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if you could inherit the skills of any bassists what would they be?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by maskedman72, May 19, 2011.

  1. maskedman72


    May 1, 2011
    i would take jacos mind , technique, stamina, and writing ability and roccos siccatto fingers and wootens speed.
  2. If uncertain about reincarnation, would it be OK to acquire rather than inherit said skills?
  3. maskedman72


    May 1, 2011
  4. Hifiguy


    Jul 9, 2008
    Jaco's sheer technical facility/dexterity with the instrument, especially the fretless; Mick Karn's melodic and rhythmic imagination, Phil Lesh's musical fearlessness for lack of a better word.

    Getting greedy, Jack Bruce's singing voice.
  5. Hifiguy


    Jul 9, 2008
    Self delete of inadvertent dupe
  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    I'd take Hifiguy's inadvertent dupe.
  7. Evilpenguin556


    Dec 27, 2010
    Robert Trujillo's everything. Even his bass faces.
  8. Clarkybass

    Clarkybass Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    Jamerson's ability to take simple chord sheets and make bass lines that just sung and propelled the song along
  9. TripleDouble

    TripleDouble Guest

    Aug 5, 2008
    Even though I play electric, I'd take Ray Brown's everything, especially his ears, Mingus's compositional abilities, and Bootsy's glasses.
  10. Mike Watt's everything... Especially his bass.
  11. TripleDouble

    TripleDouble Guest

    Aug 5, 2008
    Oh yeah! Watt! I'd take his bitchin' attitude. This could go on forever...
  12. joe vegas

    joe vegas Supporting Member

    i'm onboard with Hifiguy, and i'll add Anthony Jackson's dazzling time and parts-reading chops to that mix.
  13. Hifiguy


    Jul 9, 2008
    Rats, I knew I was forgetting something!

    Nice catch, Joe, and seconded!
  14. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    John Doe's right hand, Jaco's left hand, Nitti's head, Graham's heart, Sir Paul's wallet
  15. GeneralElectric


    Dec 26, 2007
    NY, NY
    James Jamerson's groove and imagination, Willie Weeks' chops and impecable timing, Jaco's composition skills, Jerry Jermott's aggressive tractor groove, George Porter Jr.s ability to make mistake's sound good.
  16. jay tay

    jay tay

    Aug 12, 2009
    Manchester UK
    hahaha I'd take a slice of that wallet also...

    and put it with Aston Barrett's groove, Jaco's musicianship, Stu Hamm's tricks, Lemmy's Balls (metaphorically speaking) Robbie Shakespeare's ladebackness (not a word I know), Jamerson's melody and timing, Bootsys percussive rhythm, and Flea's ... Flea's something, but I'm not sure what... well not his Teeth!!!!
  17. Victor Wooten - everything bass related.
  18. dgravesweiner


    May 3, 2011
    Well I'd take Booty's sense of rythym and timing any day of the week. Oh and John Deacon's everything!
  19. loinmute


    Feb 11, 2011
  20. If I had Duck Dunn's skills, I would feel very accomplished and fulfilled.

    The man does everything I have ever wanted to do on bass.

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