Who is your most underrated bassist?...

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  1. MegaSwing

    MegaSwing Your Obedient Bassist® Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2002
    Baltimore, MD USA
    And Harvey Brooks.
  2. squarepeg


    Dec 21, 2010
    I don't recall ever seeing a mention of Bakithi Kumalo here.
  3. DigitalMan

    DigitalMan Bring Back Edit/Delete Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    Bay Area, CA
    Jerry Flowers
  4. farmertom


    Feb 17, 2020
    Gene Simmons.
    Dusty Hill
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  5. Up the dose

    Up the dose

    Mar 10, 2013
    Jerry Peek. Dude is a monster player!

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  6. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Bootlegger guitars : S.I.T. Strings Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2007
    Florida USA
    David Hull.
  7. Haymaker

    Haymaker Inactive

    Aug 15, 2020
    Nate Mendel-foo fighters/sunny day real estate. Adam Clayton U2. Simple bass lines from both, never trying to stuff to much crap in a bag.
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  8. Eddie LeBlanc

    Eddie LeBlanc

    Oct 26, 2014
    Beaumont, Texas
    Don't create no problem, won't be no problem.
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  9. Hey do I remember correctly and he used to play an Ibanez Ric copy with Magazine, or was that an actual Rickenbacker with a mudbucker at the neck?!
  10. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Stevie Wonder's left hand.
    Pure genius
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  11. Ooh, I was watching Rick Beato dissect 'Superstition' only the other day; I'd always believed that was a real bass and not a Moog synth bass that was even played by Stevie himself! Just like pretty much the rest of the song, except for the brass bits. Mind = Blown! :)
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  12. ugly_bassplayer


    Jan 21, 2009
    Go listen to Boogie on Reggae Woman.
    That thing is just plain next level alien stuff right there.
  13. Yeah! That stage name 'Wonder' is very apt! :cool:
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  14. The Owl

    The Owl

    Aug 14, 2005
    Looks like he had a real Rick, and later the Ovation


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  15. Hotblack

    Hotblack Pay the cost to be the boss. Supporting Member

    May 20, 2002
    Provided content for Genzler Amplification
    Joe Lally
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  16. Ah yes, that Ovation, oh my! Weirdest-looking bass while being one of the best-sounding, too.

    And thank you! :)
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  17. Bassdirty


    Jul 23, 2010

    I think he gets his recognition (well, as much as people who know who Phish is).

    What I mean is, people that know bass players, and know the band, definitely give him his due.
    I heard of him long before I ever knew who the band was in fact. (cant say I love the band, but I can appreciate them). I always thought they were like the dead, as people always mention them in the same sentence, I assure you this is NOT the case. These guys are quite technical in their music, where as those dead folks, just kinda randomly ramble..(I also just learned recently that Garcia didn't even write songs..?.. crazy).

    I digress..
    what were we talkin bout?

    Oh yea.. Ill say John Taylor From Duran Duran. (yea, they're from 80s pop, but he did (or still does maybe?) have some cool chops, and tone if ya'll listen)
    Now ill read the thread.. :)


    I was gonna say "the guy from Creed" ..and looked him up... lol.

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  18. Zoffy


    Jun 7, 2020
    Sacramento CA
    Tina Weymouth. Her bass lines with the Talking Heads were often counterpoints to the guitars and really drove a lot of the songs. Fun to play, too!
  19. markob


    Mar 2, 2010
    North Cali
    Ron Blair
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