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Your Favorite Bassist of Each Style

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by J. Crawford, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Who is your favorite (or two, or three, etc.) of each of these types of techniques.




    Technical (Tapping, Double Thumbing, etc.)

    Others (if wanted)-

    Mine Would be.

    Finger- Dirk Lance

    Pick- Ben Kenney, or Sting (when he uses one)

    Slap/Pop- Flea

    Technical- V.Wooten.

    Others- Jaco, just because hes the man, and James Jamerson, yet again because hes the man. :bassist:
  2. TK-421


    Jun 26, 2007
    Finger- Alex Webster

    Pick- Ben Kenney

    Slap/Pop- Martin Mendez (When he actually does it)

    Technical- Stanley Clarke

    Others- Nick from Cephalic Carnage
  3. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Niiice. Quite a difference from Stanley Clark to Carnage.
  4. Dark Star

    Dark Star

    Jun 18, 2008
    CT, RI, NC
    Finger: Jack Bruce/Rocco Prestia
    Pick: Chris Squire/Phil Lesh
    Slap/Pop: Larry Graham
    Technical: Stanley Clarke
    Other: Mike Watt - I love this guy :D
  5. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Ahh, Dark Star, made me feel like a dumby. I cant believe I forgot Jack, Rocco, and another, The Ox. Ohh man! Im going to go edit that post!:bassist:
  6. Finger - Tie between John Entwhistle and Geddy Lee
    Pick - Mike Levine (Triumph)
    Slap/Pop - Stanley Clarke
    Technical - Stu Hamm
    Others - Jaco and Ralphe Armstrong (Jon Luc Ponty)

    Ralphe was a monster on Jon Luc Ponty: Live, released way back when.
  7. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    I'll play.

    Finger: John Patitucci

    Pick: Chris Squire

    Slap/Pop: Mark King

    Technical: Michael Manring

    Fretless: Gary Willis

    Acoustic, Straight Ahead (Living): Christian McBride

    Acoustic, Straight Ahead (Deceased): Paul Chambers

    Acoustic, Modern: Chris Wood
  8. Lammchop93

    Lammchop93 Supporting Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    Louisville, KY
    Finger-Cliff Burton

    Pick-Justin Chancellor



    Others-Robert Trujillo, Geddy Lee, Steve Harris, and many others.
  9. AlphaMale


    Oct 30, 2006
    Ventura County
    Finger- Juan Alderte

    Pick- Ben Kenney just because he's the only one I know that uses one.

    Slap/Pop- Alexis Sklarevski or Jonas Hellborg

    Technical - Probably Jonas Hellborg

    Others (if wanted)- The best bassline I ever heard was the return of the space cowboy album version, done by an anonymous session musician.

  10. UncleBalsamic


    Jul 8, 2007
    Finger- John Entwistle, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, Steve Harris, Geddy Lee

    Pick- Justin Chancellor

    Slap/Pop- Victor Wooten, Mark King

    Technical- Victor Wooten

    Others- Jaco Pastorius
  11. pbass2

    pbass2 Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Sir, you can't be serious(?)!!!:confused:
  12. vegas532


    Nov 10, 2006
    Pensacola, FL.
    Finger - John Entwistle, Geddy Lee

    Pick - Chris Squire, Justin Chancellor

    Slap - Norwood Fisher, Louis Johnson, Wojtek Pilichowski

    Technical - Jonas Hellborg, Tony Levin

    Other - Bill Clements, Jauqo III-X

    Just down right Weird - Kevin Rutmanis :p
  13. Finger-Alex Webster Or John Myung

    Pick- John Vesano (Former Nile)

    Slap/Pop- Jonas Hellborg or Stanley Clarke

    Technical (Tapping, Double Thumbing, etc.) - Tony Levin or Mike Flores (Origin)

    Others (if wanted)- Nick - Cephalic Carnage(Touched by an Angel is a great bass piece)

    Siamien Hetneas (spelling...) - Arcturus/Dimmu Borgir (great basslines simple and he has a great voice too)
  14. fullcircle

    fullcircle Live your dreams

    Jan 24, 2004
    Finger- Jimmy Haslip

    Pick- Chris Squire

    Slap/Pop- Kai Eckhardt (for sure!)

    Technical- Jonas Hellborg, Michael Manring

    Others (if wanted)- Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones
  15. tonedeafmike


    Jan 13, 2008
    Finger - Entwistle/Chuck Rainey

    Pick - Graham Maby

    Slap/Pop - Flea

    Technical - Wooten

    Others - Geddy. My favorite bassist. If our next dog is a male...you guessed it.
  16. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Finger- Jaco or Tom Kennedy

    Pick- Mike Gordon or Phil Lesh

    Slap/Pop- Vic Wooten or Les Claypool

    Technical- Vic Wooten or Oteil Burbridge

    All-around - Vic Wooten
  17. One Drop

    One Drop

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Just saw the Wailers again last night, no one plays fingerstyle more beautifully than Family Man to my ears. Every note is so gorgeously shaped and timed, and there is a punch, fatness and varying degrees of growl that are so expressive in the way he controls them. Every bassist should hear him live once to get a sense of what is possible with the instrument, even if Reggae is not your bag.
  18. zao144


    Jul 6, 2008
    Lodi, New Jersey
    Finger - Jaco, Ryan Martinie(Mudvayne)

    Pick - Tom Araya(Slayer)

    Slap/Pop - Marcus Miller

    Technical - Victor Wooten

    Others - John Patitucci, Mark King, Alex Webster(Cannibal Corpse)
  19. joelc1319


    Sep 12, 2007
    Finger- Jaco & Jamerson (for the funk), Steve Harris (for the speed), Stefan Lessard (for his tone)

    Pick- Chris Squire

    Slap/Pop- Flea, Dirk Lance, Les Claypool

    Technical- Victor Wooten, Tony Levin (technical meaning innovative!)

    Others- Hub (for Hip-Hop), Eric Wilson (for Reggae), John Paul Jones (for skill), Pino Palladino (for versatility!!)
  20. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford Supporting Member

    Feb 15, 2008
    Personally Joel, I agree with yours more than my own. Except for pick, Ben is just BEAST! Kinda... Lol.