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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 24, 2006.
Jamerson & Chuck Rainey
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.
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.
Flea and Bootsy Collins
Robert T. (metallica)
aaaaaandddd Tal Wilkenfeld
aaand Marcus Miller ofcourse
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!
The other 3% of influence would be split among several other metal bassists...Trujillo, Butler, Sarzo.
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!
Carlos D, and Flea.
Blacky(Voivod) and John Deacon
Sid Vicious Andy West
Dusty Hill and Nikki Sixx. Just hold the bottom and do it LOUD!
Jaco Pastorius and Phil Lesh
i know only 2 is the rule but George Porter Jr. has influenced me a great deal as well
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...=(
That would be Geddy Lee and Chris Squire
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
Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Jaco
Influence my playing... Lee Sklar and Emory Gordy Jr.
Give me goosebumps.... Jaco Pastorius.
Influence my playing.... Paul Chambers and Ray Brown.
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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