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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Jan 30, 2013.
...or awesome-est dressed bassist?
Love me some Robert DeLeo - criminally underrated bassist.
One of my favorite rock bass players period. His lines are so tasty it's sick.
I'm a big fan as well.
Of his dressing and style sense? Seems to be a weird thing to be a 'big' fan of...
I love DeLeo... but he's wearing a black collared shirt... whats so awesome about it? lol
Great player, SO underated. Dont see how his dress has any significance...
Great PLayer GREAT BASS
Because he always dresses with style and with the times.
I'll start by saying that I think it's fine that there is a thread about a bassist's style. Sure this isn't GQ, but the occasional sartorial thread isn't going to kill TB. Beats the hell out of every other thread which states how underrated he is, and how incredible his tone is. (Disclosure: I completely agree he is both underrated and sounds incredible) It's just nice to see something a little different.
To me, he just doesn't take chances stylistically. He dresses...sharp I guess. I'm sure there are musicians out there that dress to the nines on a consistent basis however. So, no he's probably not the awesome-est dressed bassist. But he doesn't dress in an obnoxious manner either.
tbh, hes not as cool looking as say pete wentz or nikki sixx but dude can groove man. The vocal harmonies he does deserves recognition as well.
One reason Robert doesnt get mentioned much is prolly due to his pbass tone sitting too well in the mix, it doesnt cut through as much as a good ol rick or ray
He wasnt one of my 'idols' when I first started playing simply because his lines doesnt stand out that much. It is only when Ive matured alittle as player did I appreciate his style.
'Tripping on a hole in a paper heart' has one of my favourite basslines
Don't care how he dresses. He is a seriously bad ass mofo though.
hilarious...this thread and the other about good and bad looking bassists.
Oh how times have changed. Feminization of man is in full effect, truly.
Honestly, I was trying to find more pics of him, but Google Images wasn't turning up much besides the recent black outfit. If you ever check out the No Way Out video, he has this cool urban cowboy thing going on. Whereas his brother always had kind of a mysterious Jimmy Page thing going on, I just always thought that the Robert just oozed class and bad-assness - something the bass world needs.
That's an interesting observation. I always dug how he sat in the mix between his brother's really harmonically complex guitar and Eric's huge drum sound. The bass and drums almost sound like one instrument in Wicked Garden. I read that when he was building his bass sound for Army of Anyone, he wanted to have a fat bottom like Jamerson but then have this aggressive top-end like Entwistle or Squire, which lead him to trying some experimental stuff.
IIRC, he did play a Ric on Art School Girl.
Anyone know what pick ups he uses?
Maybe at this concert he was worried about getting sunburn?
Gotta agree with everyone else - I love his bass playing.
That guy is cool personified, right there. One of my fave bassists of the modern era and as someone else here said, criminally underrated.
He's got the tone, the chops, the look.
The total package and the real deal.
Great bass parts, great songs, and great sound.
His look always strikes me as kind of creepy, though. The aviator glasses have that cult leader/serial killer vibe about them. imo