Simple bass lines you love to play

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by pontz, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. pontz


    Oct 31, 2003
    I don't know why but last night I dusted off my only Lynard Skynard album and put it in my CD player for something to play along with. Track 4, Give me Three Steps, took me about 5 minutes to figure out, but the bass line was so catchy I kept starting the song again. I must have played it 5 times before I quite for the night.

    Has this ever happened to you? If so, on what tunes?
  2. Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    For me, pretty much anything from Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan. Early Cheap Trick were some of the first songs I learned.

    Whenever I hear that album it's like setting the way back machine to 1985 for me.
  3. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Anything Greenday
  4. My favorite line/run is the run from Hey Joe. I play it over and over and over and over. :D
  5. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Walking on the Moon


    Tom Sawyer


    (on acoustic guitar)
    Babe I'm Gonna Leave You
  6. LoJoe


    Sep 5, 2002
    Concord, NC USA.
    The Eagles: The Long Run. A spunky upbeat bassline that carries the whole song but takes all of about 30 seconds to figure out.
  7. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    "Rock Your Body"
    Justin Timberlake

    Killer groove right in the pocket.....

    hey it aint no korn ok
  8. Humblerumble


    Feb 22, 2004
    Invaders - Iron Maiden
  9. Jonki

    Jonki I will not slap my Bee!

    Oct 14, 2003
    Arendal, Norway
    Police - Message in a Bottle and Walking on the Moon :)
  10. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Gotta agree with all the Police songs and add the Bed's Too big without You - I think Primus has even played part of it a few times...
  11. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    groove is in the heaaaaaaaartt.
  12. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    House of the Rising Sun
  13. Kurisu


    Nov 19, 2003
    Saskatoon SK
  14. seanm

    seanm I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize! Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2004
    Ottawa, Canada
    "Pressure" by Bill Perry. Very simple but powerful bass line.
  15. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Al Green's "Love and Happiness"
  16. i love simple blues-based grooves like "The Thrill Is Gone" and "Mustang Sally". especially with the right drummer.
  17. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    Mannish Boy is simple enough to that even i could figure it out, but I'll sit and play that along with the song forever cause it's so fun.
  18. Pretty much any AC/DC. I'll second Mustang Sally as well, and Suzy Q is another good one in the same vein.

    There's a lot of songs out there with just steady quarter note grooves that can be fun as hell to play with the right band, and the right women dancing in front of you.
  19. radi8


    Feb 10, 2004
    Queen....Under Pressure
  20. Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs

    Dec 16, 2000
    Don't laugh -- "Reach Out of the Darkness", the old Friend and Lover song.