Greatest Canadian bassists.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Shearstown, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    Canada has produced some great bassists. I was wondering what are your favorites. Mine are....

    Geddy Lee - Amazing
    Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip. Some tasty lines and grooves from this guy.
  2. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Alain Caron, formerly of UZEB. My favourite fusion bassist. His solo stuff is also really awesome, especially for those who are also into soundscapey/ambient stuff.
  3. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Geddy Lee (of course)

    And Alain Caron.
  4. The_D

    The_D Well, thats like your opinion. Man...

    Mar 20, 2004
    Fife, Scotland
    Brian Adams

  5. Shearstown


    Oct 15, 2005
    Apologies for typoing my own country. But I shall check out this Alain Caron
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Prepare to be amazed. :bassist: Alain is one of the greats for sure.

    Check out some samples on his website
  7. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    I saw a live concert of a Brian Adams playing a Precision while he was singing, and he wasn´t bad at all. At least, I can´t do that.

    My votes for Geddy and Alain Caron
  8. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA

    Fergus Marsh did some really impressive work with Bruce Cockburn in the 80s on the bass and stick.
  9. Steve Clark

    Steve Clark Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2004
    London ON
    David Pilch
    Mike Downes
    Mike Pellarin
    Mike Farquarson
    Steve Lucas

    There's more.
  10. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Chris Tarry.
    Brent Bezhig
  11. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    Here's a few from the wet coast, off the top of my head:

    Chris Nelson
    Gary Karr (lives in Victoria now)
    Rene Worst
    Don Thompson (originally from Powell River)
    Torben Oxbol
    Russ Botten

    (and many more I've neglected)
  12. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Michele Donato
  13. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    Orin Isaacs

    He played bass in "The Open Mike Band" on "Open Mike with Mike Bullard". Google him. He is an excellent 6-string player!
  14. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Oh, and any NYC bassists be on the lookout for a new DB'er in town named Zack Lober. The guy's a monster.
  15. i cant beleive noones mentioned her yet.....

    RHONDA SMITH :hyper:
  16. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Wow. A complete oversight on my part. Fellow Montrealer to boot.
  17. lawrens


    Nov 26, 2005
    geddy lee, geddy lee, and geddy lee :D :D :D