Rex Brown of PanterA?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bassguy187, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. bassguy187


    Jun 27, 2000
    Nazo, PA
    Does anyone else think he's really talented other then me?
    I think his talent is buried by Dimebag Darrell,
    he does play root alot though.
    But i still think he kix ass.
  2. You're not the only one, he's a great metal bassist IMO. He defnitely had a big influence on me when I used to play in a metal band. He doesn't really get mentioned around here, probably because when people think of great metal bassists, Cliff Burton and Steve Harris kinda dominate the conversation. But I think Rex is generally respected by people familiar with Pantera.
  3. bassguy187


    Jun 27, 2000
    Nazo, PA
    Yeah i noticed that,
    i haven't seen his name mentioned on here,
    so i decided to bring him up,
    are u familiar with alex webster of cannibal corpse?
    he's a really good metal bassist too.
  4. Yeah, he's pretty freakin' good. Definitely one of my influences. I don't think there's anything wrong with root noting so long as it works with the song, and Rex always plays what sounds best with the song at any given time, in my opinion. I'd say he's one of the most overlooked talents in metal today.
  5. Rex is awesome. Get the "Vulgar Display of Power" album. You get to hear him shred. When Dimebag solos, he lets loose. It's really amazing. I love his tone. Rex is an awesome metal bassists.
  6. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    If his talent is buried by anything it would be his tone and the mixing on the album. In almost everything I've listened to by Pantera Rex is just buried in the mix, barely able to stay afloat in the waves of guitar, occasionally bobbing to the surface.

    Otherwise, he's a great a bassist. I just haven't been able to hear him that well on the albums I have.
  7. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    he's got a good mix on the Far Beyond Driven Cd, cuts thru nice and has a decent tone on that one imo.

    i particularly like his work durring the guitar solo on 5 minutes alone on that cd
  8. The Great Southern Trendkill is mixed better too. The title song has a great bass solo, under the guitar solo. If you listen to the songs, you can hear that the solos start the same, diverge in the middle with countermelodies, then come back to the same notes after Dimebag has finished his ultra high speed stuff around the 15th fret. It's a true measure of subtle bass, you're concentrating on the guitar solo but the bass is providing a reference point for you to subconsciously match to it.
  9. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    clutching at straws ... :rolleyes:

    i've yet to hear anything impressive from Rex, as much as i'd love to - but you gotta be good to be playing with the likes of Pantera, right?
  10. Tones, get the MP3 for "No Good", it's not his most impressive song, but damn is it groovy.
  11. BassMan2000


    Sep 27, 2000
    Watching Rex live at the extreme steel tour, thats all I channeled my attention too. In 5 Mintues Alone while Dime is soloing is a catchy bassline =)
  12. Rex is probably one of my biggest influences. His tone and technique make me drool everytime I listen to Pantera. Vulgar Display of Power has got some kickass bass "solos"(while Dimebag's soloing). His tone is distorted but not to the point of making it mush. Its PERFECT.
  13. bassguy187


    Jun 27, 2000
    Nazo, PA
    I totally agree,
    well said mate