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IronMurph
06-11-2005, 08:18 PM
Easy. What is your favorite bassline?

Mine would have to be Roundabout by Yes

JMack
06-11-2005, 08:21 PM
lemon song by led zep.

grungerawker
06-11-2005, 08:22 PM
Can't Touch This- M.C. Hammer Which Is Actually Superfreak- Rick James. But M.C. Hammer is more hysterical.

Unourrit01
06-11-2005, 08:27 PM
pinball wizard-the who

them_sell
06-11-2005, 08:29 PM
500 channels-choking victim

UtBDan
06-11-2005, 08:29 PM
^ your favorite bassline is all roots & octaves?

Roundabout by YES
Around the World by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Master of puppets (Metallica cover) by Primus
How many more times by Led Zeppelin
Low Rider by War

riffer_raffer
06-11-2005, 08:36 PM
Unsound - The Headstones
Jerry was a Racecar Driver - Primus
Money - Pink Floyd
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin
Soul To Squeeze - Red Hot Chili Peppers

311fan
06-11-2005, 08:40 PM
Tommy the cat-primus
Get Ready-Sublime
I'll be here awhile-311
Ramble on-Led Zeppelin
Come on Come over- Jaco Pastorius(the greatest bass ever)

sheehan17
06-11-2005, 08:54 PM
scarified by racer x comes to mind first.

onenakfaplease
06-12-2005, 07:56 AM
its a simple bassline but probably
"born under a bad sign" the hendrix version

Flowerpot
06-12-2005, 01:11 PM
Aeroplane by RHCP. Or any of their more funky songs really.
Soul to Squeeze is fun to play....just a really nice-sounding bassline.

herrly
06-12-2005, 04:38 PM
Fire by Jimi Hendrix, awesome


and UtBDan who cares if he likes a simple song, it may be simple but its his favorite just as fire is very simple, it's still my favorite.

TestForEcho
06-12-2005, 04:51 PM
A lot Rush songs. Geddy Lee is my hero. YYZ, Limelight, Red Barchetta, 2112, Twilight Zone, Freewill, Natural Science, Leave That Thing Alone, etc.

Other favorites include:

I Want You (She's So Heavy) by The Beatles
A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater
Earthjam by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

UtBDan
06-12-2005, 04:52 PM
Originally posted by herrly
Fire by Jimi Hendrix, awesome


and UtBDan who cares if he likes a simple song, it may be simple but its his favorite just as fire is very simple, it's still my favorite.

yes, but Fire's an actual riff. Pinball wizard is just following chords and going root-root-octave, root-root-octave.

83lespaulstudio
06-12-2005, 05:42 PM
We're An American Band by Grand Funk Railroad.
any Rush is good, and RHCP, or Nirvana.
i also like Save My Life by Head East. (one hit wonder)

:cheers:

ratbollocks
06-13-2005, 03:15 PM
NIB
PARANOID
WAR PIGS

All by black sabbath

the-indie-kid
06-13-2005, 03:30 PM
ok rock songs id go for (for playing not listening to) ....
around the world by the chilis- spent ages trying to perfect the intro, then found out the middle was even harder (IMO)
muse - hysteria
rappers delight by the sugarhill gang (not rock but its a fun bassline to play, its hard rapping over the top)
killing in the name of - ratm
money - pink floyd
my generation - the who

i also love playing jazz and funk bass with my band. played a great piece called blowtorch which is basically a typical funk song, but is great fun

zeldar
06-13-2005, 10:45 PM
some cool sounding basslines,not very hard, except the last
Come Together-The beatles
Bombtrack(intro)-RATM
Hysteria-Muse

BassJazzMastah
06-14-2005, 12:42 AM
Hysteria by Muse
Classical Gas by Double Trouble.
Always with me Always with you by Joe Satriani
World So Cold by Mudvayne.
Power by Marcus Miller
Me and My Bass Guitar by Victor Wooten
Porcelain by RHCP

porcelain was the first song i learned all the way through on bass. actually.

