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Ejh
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 3509
Location: , MA USA
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Tuesday, February 07 2006 @ 06:05 AM CST

My own personal faves:

Jack Bruce
Paul McCartney
Tony Levin (watching him on Peter Gabriel's concert video-was it 'Secret World'?-is inspirational...)
Danny Thompson: Pentangle, Nick Drake, Richard Thompson, John Martyn... the man is perfect and awesome...
James Jamerson
Larry Graham, just for Thank You Faletinme...
Chris Hillman, just for Eight Miles High and the Younger Than Yesterday LP
John Entwhistle
John Paul Jones
Donald "Duck" Dunn
Aimee Mann

And in my own life, I would have to mention W. Sylvester White of Gospel Unlimited, and Steve Neil, two monsters of the instrument...

Ed


"We have to remember...when it's surrender that's called for, it's not surrender of your brains. It's surrender of your ego. It's a different thing." --Bruce Cockburn
ToddUGA
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Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 4
Location: N/A
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Sunday, February 12 2006 @ 07:40 PM CST

Jaco
Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
Billy Sheehan (back when i was a gunslinger in the 80's)
Ross Valory
Steve Harris
jgurner
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Registered: 05/20/04
Posts: 1963
Location: The Valley, Mississippi USofA
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Sunday, February 12 2006 @ 07:54 PM CST

Victor Wooten of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, hands down.

John Patitucci
Mike Mills - REM
Sting (yes, Sting)

and plenty of those mentioned before...
eltopo
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Registered: 02/09/05
Posts: 170
Location: London, UK
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Monday, February 13 2006 @ 01:29 PM CST

The Meters' bass player is very funky

I'd rather be listening to Revolving Doris's new EP.


 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Monday, February 13 2006 @ 04:53 PM CST

Quote by: eltopo
The Meters' bass player is very funky


Good one - George Porter. That whole band is very funky.
ssstripper
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 24
Location: Waterloo, Ontario Canada
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Monday, February 13 2006 @ 07:31 PM CST

John Entwhistle
Most of the bass players that Paul Simon hires
And the bass player from the Mike Erb band (Kitchener Ont.), his name is Darius
VicDiesel
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Registered: 02/14/06
Posts: 2994
Location: Austin, TX
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Tuesday, February 14 2006 @ 06:07 AM CST

Quote by: Mungo

Jamaaladeen Tacuma



The man has taste....

Victor.

-- My CD.


 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Monday, February 20 2006 @ 09:09 PM CST

Quote by: VicDiesel
Quote by: Mungo

Jamaaladeen Tacuma



The man has taste....

Victor.



Thanks, Victor. I hope the band he has now with James Blood Ulmer and Calvin Weston gets recorded before they break up.
And ... I'd like to add Doug Wimbish to my list.
loyd vader
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Registered: 01/01/06
Posts: 139
Location: brisvegas, queensland australia
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Tuesday, February 21 2006 @ 06:51 AM CST

yay, list time.....in no particular order other than alfabetikal.....cause i can...

Jeff Ament, Geezer Butler, Justin Chancellor, Les Claypool, Bootsy Collins, Tim Commerford, Trevor Dunn, David Ellefson, Flea, Andy Fraser (my alltime fave), Roger Glover, Mike Gordon, Billy Gould, Stuart Hamm, Michael Inez, Rick James, John Paul Jones, Geddy Lee, Stefan Lessard, Paul McCartney, Duff McKagan, John Myung, Krist Novoselic, Twiggy Ramirez, Kevin Rutmanis, Nick Seymour, Robbie Shakespeare, Matt Sharp, Billy Sheehan, Ben Shepherd, Nikki Sixx, Squarepusher, Mark Stoermer, Robert Trujillo, Klaus Voorman, Mike Watt,Doug Wimbish, Chris Wolstenholme.

thats just off the top of my head. my favourite peice of bass music would have to be the theme from seinfeld.....allthough ive heard that its not a bass at all, but vocal samples tuned down low and eq'd to sound like bass...it was written by jonathon wollf...

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eleveneyes
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Registered: 10/06/04
Posts: 295
Location: Austin, TX USA
 
Re:Favorite Electric Bass Players
Tuesday, February 21 2006 @ 07:16 AM CST

Kim Deal - The Pixies, The Breeders
Lemmy - Motorhead
Bootsy Collins - James Brown, George Clinton
Norwood Fisher - Fishbone
Verdine White - Earth, Wind & Fire
and of course, Derek Smalls

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