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Your Favorite Five Bass Players?

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I don't think I have the right to judge any of them. LOL

I enjoy

Duff McKagan 

Geezer Butler

Flea

David Hood

Carol Kaye

 

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Joe Osborn

Larry Graham 

Dennis Dunaway 

Billy Sheahan

Geezer

Sometimes less is more. Like the guy in the Doors whose name escapes me.  

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40 minutes ago, Travis said:

Can’t believe nobody has mentioned Les Claypool yet. I suppose one might not prefer his slap style or his quirky songwriting. But one cannot deny his ability. Guy is a monster player. 

3 hours ago, Ed Rechts said:

RockED beig the opperative word in that sentence.

...And what HFC, no love for Les Claypool?

This is why I find myself coming here less and Les

 

 

 

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In no order:

Randy Jo Hobbs

Peter "Mars" Cowling

dUg Pinnick

Tom Petersson

Dusty Hill

 

Honorable mentions (also in no order):

John Entwistle, Geddy Lee, Phil Lynott, Billy Sheehan, Les Claypool, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Stuart Hamm, and a bunch of others I can't think of right now.

 

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15 minutes ago, Ed Rechts said:

...And what HFC, no love for Les Claypool?

This is why I find myself coming here less and Les

He meant BESIDES you.

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1 minute ago, kizanski said:

He meant BESIDES you.

His EXACT words are, "Can’t believe nobody has mentioned Les Claypool yet."

I'm the biggest fucking nobody on this messageboard!

Change my mind!

 

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12 minutes ago, Ed Rechts said:

His EXACT words are, "Can’t believe nobody has mentioned Les Claypool yet."

I'm the biggest fucking nobody on this messageboard!

Change my mind!

 

Ha!  Totally missed that line in your message. Apparently I was too focused on the video link you posted. 

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35 minutes ago, Ed Rechts said:

 

Corrected...

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9 minutes ago, Travis said:

Ha!  Totally missed that line in your message. Apparently I was too focused on the video link you posted. 

Pete Way singing an epic UFO song without his dentures in will have that effect on people, now GO AND SIN NO MORE

 

/thread_hijack

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Five is really really tough and is subject to change... 

George McArdle, early Little River Band (76-79) Heavily influenced how I play today.

Geddy Lee

John Deacon, another very heavy influence on how I play and a great songwriter

Meshell NDegeocello, Played and sang on Mellencamp's cover of Wild Night and simply a great player and person. 

Victor Wooten

 

Five is really hard....

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Billy Rath plus Jerry Nolan, Rock Solid

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So many I like but if I have to narrow it down to five:

Geddy Lee
Billy Sheehan
Sean Malone
Victor Wooten
Sting

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Anyone mention Dave LaRue yet?  His work with Steve Morse and John Petrucci on their solo stuff is SOLID...

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9 hours ago, princeofdarkness56 said:

Sometimes less is more. Like the guy in the Doors whose name escapes me.  

They didn't have a bass player. So, indeed, less IS more.

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Posted (edited)
10 hours ago, princeofdarkness56 said:

Sometimes less is more. Like the guy in the Doors whose name escapes me.  

 

50 minutes ago, RobB said:

They didn't have a bass player. So, indeed, less IS more.

 

I was gonna say - Ray Manzarek? :D

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Geddy Lee

Billy Sheehan

Joey Vera —for those wondering, the guy in Fates Warning

John Deacon

James Jamerson —oh yeah!

 

 

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All of the above, PLUS…

Mr. Berry Oakley, Sr. RIP.

 

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18 hours ago, Ed Rechts said:

 

 

Oh, my word! That was dreadful...

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13 hours ago, Russell Beard said:

George McArdle, early Little River Band

His bass playing is friggin’ sublime. That little bass fill in Reminiscing is a classic! Lonesome Loser’s bass line is just sick... their next album after he left wasn’t quite as good as the others (although the ballad on it wasn’t too bad).

I love the band... I include them in my Yacht Rock pantheon. I get to spin “Cool Change”  at my DJ gig tomorrow... pretty rare request and I will be playing it a little louder than the rest of my set no doubt.

Glad that band means a lot to you, as I appreciate them very much as well.

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18 hours ago, princeofdarkness56 said:

Sometimes less is more. Like the guy in the Doors whose name escapes me.  

 

8 hours ago, RobB said:

They didn't have a bass player. So, indeed, less IS more.

 

8 hours ago, chromium said:

I was gonna say - Ray Manzarek? :D

They didn't have one live.  In the studio, however...

Larry Knetchel

Doug Lubahn

Harvey Brooks

Ray Neopolitan

Lonnie Mack

Jerry Scheff

 

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9 hours ago, RobB said:

They didn't have a bass player. So, indeed, less IS more.

 

I know. My attempt at humor. Sometimes it doesn’t translate as well in print. Or a swing and a miss on my part. 

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1 hour ago, princeofdarkness56 said:

 

I know. My attempt at humor. Sometimes it doesn’t translate as well in print. Or a swing and a miss on my part. 

Kinda figured :). I've always said: LA Woman has a helluva bassline for a band with no bassist!

...and yeah alantig- they had some of the greats in the studio.

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4 minutes ago, chromium said:

LA Woman has a helluva bassline for a band with no bassist!

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rosymanzarek.png

/puerile_emphasis

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