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Who influence ya'll?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Selta, Apr 2, 2002.


  1. John Entwistle

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  2. Steve Harris

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  3. Chris Squire

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Paul McCartney

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  5. John Paul Jones

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  6. Jaco Pastorius

    3 vote(s)
    10.7%
  7. Flea

    5 vote(s)
    17.9%
  8. Noel Redding

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Geeze Butler

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  10. Les Claypoolszr

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  11. Mike Watt

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  12. Sting

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  13. Stanley Clarke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. Geddy Lee

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  15. James Jamerson

    2 vote(s)
    7.1%
  16. Duck Dunn

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  17. John Deacon

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Nathan East

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  19. Phil Lynott

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Tony Levin

    1 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Okay, stupid poll and I'm probably missing some really good people but oh well. Umm well here goes. I know this can be very subjective to taste and I try to cover all of them and I know I haven't but well, this is just a general Idea...
     
  2. Kim Deal from the Pixes is the one that convinced me to pick up the bass. Her and D'Arcy from the Pumpkins.

    This should probably be in Bassists. Or Misc.
     
  3. RAM

    RAM

    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The Ox. Bassist of the Millenium!:D
     
  4. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Yeah I saw that. He's the greatest IMO
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    again, this guy-- Jim Fielder from Blood, Sweat and Tears - he got me interested in the bass
    http://www.access-bass.com/fielder.html
    and this guy, the one in the middle :)
    [​IMG]

    Chuck is a living legend- the bassist i always dreamed i would be -- keep dreaming!!!!!
     
  6. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Thank ya, Rob!

    When I first saw the Who as a second bill to Herman's Hermits, (The Blues Magoos were third bill), all my preconceptions about bass as some kind of "background" or "support" instrument went out the window. Yet, he does it without getting "in the way."

    What really struck me is that Entwistle was playing incredible single-note lines while all Townsend did was, mainly, chord-bash with exaggerated theatrics.

    Anyone who could even begin to play bass with the drumming of Keith Moon is practically a fargin' genius, in my book.

    As a consequence of Entwistle's influence;

    - I always want a certain amount of treble edge in my bass sound,
    - I somehow cannot play after experiencing Entwistle without adding complexity to simple root lines, (not in reference to adding more notes, just how a string is played/attacked),
    - I learned that fretting hand speed and accuracy is just as important as right hand techniques.

    Fer chrissakes, his fretting hand is just a blur in this pic -
    [​IMG]

    Confusing at it may sound, Jamerson and Tommy Cogbill also put bass sounds into my head with my conscious realization.
     
  8. DaveB

    DaveB

    Mar 29, 2000
    Toronto Ontario
    Adrian - Very cool pic. I used to be a huge Fielder fan. As for CR...geez talk about legends.
     
  9. Larry Graham

    http://www.funkvibe.com/artists/graham/graham.htm[
     
  10. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    LARRY GRAHAM!!! YES!!!
     
  11. Erlendur Már

    Erlendur Már

    May 24, 2000
    Flea was my first influence, but Les Claypool came next.:)
     
  12. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    My first influence was probably Flea and Cliff Burton.
    Now they also include Les Claypool, Jaco and too many others to name here.
     
  13. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    that's a pretty good list!
    (keep in mind i have seen many polls like this with Fieldy, Hoppus and many many numetal bassist included :rolleyes: )

    well, Claypool definetely helped me to pick up bass (if anyone remembers my first username :) ) but then i got to listen lots of diferent music (thanks to talkbass members)...

    Entwistle is THE bassist, i got so much from hearing songs like "Real Me"... (like rickbass said... He doing really nice basslines while Townsend just bashes chords...still hes a nice guitarrist/composer)

    the latest influence on me has to be John Myung... (not on poll)
     
  14. I voted for Sting as an influence. I find his deceptively simple bass lines rich in rhythmic interest. I also find that Sting's bass lines allow enough room for his, often, engaging lyrics as well as the other instruments.

    Bryan
     
  15. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    Wrong Forum.

    Should have been posted in either Bassists or maybe Misc. We'll try Bassists first.;)
     
  16. I'm not really sure why I wanted to play bass, but if it was any bassist, it was probably Geddy Lee, I remember playing Rush bass tabs on my guitar while I was still saving up for a Squire. I feel old now, and that wasn't even three years ago.
     
  17. JoeyRamone9

    JoeyRamone9 disabled

    Mar 30, 2002
    USA
  18. GKGuilty13

    GKGuilty13

    Feb 14, 2002
    Tennessee
    :confused: No Cliff Burton? Victor Wooten? Why Is STING On Here And Not Victor Wooten?
     
  19. Funkster

    Funkster

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    I can't say I have one influence, I mean I voted for JPJ cause I play in a Zep tribute band.
    I'm influenced by all music and instrumentes in general,
    If I had just one player that I modeled myself after than I would have never found my own voice!!

    I guess the first bassplayer I heard that made me go wow! was Stu Cook from Creedence.