Less is More Masters

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lowdownthump, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    I have bassist that come to mind as Masters of the less is more style of playing bass. They have perfected the use of creating and leaving space between the notes in such a way that it actually highlights the song. They groove so hard on such few notes.

    Paul S Denman of Sade
    Tina Weymouth ( Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
    Joseph Lucky Scott ( Curtis Mayfield)

    Can you think of any others?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2022
  2. Tim Drummond, billy talbot
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Michael Rhodes.
  4. Jeff Hughes

    Jeff Hughes

    May 3, 2020
    Adam Clayton
    Klaus Voorman
    Roger W, Dasgre0g, petch and 15 others like this.
  5. Wood and Wire

    Wood and Wire

    Jul 15, 2017
    Robbie Shakespeare.

    Aston "Family Man" Barrett.

    Jah Wobble.
    Roger W, Jon Lars, lucas303 and 19 others like this.
  6. bradd


    Jan 27, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    Andy Fraser
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  7. Duck Dunn
    The Owl, dasherf17, Virwill7 and 38 others like this.
  8. Lowend65


    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    Pino. He’ll throw like 1 fill in an entire song
  9. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
    Aqualung60 and TN WOODMAN like this.
  10. dave64o

    dave64o Talkbass Top 10 all time lowest talent/gear ratio! Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2000
    Southern NJ
    Dusty Hill
  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    John Deacon

  12. Killing Floor

    Killing Floor Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2020
    Austin, TX
    Ric Grech
  13. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    Laura Lee Ochoa (Khruangbin)
    Flabba Holt (Israel Vibration, tons of other reggae)
  14. bass12

    bass12 Have You Met Grace Jones?

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    Beat me to it. Flabba Holt was the first person to come to mind. :)
  15. oranje

    oranje Living Deliciously Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    San Diego
    Pino and Sid.
  16. MisterUbu


    Feb 25, 2020
    Toronto, Canada
    Ronnie Lane, that early small faces stuff (and his work with the Faces!) grooves incredibly

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  17. Lowend65


    Sep 21, 2006
    San Jose, CA
    If you go back and Listen to John Deacon, a lot of his lines are pretty busy
  18. REV

    REV Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2006
    Tommy Cogbill
  19. lowfreqgeek


    Mar 15, 2010
    Tijeras, NM
    Darryl Jones
    Jerry Jemmott
    Bob Glaub
    Lee Sklar
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    Killing Floor Supporting Member

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    Michael Anthony.

    Kip Winger!!

    Laura Lee
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