Who inspired you to play bass, Paul McCartney or Paul McCartney?

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by bobyoung53, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. Paul McCartney

  2. Paul McCartney

  3. Paul McCartney

  4. Paul McCartney

  5. Or Paul McCartney

Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Pretty simple poll, just pick the bassist in the list who inspired you to start, you can pick any combination and pick up to 5 of the choices. Good luck and think before you choose.
  2. Rev12_11


    Oct 5, 2019
    Tampa Bay, FL
    Does Beatle Bill Shepherd count?
  3. J_Bass

    J_Bass Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2008
    Porto, Portugal
    Paul McCarrots.
  4. CallMeAl

    CallMeAl Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I didn’t even know the Beatles had a bass player, until I joined TB
  5. Skeezix


    Sep 28, 2005
    Jacksonville, FL
    Not Paul McCartney.
  6. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    Stanley Clarke.
  7. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    Paul McLartney
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  8. I inspired myself.
  9. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
  10. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    quincy jones.

  11. Paul McCorkell... Haha.
    I definitely learned a lot of Bass techniques from Paul. For sure, the one where you hit a root note on the A string and then go for the fifth on the E string.
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
  12. redstrand


    May 18, 2007
    Saint Louis, MO
    Fool For Four Strings
    I think you meant Quincy McJones
  13. Thumpin6string

    Thumpin6string Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2013
    Shoals Indiana
    None of the above.

  14. Damn, I wish I had added that to the poll. :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:.
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  15. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
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  16. That technique never did much for me. :D
  17. bass12

    bass12 Blistering barnacles! Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    The Beatles were one of the first bands I gravitated towards as a kid but I didn’t pay particular attention to the bass (I was only five at the time :smug:). Unfortunately it was only decades later that I came to fully appreciate Paul’s unique and wonderful bass lines.
  18. cmcbass

    cmcbass Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2018
    Caul McPartney is my guy.
  19. hieronymous


    Nov 28, 2002
    Northern CA
    Does Paul McCartney's replacement after Paul died count?

    Actually, the Beatles were my first major pop/rock influence. But I didn't know what the bass was about yet. That happened the next year with Geezer Butler and N.I.B.
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  20. I use it all the time to build triads. I go for the fifth on the E above and the fifth on the D string 2 frets above. I used it a lot when I was in a band that played originals to create Bass lines.
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