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Name the most Versatile Bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ThumbyAche, Dec 30, 2005.


  1. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Maybe Randy Jackson, Doug Wimbish or John Pena... I have heard them play several styles. Seems like most players chose a style but which ones have actually mastered many styles?
     
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    pino....
     
  3. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Good One... Pino, he seems to cover alot of basses (heh..)

    By the way, What's up Raj? We seem to connect whether it's myspace or Talkbass..
     
  4. stu FORD

    stu FORD

    May 22, 2004
    that was quite punn-ishing.



    otherwise... jaco covers a ton of different genres. even on his debut solo album, theres like 6 genres in 40 minutes IIRC.
     
  5. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    dude... :bag:

    ...that was a rough pun. :D


    S'up Justin? Yeah this internet thing is making the world a tiny place! How's my favorite bass doing?
     
  6. ThumbyAche

    ThumbyAche Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2005
    Denver, Colorado
    Couldn't help the pun...lame! :)
    The Bene is fine, played it last night and might use it at my next downtown gig. I'm still thinking though, it's that GAS thing, makes you sell stuff you actually want to keep, you know?
    What about Juan Nelson? He seems like a pretty versatile bassist. There is also guy named Eric Czar that playes with Joe Bonamassa (blues guy) and he can slap, tap, walk, etc.
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Juan's very versatile, that's another great one.

    How about Phil Chen and Bobby Vega?
     
  8. sedgdog

    sedgdog

    Jan 26, 2002
    Pasco, WA
    Nathan East. The guy does it all from Anita Baker to Eric Clapton, electric, fretless, upright, sings, and writes.
     
  9. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Lots of all around versatile out there. My personal favorite is Nathan East.
     
  10. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Tony Levin anybody?

    Electric bass, fretless, upright, cello, Stick, singing...
     
  11. witness

    witness Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2002
    Arizona
    A second vote for Nathan East, definately covers it all
     
  12. BillytheBassist

    BillytheBassist

    Aug 18, 2005
    Texas
    Keith Horne... Adam Nitti.....Brian Bromberg, tough to name just one. :)
     
  13. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Levin
    Pino
     
  14. If by John Pena you mean, Juan Alderte. Then yea he'd get my vote.

    I'd also put one in for Levin and Kai Kurosawa.
     
  15. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    Uncle Will!
    Marcus

    like said
    Pino
    Tony
    Doug
     
  16. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Banned

    Nov 20, 2005
    Phila,Pa.
    Gotta go with Pino on this one.
    Here's one we all forgot, Leland Skalar.
     
  17. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    hey did someone say pino or will lee in this thread?
     
  18. Al Caldwell

    Al Caldwell

    Mar 18, 2003
    St.Louis , Mo
    Chuck Rainey, Anthony Jackson , Marcus Miller .Will Lee and Tom Barney
    and last but not least James Genus!!!!!!!! Al Caldwell
     
  19. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Will Lee is the first one to come to mind. Very versatile...
     
  20. groove100

    groove100

    Jan 22, 2005
    VA.
    One name pops in to me

    Abraham Laboriel Sr.