Which 2 bassist had the biggest impact on your style ?

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  1. ccbass71

    ccbass71 Supporting Member

    Geddy Lee and Larry Graham.

    Great Thread!!!!:bassist:
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Les Claypool
    Geezer Butler
    Steve Harris


    oops, too many
     
  3. Acorah

    Acorah

    Aug 28, 2006
    Shavo Odadjian- I learned my first 2 songs from his songs
    Justin Chancellor- Gave me my whole style and onstage movements
     
  4. Jaco and Stanley
     
  5. DbNBassist

    DbNBassist

    Aug 12, 2006
    Britain
    Jack Bruce and Chris Wolstenholme
     
  6. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Flea and Marcus Miller
     
  7. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England
    Another Flea vote here...got me slappin' and groovin'!

    Timmy C would be my other, really got into the rockin' and keepin it tight for the heavier side...Also made me appreciate Bass Distortion :p

    Stu Zender is a very close 3rd though.
     
  8. clanner

    clanner Token Black Guy.

    Apr 27, 2005
    ummmmm, marietta GA
    mark hoppus, and flea.

    not quite sure how that worked out.
     
  9. My number two is probably Dirk Lance from Incubus...or maby Nick Fyffe of Jamiroquai :cool:
     
  10. Greg O

    Greg O

    Aug 11, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    Jack Bruce and John Deacon, The perfect example of consistency.
     
  11. JacoLesFlea

    JacoLesFlea

    Jun 16, 2006
    Minnesota
    Jamerson and JPJ :bassist:
     
  12. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Steve Harris and Cliff Burton

    With Geddy Lee a very close 3rd.
     
  13. Higgie

    Higgie

    May 31, 2005
    London, England

    Fyffe?!?! :D

    Could have at least voted Zender...Come on :p
     
  14. sokmonke

    sokmonke

    Jul 27, 2006
    Im gonna have to go with:

    Chris Squire(Yes)
    Justin Chancellor(Tool, Peach)
     
  15. Honestly, I'm an even split between these 4.
    Jaco Pastorius
    Les Claypool
    Victor Wooten
    Geddy Lee


    But if I had to go with just 2, I'd probably say Jaco and Claypool.
     
  16. Thunder_Fingers

    Thunder_Fingers

    Jun 24, 2004
    Norway
    Well, i started out as a huge Steve Harris Fan, so i got much of his right hand, and often, when i write stuff, it can come off a little maidenish...

    Later Geddy Lee have had a big impact on me, and i tend to use "geddyish" style fills in my playing.. i havent quite figured out how to make melodic basslines like him yet, but i hope it will come with experience...

    i have hints of entwistle in my playing also, sometimes ill just go all over the place.. and i have started to get kinda the hang of the "typewriter" :D

    But my main thing is Geddy and Harris, fast playing octave or 5th fills and souch.. and thoose 16th note things geddy throws in to his basslines sometimes...
     
  17. Bellbass

    Bellbass Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    That'll show my age but the first were definitely
    John Wetton (King Crimson) and Ralphe Armstrong (Mahavishnu Orchestra and Jean-Luc Ponty).
    And then Tony Levin and Alphonso Johnson.
     
  18. Justin Chancellor
    Dirk Lance


    Of course I have gotten inspiration from people like Wooten, Bailey, Miller, Jaco and Flea. But in a band context these are both my favourite bands, and favourite bass players.
     
  19. ryan stasik and marcus milla
     
  20. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    In terms of physical approach to playing bass, if I had to narrow it down to just two, it would be Geddy Lee and Stanley Clarke. Both play pretty hard and aggressively and really get the instrument going with that hard plucking/snapping style.
     
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