Most atmospheric or ambient bassline/solo you've heard from a bass player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ChorusPedal88, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. ChorusPedal88


    Aug 25, 2007
    Ok so we've had slappers/shredders etc

    But whats the most ambient bass line or solo you've heard a bass player do? Or better yet who is your favourite bass player of this style?

    For me it has to be Taiji Sawada's tap solo from X Japans Rose and Blood Tour 89-90

    And Jason Newsted's Cunning Stunts bass solo, just you can really feel the music and it makes me star into space.
  2. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Eberhard Weber: The Colours Of Chloe or Yellow Fields.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  4. "Grace" by Gordian Knot is by far my favorite bass piece.

    This isn't actually Sean Malone, but this guy does a very respectable cover of it.

  5. soong


    May 10, 2007
    Ambient bass? Go to the 'ask a pro' forums and check out Steve Lawson's albums. His stuff is full of ambient solo bass.

    btw, free downloads courtesy of Steve himself
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  6. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Mick Karn on the tune "Artemis" from the Dali's Car album. Total outer space nebulous plasma gas.
  7. Hifiguy


    Jul 9, 2008
    "Sons of Pioneers" from Japan's Tin Drum is one of the most original and utterly freaky parts (by "normal" standards of bass playing) ever recorded. This from a guy who by his own admission couldn't read music or even tablature. Shredding is one thing. Great bass playing is often quite another thing. Try and copy a Karn part - I dare you.

  8. Yvarg

    Yvarg Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    Lake Forest, CA
    Seemann by Rammstein has a pretty relaxing bassline throughout most of the song (the guitars are another thing altogether though :/ ).
  9. ErebusBass


    Feb 20, 2008
    Madison, WI
    Michael Manring

    Watch the whole thing.
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  10. scaai


    Jul 25, 2007
  11. benthughes

    benthughes Inactive

    Jun 26, 2005
    Fairbanks, Alaska
    Check this kid out. Just great.

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  12. MR PC

    MR PC Inactive

    Dec 1, 2007
    My Faves today would be considered old school......

    McCartney......"Rain" and "Paperback Writer" ect

    Jack Casady......."Water Song"

    Jaco......."Continuum" solo "Refuge of the Roads" w/Joni Mitchell

    Eberhard Weber, Miroslav Vitous (Space Echo!) Alphonso Johnson fretless in the '70's

    Stanley Clarke "Silver Blue"

    I think an album of James Jamerson's best Motown tracks soloed would really sound huge

    I really want to listen to Mick Karn, just haven't got to it yet
  13. Barkless Dog

    Barkless Dog Barkless to a point

    Jan 19, 2007
    second on the Steve Lawson- Amazing music
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