Ripping it up! Favorite "busy" bass lines?

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  1. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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    What great "ripping" or "overly busy" bass lines do you like?

    Here's one of mine to kick it off:

    (Excuse the misanthropic lyrics. :D)
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    More Pete (Edit: Bruce! Pete's the drummer, yeesh) Thomas from that same album:


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  4. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Gimme Three Steps.
  5. FRoss6788

    FRoss6788 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Santa Cruz Mountains
    Limelight- especially towards the end :bassist:
    One of the first songs that made me really notice the bass.
  6. rollerskatedog


    Apr 28, 2012
    Betray My Heart - D’angelo

    Once you listen and know it’s pino playing it is hard not to like the bass line or song. When I play it in the car my stoplight neighbors are head bobbin’
  7. PullThePlug


    Jan 8, 2014
    88 Fingers Louie "100 Proof"

    Looks like they took the song off Youtube. All I could find were covers or live crowd shoots.
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  8. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)

    Tim Bogert!
    Ellery, LBS-bass, J-Mags and 20 others like this.
  9. bassdude51

    bassdude51 "You never even called me by my name." Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    Probably this one in which John Paul Jones goes over and beyond the classic rut blues bass riff. Especially, the bass solo in the middle portion of the song. It gets very busy!

  10. One of my favourites...,
    design, Mr_Moo, Guiseppe and 8 others like this.
  11. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1 Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    My favorite as of late.
  12. BassFishingInAmerica


    Jul 24, 2014
    The solo break on Freewill.
    Can’t get much busier this (nicely done here):

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  13. Freekmagnet

    Freekmagnet Commercial User

    Express Yourself - Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St Rhythm Band

    And the Beat Goes On - The Whispers

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  14. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg , Conquest Sound

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  15. TheDirtyLowDown


    Mar 8, 2014
    How about some Rocco on “What is Hip”?

  16. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Simon & Garfunkel America covered by Yes, superbly played by Mark Walker. Enough bass for any three ordinary tunes. Lord, I love this bass line(s).
  17. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
    Going back a few years... senior year of HS (1980)... this blew me away! (young Jeff Berlin)

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  18. ELG60

    ELG60 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    I always liked the way that this bass line seemed to really push this song forward from when it came out in the late '70's. Sort of considered it a guilty pleasure. Shortly after I started playing again about 4 years ago, I set out to learn it. A challenge at the time, but quite fun to play:

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  19. Dincrest

    Dincrest Supporting Member

    Sep 27, 2004
    New Jersey
    Dysmorphic "My Clay"

    Archspire "Relentless Mutation"
    Larchi, crabfunk, smogg and 2 others like this.
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