bass players??

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  1. clever_21

    clever_21

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    just wondering how many ppl here at GT are bass players

    i have a Fender American Deluxe 5-string and a 4-string Yamaha
     
  2. clever_21

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    no bassists???? It's ok, I'll be the first;g
     

  3. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    You'll find that the non gun related forums other than a few exceptions get very little traffic.

    I can play a little bass, but I'm not that good.
     
  4. AJE

    AJE Sometimes grumpy, not old

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    I have messed with bass but only can play stuff I have already played on guitar, with the exception of "Another one bites the dust".

    I would very much like to get myself a used bass sometime to play around with.
     
  5. nickg

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    i'm hip!!!!!

    you'll find 10 threads somewhere else about "tell me why you like skynyrd" instead of using the MUSIC forum for a thread about MUSIC!!!!! ;Q ;Q ;Q

    if sh!t for brains was money there would be a LOT of rich people in the world!!!
     
  6. Soujurn

    Soujurn Deus Diligo USA

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    Amen brother, you're preaching to the choir. Not that theres anything wrong with that. :)

    Anyway, I decided to learn bass back in the 70's when Barney Miller came on TV. That has to be one of the cooler bass lines. http://www.azchords.com/t/themesongs-tabs-4355/barneymillertheme-tabs-92882.html
    Also, the bass to McCartney's Silly Love Songs.
    How that man can sing and play bass at the same time is amazing. Same for Geddy Lee... Those guys knock me out.

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  7. CDP1911

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    Don't feel alone.

    Bass player here. Switched from guitar to bass about 30 years ago.

    My current line up is

    76 Fender Jazz
    Roscoe SKB 3005
    ESP LTD
    Godin A4
    F Bass BN5
    F Bass BNF5
     
  8. clever_21

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    Soujurn, Geddy Lee is freakin' great IMO, what he can do and the WAY he sings while playing is nutz! i mean i sing lead and play in my bad but much more simple stuff!!! ;f ;f

    CDP1911 what do you use the most?? tell me its that '76!!! (drooooool)
     
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    I play a little bit of bass
     
  10. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I learned "money" by Pink Floyd years ago,but don't play the bass as of now.I very much want to find a nice 5 string Fender Jazz someday and learn it.
     
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    I play. Not as much as I used to but I still do some.

    I have a Fender P Bass.
     
  12. Hobear

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    Yo sojourn, you named two of my favorite bass players ever. Paul doesn't have the chops of Geddy, but he was doing cool things and taking bas to different level way before bass was cool. (Rain, Something, Paperback Writer)

    Also, Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, and of course, Jaco.
     
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    TomSplasky Encase Elegance

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    I play 4 string bass.

    My favorite bassists are Victor Wooten, Matt Freeman, the guy from Yes, and that's about it.
     
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    mccartney is very underated as a bass player for the most part. too bad because his playing is just tremendous in so many songs.

    but my favorite bass player is STILL jack bruce.
     
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    Oh yea, Dear Prudence (try coming up with a cool bass line for THAT song)

    He isn't so much a bass player as a musical artist who played bass (primarily) in the bands he's been in. He didn't start out playing bass, he picked it up after Stuart Sutcliff left the band, but then that's why he's the musician he is and The Beatles were the band they were, b/c he was/is willing to venture out into uncharted waters.

    (forgot, this is a favorite bassist thread);Q
     
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    I plink around on an old fender pbass. Mostly I'm on my acoustic 6 string.
     
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    frettedfive KE5BSR

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    Man, I need to quit forgetting that there's a Music Forum on GT... Every so often I "rediscover" this place and start posting here again.

    Anyway, I'm a bass player. My main bass is a custom-built Alembic 5-string. I also play a USA-made Fender 4-string P-Bass that's been heavily customized with new electronics and pickups.

    Used to be play bass in a band back when I was in college, but nowadays I pretty much just write and record my own stuff at home; and jam with friends every now and again.

    I'm primarily a sax player by training (been playing almost 14 years), but I've been playing bass for over 6 years. I also play guitar, keys, a little bit of drums, harmonica, bassoon, and pretty much whatever else I can get my hands on.

    BTW... got to see McCartney live in Vegas a few years back. What a show! He's one of my bass-playing heroes.

    I'm also a big fan of Lemmy, Roger Waters, Les Claypool, Jaco, Jamerson, Mike Mills... the list goes on. There are some truly great bassists out there, past and present, whose music really brings the instrument to the forefront; from the sonic onslaught of Claypool to the thick-as-syrup-on-a-cold-day grooves of Jamerson.
     
  18. Tommy21

    Tommy21 Vexillary

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    A man gives his son an electric bass for his 15th birthday, along with a coupon for four bass lessons. When the son returns from his first lesson, the father asks, "So, what did you learn?"
    "Well, I learned the first five notes on the E string." Next week, after the second lesson, the father again asks about the progress, and the son replies, "This time I learned the first five notes on the A string." One week later, the son comes home far later than expected, smelling of cigarettes and beer. So the father asks: "Hey, what happened in today's lesson?" "Dad, I'm sorry I couldn't make it to my lesson; I had a gig!"

    ;f ;f ;f



    Tommy
     
  19. philford

    philford Willwork4guns

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    What do you guys think of Fred Hammond
     
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    Fred is hip. In that genre my fav is Andrew Gouche.

    If you are into Jazz / Fusion. Have you dug this fretless kat from the UK named Laurence Cottle?

    http://www.laurencecottle.com/music/