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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Shakehandswbeef, Apr 20, 2006.
Just wanted to get some peoples opinions and give people a chance to namedrop.
John Entwistle of course!! Such a horse in the bass!!
Idolize is a strong word... I have many "influences", no idols.
I like their styles SO much better than the Jacos and Victors.
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.
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.
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.
For me it would have to be Les Claypool, Jaco, Stanley, and Jeff Berlin.
Billy Sheehan, Steve Harris, Stu Hamm, Bill Dickens...
George Porter Jr.
Just to name a few.
But be yourself.
Mark Adams(slave), Zender, Bootsy, Larry Graham,Jaco,Stanley,victor,louis johnson,marcus miller,willie weeks,Nate Phillips. Really too many to mention!!!
To name a few:
Dunn, Rocco, McCartney, Jamerson, and Entwhistle.
Who else do you need?
2 main influences on the bass guitar:
(1) Billy Gould
(2) Paul D'Amour
In San Antonio -
In all... read my profile...
Bruce Thomas and Graham Maby
my top three players are certainly Jonas Hellborg, Stuart Hamm and Geddy Lee.
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.