Which 2 bassist had the biggest impact on your style ?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 24, 2006.

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  1. TribalEagle


    Mar 19, 2005
    Finland EU
    Steve Harris - I have stolen my playing style allmost straight from steve

    Jason Newsted - Hard rocking, cool looking... Solid bass lines and wery good sound. He is is main reason I choosed my fiver to maple necked jazz.....

    Furthermore both are players who dont just play in the back of the stage hiding in the shadows like many players do...
  2. JIM LEA
  3. Bman83


    Jul 27, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM

    "Keepin it slap happy!, er uh SLAPPY!"
  4. tlwaps


    Feb 13, 2006
    Ryan Martinie and Bill Dickens or Victor Wooten.
  5. 2 arent enough, I'l give you 2 pairs

    Billy Sheehan and Victor Wooten...

    Louis Johnson and Stu Hamm
  6. aston barrett
    jaco pastorius
  7. Manol

    Manol Too Sexy To Be Left Handed.

    Oct 9, 2005
    Melbourne, Australia
    Jeff Ament and Jamerson.

    The way that Jeff cuts through 3 guitars, and just plays so tastefully, his fills are so great. He has been a huge influence on my playing.
  8. eboe


    Jul 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    simon gallup - the cure

    simon raymonde - the cocteau twins

    and since i CAN'T do just 2 -

    peter hook - joy division/new order etc

    eric avery - jane's addiction
  9. Snarf


    Jan 23, 2005
    Okay, since they're pretty much two different instruments, I'll do electric and double bass separately.

    On the double bass side it's all about Niels Pederson:


    and Dave Holland:


    On electric, I'd say my absolute biggest influence right now is Oscar Stagnaro:


    And a long-time influence on me has been Trip Wamsley:

  10. jazzbasser535


    Feb 25, 2006
    Jaco and Claypool probably.
  11. Supernova67


    Jun 21, 2005
    probably whoever are the biggest contributors to the Technique section of TB :D

    and for popular musicians....Cliff Burton and Flea or maybe older claypool
  12. Noel Redding
    and JPJ
  13. Major Havoc

    Major Havoc

    Feb 15, 2005
    First off i would have to say my dad! Rest in peace dad, he was an accodionist,but taught me music theory.as for bassist's,i would say first terry butler,cliff burton,steve harris and billy sheehan and from living outside of buffalo i have had the pleasure of meeting him personally(great guy to talk to)and seeing him in his early days.
  14. yea same
  15. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Geddy Lee

    He's my biggest influence by far, and has been for a while. His playing is sometimes very busy and flashy, but at the same time melodic and groovy, and it always sounds great. He really changed my perception of the bass, and how it can be played. A lot of my style comes from him, especially in my 3 piece band.

    Steve Harris

    I love his style, and I've ripped off the "galloping" thing more than once;) He's just an amazing musician, for writing all those great Maiden songs, and then backing them up with some of the most badass basslines ever. Plus he's always so energetic on stage, and I love how he takes center stage a lot of the time, proving the bassist can be right up there with the singer instead of in the back.
  16. Probably:

    - Jimmy Johnson... massive chops (and he hardly ever uses them:) ), wonderful taste and tone... his work with James Taylor over the last 10 years+ is some of the best ensemble/pop playing I've ever heard... and that tone!

    - Marcus Miller... not so much his solo stuff, but his sideman work with Luther V. and D. Sandborn.... slap the way it should be played.... 90% with the thumb, low, tasty and groovin'

  17. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147

    Jimmy Johnson is superb.

    Thumbs up on slap technique comment! :cool:
  18. Mudfuzz


    Apr 3, 2004

    I could possibly pick four or five but not two.
  19. Tom Howland

    Tom Howland Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    Jaco- For his groove, and fretless playing.

    Pino Palladino- Also his big broove, and his ability to play different styles of music.
    Pino is no slouch on fretless also.
  20. SoComSurfing

    SoComSurfing Mercedes Benz Superdome. S 127. R 22. S 12-13.

    Feb 15, 2002
    Mobile, Al
    I don't know how prevalent it is in my playing, but Matt Wong from Reel Big Fish and Joe Giddleman from Mighty Mighty Bosstones probably played the biggest roles in my fundamental days. I really don't think my main influence and inspiration comes from bassists, though.
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