great finger style players

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by clanner, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    I noticed that there were alot of threads about slappers but I couldn'tfind much on fingerstyle bassists, could anyone name a few?
  2. IBTJ!!

    (In before the Jaco)
  3. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
  4. John Patitucci
    Anthony Jackson
    Nathan East
  5. dougjwray


    Jul 20, 2005
    James Jamerson (Motown)
    Bob Babbitt (Motown)
    Jerry Jemmott (B.B. King, etc.)
    Chuck Rainey (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, etc.)
    Rocco Prestia (Tower of Power)
    Jack Bruce (Cream, Tony Williams Lifetime, etc.)
    Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, etc.)
    Jeff Berlin (Bill Bruford, etc.)
    George Porter Jr. (The Meters)
    Jamaladeen Tacuma (Ornette Coleman, James "Blood Ulmer)
    Duck Dunn (Booker T. & the MG's, etc.)
    Carl Radle (Derek & the Dominos, Joe Cocker, Delaney & Bonnie, etc.)
    Tommy Shannon (Stevie Ray Vaughan, etc.)
    Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, etc.)
    Gerald Johnson (Elvis, Steve Miller, etc.)
    Tommy Cogbill (Aretha, etc.)
    David Hood (Muscle Shoals Studio)

    and about 1,000,000 more...
  6. Cliff Burton (Pre-black-album metallica)
    Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves)
    John Myung (dream theatre)
    John Entwistle (The Who)
    Geddy Lee (Rush)
    Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse)
    Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
  7. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Cliff Burton
    Geddy Lee
    John Myung
    Rob Trujillo
    Les Claypool
    Steve Harris
  8. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Avishai Cohen
    Fima Ephron (roundest finger tone)
    Dominique DiPiazza (all fingers)
    James Jamerson (solo-finger)
    Percy Jones
    Bobby Vega
  9. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    will agree on percy jones and fima i must add carlo mombelli.
  10. mrcircle

    mrcircle peacenik Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2003
    Boise, ID
    I would add Leland Sklar and Roscoe Beck to the list as finger-style bassists who have inspired me over the years. Also, one who's rarely mentioned but knocks me out every time I hear him is Nick Seymour from Crowded House, a master of melodic, supportive bass playing.
  11. Rav

    Rav Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2004
    Aurora, IL
    Will Lee.

  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    yes, thank you for turning me on to Carlo!

    SHT DVD?
  13. chimp


    Dec 4, 2004
    South Africa
    did you get to listen to some of his stuff? I had my lesson with him was really cool and did a lot of good for my playing and even more for my practising attitude! I got the SHT DVD and it is pretty impressive they sound brilliant in both shows and the energy is there!
  14. M.D.S.


    Nov 8, 2004
    Chris Wolstenholme from Muse?
  15. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Oh yeah! He's awesome.
  16. Basroil


    May 25, 2005
    Lake Forest, CA
    Steve Harris
    Cliff Burton
    Robert Tujillo
  17. PunkerTrav


    Jul 18, 2001
    Canada & USA
    Duck Dunn
    Rocco Prestia
    Wayne Pedzwater
  18. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    Flea (for the most part)
    Me :D :bag:

    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    Robert Deleo (STP)
    Jack Casady ( Hot Tuna)
    Cliff Burton and Rob Trujillo (Metallica)
  20. Gary Willis
    Matt Garrison