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^^ "Mime like you're playing the root and fifth", they said, "...and the hookers and blow will come!" :)

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8 hours ago, zenmindbeginner said:

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.

First Under the Wire and Sleeper Cather have played thousands of times in my rotation of life, in large part due to his bass lines. Rumor is he left after "Wire" to pursue spiritual things. Two of my all time favorite bass players, John Deacon and George McArdle both left the music world for different reasons but I have truly missed them.  They both left permanent impressions on how I play and write bass lines.  Crank up "Cool Change" for me,  that is a precious tune.....

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I'll go with...

Berry Oakley

Lee Sklar

Jamerson

Pino

Tony Levin

 

As a bass player myself, of course there are many many many more. 

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John Paul Jones

Dug

Geddy

James Jamerson

Lemmy

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Fav quote from sub bassist last week

Me " it's in A minor"

Him " it's bass there are no minors"...

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Duck Dunn

Gary Tallent

L. Sklar

Suzi Quatro

John Paul Jones

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2 hours ago, it's me HHB said:

Fav quote from sub bassist last week

Me " it's in A minor"

Him " it's bass there are no minors"...

Last time he subs for you?

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                                                                         Jaco Pastorius,Jonas Hellborg,Eberhard Weber,Edgar Meyer,Ron Carter

 

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2 hours ago, it's me HHB said:

Fav quote from sub bassist last week

Me " it's in A minor"

Him " it's bass there are no minors"...

He sounds like a happy guy then, if he plays all songs in major keys! :D

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Jaco Pastorius

Les Claypool

John Paul Jones

Jack Bruce

Paul McCartney

Geezer Butler

John Myung

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dUg Pinnick

John Entwistle

Geddy Lee

Tony Butler

Sting

 

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On 7/11/2019 at 9:17 AM, Ed Rechts said:

 

 

That hurt to watch.  I wasn't sure if it was Pete or my friend's crazy Auntie Joan Cusano from back in Bridgeport.

 

Say what you will, but Pete looks WAYSTED.

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Well, there are more than just five bassplayers I love to listen to. I always loved John Wetton (King Crimson, UK, Roxy Music etc), Jack Bruce and Clive Chaman (Jeff Beck Group, Brian Auger, Hummingbird). Jaco was cool, but so was Alphonso Johnson. Of new contemporary players I like Dylan Wilson, who tours with Ritchie Kotzen, and Adam Minkoff who played with Dweezil Zappa and Doyle Bramhall II.

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Geddy Lee

Jack Bruce

Chris Squire

Lee Sklar

Carol Kay

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Entwistle

Tom Hamilton

Jamerson

Bill Wyman  (BITD)

Michael Anthony

CHASE McRoy—-you haven’t heard of him yet, but I believe you will within 5 years.

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Any of you guys remember Gary Thain?

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23 minutes ago, The Shark said:

Any of you guys remember Gary Thain?

Sure, Uriah Heep.

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No surprise that the Spinal Tap performance was, IIRC, "Big Bottom"

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I guess it's an indication that I'm an unwashed noob that when I hear the words "bass guitar" I immediately think of the galloping digits of Steve Harris? 

No Cliff fans here either?  You dudes are too high brow.  ;D

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2 hours ago, bkrownd said:

I guess it's an indication that I'm an unwashed noob that when I hear the words "bass guitar" I immediately think of the galloping digits of Steve Harris? 

No Cliff fans here either?  You dudes are too high brow.  ;D

Go back and re-read the entire thread.
Harris was mentioned on page 1.

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I’m surprised no one mentioned 

Stanley Clarke.

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James Jamerson

Michael Anthony

Nikki Sixx

Tom Petersson 

Cliff Williams

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