Who inspired you to become a bassist?

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


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  1. chroma601

    chroma601

    Feb 16, 2007
    Sylva, NC
    Paul McCartney and Jack Casady were my bassic inspirations!
     
  2. neuromancer

    neuromancer

    Apr 28, 2005
    CT, USA
    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. :eek:

    Also:
    Geezer Butler
    Steve Harris
    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! :smug:
     
  3. davec

    davec Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 4, 2006
    Fort Wayne Indiana
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses ( Now Closed) sales @ Sweetwater
    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 !
     
  4. 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 :p

    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.


    Matt
     
  5. lowendgenerator

    lowendgenerator

    Mar 26, 2006
    CHI/NWI
    Pete Wentz!
     
  6. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm...

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
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