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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:01 pm 
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For me it will always be Jon Entwhistle


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:48 pm 
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John Entwistle was good too.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:53 pm 
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But which was better?

There's lots of good ones out there. I like Myung a lot...I don't think I could choose one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 5:05 pm 
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I know what you mean about Entwistle solid bass playing to anchor the songs just right. Jack Bruce is also a good rock bassplayer in that repect and could play some great jazz if you check out his early album "things we like" As far as all time great rock bassists Tony Levin is up there.
favorite bassists to listen to? probably; Jaco Pastorious, Miroslav Vitous, Alphonso Johnson, Dave Holland, Eddie Gomez, Stanley Clarke, Dave Carpenter. John Pattitucci, Slam Stewart, Larry Taylor, Richard Bona, Mingus, Scott laFaro, Ron Carter etc.... that's a whole other bag then Entwistle!
Edgar Meyer is also a great bassist and composer. he does sick shit like holds the bow with the forefinger of his left hand leaving the other fingers to fret notes on the neck. That takes some serious strength or he may just be crazy!!

also Check out this bad mamma jamma!

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xbim4c ... OTbaKya7k8

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:23 pm 
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Should probably say McCartney, but my vote is for John Wetton.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:23 pm 
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Entwhistle is right up there for me.....I am also a huge fan of

Chris Squire
Paul McCartney
Phil Lesh
and someone you've likely not ever heard of but he'll knock your freakin' socks off...Charlie Wooton

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:30 pm 
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Julie Slick (shown here with another decent bassist, Tony Levin)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:39 pm 
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some of my friends think I'm a pretty good bass player,,,,



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:35 am 
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Les Claypool!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:02 am 
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how about Bootsy Collins,,,,


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:55 am 
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Surprised no one has mentioned Jack Casady from Jefferson Airplane.
I loved his bass work with the Airplane.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:30 am 
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I'd vote for Hellmut Hattler (Kraan, Tab Two, Siyou'n'hell, Hattler...)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:48 am 
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Rock Bassists: Geddy Lee, Sting, Mike Watt, Flea, Phil Lesh, Claypool, Chris Squire, Scott Thunes, Tony Levin, John Paul Jones, John Deacon, Pino Palladino

Jazz Bassists: Stanley Clarke, Jaco, Victor Wooten, Dave Holland

R&B Bassists: Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson, Bootsy, Larry Graham

Metal Bassists: Steve Harris, Cliff Burton, Geezer Butler, Alex Webster


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:52 am 
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Burke Shelley of Budgie, the unsung heroes of heavy metals early days... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 11:11 am 
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Entwistle was right up there. Watch the posthumous solo the Who is using in the song 5:15 on the current tour (at 6:15 of the video clip):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXmg6_slls0


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:18 pm 
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Rahdley wrote:
Entwistle was right up there. Watch the posthumous solo the Who is using in the song 5:15 on the current tour (at 6:15 of the video clip):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXmg6_slls0

At 6:15 in 5:15. Got it.


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jack bruce
john wetton
jack casady
paul mccartney
john entwistle

five great ones, in no particular order

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Lumpy Gravy wrote:
jack bruce
john wetton
jack casady
paul mccartney
john entwistle

five great ones, in no particular order



Welcom back Lumpy we have missed not having any Gravy on our biscuits... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:08 pm 
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charles mingus
jaco pastorius
tony levin
jonas hellborg
dave holland
jack bruce

best bass solo i ever heard live: stanley clarke

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Les Claypool!
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Not only does he have a big bottom; he makes some kickass wine too (Mrs. Flycoon and I shared a bottle a few days ago for our 20th anniversary)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:33 am 
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I'd echo the vote for Stanley Clarke.
Some years ago I saw the Rite of Strings tour as it came through London. I expected to be blown away by di Meola and I was interested in seeing Ponty for the first time.
Clarke stole the show. Brilliant showman. Genius musician.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:42 am 
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This is the type of poll you would find in Smash Hits magazine :roll:

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:56 am 
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Bryan Beller
dUg Pinnick
TM Stevens
Mingus
Norwood Fisher
Victor Wooten


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Arthur Barrow
Scott Thunes
Tom Fowler
Patrick O'Hearn
Erroneous (Alex Dmochowski)
Shuggie Otis
Max Bennett
Geddy Lee
John Myung
John Entwistle
Chris Squire
John Paul Jones
Jaco Pastorius
Stanley Clarke
Victor Wooten
Flea
Tony Levin
Les Claypool
Bootsy Collins
Dave Holland
Randy Jackson
Ralphe Armstrong

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