What do YOU recommend??

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Camel_spit, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. I'm a new bass player and I'm thinking of getting a CD or tape of some pro bassists, to inspire me I guess. Who's a good one to start with, and what is the name of their recording? I just want to hear all the different things you can do on this instrument. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.
  2. eric atkinson

    eric atkinson "Is our children learning "Is our teachers teachin

    Feb 4, 2001
    Man that depends on what you like! Id say for new stuff on the radio get dave mathews band really any cd except for the last one! Ummm there is so many i cant even think of them!
  3. low_mid


    Nov 20, 2001
    Lowell, MA
    I agree with Eric, it does depend on what you like. Personally, however, I would reccomend (bassist in parentheses):

    Charles Mingus - "Blues and Roots" (Charles Mingus)
    Bob Marley and the Wailers - "Babylon by Bus" (Aston Barret)
    The Roots - "The Roots Come Alive" (Hub)
    Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - "Live Art" (Victor Wooten)
    Gary Willis - "Bent" (Gary Willis)
    Incubus - "S.C.I.E.N.C.E" or "Morning View" (Dirk Lance)

    I feel these albums will show you what the instrument is capable of. There are many more, but I hope this will be of some help.
  4. Well it depends what you want to listen to. Here are some ideas

    For pure punky root notes i would reccomend
    -Mark Hoppus on Blink 182s Enema of the State
    -Mike Dirnt Green Day (he doesnt just use roots though)

    For Slapping Crazyness i would reccomend
    - Mark King on any Level 42 album
    - Les Claypool on Primus's Sailing the Sea of Cheese

    For Contemporary funk and rock i second the choice
    - Dirk Lance on Incubus' S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
    - Flea on RHCPs Blood Sugar Sex Magic

    For Experimental Revolutionary
    - Jaco Pastorius on Jaco

    Experimental Rocky with loads of effects
    - Chris Wolthemstowe on Muse's Origin of Symettry

    For General Funk
    -Stu Zender on Jamiroquais "Emergency on Planet Earth"
    -Tony Levin with King Crimson

    Thats the lot, well all i can think of anyway
  5. demon53


    Mar 27, 2000
    I'm actually kind of shocked that I didn't even see one of the true greats, at least in my opinion-
    if you're really into prog-rock, you really need to check out John Myung on any Dream Theater album or on the Playtipus album. Now I know I may get some flak for the Playtipus album, but hey, he's one of my heros and major influences in playing technique and style. You may dig it, you never know until you try it!!
  6. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    If you want to hear a little demo of *all* the things our instrument is capable of, I'd recommend Victor Wooten's "Show of Hands". A little cheesy from a musical standpoint, but first class for technical inspiration.
  7. demon53


    Mar 27, 2000
    I completley agree one hundred percent, Victor Wooten is another one of the worlds most incredible bassists.
  8. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    If you want a technical showcase by Wooten that also is good from a musical standpoint, try "Vital Tech Tones 2" with Scott Henderson and Steve Smith. Of course, jam-oriented fusion rock like that sure isn't everyone's cup of tea but I like it a lot, especially when Wooten really lets loose on the song "Catch Me If U Can". MAN! :D