Under-rated/Over-rated bass players....

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 4 string mofo, Dec 18, 2014.

  1. Just a little fun just to see what you guys think are the most over-rated and under-rated bass players...

    il start with my 2

    Under-rated= James johnston from biffy clyro

    Over-rated= (im probably gonna get so much hate) lemmy from motorhead....


    P.S play nice with each other ;)
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  2. The Chuck

    The Chuck

    Dec 11, 2013
    Wilmington, NC
    +1 on Lemmy

    That is all.
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  3. Engine207

    Engine207 Losing faith in humanity...one call at a time.

    I'm waaaay overrated.
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  4. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Very nearly every bass player is under rated; it goes with the territory. I can't think of any over rated bass players.
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  5. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Actually, not long ago I jammed with a metal group and the drummer told me I played well, so I am definately over rated or he was drunk or both!
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  6. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Rut Ro.
  7. basschanges

    basschanges Unconditionally Loving Member Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Underrated- Rob Deleo from STP

    Overrated-Nottouchin withatenfootpole. He's a little known Greek bass player. Totally overrated
  8. Over-rated, under-rated, whatever: Can't we just all get along and accept that everyone has a different approach. Music is not a contest. I repeat: music is not a contest. :D
  9. right on man! end of the day people play the way they wanna play and i and anyone cant say otherwise.... but they are times when people hype the s**t out of someone and you get really excited about it only to be underwhelmed by em....i could be looking into the wrong way though :)
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  10. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    Unfortunately it has become a contest. With the best music being judged by how many hits it gets on youtube, or 3 judges that select the next idol, or voice, or american talent, or whatever.
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  11. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    Plenty of under rated players, but over rated is in the eye of the beholder.
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  12. basschanges

    basschanges Unconditionally Loving Member Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    Cmon', it's always been a contest. This is why you don't see my paintings along with Vermeer's at the Met. Art is not sport in that you can't have a quantifiable "winner," but you can still have good and bad and crap I want to spend some money on that.
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  13. would you guys says that bass players that use alot of effects i.e chris wolstenholme (or however you spell it) from muse, are over-rated? i know some people say that bassists use effects to hide "the real bass playing" in the band.
  14. TMARK


    Jan 10, 2012
    Richmond VA
    Lemmy is not a bass player. He is Lemmy. And Lemmy is god like. All Hail!!!
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  15. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
    Under- Krist Novoselic
    Over- Myself
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  16. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    I wouldn't go that far. In fact, I'll pick up with the Chris Wolstenholme example. (@4 string mofo, your spelling is correct, but your capitalization needs work :p) From my personal observation, he switches between several different effects to best serve the needs of each, individual song. Honestly, I think it takes an excellent bassist to be more chameleon-like from one song to the next, rather than copping the same sound all the time.
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  17. nerkoids


    Jan 3, 2014
    The flame war begins.... now...

    Overrated, Geddy Lee.

    Under-rated...whoever played the session for the Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning".
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  18. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Underrated - Tina Weymouth. She is fantastic on '(Nothing But) Flowers'.
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  19. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

    Dammit! Has anyone seen mein FLAMMENWERFER?! :rage:


    EDIT: I won't comment on the "Overrated" category, but as far as "Underrated" goes, how about singer/producer/bassist Trevor Horn?

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2014
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  20. Green Caddis

    Green Caddis

    Nov 26, 2012
    New Zealand
    Flea totally overrated! Roger Patterson (like who?) so underrated