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Toughest Bass Line !!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by x15, Apr 2, 2003.

  1. x15


    Feb 4, 2003
    New Delhi, India
    hey which songs do you think are extremely hard to play !
    hardcore bassing hard. i'm thinking around the lines of -sweet child of mine by the guns and roses, and then they're some more!

  2. I don't see how this is related to tablature...

    * kick * over to misc. :)
  3. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Chromatic Fantasy. Ask WR :D
  4. G&R? You gotta be kidding man! Try learning "What Is Hip?" by Tower of Power, "Spain" by Return to Forever, or anything with James Jamerson on it, or perhaps some James Brown.......
  5. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    One of the greatest latin Jazz tunes of all time.
  6. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The toughest bassline is the one you can't play yet.

    It's smart to look ahead to the toughest thing anyone can play, but the bottom line is you gotta live through the week if you want to be alive next year (that was a metaphor)

    If Duff McKagan basslines are what you find chalenging, great.
  7. It's got to be Smells like Teen Spirit !

    It's so hard !!!

    :D :rolleyes:
  8. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Supporting Member

    To me it has been "Some Skunk Funk" by the Brecker Brothers.
    A damn challenge, but it's such a great tune.
  9. It's not the most difficult stuff, but some of Robert DeLeo's lines are especially challanging. Fun once you get to learn them, a very good rock bassist.
  10. jive1

    jive1 Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Man, I'm still working on my Sid Vicious licks :bassist:

    Seriously, Les Claypool stuff for me. Especially because I play a 4 string, can't get quite get the hang of a 5, and don't own a 6.
  11. Atshen


    Mar 13, 2003
    Grim Cold Québec
    Teen Town. Period.
  12. bill_banwell

    bill_banwell Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2002
    erm, does victor wootens classical thump count as a bassline? nah thats a basssolo, erm bassline..

    Cowboys from hell by pantera has some quite hard fast licks, check that out.
  13. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    Good Call, Cowboys From Hell is challenging, as is Cult of Personality by Living Colour
  14. No contest. It's definately StrongMad's bassline on "The Dragon Comes in the Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!!!!!

    Dow, dow, dow dow dow dow, dow dow dow, dow!!!
  15. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    Anyone ever try any glassjaw songs, fast and really rythmic.
    It took me some time to get DmV by primus down.
    Some Mudvayne is pretty hard, just to get the hang of.
    Ska and some Street Punk(not bubble gum crap) patterns ok, but at speed takes a bit of time.
    I think almond brothers sometimes are a bit difficult.
    its all do able just takes time, patients and practice, kick me if I sound dumb or novice! but yeah I've only been playing for 3 years, so I guess I'm alright, you guys on here are like big inspiration to expand and become a pro, thaks TB members!!!!
  16. Taylor Livingston

    Taylor Livingston Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    Oregon, US
    Owner, Iron Ether Electronics
    :eek: Do you mean Allman Brothers?

    The hardest song that I can replicate perfectly is Schism by Tool. Double hammer-ons, anyone?

    The hardest thing that I can pull off on bass (but that doesn't technically exist on a record) is my cover of Tool's cover (I don't know if I made this clear, but I'm kind of a Tool fan) of Led Zep's No Quarter, upon which I play leads, chords, and bass at the same time. On a four-string, no less.

    While this is not Olympic-level stuff, I'm still proud. Playing 96th notes may be really hard, but it's not something I want to listen to. Having said that, I wouldn't mind having crazy chops, but I don't see "virtuoso" in my future.
  17. hateater

    hateater snatch canadian cream

    May 4, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    You should check out some rush. High quality hammer ons there. also i would suggest learning YYZ by Rush. That song was such a pain in the ass to get down...
  18. Saetia


    Mar 27, 2003
    Do you mean Allman Brothers?


    yeah im sorry, dont always think when i type, man i sound more like a dumb ass the more i type,
    Tool is great, Schism is definitally fun to play
  19. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    "Kiss" by Prince...
  20. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    probably "Manos de Piedra" by Jeff Berlin

    for me anyways :D

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