Who's Your Favorite Bassist Thread?!

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DamianC, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. DamianC

    DamianC Guest

    Dec 5, 2008
    Hey! I'm new to the forum and it's good to see that there's a lot of other fellow bass guitarists out there. I've been a bass player for awhile now it's been on and off honestly, but at the age of 24 I kept at it and never stopped at all. I'm now a bassist for 4 different projects. Playing bass has become my p primary source of writing music and etc after playing keyboards. I love the simplicity of bashing one note at a time and then getting creative by using chords on the 20 something frets in the bottom and stuff like that.

    Other than that I also run a blog http://bass-guitar-center-blog.blogspot.com/ (if you want to see it). I started very recently because it's always good to write about something you love. So feel free to go by and comment on any of the articles I have posted up there. I'm thinking about posting stuff from free tips to etc.

    Anyways, I want to post about your favorite bassist! I'm going to say my favorite are:

    1) Les Claypool

    2) Victor Wooten

    3) Christopher Wolstenholme

    4) Larry Graham

    5) Justin Chancellor (I just like his style)

    Whats yours!? (I'm sorry I know this was probably done a few times, but I figured it would be a fun thread!)

    -Damian C.
  2. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Inactive

    Jul 11, 2005
    Marathon Man
    We have a whole forum for this called "bassists".

    BTW, I think the link in your signature may be a contravention of TB rules regarding advertising.
  3. Buskman


    Apr 13, 2007
    Jersey Shore, USA
    ...and welcome to TalkBass, DamianC! :)
  4. Geddy Lee, Geddy Lee, Geddy Lee, Geddy Lee, John Entwhistle, Flea, Wolfgang Van Halen (NOT!!!), Jaco, Stanley Clarke, Paul McCartney,
  5. Thunderitter

    Thunderitter Bass, the final frontier... Supporting Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    Hey, can't blame you for trying to advertise your business, although I think you might be contravening the rules here at TB, but at least pony up to become a supporting member!
  6. gnome_hunter

    gnome_hunter Guest

    Jan 16, 2008
    My favorite bassist is my self. followed by many others.
  7. flea claypool

    flea claypool Guest

    Jun 27, 2004

    considering this is in the wrong forum, you've got a fairly nice greeting :smug:
  8. Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    Endorsing Artist: Elixir® Strings
    Moved to Bassists.

    And you'll be receiving a PM soon.
  9. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    That PM will say: "Mark Wilson is your new favorite bassist- OR ELSE!!"
  10. René_Julien


    Jun 26, 2008
    Yeah, else is my favourite bassist. :D
  11. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Cornell , IL.
    If you fill out your profile (something other than 'male') then as you browse and respond to posts (hopefully something encouraging or positive) and folks want to know who you are, perhaps just to gauge your aptitude,they can look there. You may find some who might send you a private message(pm) and ask you about subjects you're known to be an expert on.

    and to answer your question...Fran Sheehan was probably one of my 1st influences.
  12. markkoelsch


    Sep 6, 2008
    Geddy Lee, Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Pete Trewavas, Steinar Krokmo, Steve Harris, Billy Sheehan, Pino Palladino, Tony Franklin, Jaco.
  13. kraigo


    Jun 21, 2007
    Minneapolis, MN
    Andy Hess
  14. applemacintosh

    applemacintosh Guest

    May 23, 2008
    Nathan East, Paul S Denman [Sade], Stanley Clarke and loads of others I can't think of...
  15. Webtroll

    Webtroll Rolling for initiative

    Apr 23, 2006
    Austin, TX
    Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Tom Sholz (bass parts from the 1st Boston album moved me), Geddy Lee, Stanley Clarke, Chris Squire, James Jamerson
  16. Valerus


    Aug 4, 2005
    Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Martin Mendez
  17. Tony Levin, Abe LAboriel, Mike Chunn [Split Enz].
  18. I can't pick just one so here's a list.

    Matt Garrison
    Janek Gwizdala
    Enrico Galetta
    Adam Nitti
    Victor Wooten
    Tom Kennedy
    Jimmy Johnson
    Dave LaRue
    Michael Manson
    Jimmy Earl
    John Patitucci
    Rufus Philpot
    Ric Fierabracci
  19. JQ1986


    Oct 30, 2008
    Rice Lake, WI
    Cass Nee (Screaming Mechanical Brain)
    Lyn-Z (Mindless Self Indulgence)
    Paul Gray
    Hunter (AFI)
    Mige (HIM)
    Dave Pybus
    Geezer Butler
    Geddy Lee
    Les Claypool
    Ryan Martinie
    Robbie Merrill
    Cliff Burton
  20. most of them (and some of you) in varied degrees.