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What bass gods do you idolize?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Shakehandswbeef, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Just wanted to get some peoples opinions and give people a chance to namedrop.
  2. Human Bass

    Human Bass

    Aug 26, 2005
    John Entwistle of course!! Such a horse in the bass!!
  3. Jack Bruce
  4. RudeMood


    Nov 7, 2004
    Austin, TX
    Idolize is a strong word... I have many "influences", no idols.

    Mingus, etc...
  5. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Glen Cove, NY
    Dave Holland
    Esperanza Spaulding
    Trip Wamsley
    Vic Fireabracci

    I like their styles SO much better than the Jacos and Victors.
  6. Jaco and Stanley fall into the idol category for me

    they might not be my favorites all the time, but they'll always be the ones that paved the way.
  7. mvw356


    Mar 2, 2006
    maybe this comes a bit like a shock to you guys, but i don't really listen to bassists. of course when the bassist does something cool i'll notice it. but i'm not really a fan of this whole bass solo idea. just to clarify, i do know who jaco and stanley are, i actually own a couple of their albums, but hardly listen to them. jaco is cool though cos he can also write nice songs and portait of tracey is just a beautyfull piece of music. he is the only bass virtuoso that i listen to and really like.
    i'd much rather listen to a pink floyd album, even though the basslines are mostly quite simple, but the songs are amazing.
    so with this logic, my bass gods are roger waters; walter becker, sting, john paul jones, flea and michael porcaro. oh i forgot, i think stuart hamm is cool. there was this vid floating around here of him playing a solo during a satriani show. the intro and the moonshine sonata are really impressive, very nice and tasty playing. do i idolize him though? hm; no.
  8. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Although I like soloists and shredders, I don't want to be like them. I try to be more like the Pinos, Zenders, Hope-Taylors, Levys, etc. of the world.
  9. For me it would have to be Les Claypool, Jaco, Stanley, and Jeff Berlin.
  10. Billy Sheehan, Steve Harris, Stu Hamm, Bill Dickens...
  11. Mojo-Man


    Feb 11, 2003
    Jack Bruce
    Jeff Berlin
    Jonas Hellborg
    Anthony jackson
    Steve Swallow
    Tony Franklin
    Lee Sklar
    James Jamerson
    Duck Dunn
    George Porter Jr.
    Just to name a few.
    But be yourself.
  12. steve harris
    lee sklar
    verdine white
    stephen bruner
  13. terrelli721


    Mar 19, 2006
    Mark Adams(slave), Zender, Bootsy, Larry Graham,Jaco,Stanley,victor,louis johnson,marcus miller,willie weeks,Nate Phillips. Really too many to mention!!!
  14. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    To name a few:

    Steve Harris
    Geddy Lee
    Geezer Butler
    Alex Webster
    Les Claypool
    Bootsy Collins
    Stuart Zender
  15. Zaxyl


    Mar 28, 2005
    Huntsville, AL
    Dunn, Rocco, McCartney, Jamerson, and Entwhistle.

    Who else do you need? :)
  16. 2 main influences on the bass guitar:

    (1) Billy Gould

    (2) Paul D'Amour
  17. NJL


    Apr 12, 2002
    San Antonio
    In San Antonio -

    Pete Ojeda
    Joel Dilley
    George Prado

    In all... read my profile...

  18. Reuben


    Aug 8, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Bruce Thomas and Graham Maby
  19. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    my top three players are certainly Jonas Hellborg, Stuart Hamm and Geddy Lee.
  20. jobo4


    Apr 19, 2006
    Austin, TX
    How about Joe Osborn, Tommy Coggbill and Jerry Jemmott? Those guys could hang with any session. And don't forget Carol Kaye for the fairer sex. She did just a few critical tracks (Pet Sounds, etc) Also, someone already mentioned Willie Weeks and I have to agree.

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