Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by zoso_the_hippy, Aug 12, 2010.
hey guys hows it going?who is your favorite bass player? i have 2 john paul jones and geezer butler
flea, or cliff burton. both blow my socks off.
sorry if they are the obvious answers, but i cant think of anyone else at the minute
*edit* ah, doug wimbish bet nobody else knows who he is
Mine vary from day to day. For the most part it's Les and Victor Wooten. Others are Brian Ritchie of the Violent Femmes and Stanley Clark. My favorite bass line is Dexter Redding's Awakening covered live by Les Claypool in the midle of Tommy the Cat on the Rhinoplasty album.
...and others I can't think of at the moment
foiled already? dash it
anyway, i got a few more: Duff McKagen, Simon Williams and Matt Freeman
All time favorite bass work for me, goes to John Paul Jones on The Lemon song. However, I cannot say I have a "favourite" bassist. Too many have done amazing work within different genres. I'd range from Justin Chancellor-Tool, to Louiche Mayorga - Suicidal Tendencies first album, to Sean Yseault from White Zombie, to Tom Araya - Slayer, to Claypool, etc.. . On another note, my greatest influence and probably my top would be Bootsy Collins. Funk transcends all boundaries and is universal.
those are some great names guys
Wow second post ended the thread.
say baby doya wanna lay down with me
Ok not bass, but top of my list is Waddy Wachtel whenever he toured with Stevie Nicks.
Les Claypool & Tony Levin
Speaking of Tool, you ever hear any of Justin's work in his previous band, Peach? One thing I find interesting in that tool covered one of their songs after he was in the band.
No, but thanks for the tip, dude! I'll check it out. Cool beans! I haven't seen mentioned Don Was or the dude from Sublime...Eric Wilson. Victor Damiani from Cake is also pretty much a badass. His work in Cakes popular song The Distance gives me energy and chills each time I hear the song. He's all around a great "jazzy" player.
Shavo Odadjian from SOAD, even though he's Armenian and I'm Turkish I still give him props for those finger skills
My fav player of all time is ME!