Who Is Your Favorite Bass Player Of All-Time And Why ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by 6stringtheorist, Apr 26, 2020.


  1. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
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  2. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    I almost mentioned Chris Hillman too. I learned a lot from listening to him.
     
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  3. FreeJBass

    FreeJBass

    Mar 5, 2021
    Fraser. His bass lines just make me happy and make me want to dance. They're joyful really but also cut hard.

    My favorite bass player will never be the most technical or skillful bass player in the world. I can respect that, but my favorite bass lines are simple
     
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  4. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    Has anyone mentioned Mark Egan?

    Here is a great live clip with Pat Metheny Group.

    MARK EGAN - YouTube
     
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  5. So many choices.

    Prakash John's performance with Lou Reed on Rock 'n Roll Animal is high up on my list. That's one that never gets ejected from my car's CD changer.
     
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  6. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
    So *VERY* awesome!!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

    Oct 17, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Stanley Clarke. Desert Song as well as School Days was on that album I checked out after hearing three different Return To Forever line ups
     
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  8. joebar

    joebar

    Jan 10, 2010
    I guess I’m unique in the sense that I listen to music as a whole; I don’t really emulate any bassists myself. I was heavily influenced by Steve Harris in the beginning.
    If I had to pick one bassist-
    Mars Cowling
     
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  9. Jeremy Crockett

    Jeremy Crockett Supporting Member

    John Glasscock and here are three reasons:

    1. Songs From the Wood
    2. Heavy Horses
    3. Bursting Out (Live)
     
  10. DrThumpenstein

    DrThumpenstein Living for the groove Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2015
    St Louis, MO
    So melodic, such a groove.

    I posted that first response almost a year ago but I never said why. Sorry it took so long to respond properly!
     
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  11. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    Tie Jamerson and Duck Dunn
     
  12. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru..........

    Apr 11, 2006
    Who is Tie Jamerson? ;)
     
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  13. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    He’s new ...hot player. I should wear my glasses should of wrote ....A Tie between James Jamerson and Duck Dunn.
     
  14. 6stringtheorist

    6stringtheorist

    Apr 3, 2020
    Yeah dude I heard you were great :roflmao:
     
  15. 6stringtheorist

    6stringtheorist

    Apr 3, 2020
    Yeah I like that Tie Jamerson guy he has a good sound :)
     
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  16. 6stringtheorist

    6stringtheorist

    Apr 3, 2020
    Hey bud are you serious Verdine was and is one of the great funksters of all time!:thumbsup:
     
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  17. RattleSnack

    RattleSnack

    Sep 22, 2011
    Europe
    John Patitucci is probably best for me. He has everything: expression, tone, musicality. He played lots of music genres - he can swing, groove, rock. He is amazing on 4 and 6 strings bass guitar, he kills double bass. His career is crazy, he played with bast jazz musicians in the world and still goes on.
     
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  18. 6stringtheorist

    6stringtheorist

    Apr 3, 2020
    I played in the opening band for Pat Travers back in the day at a Seattle club and Mars was rockin' on the bass! He had the first Genz Benz? rig I ever saw or heard of and sounded great with his rose neck "P" talked afterwards and dude was humble and did not consider himself a great player :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Nev375

    Nev375

    Nov 2, 2010
    Missouri
    Folks who pick up an instrument and use it in a way that's never been done impress the heck outta me. So my favorite guy is probably Michael Manring with his eBowing and hipshot detuners on every string and using those to retune his bass 60 times or more mid-song. That's just like.... wow! Who thinks of that?

    And now some of the youtube kids like Zander Zon and even guitar players like Alexander Misko are following in his footsteps.
     
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  20. ElectroVibe

    ElectroVibe

    Mar 2, 2013
    I know. But I considered him "pop" compared to some of the more progressive and jazz musicians who were more appreciated around here.
     
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