Green Day Bassist

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by JacoLesFlea, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. JacoLesFlea


    Jun 16, 2006
    Mike Dirnt.... what do you guys think of his playing.....:bassist:
  2. yea, hes a pretty good bassist i think.
  3. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    Don't like the band anymore. He's not bad, though.
  4. hes good for their sound. Simple bass lines that sound good and mix very well.
  5. Another bassist... But he contributed a lot for Green Day's success... So congrats to him and Green Day...

    No matter how "mainstream" they are... American idiot is their best album.. To me that is... Although i dont listen to them much anymore...
  6. Dirnt is a great bass player IMO. He admited to "Choking Back" His bass lines for American Idiot to let the songs drive themselves. Before, he played melodic runs anywhere he could. That, to me, is a sign of a Great Bass Player. Knowing when to lay back and let the music flow.
  7. BassGod


    Jan 21, 2004
    Yes Dirnt is a very good bassist.

    Pop-punk sellouts or not, I still think Green Day is a good band.

  8. i think that as far as punk-rock goes, dirnt is one of the better bass players (in that genre). I am not a big fan of the band, but he does lay down solid lines, and you have to give him points for longview :)
    a lot of TB'ers may not like it that much because it's not exactly a difficult bass part, but i bet you a lot of kids picked up the bass because of it :)
  9. Mike Dirnt is a great player. Their style of music demands aggressive, melodic bass playing, and he still delivers.
  10. The tone he got for "When I come Around" is great and the bass line in that song is really jumpy. I like their older stuff more. I think he's a good player.
  11. daskatze


    Aug 20, 2006
    Los Angeles
    mike dirnt is a pretty average, basic bassist
  12. He's the only one in that band who knows his chops and theory. I think most of Green Day's current fame can be put on his shoulders. I am a fan of the original Greenday (Dookie, Kerplunk era). Dirnt's playing reminds me a little bit of Mike Watt's. he stays in the pocket, but also brings bass out of the background at the same time.
  13. so many people dont like thsi type of music because its not million notes per second (sheehan) or insanely difficult harmonic grooves (wooten) wake up fullas green day are popular because there music is enjoyed by many. theres a reason why these bass gods arent in the top 40
  14. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    It's cool that all of you that are calling them "sellouts" still enjoy life even after you turned down the million dollar deal that was offered to you.
  15. I dont understand why they are sellouts.. You become a sellout when people start liking your music? by this logic everybody should make real bad music, then they will be cool...
  16. justinb515


    May 23, 2006
    they aren't sellouts, they are musicians who took advantage of their big break, just like most of us would. And yes, Dirnt is an excellent bassist, probably the best in his genre
  17. yes, apparently you become a sellout when you start making money as a musician...i guess i'll take that chance ;)
  18. FunkSlap89


    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    He does something unique that most punk rockers don't do, that is, he actually plays outside the root of the chord. Plus, his tone is pretty good and fits the music well.
  19. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    I also think he's one of the players with the most chops in his genre, his playing on their recent album is basic because he decided to play as little as possible, his lines on their earlier albums are nothing like that.
  20. TeeMartin


    Jul 18, 2006
    Pretty awesome elevator music. He's good for a pop/punk bassist, not much beyond that though.