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Old 09.07.2009, 12:05 AM   #61
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Old 09.07.2009, 12:21 AM   #62
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Macca is a hell of a bassist. Can't believe he hasn't been mentioned yet.

Also, John Wetton, Ron Carter, and Stanley Clarke (granted I'm not crazy about Return to Forever, he's really fucking awesome.)

I agree with a lot of choices in this thread, so I'm not going to repeat anything.
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Old 09.07.2009, 02:49 AM   #63
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Old 09.07.2009, 03:14 AM   #64
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Old 09.07.2009, 03:34 AM   #65
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Old 09.07.2009, 04:03 AM   #66
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Mike Watt's playing embodies both the qualities of the bass as melody anchor and as an involved instrument in its own right. He makes the whole song sound good which should be the point of the instrument.
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Old 09.07.2009, 05:43 AM   #67
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Old 09.07.2009, 06:02 AM   #68
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Four pages of conversation about bass and no-one's pointed out that it's not even a real instrument? Shame on you, SYG.
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Old 09.07.2009, 09:10 AM   #69
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Four pages of conversation about bass and no-one's pointed out that it's not even a real instrument? Shame on you, SYG.
Oh!!
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Old 09.07.2009, 09:41 AM   #70
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Old 09.07.2009, 10:07 AM   #71
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Trevor Dunn, from Mr. Bungle, Fantomas and some other groups. He's incredible.
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Old 09.07.2009, 04:20 PM   #72
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Macca is a hell of a bassist. Can't believe he hasn't been mentioned yet.

I did mention him
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Old 09.07.2009, 04:24 PM   #73
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roger waters could get pretty funky, i like his bass line in that echoes breakdown.

Yes, I enjoy playing the bass lines of Echoes a lot.
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Old 06.06.2011, 09:09 AM   #74
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Jenny Lee Lindberg (Warpaint).
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Old 06.06.2011, 09:36 AM   #75
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How is the bass "not a real instrument"? I purchased one several years ago and it lives at my rehearsal space...... Without question I can say that it exists.......
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Old 06.06.2011, 11:10 AM   #76
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anyone that plays slap bass is automatically a shitty bassist. I hate that shit. By far the most played out style. It had limited potential to begin with.
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Old 06.06.2011, 11:12 AM   #77
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Old 06.06.2011, 11:15 AM   #78
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Jenny Lee Lindberg (Warpaint).
I was thinking about this yesterday.
She sure can play and has a niiiiice style too.
And sound.
Yes.
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Old 06.06.2011, 11:21 AM   #79
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You're forgetting that she's insanely hot as well:

 


 


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Old 06.06.2011, 11:23 AM   #80
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not sure if I already responded to this but peter hook is my favorite bassist and main influence

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anyone that played bass for the magic band or the fall

predictable, I know.
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