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What kind of music has the best Bassists?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by JustStartin, Jun 28, 2003.


  1. Which type of music has the best bassists? Personally I think it would be Ska/Reggae. What do you think? I would usually use a poll, but since I am an Uber n00b, I don’t know how...So, here are your choices.

    1. Ska/Reggae
    2. Jazz
    3. Blues
    4. Rock
    5. Hardcore
    6. Other
    The other category is anything else that you think of. However, if you choose Other, please state what type of music it is that you think.

    -Mitch-
     
  2. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    you should have posted a poll. but, if I have to say, it'd be jazz. Stuff like Norah Jones comes to mind. It's the slow relaxed basslines like that that are just so cool. To just sound so relaxed with the line that it seems like it could be played for days.
     
  3. Well, i would have done a poll, if i werent such a darn n00b, maybe the mod. people can help us out with that.
     
  4. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    FUNK!! and not just any funk. Bela Fleck and the flecktones. TOP, Weather Report (fusion/funk) etc...
     
  5. 3rdEye

    3rdEye

    Nov 30, 2002
    CA.
    Funk and Jazz Bassists.
     
  6. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Jazz and Prog (JT?:D:D:bassist: )
     
  7. ska or whatever type of music primus is.
     
  8. JT and Jazz :D JT Rules :D ~ Tyler
     
  9. Even though im a metalhead, and should choose metal, im gonna say jazz.
     
  10. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I would say

    1. Funk
    2. Jazz
    3. Urban Contemporary Gospel
    4. Latin
      [/list=1] And not nessessarily in that order.:cool:
     
  11. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Misc!
     
  12. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I would have to say Jazz.
    Most professional Jazz bassist really know their theory. They pretty much need to know how to improvise on the spot.
    Also, session players have to know everything all the time. They need to know variouse types of music and theory. They need to be able to walk in a studio, lay down a track(s) to someone else's music and walk out with out wasting any time.
     
  13. Melf

    Melf

    Mar 20, 2003
    Starkville, MS
    Definately ska, because the basslines are most fun IMO. Following close behind is progressive.
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Funk, Jazz, & Gospel!
     
  15. The Lurker

    The Lurker

    Aug 16, 2002
    Ankh-Morpork
    In theory, yeah, but taste and preference is all-- some guys can play slow lines for years, I fall asleep after about ten minutes.
     
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Yep. Not necessarily in that order, but that's where most of the best are.
     
  17. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Where do FiElDy and HoPpUs fit in? :D
     
  18. Definitely jazz imo
     
  19. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    Definately Gospel. All the church players around Memphis are monsters!