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Poll? coolest basslines

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by mrlocrian, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. mrlocrian


    Aug 6, 2005
    What are the coolest basslines ever?
  2. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Take a moment to consider your post please, you've basically just asked the equivalent of "What's the best blade of grass in the world to ever exist". Be specific man, that question is impossible, cool in itself is a loosley defined word that means different things to different people. Now if you asked for the "Funkiest bassline ever" for example that would narrow the field down at least to a sensible size.
  3. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    where's the pol? :ninja:
  4. mrlocrian


    Aug 6, 2005
    In your opinion what is the coolest bass line ever?
  5. that "we didn't start the fire" song of course. Why would you even ask? NoOb or something? :smug:

    edit: I didn't even look. You are, sorry about that
  6. QORC


    Aug 22, 2003
    Elberon, New Jersey
    wow..that's a tough one. what comes to mind?

    The last part of "Brian Wilson" (Barenaked Ladies)....

    "Are You Gonna Go My Way" (Kravitz)

    "YYZ" (Rush)
  7. When you gonna learn? - Jamiroquai (Andrew Levy)
    Travelling without moving - Jamiroquai (Stuart Zender)
    Sir Psycho sexy - RHCP (Flea)
    Thank you falletin me be mice elf agin - Victor Wooten
    Teen town - Weather Report (Jaco Pastorius)
    My favourite things - Outkast (Aaron Mills)

    Just some examples off the top of my head
  8. My god, I cant believe this. You sir, are a legend! I too love this song, and fantastic to play. I grew up on barenaked ladies (bahahah) and this bassline is indeed, fandango.
  9. Basis Base

    Basis Base Life Long Learner

    May 21, 2005
    Every Breath You Take - Police

    Simple bassline, but very powerful. It almost defines the whole song.
  10. Bass2x


    Jul 25, 2005
    Very cool!
  11. Aj*


    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Zender's basslines are generally very cool, heck I'd waste a post just on his lol.
  12. pauljacksonfan


    Jun 14, 2005
    Well I guess I gotta write something to earn me my name so I'd say

    Hang up your hangups - Herbie Hancock /w Paul Jackson on bass (bet ya didn't see that one coming).

    Anyway, I'm just posting for the sake of posting and that song came to mind basically cause I'm listening to it right now.
    Other than that one there's just the 500 songs I've got in my iPod plus a whole bunch of others as well.
  13. Barfly


    Dec 27, 2000
    GTA, Canada
    Add it up - Violent Femmes
  14. Good Times.
    best overall bassline ever, period.
  15. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
    There's a lot of technically challenging basslines out there. I can cover just about anything I can hear. I'm not going to cite anything difficult here, since the question was "what's cool?" not "what's a challenge?".

    I think it's cool when I can relax, and play, and smile. I'm going with three that just make me smile ear to ear when I cover them. They're not hard, just fun:

    Steely Dan - Peg
    Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Beatles - Eight Days a Week
  16. Anything by "Duck" Dunn!!! Check out "Sweet Home Chicago" from the Blues Brothers CD.
  17. what about

    "peace sells" by megadeth you gotta love that start :bassist:

    "Behind blue eyes" nooooooo not limpbicuit you fool befor you even think it :spit: , the whos version. john is fantastic on this track. :)

    "Dazed and Confused" mmmmmmmmmm led zep need i say more!!! :p

    "Evil woman" black sab at there best its a wicked song :hyper:

    "Money" pink floyd, probally one onf the most recognisable bass lines ever!!

    About a million more but i cant type them all now can i. my fingers would start to bleed. :D
  18. eldave777


    May 24, 2005
    The theme to Sanford and Son, Barney Miller, and Fat Albert.
  19. Red701


    Aug 5, 2005
    money by pink floyd is deffinatly up there for me. also
    Dareh Meyod by OAR
  20. ladros2


    Jun 2, 2005
    Steely Dan's Kid Charlemagne.