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YOUR TEN FAVOURITE BASS GUITARISTS living or dead


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#21 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:20 PM

Bob Daisley (ozzy/randy years),Phil Lynott,Jim Lea,Neil Murray,John McCoy,Derek Smalls(Spinal Tap)lol Lemmy...............

Smalls was the master
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#22 Phil

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:05 PM

Smalls was the master


He was that good he should have been called Biggs
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#23 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:57 AM

Paul Mccartney to begin with. Listen to Paperback writer for a snippet of his ability. Doesn't get the credit for bass cos he can play the lot at an excellent level.

His bass on "Rain" is brilliant too.

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#24 Blackbeard

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 02:46 PM

I remember see Bad News at Donington 1986 (Colin Grigson,Bass) Rik Mayall, and at reading festival 87 with Brian May............

#25 my missus

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 07:56 PM



if there is a better bass player than roger waters i want to here him.

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Why all the fuss
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#26 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1kZ6M2aMvw

if there is a better bass player than roger waters i want to here him.

it isn't about who is the best
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#27 my missus

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:04 PM

ok roger is my favourite :D john entwistle a close second

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This tearjerking scene
Beamed into my home
That it moves me so much
Why all the fuss
It's only two humans being.


#28 Jangling_Jack

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:33 PM

Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
Riobert Trujillo
Youth
Paul Raven
Oliver Riedel
Tim Skold
Steve Harris
Joey Demaio
Paul Barker

#29 chuffer

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1kZ6M2aMvw

if there is a better bass player than roger waters i want to here him.


That song is an awesome start to a fabulous album......still possibly in my top five albums

#30 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 08:43 PM

Youth

Good call. He also produced Paul McCartney's best album in 20 years - The Fireman "Electric Arguments".
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#31 Bones

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 07:01 PM

Lemmy
Cliff Burton
Jah Wobble
Bruce Foxton
John Paul Jones
Steve Harris
Norman Watt Roy
Jimmy Bain
Gene Simmons
John Entwistle
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#32 Futtocks

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 08:44 AM

Norman Watt Roy


Oh, good choice!

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#33 Bones

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:12 AM

Oh, good choice!


Cheers!

Had the pleasure of a beer with him and Wilko a few years ago- a real gent and very entertaining. My brother, a bass player himself, thinks he's the dogs cahunas.
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#34 Willie the Pimp

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:23 AM

Had the pleasure of seeing The Magic Band at the Holmfirth Picturedrome Sunday evening and Rockette Morton (Mark Boston) was in fine form, always had great admiration for any musician who can master Beefhearts music.

#35 Ullman

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 06:46 PM

Had the pleasure of seeing The Magic Band at the Holmfirth Picturedrome Sunday evening and Rockette Morton (Mark Boston) was in fine form, always had great admiration for any musician who can master Beefhearts music.

Not everybody can hit that long looming note and let if float.

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#36 WearyRhino

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:42 PM

Cheers!

Had the pleasure of a beer with him and Wilko a few years ago- a real gent and very entertaining. My brother, a bass player himself, thinks he's the dogs cahunas.


As I have seen Wilko play more than any other act I guess that means I have seen NWR live more than any other bass player. Norman is captivating visually. I don't recall any other bass player with as much stage presence.

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#37 Johnoco

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 12:27 AM

Cliff Burton


I remember hearing 'pulling teeth' from 'Kill 'em all' and arguing 'as if that is a bass guitar...'

Did I ever tell you about the time I missed out on that photo with Cliff, not sure I ever mention it.

#38 Bones

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:26 AM

I remember hearing 'pulling teeth' from 'Kill 'em all' and arguing 'as if that is a bass guitar...'

Did I ever tell you about the time I missed out on that photo with Cliff, not sure I ever mention it.


Metallica lost "something" when Cliff died- a bit of weirdness that they never got back. A great band without a doubt, but never the same for me, either live or on record.

As a fairly infrequent visitor to this board, I've not heard that story.....do tell.......
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#39 Bones

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

As I have seen Wilko play more than any other act I guess that means I have seen NWR live more than any other bass player. Norman is captivating visually. I don't recall any other bass player with as much stage presence.


I'll be seeing them in York in a couple of weeks. Dead right about stage presence and he's competing with one of the most charismatic stage performers ever in Wilko!
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#40 WearyRhino

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 08:04 AM

I'll be seeing them in York in a couple of weeks. Dead right about stage presence and he's competing with one of the most charismatic stage performers ever in Wilko!


Might well be there myself.

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