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 8667 times)

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #100 on: April 24, 2009, 10:23:40 pm »
Phil Lesh, who plays bass like a guitar that happens to be in a lower register.  He's good at noise, space, and silence and was pivotal to all the Dead's best improvisations.

Vic Wooten, who's  a remarkable virtuoso.

In jazz, Charlie Haden and Dan Berglund (EST) come to mind.

I like bassists...

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #101 on: April 25, 2009, 05:18:02 am »
I believe you are a deadhead, Peter.

Can you work out the connection between Mark King (as per clip above) and the Grateful Dead?

(it's a tough one...will provide clue if needed)

Really Ancien

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #102 on: April 26, 2009, 03:52:25 pm »
Phil Lesh, who plays bass like a guitar that happens to be in a lower register. 

Here's a song where Glen Campbell plays a bass which is a guitar which is in a lower register.
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/4qoymGCDYzU&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/4qoymGCDYzU&rel=1</a>

Damon.

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #103 on: April 26, 2009, 09:25:36 pm »
I believe you are a deadhead, Peter.

Can you work out the connection between Mark King (as per clip above) and the Grateful Dead?

Guilty as charged, yeronner.

As to the connection, dunno.  Alembic?

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #104 on: April 26, 2009, 10:05:22 pm »
Got it in one!

Woofage

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Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #105 on: May 18, 2009, 10:41:13 pm »
And there was me thinking Mark King had produced 8 minutes of continuous feedback ;D.
Pen Pusher

Re: Best Bassist of all time
« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2009, 11:11:51 pm »
peter hook for me, or possibly simon gallup (the cure).
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