Favourite bass player

Favourite bass player

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hman

7,334 posts

142 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Flea
Jaco
Mark king
This is not an exhaustive list

astrsxi77

287 posts

169 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Some favorites:

Mark King (Level 42)
Tetsuo Sakurai (Casiopea)
Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd/Brian Ferry/sessions)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Leland Sklar (Toto/Phil Collins/sessions)
Anthony Jackson (sessions)
Marcus Miller (sessions)
Mike Porcaro (Toto)
George Anderson Jr (Shakatak)
Nathan East (Eric Clapton/Toto/Phil Collins/sessions)
Sting (The Police/Sting)
Bernard Edwards (Chic)
John Taylor (Duran Duran/The Power Station)
Jaz Lochrie (Go West/Bad Company)
Pino Paladino (Paul Young/The Who/sessions)




irocfan

21,239 posts

138 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Geddy Lee

Geezer Butler

darreni

2,473 posts

218 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Mick Karn

CAPP0

15,525 posts

151 months

Tuesday 29th October
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darreni said:
Mick Karn
Good call!

percy

654 posts

217 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Norman Watt-Roy gets my vote.

J.R.B.

190 posts

140 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Already mentioned but Jerry Barnes

cherryowen

9,176 posts

152 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Bernard Edwards
Guy Pratt
Bootsy Collins
John Paul Jones

spyder dryver

1,210 posts

164 months

Tuesday 29th October
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astrsxi77 said:
Some favorites:

...
Anthony Jackson
...
The highlight on your list.

SAB888

2,311 posts

155 months

Tuesday 29th October
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Geezer Butler, seen him many times and he is amazing live.

thebraketester

8,346 posts

86 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Jimmy haslip.

Christian Mcbride.

Avashai Cohen.

In no particular order.

John deacon should really be on any bass players list too.

Edited by thebraketester on Wednesday 30th October 00:21

Ray Luxury-Yacht

8,757 posts

164 months

Wednesday 30th October
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astrsxi77 said:
Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd/Brian Ferry/sessions)
Another good shout. Been following his career ever since I heard Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' in the 80's and thought to myself, "wow, that bassline is cool, I wonder who that is..?"

He's also quite funny in a 'haha' way - he does standup comedy-type shows too. Check his stuff out. A very all-round talented man.

bigpriest

210 posts

78 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Peter Hook
Steve Hanley
Andy Rourke

paua

1,391 posts

91 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Surprised nobody has yet mentioned Jack Bruce.

hman

7,334 posts

142 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Ray Luxury-Yacht said:
astrsxi77 said:
Guy Pratt (Pink Floyd/Brian Ferry/sessions)
Another good shout. Been following his career ever since I heard Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' in the 80's and thought to myself, "wow, that bassline is cool, I wonder who that is..?"

He's also quite funny in a 'haha' way - he does standup comedy-type shows too. Check his stuff out. A very all-round talented man.
The bass line to like a prayer is like 6 (plodding) notes though...

Dinlowgoon

644 posts

117 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Stanley Clarke
Jean-Jacques Burnel
Mark King

So

16,581 posts

170 months

Wednesday 30th October
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CAPP0 said:
Mark King must be well up there.
+1
Wednesday 30th October
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cml24 said:
12TS said:
Peter Hook from Joy Division / New Order.
Gets my vote!
First person that sprang to mind for me. But he's not actually that good. JD is my favourite band though.

NDA

16,448 posts

173 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Nathan East
Pino Paladino
Jaco Pastorius

astrsxi77

287 posts

169 months

Wednesday 30th October
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Ray Luxury-Yacht said:
Another good shout. Been following his career ever since I heard Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' in the 80's and thought to myself, "wow, that bassline is cool, I wonder who that is..?"

He's also quite funny in a 'haha' way - he does standup comedy-type shows too. Check his stuff out. A very all-round talented man.
Always loved the bass parts of Jacko’s Earth Song and Jimmy Nail’s Ain’t No Dout. Turns out they have a common link!