ibanez901
06-14-2005, 12:50 AM
hysteria muse
time is running out muse
evil interpol(it may just be root notes but it sounds good)
longview
dance, dance by fall out boy
cant think of anymore off the top of my head

pink chili
06-14-2005, 02:22 AM
Can't Stop-RHCP
Money-Pink Floyd
Bombtrack-RATM
Come As You Are Intro-Nirvana
Seven Nation Army-White Stripes
Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine-The Killers
and a whole bunch more i just don't feel like writing them

boba899
06-14-2005, 02:17 PM
Um.. Coheed & Cambira In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3, cos its just fun.. Or Avengened Sevenfolds Unholy Confessions.

Fender_P-Bass
06-14-2005, 03:26 PM
new born - muse
no-one knows -Q.o.t.S.A.
carousel - blink 182 (yeah i know)
sic transit gloria - brand new
smile like you mean it - killers

userBASS1010
06-14-2005, 03:33 PM
Longveiw

onimacaroni
06-14-2005, 03:48 PM
Originally posted by userBASS1010
Longveiw
:cheers:
Any RHCP

vanuck
06-14-2005, 04:10 PM
Originally posted by Fender_P-Bass
new born - muse


good call on New Born.

Some of mine are:
RHCP - Around The World
RHCP - Soul To Squeeze
Pink Floyd - One Of These Days
Big Sugar - I want you now
Cake - Never There
Fugazi - Long beach Dub All Stars
U2 - Where The Streets Have no Name (simple but powerful)

crazypeanutman
06-14-2005, 04:10 PM
weekapaug groove by phish, but only the live in vegas version. the other versions are only proof that you cant play the bass after a bottle of jack.

i like thrill is gone by b.b. king too

deadhead313313
06-14-2005, 04:16 PM
Originally posted by UtBDan
Pinball wizard is just following chords and going root-root-octave, root-root-octave.

well, who gives a fuck? If he likes it, then all the power to him. It shouldn't matter how its played. If he likes how it sounds, thats what counts.

My favourites would be:
Roundabout-Yes
Truckin'-Grateful Dead
Concrete Jungle-Bob Marley

strider_hein
06-14-2005, 08:33 PM
roundabout-yes
around the world-rhcp
romantic rights-death from above 1979
another one bites the dust-queen
the seduction-he is legend

nuw buddy
06-14-2005, 10:42 PM
if im using a pick it would be alkaline trio-goodbye forever
but if im playing with my fingers it would probably be hot water music- freightliner and manual or rhcp- californication and soul to sqeeze and maybe the instrumental #1 from the californication single

basslover
06-15-2005, 03:30 PM
hey joe - jimi hendrix

justin-bass-god
06-15-2005, 07:51 PM
crazy train-ozzy, seek and destroy-metallica, for whom the bell tolls-metallica COWBOYS FROM HELL-pantera, money-pink floyd, city beneath the surface-savatage, anestesia-metallica

Bassman86
06-15-2005, 08:15 PM
At the moment, probably Slackjaw Jezebel by Gov't Mule.

Wankmasterwak
06-15-2005, 10:09 PM
Around The World-RHCP
Roundabout-Yes
Money-Pink Floyd
Another One Bites The Dust-Queen
Me and My Bass Guitar-Victor Wooten

sternobum
06-15-2005, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by UtBDan
^ your favorite bassline is all roots & octaves?

Roundabout by YES
Around the World by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Master of puppets (Metallica cover) by Primus
How many more times by Led Zeppelin
Low Rider by War

Dan, What the hell do you have against bass players who play just the root notes of chords. There are tons of great songs which only have bass parts that follow the chords and play the roots.( i.e.-Almost all of AC/DC and by judging from popularity, I'd say people enjoy their music.)Why bag on anyone's certain style of bass playing if it gets the job done? Or why bag on someone if they enjoy listening to those particular bass lines? To each his own man. Should we all check with you Mr. Wizard before we submit an opinion of our own? Wouldn't it be an awful boring world if everyone played like Flea? Variety is the spice of life.

