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Offline Powermetalbassist

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Favorite Bassists
« on: May 12, 2012, 08:25:18 AM »
I've been a metal guy for most of my playing career. so many of my favs are metal bassists

1. Billy Sheehan - not metal, but still a huge influence, also he's shredtastic (Mr. Big)
2. Steve Harris - Got me into metal bass (Iron Maiden)
3. Greg Christian - Great thrash bassist (Testament)
4. Adrian Lambert - A great metal bassist (Dragonforce)
5. Steve DiGiorgio - All kinds of great metal projects(Testament, Death, Dragonlord, Iced Earth, etc.)
The power of metal compels me.

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 05:19:32 PM »
Has to be Bill Wymn and John McVie from back in the day (I remember seeing John being brought with his gear to a John Mayall gig at the Scene Club in London by his parents in their estate car) - then it had to be Jaco - to hear the solo album for the first time in 1976 was just mind-blowing - and still is today.  Of today's players I really like Kyle Eastwood's first album, b ut then I heard an album called Money Jungle by Mingus with Duke Ellington and Max Roach - stunning stuff.  Danny Thompson with Pentangle and Nick Drake and John Martyn and Davy Graham and... and... and...
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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 07:27:50 PM »
David Ellefson(SP?) of Megadeath was pretty influencial aswell. Mingus was a genius. There are sooo many great bassists out there.
The power of metal compels me.

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 04:51:15 PM »
My favorites are most of the classic rock players.
Paul McCartney
John Entwistle
Jack Bruce
Carol Kaye
James Jamerson
Boz Burrell
Craig MacGregor
John Deacon
Mel Schacher
Tom Hamilton

 

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2014, 03:23:08 AM »
For classic rock I think Geezer Butler was quite under rated.  He really put down some licks that set the tone for a cornerstone band of there time.  He's not Danny Thompson, Mark King, or Jaco.  But with perspective to the music he was great.

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2014, 01:30:51 PM »
I like melodic bass lines. My favs would be John Woloshuck, Macca, and of course John Paul Jones. I'm sure there's more.


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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2015, 01:21:27 PM »
MIKE GORDON!!!!  Also a fellow Eden owner!

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2015, 02:56:43 PM »
The fabulous Anthony Jackson is my new house god...
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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2015, 06:39:47 AM »
Phil Lesh, especially early to mid '70s, then any of the Jazz guys from the 40s through the 60s. 

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2015, 09:23:14 AM »
Saw Ron Carter last night, what an inspiration!

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2015, 01:27:23 PM »
Hi guys, my first post!
I guess I could mention a lot that's already on the radar. So with that in mind I was going to name some of the new breed that seem to be making waves like.... Nik West, Josh Paul, ,Themononeon (Dwayne Thompson Jr) and Fred Sablan check them out, talented and taking the instrument to new audiences.

Me, 20 odd years, now playing blues in a trio after stints in various original and cover bands. Look forward to getting into the forum with comments and opinions!

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2015, 04:54:16 PM »
Hi dan_thebassman,

Welcome to the Garden!

We look forward to hearing more from you. 8)

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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2015, 08:29:53 AM »
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Re: Favorite Bassists
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 04:49:22 PM »
The list of great bass players is way too long. The bass players who inspired me most are not necessarily ones whose style or technique I wanted to emulate, but ones who could find the right groove for the right song, and had the bass front and centre. Many of the ones who inspired me most have already been listed (several times), e.g. Jaco Pastorius, Jack Bruce, John Paul Jones, John Entwhistle... But I'll throw a couple of others into the mix that I don't think have got a mention yet:
  • Tony Levin
  • Dee Murray
  • Pino Palladino
  • Bruce Thomas