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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:13 am 
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slime, that hurts...... puking on phil bombs?  that guy lays some serious ground work, like no one's business.  i like him cause he's old school and plays the bass, he's not a show off like most guys today (like victor).  but like i said before, i appreciate everyones opinion.  and yes claypool hasn't been represented properly, he kicks ass as well.   8)

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2003 9:57 am 
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[quote author=johnoppel link=board=legends;num=1048976782;start=45#50 date=04/21/03 at 09:13:49]slime, that hurts...... puking on phil bombs?  ....[/quote] nothing personal mr johnoppel, only my opinion....i went to see phil's band - he plays here (san fran) occasionally & i was not impressed with his chops....when compared to others, stictly bass-playing ability, i'd pass him over for a multitude of others....anyway, only i.m.o  ;D<br>

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:54 am 
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Where's Neil Murray in this thread? Check out 'Live in the Heart of the City' by Whitesnake. His playing is immense! And that's not to mention what he did on various latter day Sabbath albums. Seriously underrated IMO.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 4:46 am 
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okay slime, i forgive you.  no hard feelings.  what about chris wood on bass everyone, dig him at all?  good stand up and electric (though i feel he is better at stand up), he is one funky white boy.   :D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 7:27 am 
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Jack Bruce<br>Flea<br>Graham Maby<br>Steve Diggle<br>Melvin Gibbs<br>Tina Weymouth!<br><br>Upright:  Pekka Lehti, ex-Varttina.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 7:26 pm 
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Les is my all time fav, but he's pretty close to the best.  Watcing him made me get a bass and never put it down.  <br><br>Victor Wooten is damn good, theres not alot of mention here about him.<br><br>Robert Turjulio from Suicidal Tendencies & Infectious Grooves was always one of my favs.  <br><br>Larry Grahm, Bootsy, Geddy,& Steve Harris kick ass too.<br><br>I think that Blood Suger Sex Magic was The Chili's last good album.  Anything before that is wicked.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 9:26 pm 
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A few great players that haven't been mentioned (or seen by me):<br><br>Charles Mingus<br>Jeff Berlin<br>Sean Malone<br>Dave Holland<br>


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:44 am 
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willie Dixon was a hell of a good bass player,Jack Bruce too and John entwistle, and of course Bootsy


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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 3:17 pm 
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This is a solid list of the best bass players ever, even if Jeff berlin was mentioned so late. Flea, Stanley Clarke, Jaco, Wooten, Pattitucci, Entwhistle, Levin and Bootsy are a few of my faves (in no particular order) just to name a few. I'd like to add Percy Jones from the fusion band Brand X. He's sort of a "Jaco copycat" but his chops are immaculate. You wouldn't know that was Phil Collins playing drums like a maniac unless you read the liner notes.


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2003 5:00 am 
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John Entwistle, Trevor Dunn, Steve Harris, Lemmy, Flea, Jasper(Citizen Fish), Geddy Lee, John Prakish(Alice Cooper) I know there's several more, these are simply off the top of my head

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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 1:31 pm 
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I like Mr Larry Taylor - alias "The Mole"


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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 10:14 am 
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I've seen Jeff Berlin live twice, and he's incredible!!! Jaco also amazing!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 12:03 pm 
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<br> victor wooten, jaco, trevor dunn,   , les claypool, tony levin ,  mingus...<br><br>  


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:51 pm 
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Not sure of spelling: Alain Carron<br>     But he used to play with a jazz band from montreal called<br>      UZEB and i hear he is on tour with Mike Stern these days

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 3:02 pm 
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My favorites bassists are Alain Caron a bass player from Quebec Province, he's a genius! and I like Victor Wooten, he play with Bella Fleck (bella fleck and the flecktones)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 13, 2003 7:43 pm 
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[quote author=mandlebrotblot link=board=legends;num=1048976782;start=60#63 date=05/10/03 at 03:51:36]Image<br>Phil Lesh[/quote]<br>there you go,  phil is way underrated.  just because he doesnt play 8 million notes a second like victor, people think he sucks.  victor could actually learn a few things from ol phil, you know like playing bass and not being a frustrated guitar player.

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Some bassists that deserve some respect:<br><br>Image<br>Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)<br><br>Image<br>Robert Sledge (Ben Folds Five)<br><br>Image<br>Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie)<br><br>Image<br>Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)<br><br>Image<br>Kim Deal (Pixies)

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[quote author=Ronnys_Noomies link=board=legends;num=1048976782;start=0#11 date=03/31/03 at 18:51:45]funk balls[/quote]<br><br>i like the sound of that<br>

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:20 am 
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Paul McCartney is my favorite.  :P

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THUNES!!!!<br>BELLER!!!<br>and this guy that lived down the street from me......damn he could jam.

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;D<br>Guys, many excellent bassists have existed and still exist.<br>As a jazz bassist I have a long list.<br>My favorite ones: Charles Mingus, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Charlie Haden, John Patitucci. Ray Brown has been extremely influential too, though I have never LOVED (though admiring it) his playing.<br>Jaco was not jazz 100% but he really made a strong revolution in electric bass playing.<br><br>Outside jazz there is a long list too: John Entwistle (he was really great, probably the best one of his times), John Paul-Jones, Tony Levin.<br>The best Frank Zappa's bassist ? To me they are: Bruce Fowler and Patrick O'Hearne.<br>Ciao

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[quote author=monstermovie link=board=legends;num=1048976782;start=60#73 date=12/13/03 at 01:14:20] <br>The best Frank Zappa's bassist ? To me they are: Bruce Fowler and Patrick O'Hearne.<br>[/quote]<br><br>I hate to be picky, but you probably ment to put Tom Fowler instead of Bruce. <br>

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