Now, one of my favorite bass lines- All American Alien Boy by Ian Hunter. Guess the bass player.

UtBDan
06-15-2005, 10:44 PM
^ I have nothing against playing the root when it enhances the song, I just don't see how it can be a great bassline. It can make hte song great, but that doesn't make the bassline itself great.

Like AC/DC as you said. A lot of the songs are great. Are any of the basslines even good? I can think of one, and it's hard to notice if you're not a bassist (For those about to rock). They enhance the music as the bass should, but as standalone "favorite basslines", most suck.


And no it woulddn't be entertaining if everything was Flea. Wouldn't it be entertaining if everyone listened instead of acting like you though?

sternobum
06-15-2005, 10:51 PM
^^^
I do listen. Maybe that's my problem. I listen to you trying to make everyone think your some kind of musical genius when most of the time your just quoting something you've read out of your Mel Bay bass lesson book. Everyone has their OWN opinion. That's just something you have to accept. God forbid someone to disagree the the almighty UTBDan. ****. When you've lived and played the club gigs and actually have some whiskers, maybe then you can come back and talk the talk.

fleabass
06-16-2005, 04:05 AM
Naked in the rain by RHCP

UtBDan
06-16-2005, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by sternobum
^^^
I do listen. Maybe that's my problem. I listen to you trying to make everyone think your some kind of musical genius when most of the time your just quoting something you've read out of your Mel Bay bass lesson book. Everyone has their OWN opinion. That's just something you have to accept. God forbid someone to disagree the the almighty UTBDan. ****. When you've lived and played the club gigs and actually have some whiskers, maybe then you can come back and talk the talk.

I have accepted it. I'm simply questioning the logic behind it.



And I've never said I'm almighty. Only you. You really need to take that stick out of your ass.


And I start the gigs the 25th. I'll be playing atleast once a month at a gig the whole summer, and after that probably more often.

fendermalmsteen
06-16-2005, 01:10 PM
"Internal Primates Forever"
"Prod"
"Dig"
"Pharmacopia"
"Not Falling"
"Death Blooms"

All of those by Mudvayne.

sternobum
06-16-2005, 06:40 PM
There doesn't have to be any logic behind it. This was a thread where people could list there 'favorite' bass lines. It says nothing about 'great' or 'awesome' or anything. Just 'favorite'. If my favorite bass line was thumping on an open E string, then it doesn't matter how right or wrong it is, it would be my favorite. That would be my opinion. Just because the almight UTBDan doesn't agree shouldn't mean ****. And by having that signature you have it's just like your the one telling people your almighty. Like I said before, walk the walk before you talk the talk. You need to pay your due's. Later Mr. Wizard.

Incubus_SCIENCE
06-16-2005, 06:50 PM
Mike Manring- No Wontons For Elvis, anything Primus or RHCP... especially Around The World(RHCP) and DMV (Primus)

UtBDan
06-16-2005, 06:51 PM
Originally posted by sternobum
There doesn't have to be any logic behind it. This was a thread where people could list there 'favorite' bass lines. It says nothing about 'great' or 'awesome' or anything. Just 'favorite'. If my favorite bass line was thumping on an open E string, then it doesn't matter how right or wrong it is, it would be my favorite. That would be my opinion. Just because the almight UTBDan doesn't agree shouldn't mean ****. And by having that signature you have it's just like your the one telling people your almighty. Like I said before, walk the walk before you talk the talk. You need to pay your due's. Later Mr. Wizard.



If people respected you enough to say it, you'd put it in your sig. That's not saying I'm almighty. Please, take the stick out of your ass, as you once said to me.




