If you had to be another bassist...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ark amps, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. ark amps

    ark amps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Windsor Ontario
    designer/builder for Ark Amps
    Who would you be???

    Tough call but I may have to go with Paul McCartney, the guy can do it all (sing, guitar, keys etc.) with style and MELODY!!!!!!!!!!
  2. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    I know it will be said a ton, but Victor Wooten.

    IMO, he is the epitome of the perfect bassist.
  3. ark amps

    ark amps

    Jul 27, 2009
    Windsor Ontario
    designer/builder for Ark Amps
    Understandable, but there is something about some players who don't usually "shred" that can lay down the sweetest/coolest lines that just stay with you you know???

    Sting and McCartney both have that gift:bassist:
  4. Steve!


    Nov 5, 2008
  5. beezerjoe


    May 15, 2009
    Salinas Ca.
    Donald "Duck" Dunn when he backed up Otis Redding at Monterey Pop in '67. Great energy.
  6. southernrocker

    southernrocker Inactive

    Apr 4, 2009
    Geddy lee.
  7. JukeBoxHero


    May 21, 2009
    I don't know his work quite as well as I should, but I probably step in Jamerson's shoes.
  8. thirtypoint87


    Feb 9, 2004
    Manager/Repairman: Music-Go-Round
    Joe Gittleman (the Bass Fiddleman) from Mighty Mighty Bosstones

    or Nathen Maxwell from Flogging Molly

    ....but I'd just want to be either of these guys for a night or two, so then I could go back to being a fan!
  9. The guy from No Doubt, but only while he was dating Gwen Stefani.
  10. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Pino Palladino by far. I love all kinds of music and he plays all those masterfully.

    Don't know anyone else who can be a neo-soul master, carry Jaco's fretless mantle, AND play for the Who.
  11. Steve DiGiorgio without a doubt. Who else has played in Sadus, Death, and Iced Earth?
  12. Hands down, Jamerson. The best ever
  13. relbling


    Jul 6, 2009
    Costa Mesa, CA
    +1 for Victor Wooten. Anyone who can handle the Flecktone's stuff is the best IMHO.
  14. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
  15. Id be John Paul Jones... There's a bassist who REALLY does it all. Bass, piano, mandolin, drums, every other instrument ever invented.
  16. jefkritz


    Oct 20, 2007
    iowa city, IA
    gene simmons


    [lots of gene simmonsing on here lately... not to mention i've kinda always wanted to use the 'guy hiding in the well' emoticon]
  17. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Pino or Roscoe Beck, in that order.
  18. bhass


    Oct 21, 2008
    England, UK
    Pino or Roger Waters
  19. Jamerson or Rocco
  20. Probably Jack Bruce. Or Ray Brown