    you beat me to it!
  11. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    IMO, it doesn't get much funkier than jamerson.
  12. ERIC31


    Jul 1, 2002
    Maricopa, AZ
    Leigh Gorman - Bow Wow Wow

    Norwood - Fishbone

    Aaron Mills - Cameo

    Prince - Early 80's stuff mostly

    That's it for now.:D
  13. tomtom


    Jun 17, 2002
    Philthy, PA
    slappers and poppers? I thought you said funky....:D

    oh ok...I second the larry graham thing....otherwise check out bootsy hit it with J.B.
  14. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    rocco prestia
    louis johnson
  15. -fred thomas from the JBs
    -pino palladino
    -Mike elizando-plays on alot of the west coast hiphop stuff
    -Hub from the Roots
    -Billy Bass Nelson
  16. bass_slacker

    bass_slacker Guest

    Aug 7, 2002
    next to flea i think victor wooten is the funkiest bass player. i've seen him 5 times in person and he is pretty close to flea. Jaco is funky to.
  17. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    "Next to Flea"? Are you serious?! Flea is the funkiest bassist you're ever seen? Wow! :eek:
    After seeing Louis Johnson, Verdine White, Larry Graham, Pino Palladino, Hub, Sam Sims, Rocco, M'shell (sp?), Dave LaRue, Stuart Zender, Andrew Levy, Randy Hope-Taylor, etc. I couldn't imagine myself making that statement! Slapping is just a technique, it is not Funk. Funk is a feel that can't be copped by simply slapping a line. Trying to accurately describe Funk is like trying to write down an orgasm. Either you have it, or you don't, but you can't get just by slapping.
    Okay, I'm putting away the soapbox! :p
  18. id have to agree. when I first started playing I thought flea and claypool were the ****nit, but then I wised up and started listening to people who could do the same thing without the sloppiness and had the ability to introduce some space with the flurry as well
  19. Jimbo


    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    if you want funky, check out Jamerson, Bootsy Collins and even some Jaco.

    if you want slapping, check out Les Claypool and Victor Wooten (solo or with Bela Fleck).

    welcome aboard!


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