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And the best bass player is...?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by jdavionic, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    Just thought it would be entertaining. We always see 'who was/is the best guitar player'. But who was or is the best bass player in your opinion? Bootsy? Geddy? Jaco? maybe Justin Chancellor?
     
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    Mr. Les Claypool, Geddy Lee, Flea, myself.

    in no particular order.
     

  3. jdavionic

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    And yet he's so humble :supergrin:
     
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    gotta give a nod to flea,

    but every time i listen to pulling teeth, i know cliff was the bomb.
     
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    John Camp. He carried Rennaisance as the only electric instrument in the whole group. HH
     
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    I'm not a musician so I'm not really equipped to bark too loudly, but I'm a lifelong music lover... With that said, I reall like Les Claypool style and power...
     
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    It does get complicated when you look at some of the significantly different music of some of the great ones. I like Justin's playing from Tool, which is dramatically different from the master funk bass sound from Bootsy.
     
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    Never paid much attention...too distracted by the chick with the mohawk from the 70s. Can't remember her name though.
     
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    John Entwistle. I love his sound and technique. But, he wasn't only awesome for his music, but for what he did for the bassist. He brought the bass out of the shadows and into the foreground, and made some dang good music while he was at it.

    Also like Bruce Hughes(Jason Mraz's bassist), Stu Hamm, Bootsy Collins, Billy Sheehan. Flea and Claypool are both awesome. Slap and pop isn't usually my thing, but I loves me some Primus.

    Oh..and Jason Newsted > Cliff Burton. :couch:
     
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    you are high
     
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    this thread is full of win. ok JD, i'll remove my name from the running, lol!

    while he doesn't play anything fancy, Will Turpin from Collective Soul is probably the coolest bassist i've ever met (yeah, i've met Claypool too). i asked him to autograph my bass, and he said he couldn't sign the front of it because it was too pretty. he signed the back of the head between the tuners, opposite of Paul Reed Smith's signature.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XJN7qqFqPE"]Too many puppies - Primus (live) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Les Claypool, and Justin Chancellor from Tool.
     
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    How do you make a qualitative call like this, but, Paul McCartney, the 2009 remasters show just what a brilliant bassist he is.


    Sent from some sort of mobile gizmo
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILVDf8cS24Y&feature=related"]Primus - 7 Tommy the Cat Live June 22 1997 - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Stanley Clarke !