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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sumfortyone, Jun 6, 2002.
Paul McCartney and Jack Casady were my bassic inspirations!
Geddy Lee - there are certainly better players to be found, but back in the days of bad playback equipment and a horrible ear I didn't know what a bass sounded like until I heard "Tom Sawyer." Although that was/is not the definitive or archetypal bass tone by any stretch of the imagination, it was my personal equivalent of a Neanderthal seeing fire for the first time.
Eddie Jackson (Queensryche)
Jean-Yves Thereault (aka - "Blacky" from Voivod)
Even after picking up the instrument, the inspriation continues - so many great players and too many to list in different styles/genres. One name that stands out is Mark Epstein (Johnny Winter, David Crosby) who I had the honor of taking lessons from early on. Very nice of him not to give up on me in disgust!
Mark Campanelli, my older brother's bass player.
I always had a intrest in bass and my older brothers both played guitar.
I remember that Mom let me pick out a clock at the grocery store, that looked like the cover of school days
I remember when Lay down Sally was a hit begging my Dad for a bass, with a trem.... I guess I was just a little ahead of my time
When I was a little older 7 or 8, I though Gene Simmons was just about the baddest dude on the planet.
However, who got me to start saving to get a bass. Mark Campanelli !
I only started playing bass because my school was making me play two instruments (I only played guitar at the time)
I've been bass ever since
However, Paolo Gregoletto of Trivium inspired me to properly play metal, and Adam Duce of Machine Head turned me on to detuning, my bass has been in Drop-B almost ever since.
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