Who inspired you to become a bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sumfortyone, Jun 6, 2002.

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  1. For me it has to be either Sum 41's Cone(cuz me makes playing the bass look so cool) or Nirvana's Krist Novoselic. Who was or is your inspiration?
  2. For me traa daniels of p.o.d. it's just something about his playing
  3. Victor Whooten's "A Show of Hands" had me in the music stores the next day checking out basses.
  4. First It was
    David J
    Eric Avery
  5. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    John Entwistle, bassist of the millenium.
  6. DarkMazda


    Jun 3, 2000
    tetsu, from L'Arc~en~Ciel...
  7. The only reason why I started playing bass was because all the cellos were taken in orchestra. Fate works in mysterious ways..
  8. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    here are a couple of my inspirations to become a bassist- Robert, "Kool" Bell from Kool and the Gang
    and Jim Fielder from Blood, Sweat and Tears
    now i'm honored to call them friends
  9. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Billy Sheehan was the reason I started to play bass guitar.
  10. It was steve harris for me.
  11. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    John Paul Jones
    Geezer Butler
  12. JimS,

    Wait... you're saying you listened to "A Show of Hands" BEFORE you were a bass player?!?!?! I didn't know that happened :)

    For me I don't think I could put a finger on it...

  13. Chris Squire and Geddy Lee equally...though I play NOTHING like them :)
  14. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002
    ...my room...
    Since i was 8 i wanted to play bass.. (it took me 8 years but i got one!)
    But Paul Mcartney was my real reason.. ive always loved the beatles and then his stuff with wings.. and ive see him twice when he came to memphis!
    then i took up metal when i was about 12 and a couple years after that, the Nu metal scene got stale.. so i listen to metallica.. i heard this amazing "GUITAR" solo... i thought it was james playing with some weird distortion.. and so i looked for it on a site.. and low and behold.. PULLING TEETH.. i was like " I have to play this!" i look back at it and im like.. wow its pretty not hard to play at all.. but at the time it was hard and i loved every minute of it! so CLIFF BURTON! but I got my bass mainly because i wanted to learn how to play pulling teeth.. but ya know.. my taste have changed alot. .. i found my self in a blues band.. and in several punk bands.. but ill always hold that solo close to me =D
  15. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
  16. I was watching a music video show late one night and tommy the catby primus came on. At first i was so confused as i had no idea basses had more than 4 strings but watching les go nuts on his bass was the most amazing thing i had ever seen or heard.

    So hence les claypool inspired me to play bass.
  17. TRU


    Apr 12, 2002
    Northern Europe
    Pino Palladino and Mark King.
    'Wherever I lay my hat' was the first song I learned on the bass.
  18. DaveBeny


    Mar 22, 2000
    London, UK
    Stuart Zender of Jamiroquai.

    Mani of the Stone Roses.
  19. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    I have to say Steve Harris.

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