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Who is your stage presence hero?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by lz4005, May 18, 2018.

  1. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    There are all sorts of threads about people's favorite bass player, the best technical player, the player with the best tone, etc. But who's your inspiration in terms of how they perform on stage?

    I've always aspired to be as much of a fun-having goofball as Tye Zamora of Alien Ant Farm.

  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    I never would have guessed that based upon the way that you construct the majority of your posts.
  3. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    There's a time for fun and a time to correct people on the difference between input and output jacks.
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  4. Jewce


    Feb 23, 2018
    Santa Maria, CA
    The bass player from Disciple (christian band) does backflips off the monitors. Makes the show.
  5. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    none of "stage presence heros" are bass players! whoops.
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  6. jackn1202


    Feb 14, 2018
    Austin, TX
    Frontman: Josh Homme
    Drummer: Dave Grohl
    Rhythm Guitar/ Auxiliary: Troy van Leeuwen

    Bass? What bass player has stage presence? :D
    ...Nick Oliveri...

    I forgot Jaco. How could I have forgotten Jaco.
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
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  7. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Kind of the reason I asked.
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  8. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Are they even actually playing? The guitar playing looks weird, and off time with the sound, but the vocals look and sound fine. And what the heck is going on at 1:27? That's some magical playing right there on guitar...
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  9. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    Hunter Burgan from AFI has some decent stage presence. I wouldn't say he's a stage presence hero or anything, though.
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  10. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Definitely playing. The guitar player's using a F-ton of flange and other effects, with someone off stage stepping on the pedals.
    At 1:27 I think he does a sideways headbutt on the strings. Hard to see because the camera changes at the same time.
  11. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    If we are talking specifically about bassplayers then a few of mine are:
    Steve Harris
    John Entwistle
    Tony Levin
    Geddy Lee
    Pete Way (early influence and why I was never a "stand in back in the shadows" kinda bassplayer)
    Larry Graham
    Bootsy Collins
    Tina Weymouth
    Chris Squire
    Esperanza Spalding
    Mary Huff
    Gene Simmons (Say what you want but the man has stage presence)
    Billy Sheehan
    John Avila
    Jeffery Hammond
    Victor Wooten
    Sting (in The Police)
    Les Claypool
    Dusty Hill
  12. GBBSbassist

    GBBSbassist I actually play more guitar... Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2010
    That doesn't sound like an effect at all, man. A sideways headbutt? You can see him when the part plays without him actually playing it. Also, the guitar part he opens the song with plays before he even begins strumming, and it's NOT the sound on the video. Watch at 0:11.

    Also, the pickslide doesn't match at 2:32.

    Edit: I didn't intentionally watch this video just to break down if they were in fact playing or using obvious backing tracks. I don't really care that much tbh. They're a talented band who don't take themselves too seriously.
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  13. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    Tye was always a lot of fun and a hell of a player too.
    If I remember correctly, he posted on TB for a little while many years ago.
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  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...was recently checking out some Three Dog Night YT vids.
    I dunno, I think Joe Schermie looks kinda cool.
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  15. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    Another one I just remembered is Tim Bogert in this clip.
    Such over the top emotes! And he punches the bass at the end. Always a good move.
  16. Bodeanly

    Bodeanly Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2015
    Tim Commerford
    Robert DeLeo
  17. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    Suzi Quatro

  18. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    YES! DeLeo was killin it when they did Wicked Garden in the video below!!


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