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Robert Deleo: Awesome dressed bassist...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    ...or awesome-est dressed bassist?


  2. spacebassed


    Jan 31, 2009
    Love me some Robert DeLeo - criminally underrated bassist.
    etherealme likes this.
  3. Bass_Thumper


    Oct 20, 2009
    Madison, MS
    One of my favorite rock bass players period. His lines are so tasty it's sick.
  4. mogpipe


    Apr 22, 2011
    I'm a big fan as well.
  5. Of his dressing and style sense? Seems to be a weird thing to be a 'big' fan of...
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    For Real!!!!
  7. Corevalay

    Corevalay Supporting Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    New Jersey
    I love DeLeo... but he's wearing a black collared shirt... whats so awesome about it? lol
  8. RedMoses

    RedMoses Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Great player, SO underated. Dont see how his dress has any significance...
  9. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Great PLayer GREAT BASS
  10. Yes.
  11. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Because he always dresses with style and with the times.
  12. Barca_bass


    May 22, 2011
    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.
  13. BrandonBass


    May 29, 2006
    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
  14. Floyd Eye

    Floyd Eye Banned

    Feb 21, 2010
    St. Louis
    Don't care how he dresses. He is a seriously bad ass mofo though.
  15. Johnny Roots

    Johnny Roots Banned

    Sep 25, 2012
    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.
  16. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000

    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. :D

    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.
  17. tomydacat

    tomydacat Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2009
    Anyone know what pick ups he uses?

  18. Maybe at this concert he was worried about getting sunburn?

    Gotta agree with everyone else - I love his bass playing.
  19. jaywa


    May 5, 2008
    Iowa City, IA
    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.
  20. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    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