Who Is Your Favorite Youtube Bassists?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funk$tar, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    Someone posted this way back, but thought why not get some fresh feedback!
    And someone mentioned him on a thread so thought why not post again!
    My personal favorites are MonoNeon/PolyNeon and this young kid called Alex Miller, wonderful bassist, way young too!

    Here is one of his vids:

  2. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
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  3. OldDirtyBassist

    OldDirtyBassist Guest

    Mar 13, 2014
    That kid can jam. Nice Yamaha fiver too.
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  4. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    Haha I know man, this kid was born to play!
  5. Hues


    Nov 27, 2012
    How can you not love a guy who covers an entire album.....Constantine.

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  6. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    Haha he's just awesome, great bassist!
  7. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    Grzegorz Kosinski

    Because how many other bassists can play two instruments at the same time?

    This guy's skills are mind-blowing and really pushed me to take my tapping further. I'm nowhere close to his skill level, but I'm working on it!

    Might as well add Zander Zon, too.

  8. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Scott Devine
  9. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Fluffy Wagglekins!
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  10. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    The entire notion of someone being a "YouTube Bassist" -- which to my mind suggests those solo bedroom warriors who play along to recordings or Music Minus One renditions in front of a video camera -- really offends me. Not to belittle the work that a lot of these players have obviously put into their instrument, it's just that it has so little to do with what I believe playing music is about that I find the very existence of this phenomena depressing.

    However...there are a few bassists who I only discovered as a result of YouTube. These are guys who play in bands, who record and tour and perform with other musicians in the same room, and who A) just happen to have a YouTube presence (which is pretty hard not to do these days) and B) I just happened to discover via YouTube rather than via CDs or LP records or the radio or seeing them live...and I'm more than happy to pretend that that's what this thread is asking about! :)

    Using that definition, my favorite YouTube bassists are
    - Ric Fierabracci
    - Laurence Cottle
    - Henrik Linder
    - Hadrien Feraud

    Special mention to Alain Caron and Jimmy Haslip, who I was vaguely familiar with before YouTube but only really started to delve into their work through YouTube.
  11. Marlowdk... does some neat stuff and had some great tutorials.
    deppwaswho...... young girl , self taught and spot on in her playing, Check out her cover of Hysteria by Muse.
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  12. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    HJFreaks FTW! :D
  13. Funk$tar

    Funk$tar Guest

    Jun 8, 2013
    That dress fooled me for a sec until I started to see him play, then I forget all about the fact he was wearing one! haha
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  14. Clap Trap

    Clap Trap

    Jan 27, 2015
    MonoNeon is an amazing bass player and also very original

  15. This guy:
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  16. InLeoWeTrust


    Nov 11, 2009
    This dude:

    Sounds even better on his new P Bass:

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  18. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    This guy:

    And this guy:

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  19. ALIONBASS aka Alain M.

    Great tone. He's helped me learn a lot of songs haha. His fingering very fluid so sometimes it is hard to see what his hands are doing. I'm working on that myself. My left doesn't get tired, but his just looks like zero effort.

  20. Dug2

    Dug2 Guest

    Sep 24, 2011

    gatta luv this guy, super super clean stuff, great sound, high c string
    and a warwick thumb.
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