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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Unemploid, Nov 2, 2016.
which is the better bassist? which style is more commonly used?
I would say John because he's battle tested and Paul basically turned into a studio musician during the time he wrote his most complex basslines I'm also pretty sure his favorite instrument of the forty he can play is the piano. I will add that in 1965 his favorite band was The Who.
Man, your poll is terribly presented. What should I choose if the answer is Paul to one question ("which style is more commonly used?") and John to the other (which is the better bassist?)?
Altho' I (and probably many 'round here) consider Entwistle to be a more gifted and eclectical bassist I think his style is not as widespread as Macca's.
For me it's CARROTS, makes exactly the same sense as this "poll".
Both...the soundtrack to my life could not have been written without both of them!
Pretty sure this thread is a violation of forum rules. Definitely sure that it is not a useful question.
Both are HIGHLY overrated in my opinion, especially here on TB.
Slightly prefer McCartney's melodic lines over what ever Entwistle was doing.
Both are Rock bass icons.
Somewhere there's thread talking about songs which were harder to play than you thought...or sumthin.
I would put some of McCartney's stuff in there.
I'm a huge Beatles fan...that said, The Who, in a live setting, are one of the best '60s Rock bands.
So, SirMjac28, yes I get where you're coming from.
...and Entwistle had Moon to contend with.
I think as a bassist, Entwistle but as an all round musician, McCartney by a mile
Both are huge links in the bass chain and both were equally important, to me anyway. Playing like McCartney will get you more work as a bassist than Entwistle though.
Bout tree fiddy.
apples and oranges my friend
Entwistle was clearly better on french horn.
In a fight i'd bet on Ox every time.. cept hes dead now
I think Entwistle was more of a banana. Jamerson can be the orange.
Silly, but okay, I'll bite:
My hair used to stand up listening to Live at Leeds, but really there's no contest - Entwistle just wasn't in McCartney's league. Entwistle employed pentatonics very cleverly, with a unique high energy delivery, but taken as a body of work McCartney's playing was just masterful in every phase.
In chops and licks and jaw dropping awesomeness I'd give it to Entwistle.
In creating tasteful lines that *perfectly* fit the song... McCartney.
Moral of the story is there's more than one way to be great.
So carrots is the correct answer. Invalid poll.
As for which style is more commonly used it depends on which genre you are talking about. In metal and prog the ox is more of an influence than MacCartny for sure.
Congrats, you just broke the internet with a face palm bass players conundrum.
John sniffed a lot more drugs so he would probably be all amped up and kick Paul's ass.