But you can keep ignoring everything for the sake of picking a fight. And if you're going to keep calling me by my username instead of just "Dan", please lowercase the t.

xXBlack_PickXx
07-13-2005, 11:47 PM
tool- shiscm

pennywise- bro hymn tribute

metallica- anathesia

TomD03
07-14-2005, 12:03 AM
i really love the flowingness of Distant Early Warning by Rush, very greatly written

SocKo?
07-14-2005, 12:47 AM
californication, scar tissue - rhcp
mainly because i love playing the live intros (to caifornication mostlY)

jackbutt
07-14-2005, 02:24 AM
The Jesus Lizard - Trephination

onimacaroni
07-14-2005, 11:18 AM
Money by Pink Floyd

F@ Man
07-14-2005, 11:21 AM
Classical Thump - Victor Wooten
Me & my Bass Guitar - Victor Wooten
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili's Cover
Les Claaypool And The Holy Mack - The Awakening

ludachris0606
07-14-2005, 11:56 AM
metallica- my friend of misery

boba899
07-14-2005, 01:25 PM
Maxwell Murder




Hehehe :D

Nah i really like Neverender by Coheed & Cambria now

Kobrakai
07-14-2005, 01:38 PM
call me silly but i really like playing the theme from Rawhide by the Blues Brothers. it's great fun to play.

SocKo?
07-14-2005, 03:27 PM
oh yeh the hell song is actualy pretty fun to play to (for me).

the glue man
07-14-2005, 03:52 PM
My Name Is Mud - Primus

mangablade
07-14-2005, 03:52 PM
pink panther theme is hardcore :)


nah my fav's are hysteria, NIB intro, Anesthesia, and a lot of riffs i come up with.

Duffer
07-14-2005, 04:03 PM
most tings by chilis are sav.

locomotive by guns n' roses. easy but groovy

Anthony_27
07-14-2005, 11:07 PM
Learning to live - Dream theater

vinniegbass
07-15-2005, 02:40 AM
teen town -weather report.

Charlatan_001
07-15-2005, 02:45 AM
"The Distance" by Cake
"Blood on Our Hands" and "Romantic Rights" by DFA1979
cuz they're groovy

groll01
07-17-2005, 08:16 AM
the real me - the who
or pretty much any thing else by john

Phantasma
07-17-2005, 09:57 AM
Andrew w.k, party hard(dont diss!!)
and
gorrilaz, feel good inc

fake_sk8r182
07-17-2005, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by JMack
lemon song by led zep.

:cheers:

Also NOFX's cover of Tenderloin has a nice bassline, and The Chicken (the slower version) by Jaco...

EDIT: I love the basslines for Heart Attack by Sum 41 and A Decade Under The Influenceby Taking Back Sunday

Aneurysm1812
07-17-2005, 12:01 PM
Suck My Kiss by RHCP, Schism by Tool,

MATTTHEMOP
07-17-2005, 01:06 PM
oh man...this sort of thing i really cant choose. id take like a hundred years deciding.

manifest destiny by jamiroquai has a pretty sweet bassline.

PianoBlackSP
07-17-2005, 01:52 PM
Originally posted by UtBDan
yes, but Fire's an actual riff. Pinball wizard is just following chords and going root-root-octave, root-root-octave.

Maybe the chorus but the verse? I dont think its just following the root. Well whatever it is I still see what that guy was saying, it is a pretty good soundin bass riff.

MATTTHEMOP
07-18-2005, 01:08 PM
ive seen some tabs of pinball wizard bassline and it seems like a pretty complex riff. i hardly saw any octaves. and besides, if it works, use it.

J_Dizzle
07-19-2005, 03:13 PM
Longview by Green Day.

jimmeh
07-19-2005, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by herrly
and UtBDan who cares if he likes a simple song, it may be simple but its his favorite just as fire is very simple, it's still my favorite.
Damn straight :cheers:

Although I'd never say it's my favourite, My Sharona by The Knack's an awesome bassline, and that's pretty much the same. And it's not even a great song on top of that, but hey, I like it and I love the bassline.

Though I dunno what my favourites are...probably Hysteria, or Muscle Museum by Muse, or maybe something by the Beatles, like All My Loving, All You Need Is Love or Lady Madonna, all fairly simple songs actually.

