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Old 09-22-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
post punk<3
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what music influences you to play bass

what im asking is what type of music influenced you to play bass like you're style sorry if im confusing you guys just didnt know how to put it in words.
I like punk and post-punk

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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in flames acoustic sections, marco hietala, chris wolstenholme, tm stevens, tim commerford, tomas haake, ryan martinie and seventh wonder as a whole.
EDIT: nothing better to do so i'll expand somewhat

in flames: more melodic parts such as the interludes within 'jester script transfigured'
marco hietala: more with fills etc AND THAT TONE.
chris wolstenholme: more of a front line bass, riffs and being the driving force behind many songs
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Tim commerford: simple is more. just straight groove.
thomas haake: syncopation and gave me more of an insight into drums
ryan martinie: just opened my eyes to more of what the bass can do in a metal context and learning some of his stuff improved my playing and theory to no end
seventh wonder-andreas blomqvist: well shit.. sheer melodic lines see: long way home and the great escape.

i may add more if i feel inclined

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Japanese pop music mostly.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #5
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metallica,the strokes,sex poistols.post-punk
I like punk and post-punk
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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RnB at first, then psych and funk etc.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #7
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #8
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Sex Pistols, Clash and Stranglers. Straight ahead, no ****in about.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:06 AM   #9
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I was starting to feel board with the bass, and i started listening to Iron Maiden and Steve Harris gave me a burst of life that I had not felt in a year or so. Also even though he is not a bassist I have had a even larger shot of life and inspiration for writing and learning from some of the interviews I have read of Randy Rhoads and books about him.
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:41 AM   #10
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Nothing really. I hadn't started really listening to music until after I had picked up bass. My dad has played bass since he was a teenager and he's the real reason I picked it up.

My current style though was mostly influenced by bands like Hole, Big Black, Ministry, and other noise rock type bands
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Old 09-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #11
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Symphonic Metal, Power Metal, Jazz, and Fusion got me started playing bass.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:26 PM   #12
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #13
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Almost everything, ranging from technical death metal to funky slap bass
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Old 09-27-2012, 09:30 AM   #14
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1970s "new wave", Motown and Stax.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #15
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:24 PM   #16
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I can actually sum up the vast majority of my inspiration and influence with one man.

'nuff said.
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #17
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Other music fails to inspire me these days, sadly. I'm more inspired by playing my band's music, whether it be at rehearsals or whilst I'm practising.

I've become a tone wh0re so as soon as I find a nice solo tone from my amps then I'm ready to rock. Flatwound strings has played a big part in this.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:08 AM   #18
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Most britpop makes me want to pick up my bass and start playing.
Tony Kanal & Adrian Young (No Doubt's rythm section) both influence me very much in my playing in my band.

But my biggest inspiration as of late is Armin Metz, you should all realy check him out. He plays incredible music both in a solo-project as in the Nadishana Trio
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:19 AM   #19
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the bass and rock music influenced me and Robert Johnson is my inspiration.Every artist has unknowingly been influenced by him.
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Old 09-29-2012, 04:28 PM   #20
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Justin Chancellor and Cliff burton, And alot of progressive metal.
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