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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by hamerexplorer, Jan 9, 2006.


  1. hamerexplorer

    hamerexplorer

    Dec 31, 2005
    but ive never heard of the bassist jaco before i got here...so am i right in saying

    eddie van halen is to guitar as jaco is to bass?
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Get his self titled album, Jaco Pastorius... it's pretty much essential "bass player listening."

    Then go from there...


    You could always go on some place like Amazon and listen to sound clips
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Certainly not....:meh:

    Now if you had said "Jimi Hendrix"......;)
     
  4. hamerexplorer

    hamerexplorer

    Dec 31, 2005
    oh...allright guys thanks
     
  5. Sensory_Rupture

    Sensory_Rupture

    Dec 13, 2003
    I think the Hendrix comparison is wrong too... Hendrix took an instrument which was already a lead/solo instrument and expanded upon it. Jaco took an instrument that was always in the background and brought it into the spotlight.
     
  6. I'd say Jaco and Hendrix are very similar, sure, it was already a lead/solo insturment but it wasn't THAT intense and amazing of one...he took it to a whole new level and brought guitar to a whole new level of fame, same with jaco and bass (only he brought it to the forefront more-so.)

    But no...More like Eddie Van Halen is to Guitar as Billy Sheehan is to Bass (times one million.)
     
  7. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    I could not agree more...while that album can take a while to "decode" and break into, it is indeed essential listening for the modern bassist, whatever your role in making music!

    As for Hendrix, I think it would be more fair to call him the Jaco of electric guitar!
     
  8. Not really true...John Entwistle was bringing the bass to the forefront as early as 1965 with My Generation. You can go all the way back to Jimmy Blanton...

    Anyways, I think the Hendrix comparison is right on.
     
  9. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I think all these "guitarist name here" of bass comparisons are wrong... he plays jazz/funk! Hendrix didn't do that... and I'm fairly sure EVH didn't either. ;)
     
  10. 5intheface

    5intheface

    Dec 18, 2004
    Hendrix played very funky, and if you listen to his post-humanous realease "First Rays of the New Rising Sun" his material was starting to take a somewhat jazzy turn. In fact, I heard the night Jimi died was supposed to go into the studio to record with Miles Davis.
     
  11. TheMightyQuinn

    TheMightyQuinn

    Dec 26, 2005
    Minnesota
    I'm all for the Jaco/Hendrix comparision. They both revolutionized their respective instruments. Previous roles aside, guitar and bass weren't the same after these two greats.
     
  12. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001

    Jun 17, 2004
    Ireland
    Van halen --> Billy Sheehan ?
     
  13. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    Perhaps, since they both bought a new "fire" to their instruments...

    imagine a band with Gilbert and Eddie playing lead and Sheehan on the bass...!
     
  14. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I like the way the post before last, mentions Van Halen and Billy Sheehan, along with the undoubtedly necessary warning - WEAR EARPLUGS - I'm sure I would!! ;)
     
  15. zombywoof5050

    zombywoof5050

    Dec 20, 2001
    With regard to expressiveness and technique (in comparison to Jaco), my vote goes to Jeff Beck.
     
  16. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001

    Jun 17, 2004
    Ireland
    Lol got a mental image of three guys playing three completely different shredder solo's all at the same time.
     
  17. Ha. Totally.
    Eddie would kill Gilbert in a duel.