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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Aug 24, 2006.
Geddy Lee and Larry Graham.
oops, too many
Shavo Odadjian- I learned my first 2 songs from his songs
Justin Chancellor- Gave me my whole style and onstage movements
Jaco and Stanley
Jack Bruce and Chris Wolstenholme
Flea and Marcus Miller
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
Stu Zender is a very close 3rd though.
mark hoppus, and flea.
not quite sure how that worked out.
My number two is probably Dirk Lance from Incubus...or maby Nick Fyffe of Jamiroquai
Jack Bruce and John Deacon, The perfect example of consistency.
Jamerson and JPJ
Steve Harris and Cliff Burton
With Geddy Lee a very close 3rd.
Could have at least voted Zender...Come on
Im gonna have to go with:
Justin Chancellor(Tool, Peach)
Honestly, I'm an even split between these 4.
But if I had to go with just 2, I'd probably say Jaco and Claypool.
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"
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...
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.
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.
ryan stasik and marcus milla
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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