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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:39 am 
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ok so i realise this might be a little too far o/t but does anyone care enough about the low end to have a favourite bassist? i sure as hell do :D :D :D several infact! heres my top 5...

Stuart Zender
Charlie Haden
Darryl Jones
Mark King
John Deacon

i know lists are boring but hey its 01:38 and i'm bored and a little peeesed
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 6:15 am 
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How about

Roger Glover
Steve Harris


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:58 am 
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Steve Harris
Ditto

Duff
Jason Newstead
Peter Hook
Sheryl Crow occasionally plucks a 4 string (phooaaarrr)

Glad to hear no-one mentioned Gordon Sumner :shock: :)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:45 am 
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A few from me then, in no particular order -

Larry Graham
Charlie Haden
Danny Thompson
Stanley Clarke
Tony Levin
Pino Palladino
Anthony Jackson
Marcus Miller
Walter Becker (especially his work on "Kamakiriad" - his tone from that Sadowsky is to die for 8) ...)
Gail Anne Dorsey

That'll do for now, I'm sure.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:16 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:58 am 
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Yep - Bootsy Collins could well have been on my list (especially if I had a pic with his "Star" bass 8)) , but I couldn't name everyone - the list would be endless :lol:

A few more that I should mention though :-

Mike Mills (for his lyrical yet understated style)
Mark Egan (listen to his work with Joan Osborne, Gil Evans etc, etc)
Jimmy Lea (Slade). Great songwriter and a very, very underestimated bassist. Even his playing on "Merry Christmas" is great 8) and think what he must have earned in royalties from writing that.
Chuck Rainey - for his work with just about everyone.
Lee Sklar - as above...... :)

That's it :!: - although I could go on and on........


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:12 pm 
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swizz69 wrote:

Glad to hear no-one mentioned Gordon Sumner :shock: :)


He's actually a far better than average bass player and has a "feel" all of his own - I don't know why so many people seem to dismiss him.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:28 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:34 pm 
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REKIBorter wrote:
Geddy Lee


Yep, Geddy has to be right up there too !!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Thought the title said Base Layers!


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