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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 24, 2006.
Trevor Dunn and Les Claypool...some Stanley Clarke falls through though
Early on: Traa Daniels from POD and Steven Dail from Project 86. Ahh, nu metal...
Nowadays I'm a lot more influenced by John Paul Jones and Geddy Lee, although I really don't play much like either of them.
when i started playing bass i was mad on the offspring so i learned their first 3 albums by heart so one has to be greg k
second will have to be tim commerford (ex rage against the machine, audioslave) learned loads of ratm stuff which gave me loads of confidence in my playing and was a great boost for me
i'll probably change my mind soon
Rocco Prestia - creates great pocket grooves without oversimplifying
Sean Malone - underrated fretless groover, soloist, and arguably one of today's best musicians amongst bassists in my own books.
geddy lee and stanley clarke.
It used to be Paul Mccartney (still is in many respects) and the Duran Duran bassist (I forget his name)
Now however, I find myself influenced by a plethora of bassists, ranging from Wooten through to Matt Freeman. Of that wide range, I'd have to say that my 2 main influences at the moment are Ben Kenny (Incubus, former guitarist; the roots) and Matt Wong of Reel Big Fish (I think is his name)
John Entwistle and Bootsy Collins
James Jamerson and Paul Chambers.
---with Duck Dunn and Scott Lafaro as the "runner-ups."
My influences are too numerous to narrow down to two. But since we're talking only two choices, I'd have to say Nathan East and James Jamerson. I like the way these cats nail the pocket. Not to mention their tasteful "groovability".
In the beginning Claypool really helped me to discovcer aspects of bass, moreso making it a lead or more upfront insturment. I didn't really listen to much Bassy music when i started. Oh - how can i forget? Matt Freeman of Rancid proved to me bass was viable in punk rock.
Nowadays i don't really seem to have much influences. Don't get me wrong, I respect many players and i use adn combine licks all the time, but i wouldn't say there is one player who i'm protegeing.
I also hear some Chris Squire in your playing.
No shadow of a doubt - John Deacon is number 1. Just listen to some of the stuff he plays on Love Of My Life and Millionaire's Waltz and you'll understand...
Number 2 is Billy Sheehan.
I got my taste from Deacy and my flash from Billy!
First of all, Stuart Hamm. I've copped everything off this guy. Slap style, chordal grooves and melodies, tapping, the guy is a legend. Not only is he brilliantly accomplished in a technical sense but his grip of melody is astounding, especially in his earlier solo works. A fantastic player! You can tell just by listening I love him, I often borrow licks or put his kinda spin on something I hear in my head.
Secondly Geddy Lee, specifically between 1986-1991, and there, specifically between Power Windows and Hold Your Fire. The way he holds the groove but with such flair and style...wow! I try to get that, I like to play melodies with my bass, even when I'm holding it down, just like Geddy does. His choice of notes is perfect, and, like Geddy did in this period, I am constantly doing runs and fills to "fill out" the sound of the music I make.
Sorry I couldn't get a shot of him with a Wal.
Tony Levin and Paul McCartney
Both serves the song really really well without beeing boring
Technique = billy sheehan, i learn the 3fingerstyle just to imitate him. Flea, I wanted to play bass after I watched him slap the crap out of a bass
Image = nikki sixx, he proves that not all bassplayas r dorks.
style = tetsu of l'arc, awesome bassist. i wanna play like him, rock it out with melodic basslines while still holding down the backline
Steve Harris and Abe Laboriel
Jaco and Flea I suppose. My bass teacher told me he could tell I had been listening to alot of Jaco, at least .
Jack Bruce and Scott Lafaro
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