Good Christian Bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Sean S, May 7, 2003.

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  1. Anyone know any good christian bassists?
    anything for Jazz, rock, funk, punk...anyone...
  2. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    You mean bass players that play mostly on "Christian" albums? Or great players that happen to be Christians? Or does it even matter?

    Seems like a pretty arbitrary quesiton.....

    Abe Laboriel springs to mind.....
  3. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    John Pattitucci <sp?>
    Abe Laboriel
    Norm Stockton (check out his solo album Pondering the Sushi)

    Derrick Horne (has solo stuff but does a lot of session work...some nice playing on Shane Barnard's "Psalms")

    Jimmy Lee Sloas (played session work on a number of albums - many of the albums he played on are pretty crappy but he always had a nice tone)

    Bassist for a band called DigHayZoose. Can't remember his name and I'm not at home to look at the CD sleeve. Check out their album called Magentamantalovetree. Nice funk/rock/metal/psychedelia with some odd meter mixed in. They also have a decent, raw live album.

    TRIP WAMSLEY - TB member with several solo albums. Great bassist and all-around musician. You can find his albums at his website or at They currently have one on sale for 5.98.

    Steve Lawson - Another TB member. I haven't heard his stuff, but I want to! I hear it's "the bomb" as the kiddies used to say.

    That's about all that comes to mind at the moment.

    brad cook
  4. dabshire


    Dec 15, 2002
    McKinney, TX
    Yep, check out Norm Stockton....
  5. Jay


    Oct 19, 2000
    Bidwell, OH
    Trip is definitely one wild cat on bass. Awesome fella too, took a couple lessons from him last year. I recommend his stuff. Check out his new one, dunno when it comes out, but I heard some cuts of it last time I was over there, awesome stuff!
  6. vivaknoxvegas

    vivaknoxvegas Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    I love the Lord and I'm a great bass player!

  7. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Louisiana, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    First of all, I want to say that I mean no disrespect toward any religion or its members/followers. Let me know if this is out of line.

    Why is it important to you that a bassist (or whatever) is Christian?
  8. Norm Stockton and Abraham Laboriel came to my mind..

    There are many famous bass players who are christian, but I think you shouldn't be as narrow minded as to listen to them only for being christian OR only listening to christian bassits.
  9. arky86


    Jan 29, 2002
    a couple good c-bassists are...
    Trey Daniels P.O.D
    Advocate's Bassist(sorry can't remember name):meh:
    Lving Sacrifice's Arthur Green
    Eastwest's J.J

    i know there are others but i just can't remember
  10. That's Traa Daniels.. among the cristian bands I've ever heard.. POD is my fav.
  11. Jay


    Oct 19, 2000
    Bidwell, OH
    I didn't start this thread, but I probably have a good explanation.

    To some people Christian is a genre while to others it is simply a marker of that musician's lifestyle (hopefully they live up to it). Music is an art, and art is a reflection of life. Therefore, I guess it might be said that some people are looking for certain 'styles' of art, or certain manifestations in music.

    I'm not quite sure on the reason why, but I'd venture to say one may be looking to music for a needed uplifting or positive influence, and pretty much any artist professing to be Christian will have what such a person wants.

    In the end, it's a matter of preference. I'm Christian, but I hate the music that a lot of Christian artists put out...not them, just their music. I don't judge on who they are, I judge on how it sounds.

    Disclaimer: This post in no way represents the opinions of the original thread starter, nor does it attempt to.
  12. tonedeaf

    tonedeaf Supporting Member

    I have always like the bass playing by these bassists in "Christian" bands:

    Keith Hoerig - Five Iron Frenzy: This is a sort of ska-ish band with a lot more ish than ska. This guy has an excellent sense of rhythm and plays great, intricate pickstyle bass lines (although I guess intricacy is relative). I've seen him play Ibanez & Epiphone basses, cheap stuff usually, but he sounds great.

    Dirk Lemmenes - Stavesacre: Amazing melodic bass lines with a lot of stompbox distortion & high mids, which isn't usually my thing but his lines are amazing.

    And also many of the other fine bassists mentioned in this thread.
  13. megiddo


    Apr 5, 2003
    Houston, Texas
    How about Will McGinniss of Audio Adrenaline? He inspired me to pick up my bass again. I was in a Catholic bookstore the other day and saw this in the CD rack. I had to check it out, glad I did. It was some great jazz with a Christian flavor. (Fr. Stan Fortuna - the Second Collection on Francesco Productions)

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  14. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    Tont Terusa- Supertones (ska) check out alot of the older stuff...some really nice riffs

  15. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Many of those already named plus.....

    Fred Hammond
    Andre' Gauche
    Maurice Fitzgerald
    Terrance Palmer (w/ Fred Hammond & Radical For Christ)


  16. so my parents know that they aren't singing/playing stuff that they don't approve of...and partly cause I'm a Christian bassist....(BUT, I do NOT limit myself to Christian music...
  17. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    And for those of you who have ponied up with your $20, check out the Norm Stockton forum in the lobby. It's great.
  18. JohnL


    Sep 20, 2000
    Grayson, GA

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