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. thriftdig


    Sep 30, 2008
    San Diego
    Jamerson & Chuck Rainey
  2. btbraden


    Sep 9, 2005
    Oroville, CA
    wooten claypool
  3. John Entwistle and the grooviest (imo) man this side of the universe, Bobby Vega. He broke the trivial perpetual "pick v. finger" standards and still swings the thumb and bumps the fingers like a pro. I assure you, when this man finished playing his finger board drips with funk.
  4. Plstrns


    Feb 4, 2010
    Daisley, Harris. Sheehan's tone is a close 3rd. I never wanted to be a BS player clone, but his huge tone has been an influence all it's own for me.
  5. Imyrhuckleberry


    Nov 17, 2010
    Flea and Bootsy Collins
  6. Ljilja ZLJB

    Ljilja ZLJB

    Dec 15, 2010
    Robert T. (metallica)

    Fieldy (KoRn)

    aaaaaandddd Tal Wilkenfeld
    aaand Marcus Miller ofcourse :)
  7. dwm74


    Nov 8, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    Steve Harris, about 97%. Although I don't mimic his percussive right hand 'tickling' technique, I do use two fingers only, play a P-bass, and mouth the words to the songs! :rollno: ;)

    The other 3% of influence would be split among several other metal bassists...Trujillo, Butler, Sarzo.
  8. When i first started playing, all i used to play was Blink-182 and Green Day, and then moved onto Guns n' Roses. So im gonna say...

    Duff Mckagan and Mike Dirnt :)

    Mark Hoppus following close behind!
  9. Carlos D, and Flea.
  10. Blacky(Voivod) and John Deacon
  11. Tarfinger


    Nov 20, 2008
    Marietta, GA
    Sid Vicious Andy West
  12. Dusty Hill and Nikki Sixx. Just hold the bottom and do it LOUD!
  13. primusfan1989


    Jan 17, 2005
    new jersey
    Jaco Pastorius and Phil Lesh
    i know only 2 is the rule but George Porter Jr. has influenced me a great deal as well
  14. rdahlem


    Nov 26, 2010
    2 is impossible. I only recently picked up bass (3 months ago)...but once I started playing I keyed in on bass in most of the stuff I already liked.

    The first thing that made me go woah...was Jamerson's line in Bernadette.

    The Beatles are my favorite band ever, so when I listened to their discography after starting to play bass, my mind was blown.

    However, I also like to take things from Duck Dunn, and the band I'm in also has a "Fresh Prince/Flashlight" jam, where I play the line to Flashlight (LOVE Bootsy), while the lead singer takes a break and raps whatever random songs come to his head.

    So I can't give you two...=(
  15. deutschmarc


    Aug 27, 2010
    Seattle, Wa.
    That would be Geddy Lee and Chris Squire
  16. Definitely John Paul Jones and Geddy Lee at the start. Taught me simplicity and creativity, and to play out when the song needed it.

    More recently it's Charles Mingus and Juan Alderete.

    Don't really sound like any of em though, cept maybe a little mingus
  17. Peepaleep

    Peepaleep Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2010
    Las Cruces, NM
    Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Jaco
  18. ^^ This!
  19. Bass Guitar:
    Influence my playing... Lee Sklar and Emory Gordy Jr.
    Give me goosebumps.... Jaco Pastorius.
    Double Bass:
    Influence my playing.... Paul Chambers and Ray Brown.
  20. Psycho


    Jun 24, 2008
    Steve Harris and Tom Araya.

    Steve's gallops, light touch, and playing the higher up parts, as well as constantly playing throughout the song have influenced me greatly.

    Tom's heavy low style, along with the steady driving force have also influenced me an absolute ton.
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