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Three-Pieces have the best basslines

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Steamtronic, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Grand Funk Railroad
    James Gang
    The Police
    The Jam

    Any argument?
  2. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

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  3. Exploiter8

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  4. Exploiter8

    Exploiter8 Demons run when a good man goes to war

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    ...I'm not arguing!

  5. Cool thread! Here's a few...

    G Love & Special Sauce (DB-sic bass lines!)
    Big Head Todd and the monsters (very well-seasoned player)
    John Mayer trio (much better than just reg john mayer bs IMO)
    Primus (duh)
    Jeff Beck (see live at ronnie scott's)
    Corea, Clarke, and White (check out "Forever", Stanley tears it up... smoothly)
  6. Clef_de_fa


    Dec 25, 2011
    Ok I'll be the first to say "the best bass line" is very subjective ... because I don't like any of the band the OP talked about.
  7. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Coroner, NoMeansNo and Victims Family.

    All three-pieces with killer bass players and bass lines.
  8. So... do you have a recommendation for the OP or just wanting tear at his musical taste? You seem surprised that you have different opinions....

    What would you consider some of the best bass lines?
  9. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Dub Trio. Just...ridiculous.
  10. Surprised no-one has said Muse yet.
  11. VitalSigns


    May 8, 2011
    Central NY
    Black Sabbath
  12. I can't think of an argument to that.
    I think less players means more space for everyone in general, and it certainly opens up more space for the bass player to also be more prominent and forward in the mix.

    Combine that with a skilled bass player, and it certainly seems the magic can happen.
  13. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Pat Travers Band (early stuff)
    Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
    West, Bruce, & Laing
    Robin Trower
    Mahogany Rush (early stuff)
    Jon Butcher Axis
  14. 9mmMike

    9mmMike Would you happen to have a cookie for me? Supporting Member

    As long as you exclude the Motown greats......
  15. AuntieBeeb


    Dec 12, 2010
    I would have thought The Who were a very important exception to that rule - unless you argue that they were effectively a power trio with a singer taped to the front...

    Hawkwind are a slightly more tricky one to get around.
  16. Black Sabbath also technically aren't a trio either, unless you discount the vocalists and only count the guys playing instruments.
  17. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    That type of lineup could apply to many bands such as Van Halen (1st lineup), Motley Crue, and Led Zeppelin to name a few.
  18. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    The band Jeff had in place for the Ronnie Scott shows featured a very talented Key board player. I am not sure if they would be classified as a trio.

  19. bluewine

    bluewine Banned

    Sep 4, 2008
    Nice to see you were aware of West, Bruce & Laing :)

  20. True, so it just depends on the criteria being used to define trio. Any four piece where the singer is only a singer could be classified as a trio for these purposes, but that would make a great many more "trios" to consider, which is fine by me.