What type of player do you admire most?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Every1TookMyName, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. I really strive for the Colin Greenwood/Roger Waters style of bass playing. I don't want to be flashy, but I want to play exactly what the songs needs (I hate to use that cliche) without sticking to eigth notes on the root. I really admire both of those guys for coming up with great lines without overbearing the listener.
  2. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    me too...

    Colin is great and he´s not even flashy or technical :)
  3. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    fIeLdY! hE rUlZe!

  4. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    who is Colin Greenwood?

    I like groove player.
    Tony Levin, James Jamerson, Dunn, Will Lee, ect...
    I doN't like guys who play 1000 notes for nothing.
    I like a player with a great groove and will play what the song need.
  5. I admire bassists like McCartney, John Paul Jones, Jeff Ament and Robert Deleo...those who lay back AND step up sometimes, and thy always get through and sound great...
  6. Colin Greenwood is the bassist for Radioihead.

    If you haven't heard of them, they're like the Pink Floyd of the present.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    A player like Freddie Thompson or Randy Hope-Taylor from Incognito.
  8. one of the players I admire the most is Francis Rocco Prestia... he is awesome!

    and of course just about anyone that can groove :D

  9. Yeah! What he said.:p
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    Thank you,
    with my band we play a song from radiohead, karma police. Very good song. I don't know much more about them though
  11. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    He is a legend, and a very humble man - the best combination.
  12. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Like all the posters above, I admire guys that groove. I like bassists if they do what´s best for the song.
    Goddamn I´m smart!
  13. I love funk bass playing myself, like Rocco Prestia or James Jamerson.
  14. i like Geezer of Black Sabbath's style.

    he's my god, :D
  15. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    I don't know, I have this thing for electric fretless players... Jaco, Manring, Willis, Jones, Glenn... maybe it's just that I think the sound of a properly played fretless beats everything else.
  16. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    I admire any player who plays appropriately for the situation. If he's a groove player, play a great groove. If you're gonna do the solo thing, play something interesting and well written or go back and be a groove player again because you probably aren't a very good solo player. Know what I mean?