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Worlds most technical bassist?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Russy, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. My friend and our drummer is a Dave Weckle freak. We were talking about his playing which is very technical and extreme. He is reagrded as the worlds most technical drummer or so I heard.
    It let me to think who would be in that bracket when it comes to bass playing as the most technical. Immediately I thought of Adam Nitti and Vic Wooten as being very ver techical. Who would be yours?
  2. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    I've never heard that, and I don't think you can say that there any 'most technical player.' However, if you did take Donati's feet with Bozzio hands, you might be close :D

    I don't know who it is (if in fact there is one), but if there is, I bet he's not getting a lot of calls for gigs.
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Victor Wooten
    Brian Bromberg
    Bill Dickens
    Gary Willis
    Stuart Hamm
    Billy Sheehan
    Markus Setzer
  4. In my opinion, it's Dickens.

    No contest.
  5. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    To me technicality has much more to do with cleanliness and timing than chops, so I'd have to say Lars Norberg of Spiral Architect wuold be the most "technical" player I know of.
  6. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I think of Michael Manring. Maybe it's all those tunings and whatnot.

    brad cook
  7. tkarter


    Jan 1, 2003
    I vote most recorded Carol Kaye.

  8. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    i second the motion.
  9. Nobody has heard of this guy, but if you're into Progmetal, a guy by the name of Troy Tipton of Zero Hour is ultra technical. Zero Hour has now spun off into Death Machine which is a little more like technical Deathmetal, so his parts aren't quite as technical as ZH, but they're close.
  10. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Dominique DiPiazza. Just check out his playing on John McLaughlin's Que Alegria.
  11. John Myung.
  12. Lackey


    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles

    1. Of, pertaining to, or derived from technique.

    2. Specialized: a technical school .

    3. a. Abstract or theoretical: a technical analysis .

    By those ground rules, Victor Wooten, Michael Manring and Gary Willis would all get my vote for ultra-technical bassists.
  13. Krogolas


    Dec 15, 2003
    I think Pete Perez is a player who deserves to be meantioned.
    He is superfast and accurate, he´s licks sound good, listening him play gives you good vibes and he doesnt go to the stupid slaptap playing style.
  14. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I have heard that about Weckl...it's not a compliment, BTW.
  15. sloppysubs


    Nov 24, 2002
    Swansboro, NC
    technological? if we extend into that wing, id say doug wimbish.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    You guys that are mentioned superslap freaks like Dickens and Wooten left out Mark King. IMHO he does the 1000 notes per second clickety click better than anybody, if you are into that.
    Venomouscontrol likes this.
  17. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Alain Caron.
  18. Jeff Berlin and John Patittucci get my vote.

    from the lows,

  19. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    most technical that i have personally seen - (dont kill me) Ryan Martinie, saw him on the Sanitarium tour, he absolutely killed. His basslines were better than Robert Trujillo's solo spot

    most tasteful- Sting, Sir Paul, Paul Simonon, etc

    few players can bridge the gap between talent and taste.
  20. brake


    Jun 23, 2003
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    for my money it's Victa.

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