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What Bassmaker is the Best Player?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Nov 15, 2005.


  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I know Skjold has killer chops because I've heard a sample of his playing. Of course, Scott Ambush is a monster player also. What other bassmaker is a great player too?
     
  2. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Scott Ambush kicks a bunch of arse on both bass playing and bass building!!!

    Albey from A Basses is a very good and solid bassist!

    Joe Compito (RIP) was a great bassist as well as a great builder.
     
  3. With his 33" 5 string, Carey Nordstrand can play Slash's opening guitar riff from "Sweet Child O' Mine". For shizzle....... ;)
     
  4. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    Ken Lawrence is a great player
     
  5. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Dangit Jay, I was waiting for NAMM to show off that lick. Now no one will be surprised... :crying:
     
  6. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I gotta go with Scott Ambush on this one!
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    :cool:
     
  7. Man, i love everything about the looks of those basses except for the 2 over 3 headstocks. That spalt is KILLER!
     
  8. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
    Ken Lawrence is an awesome bass player,
    Greg Yancey is really good as well.
     
  9. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    I think that Ken Lawrence has to win for the best luthier who also is the best bassist
     
  10. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    are there any sound clips?
     
  11. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Scott Ambush may not be the best, but he sure is the funkiest! I like that little clip on his website. His basses sound interesting to me because I like composite necks. He needs more and clearer pictures on his website.
     
  12. What happened to A Basses?

    Albey was a fricken' monster!
     
  13. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    only thing that I heard was that he went back to playing more gigs and less time building.
     
  14. Marlat

    Marlat

    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Ken Smith

    Carl Thompson
     
  15. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Ya, Albey did go back to full time playing.
    Very cool , EUB player.
    Nice guy.
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Ken Smith plays DB in Orchestras - that gets my respect!! :)
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Ken Smith is a Monster Player...
     
  18. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    I still have my Music Minus One records Ken Smith put out when he was pretty young.....a smokin' player. :bassist:
     
  19. malicous

    malicous

    Apr 25, 2006
    Los Angeles
    +1
     
  20. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Eshenbaugh is a monster player as well.