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LOOKING 4 NEW BASS INSPIRATION PLEASE

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by kuri, Jan 26, 2005.


  1. kuri

    kuri

    Jan 26, 2005
    hi there, i'm wondering if anyone can give me some ideas of good bass players to listen and check out. i've been recently introduced to Jaco Pastorius, Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Victor Wooten. i'm loving this funky Phat bass thing. anything with a good good groove. if anyone has any suggestion of bass players that are somewhat in the same groovy vein as the people mentioned above, i would appreciate it greatly. we all share and we all will benefit. take care
     
  2. Eric Grossman

    Eric Grossman

    Nov 3, 2004
    St. Louis
    Endorsing Artist: Hipshot Products and SIT Strings
    Me'Shell Ndegéocello
     
  3. Broach_insound

    Broach_insound

    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    Flea from the chille peppers if you havent tried some of his stuff you should! If you like to slap try learning "higher ground". also stevie ray vaughan has some cool blues bass lines which I really like. This may not be what your looking for but give it a shot :bassist:
     
  4. flea claypool

    flea claypool

    Jun 27, 2004
    Ireland
    Sam rivers[blimp lizkit]
    Dirk lance [Incubus]
    Stuart Zender[jamir i cant spell it]

    all are "in the pocket" players but are really good
     
  5. El_Joey

    El_Joey

    Jan 24, 2005
    Preston, England
    stu hamm, tony Kanal from no doubt, the bass player from toto whos name i have forgotten. Tony Levin, Jeff berlin.

    these are but a few that have inspierd me over the years!
     
  6. El_Joey

    El_Joey

    Jan 24, 2005
    Preston, England
    oooh yeah one more Donald 'duck' Dunn
     
  7. Zender is wicked. Jamiroquai btw.

    Deeper Underground is a real funky line
     
  8. Redhotbassist

    Redhotbassist

    Oct 19, 2002
    England
    Les claypool (primus)
    James leach (sikth)
    Mark king (level 42)
     
  9. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    How did this get 7 responses and no one mention John Entwistle or Steve Harris? :p

    Ray
     
  10. kuri

    kuri

    Jan 26, 2005
    please educate me and inform me of who John Entwistle or Steve Harris are. or who they play for. very interested in players i don't know so i can know. thanks
     
  11. fatdawg

    fatdawg

    Sep 7, 2004
    Also, if you like the fat tone, check out Hub from the Roots, Ben Kenney (new Incubus), and the new Jill Scott CD--can't recall the player but it is darn fine. IMHO of course
     
  12. Muzz Skillings who played on the first couple of Living Colour albums.
     
  13. El_Joey

    El_Joey

    Jan 24, 2005
    Preston, England
    John entwhistle was the bass player from the who. Check the solo in my generation. and his status buzzard bass all graphite very intresting bass indeed!
     
  14. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    John Entwistle, is as said, from The Who. He's known for Solid bass lines with great on-the-spot improv.
    Steve Harris is from Iron Maiden and is known for mostly his triplets and pretty speedy too.

    Ray
     
  15. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Any bass from James Brown's rhythm sections!

    "Good God, Y'all!!"

    Joe
     
  16. chadrock

    chadrock

    Dec 22, 2004
    I 've been getting into jack bruce (cream), lately. good, bluesy, fun bass lines... also I've been listening to some cake, and although sparse, it's very groove-oriented stuff
     
  17. James jammerson- Marvin gaye , stevie wonder ,four tops he was one of the top if not the best motown bassists
    Aston Barrett- Bob Marley
    Robert trujillio- Infectious grooves/suicidal Tendices
    Marcus miller- His solo albums
    Gary granger- John scofield (pick hits)
    Donald duck dunn- Blues
     
  18. Timbo

    Timbo

    Jun 14, 2004
    Eric Wilson ( Sublime )
     
  19. Tower of Power baby! (warning: tricky lines. could cause head to explode on first reading)
     
  20. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    What is hip? Tell me tell me

    hehe, I love that song...played it a few times too..

    Ray