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Least favorite bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by WhiskeyMan13, Apr 1, 2009.

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  1. WhiskeyMan13


    Mar 11, 2009
    I shy away from saying "worst" bassist, because thats objective. Who is your least favorite bassist? It can be someone from popular music or someone you know (if it's not someone in the popular conciousness, include a brief story containing reason you dislike this person from a personal or musical standpoint.

    I'd like to nominate Pete Wentz, but that's almost cleche now. I'll go with the current "bassist" for a band I joined after I had been playing for 3 months. Needless to say, after another month, I realized these guys had no idea what they were doing, and left after they asked me to go on tour with a Christian rock festival in Tennessee (I live in Maine). This guy started as the singer, then moved to bass after I bounced.

    *Note* The drummer was a friend of mine, and left for the same reasons at the same time I did. We jam about once a week, and just for laughs, one of us will break into the opening of the "signature" song we had. It always ends with him hammering the double bass pedals and me reverting to Fieldy-type click-clacking
  2. emor


    May 16, 2004
    Gene Simmons. (The Rush Limbaugh of bass.)
  3. Jmassie


    Jan 7, 2008
    Feildy. No doubt my least favorite. Giving slap bass a bad name every time he touches(Abuses) his bass
  4. Mark Hoppus??? if he is even considered a bassist
  5. Otso


    Mar 6, 2006
    I am.
  6. RexNFX79


    Jan 12, 2009
    I'd like to nominate Pete Wentz,

    +1 I second that!

    I can't stand that guy.
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    I've never really thought about it and I can't come up with a good answer now. If I don't like a band/artist's music I don't listen to them or the bassplaying so I guess I don't have a "least favorite" bass player.
  8. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    It's a 3-way tie between Fieldy, Pete Wentz, and Gene Simmons (the trifecta from hell IMO).
  9. Bass2Bass7


    Sep 11, 2008
    Endorsing Artist: Performance Guitars, Ashdown Amplification & DR Strings
    Gotta go with Feildy! The fact that he thinks he's good is what kills me! "Killin me Smalls"

  10. +100000
  11. mokkat


    Jan 22, 2008
    Feildy gives me the chills. And why oh why did he make an instructional dvd?!
  12. Jmassie


    Jan 7, 2008
    DVD on what? How to piss of your bass tech?

    Step one: Break lots of strings ( whether it be playing or just throwing the bass across the room, both work best on stage.)

    step two: have zero tone control ( its best of you go all treble. all bass and no mids)

    step three: Use lots of distortion to the point of blowing out your speakers ( Just have your endorser begrudingly send you new ones!)
  13. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Pete Wentz.

  14. drudonit


    Jan 30, 2009
    true that!
  15. torlind


    Feb 10, 2007
    Don't forget Stuart Hamm! One of the worst out there. I can't understand why he is so hyped about in magazines. I find his playing very sloppy and with no groove at all.
  16. Stickk


    Sep 2, 2008
    I hope that this is an april fool's joke.
  17. Mikio


    Feb 21, 2009
    Santiago de Chile
    Jaco Pastorious, I mean no offense and I don't want to make any type of discusion, I just think he's the MOST overated bassist of ALL time.
  18. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I wouldn't go that far, but I would say he's my least favorite. I know that every instrument needs its visionaries to carry the instrument forward, but I just don't care for what I hear from him. I think his disciples will find a way to take what he did and make it more palatable.
  19. I cannot really criticize anyone who makes more money and is much better known than I.

  20. Natrix


    Mar 21, 2009
    Sydney Australia
    I tend to forget the names of players I don't dig .
    Sloppy time &/or bad intonation fretless are two things that'll shut me down pretty quickly though.

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