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Greatest metal/punk bassists and favorite bass songs

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ImakenoiseGood, Jan 18, 2012.


  1. ImakenoiseGood

    ImakenoiseGood

    Jul 23, 2011
    Hello there talk bass!

    I am a kinda intermediate zone bass player, and I've decided to start a bit of a challenge.

    My real goal is to improve my speed and finger stamina and have fun too.

    I am in a post hardcore-ish group and decided that I want to give a bigger challenge.

    So talk bass, I will be learning what ever songs you really love the bass in. post your favorite Punk/Metal bassist, and what song you think really epitomizes their bass playing. :bassist:

    (I'm choosing Punk/Metal for speed, not because any other genre is anything inferior, a good player can play everything)
     
  2. Paul Simonon - The Guns of Brixton.
     
  3. I used to practice with rubber bands weaved through my fingers when I played fast metal. It helped my speed a lot
     
  4. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    a wilhelm scream. If you can pull those lines off, I salute you.
     
  5. bass_walloper

    bass_walloper

    Aug 23, 2011
    Masaki (Animetal) - "Shukuteki Kenzan"

    Steve Harris - "Caught Somewhere in Time"

    Matt Freeman - "Bombshell", "Maxwell Murder"
     
  6. depthman6

    depthman6

    Dec 21, 2011
    Matt freeman if rancid.... Really any rancid song has a sick bass line, especially every song on And Out Come the Wolves.... If I had to choose one I would say "Maxwell murder"
     
  7. Erich Bruning

    Erich Bruning

    Nov 25, 2003
    For finger style. Iron Maidens 'the Trooper' is a good one for speed and stamina.
     
  8. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Maiden is always fun to play, great exercise and a challenge. Im on a big Racgel Bolan/SkidRow kick this week but hes a pick player. Nasty tone and some great fills though.
     
  9. Klaus Flouride from the DK's, 'Forward to Death.'
     
  10. erigod23

    erigod23

    Mar 19, 2007
    Fredericton, NB
    Rob Wright from Nomeansno, "It's Catching Up."
    Learn that for a great speed & accuracy exercise.
     
  11. ddino

    ddino

    Jan 1, 2012
    Punk-wise: I've always been a fan of Harley from Cro-Mags, Karl from the Descendents, and Matt Freeman from Operation Ivy/Rancid.

    Metal-wise: Steve Harris, Steve DiGiorgio, Dave Ellefson, Rex Brown



    There are too many songs to go through to find my favorites, so I won't.
     

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