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Greatest metal/punk bassists and favorite bass songs

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

  1. 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


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

    Steve Harris - "Caught Somewhere in Time"

    Matt Freeman - "Bombshell", "Maxwell Murder"
  6. 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. Rob Wright from Nomeansno, "It's Catching Up."
    Learn that for a great speed & accuracy exercise.
  11. 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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