Poll

Who is your Bottom Stave hero?

John Entwhistle
6 (11.3%)
Victor Wootten
0 (0%)
Paul Mccartney
1 (1.9%)
Tony Levin
0 (0%)
Roger Waters
0 (0%)
Flea
1 (1.9%)
Mark King
3 (5.7%)
Jack Bruce
2 (3.8%)
Someone else (specify)
40 (75.5%)

Total Members Voted: 47

Author Topic: Best Bassist of all time  (Read 8761 times)

Best Bassist of all time
« on: April 16, 2009, 08:38:18 pm »
Your hero of the bottom line...

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009, 08:40:00 pm »
Tina Weymouth. 

No2: Kim Deal

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009, 08:41:19 pm »
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009, 08:43:06 pm »
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009, 08:44:29 pm »
I take it Mark "Thumbs" King is in there as a joke?

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 08:46:13 pm »
I take it Mark "Thumbs" King is in there as a joke?

:)

I knew I hadn't added enough options...  ::-)

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 08:48:08 pm »
+1 Tina Weymouth
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2009, 08:49:05 pm »
Anyway - he's not that bad....

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2009, 08:49:21 pm »
I nearly agree with MV (no change there then  ;D).
If it wasn't for Peter Hook................


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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2009, 08:50:09 pm »
I don't do "Best", but would offer Tony Visconti
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2009, 08:52:21 pm »
someone else - Felix Pappalardi

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2009, 08:55:15 pm »
Yeah, where's Peter Hook?  The bassist nonpareil when it comes to playing the thing round his ankles.

There's Manny as well.  

It's such a dull job, isn't it?  even people who'd stay for a drum solo would probably walk out at the first hint of a bass solo.  The best ones are, like referees, the ones you don't notice.

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2009, 08:56:00 pm »
Phil Lynott surely?

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and maybe even Steven Severin

There's also the one out of the Bangles, but not for musical reasons.
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2009, 08:58:38 pm »
Another choice would be Andy Fraser - love the solo on Mr Big

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2009, 08:59:09 pm »
Bernie Edwards has to be in there.

Noel Redding?  


border-rider

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2009, 08:59:59 pm »
Peter Hook................



Good point, good point.

mr endon

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2009, 09:01:44 pm »
Bootsy.

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2009, 09:04:33 pm »
There ain't no 'best'...

...but if you look past the proggyness, Chris Squire's pretty good.

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2009, 09:06:53 pm »
Jaco Pastorius takes some beating. Oh and Les Claypool of Primus.

My personal favourite though would be Geddy Lee.
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Air Dancer

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2009, 09:15:57 pm »
There ain't no 'best'...

...but if you look past the proggyness, Chris Squire's pretty good.

Indeedy

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2009, 09:17:39 pm »
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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2009, 09:24:15 pm »
Noel Redding?  

IMHO he was average at best, he just looked the part and did enough with a fantastic guitarist and drummer. His heart wasn't really in the music either.

I like Tina Weymouth's stripped-down style and Bootsy Collins is awesome. But how come no-one has mentioned Nile Rodgers?

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2009, 09:25:28 pm »

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2009, 09:26:08 pm »
Bootsy.

Totally.  All others are as nothing in comparison to the Bootzilla.

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2009, 09:26:34 pm »

I like Tina Weymouth's stripped-down style and Bootsy Collins is awesome. But how come no-one has mentioned Nile Rodgers?


Damn, he's right as well.  This is tricky...