Voodoo8868
07-19-2005, 08:38 PM
Shake hands with Beef-Primus

Limey
07-20-2005, 06:38 AM
hysteria and other muse songs
girls & boys by blur
money
side by travis, it's quite a slow simple tune but it's pleasing going right up and down the fretboard

LP RockerBabe
07-28-2005, 10:34 AM
muse hysteria i love that base line its great
gorillaz feel good inc thats class so simple to play though.

onimacaroni
07-28-2005, 10:41 AM
Jerry was a racecar driver- Primus.

Scourge441
07-28-2005, 11:45 AM
"Forty Six & 2" by Tool
"Eulogy" by Tool
"Pu****" by Tool
"Easily" by RHCP
"Californication by RHCP
"Emit Remmus" by RHCP
"Shadow On The Sun" by Audioslave
"Yesterday To Tomorrow" by Audioslave
"Orange Crush" by REM
"Bad Day" by REM
"Lightnin Hopkins" by REM
"Oddfellows Local 151" by REM
"Lounge Act" by Nirvana
"Rise Inside" by Killswitch Engage
"Self Revolution" by Killswitch Engage
"My Name Is Mud" by Primus
"Eleven" by Primus
"Nature Boy" by Primus
"DMV" by Primus
"Jerry Was A Racecar Driver" by Primus
"Fairies Wear Boots" by Black Sabbath
"Children Of The Grave" by Black Sabbath
"Planet Caravan" by Black Sabbath
"No More Tears" by Ozzy
"Believer" by Ozzy
"Perry Mason" by Ozzy
"Mr. Crowley" by Ozzy

Yeah... I like a lot of basslines. :D

BassBeats098
07-28-2005, 01:31 PM
Probably All my best friends are metalheads by less than jake...dem some good basslines

fourstringpunk
07-29-2005, 09:03 AM
Rufio - Still
RHCP - Get Up and Jump
Dream Theater - YTSE Jam
Jaco Pastorius - Teen Town
RHCP - Higher Ground
Machine Head - Days Turn Blue to Grey
Jaco Pastorius - Portriat of Tracy

MC-Minor
07-29-2005, 12:35 PM
Robert Randolph & the Family Band - Squeeze, The March
Medeski, Martin and Wood - Moti Mo, Curtis
Jaco Pastorius - The Chicken
Weather Report - Black Market
Pat Metheny - Phase Dance
String Cheese Incident - Freedom Jazz Dance, Under African Skies
Stanley Clarke - Silly Putty
Miles Davis - Right Off, Star People
Taj Mahal - Blackjack Davey

Anyway...

Bassplayer17
07-29-2005, 11:20 PM
Californication, Nobody Weird Like Me, Stone Cold Bush, Sir Psycho Sexy-RHCP
My Name Is Mud, Tommy The Cat, MoP-Primus
Me And My Bass Guitar, Classical Thump, Amazing Grace-Victor Wooten

Those are my top ten, not in order but yeah.

Katunich_01
08-19-2005, 10:37 PM
aeroplane by red hot chili pepperss!!!!!!

holybassbatman!
08-19-2005, 11:27 PM
longview

Naktul
08-20-2005, 01:04 PM
NIB - Black Sabbath
Orion - Metallica
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Money - Pink Floyd
Wake Up Dead - Megadeth (not one of the great basslines ever but i love it :D !)
High Speed Dirt - Megadeth
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
Anaesthesia (Pullin' Teeth) - Metallica

And a huge amount more which i don't have the time to mention.

ToolBass_dude
08-20-2005, 01:14 PM
Billie Jean by Michael Jackson- can't remember the bassist's name >.<

Alex:)

anti-christ/dc
08-20-2005, 01:15 PM
squealer by ac/dc

erhitfm
02-16-2010, 06:02 PM
sweet child o mine- guns n roses

Rancid Ivy
02-16-2010, 06:10 PM
Time Bomb by Rancid is amazingly awesome to play :D

Glennr0ocks
02-16-2010, 06:27 PM
21 century - rhcp :) That pretty awesome

zeroncali
02-16-2010, 06:28 PM
I don't have an all time favorite bassline. But my favorite bassline to play that I can play is Beer by Reel Big Fish.