Take your pick

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Zerozeddy, Nov 18, 2004.

  1. Apart from Chris Squire, who else can we plectra players look to for inspiration? Everyone listed in these interminable "Who's the best?" lists appears to play finger style.

  2. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Steve Swallow
    Anthony Jackson
    Colin Hodgkinson
    John Paul Jones
    Carol Kaye
    Paul Mccartney

    Just the tip of the iceberg...
  3. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    these are the ones I can think of off the top of my head...

    Roger Glover - Deep Purple, Rainbow
    John Wetton - King Crimson
    Doug Pinnick - King's X
    Ian Hill - Judas Priest
    Lemmy - Motorhead
    Mike Gordon - Phish (especially recently)
    Dave Schools - Widespread Panic (though he doesn't use pick all the time)
  4. Phil Lesh...end of story!
    and glover and Gordon for added redundancy!
  5. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The guy from Tool. His pick playing kills me. Mark Hoppus. Say what you will about him, but he's a very good pick player.
  6. hodgy


    May 5, 2004
    Bothell, WA
    Tech Support- Ampeg/ Mackie
    Oooooh, nice.
    Tom Fowler (zappa)
    Dave Ellefson (megadeth)
    Joey DeMaio (manowar)
    Rex Brown (pantera)
    Rachael Bolan (skid row)
    Scott Estes (subject 2 change)
  7. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Jason Newsted
    Mike Inez
    Peter Steele
    Jeff Ament
    Our own Dave Henning :D
    Eddie Jackson
  8. Let's not forget Joe Osborn and Bob Daisley.
  9. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Entwistle also used a pick ocaisionally!
  10. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    In that case, so did Stu Zender!
  11. KPJ

    KPJ Supporting Member

    Oct 2, 2001
    Methuen, MA USA
    Actually, it was more than occasionally for the Ox. He was almost exclusively pick-style for the late '60's. I think he could have played bass with a toothbrush and sound great!
  12. Greg Lake
    Jon Camp (in Renaissance in the '70s)

  13. kazuhank


    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    Carol Kaye
    Joe Lally (Fugazi)
    Paul Simonon (Clash)
    Jack Bruce
    Cliff Williams
  14. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Bobby Vega
    Killer funk with a pick
  15. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    My favorite picker is Justin Chancellor (tool).
  16. matt freeman from rancid got a good pick if you like punk
  17. Rusty Chainsaw

    Rusty Chainsaw

    Oct 15, 2002
    The Cronx
    Neil Korner had a better sound in Renaissance, and he played with his fingers...

    He's also our lead singer's dad... :D

    Russ :bassist:
  18. Wildside


    Jan 12, 2004
    theater of pain
    my three favorite rock bands from the 80s all featured bass players who used a pick,

    nikki sixx (motley crue)
    duff mckagen (guns n roses)
    rachel bolan (skid row)

    none of them were particularly flashy, but they all kept the groove very well and laid down some awesome pockets. Nikki and Rachel also were both the primary lyrical and musical writers in their respective bands.
  19. cetera


    Apr 29, 2004
    Surrey, England
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses & Cort Basses
    Peter Cetera (on occasion)
    Gene Simmons
    Kip Winger
    Ross Valory (on occasion)
    John Deacon (on occasion)
    Perry Richardson
    Phil Lynott
    Gary Tibbs
    Jack Blades
    etc.... :bassist: