Who´s your favorite bass player?

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  1. Herrick

    Herrick Hello Mangs

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    For Metal: Any bass player I can hear in the mix.

    Non-Metal: Probably John Paul Jones.
     
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    Hmm... 3 pages in and Jaco has only been mentioned once. Interesting.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    This times 1000! Gary Willis is simply unbelievable as a composer and improvisor. In addition his intonation on fretless is absolutely perfect.

    Others who deserve a mention are Alain Caron, Dominique Di Piazza, Hadrien Feraud, Tom Kennedy, Jeff Andrews, Matt Garrison, Jimmy Haslip and especially Jimmy Johnson from his time with Allan Holdsworth.
     
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    I think we're just the wrong crowd. I tried to get into Jaco years ago, and while I respect what he did, I could just never develop an appreciation for it. Same with Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, etc. I'm just not a jazz guy. I do think they're monster players, but if I had to show you the number of times I put a jazz tune on the play list in the last decade, it would be zero. Not true with classical, rock, metal, rap, etc. (Except Country. I hate that like it's a disease.) So maybe a lot of us aren't super into jazz. I say that because I was surprised it didn't come up sooner. He would be in the first 5 posts at talkbass, I'd bet.
     
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    I'm going to have to go with Geddy Lee. I am a huge Rush fan and all three members have served as some form of influence on my playing although I can say Neil Peart wins as the most influential as I am a drummer as well. I did almost buy a bass because of Geddy but only time will tell if I do decide to pick up the bass.
     
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    Steve Di Gorgio and Sean Malone. I have played guitar for years with a small stint in a band playing bass. Well more like guitarist playing bass. Heard those 2 guys play bass and it made me want to pick up a bass and to play it as a separate instrument not just a lower tuned guitar
     
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    Floppystrings No like the floppy

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    His work on Planet X is ridiculous as well, especially on Quantum :donnie:
     
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    The dude in Protest the Hero is pretty great
    Also dudeman from Cynic
     
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    She´s fantastic. I am runnig cold on my back, when she begins to sing.
     
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    Nobody has mentioned Louis Johnson. What do you thing about "King of slap"? :)
     
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    He's kind of the stereotypical choice. He was obv the first guy I started focusing on who was specifically a player I liked as opposed to a guy who happened to be the one who played bass on songs I liked that were written by the guitarists (aka, most rock/metal bassists). I feel the likes of Jason Newstead most definitely fit into the latter category. Having is one of my favorite bass songs easily, and it is a great song besides.

    There are a lot of bands where I really like the bass playing and have no clue what his name is, hence most posts in this thread are just like "huh??" Google searching them all seems like too much work so I'll just assume none have been mentioned:

    Dude from Means End
    Dude from Tesseract
    Ryan from Mudvayne, on LD 50 anyway
    kristoffer Gildenlow on first four or five Pain of Salvation albums
    Flea back before RHCP turned into old man music with Californicatio
    Guys who played on Tigran Hamasyan's Shadow Theater
    Sean Malone of course, especially the first two Cynic LPs
    Michael Manring
     
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    I find a lot of times I've encountered people who will say their favorite bassist is just whoever happens to be the bassist in the bands they like. Which is fine, but I think it makes a point in itself. Like Newstead, as a good example, gets cited all the time for his bass playing, but he's literally inaudible on 90% of the work he's famous for (Metallica). And the stuff he DID play, once you hear it, is not that mind blowing.
     

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