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I searched and couldn't find anything. So Pit, what is your favorite bass line?

I was seeing Anberlin, and the soundcheck guy played "I Will Possess Your Heart"'s bass line when he was checking it, and I thought "Wow, I really love that bass line here." So I tried to think of more that I love, and eventually inspired this thread. So what are yours?


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I Want You Back - Jackson 5
The Willing Well II: From Fear Through The Eyes of Madness - Coheed and Cambria
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder

By my three favourite bassists James Jamerson, Mic Todd and Nathan Watts respectively.

EDIT: Actually I Want You Back was Wilton Felder, but I still love James
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#14
Cannibal Corpse - Coffin Feeder
I dont like them, but "Let's Get Retarded" by the black Eyed peas has a sick bass line.
"The Bad Touch" by the bloodhound gang has a sick bassline.
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Can't really think of any others off the top of my head.
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#15
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the National Anthem by Radiohead.


I love that bassline, I have played through the whole song so many times on bass even though it's just 4 bars repeated throughout the whole song with no fills or changes. It's that amazing
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second line down

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#19
Something must be wrong with my speakers, I can't hear the basslines in any of these songs

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#20
The Pot - Tool

Roxanne - The Police

Money - Pink Floyd

Severed - Mudvayne

The Widow - Mars Volta

yeah obviously, like 9 out of 10 Tool songs have great basslines and so does Mudvayne but im not gonna name ALL of them.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3Pxh8FZr58 - Would? - Alice In Chains
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om_18WhUddY - Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine - The Killers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osJCO-QeYZU - Sweet Talk - The Killers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx-K3Il3s_o - Sparks - Coldplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IywjWWlxF8&feature=related - Everything's Not Lost - Coldplay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR_VeG1XW_4 - Summer Skin - Death Cab For Cutie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGJ2TUy3D9M - Said The King To The River - La Dispute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZetLFYwE8Rc - a Poem - La Dispute
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9hTWFEzx54 - Wake Up And Sleep - Deas Vail
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA2CpQWg2pA - This Is Your Life - Switchfoot
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#24
"between the sheets"
"don't say good night" -- this song is great for everything from love-makin' to getting your heart broken
obvious choice is so obvious i had to pick a different version to make it an interesting selection
"too high"
"on and on"
"send it on"
"happy song"
"who's loving you"
"darling dear"
"mayor of simpleton"
"funk the dumb stuff"
"the distance"
"get ready"

to get great basslines you basically just need a great song. no song can be great without a great bassline.
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#26
Hmmm someone should probably post a RHCP song before it gets offensive.
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Quote by primusfan
to get great basslines you basically just need a great song. no song can be great without a great bassline.


What about songs that don't have bass?
#29
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so does Mudvayne but im not gonna name ALL of them.


This, I'm not even a Mudvayne fan and their bass player is sick
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#30
Quote by rockfan7
Hmmm someone should probably post a RHCP song before it gets offensive.


Ok then a slightly less well known one but I love how melodic the bass is and the fills are amazing
Wet Sand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWNDW5KtiKk

Also no ones posted a McCartney bass line yet so
Dear Prudence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ppmdvXsMBE

And I think this one was played on a fretless
She Wants - Metronomy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntVV3dTo-qw&ob=av3e
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Walk in on your wife with another man.
Kill them both.
Go to prison in Louisiana.
Have conversation with the Devil.
Instant harmonica asskickery.
#31
Quote by rockfan7
What about songs that don't have bass?


most all songs ever have a bassline. i mean obviously i guess there are some without one. but technically the lowest voice will always be the bassline.

bach was like the bass master.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIkoRspRpXM
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Quote by primusfan
most all songs ever have a bassline. i mean obviously i guess there are some without one. but technically the lowest voice will always be the bassline.

bach was like the bass master.

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


Yeah but there are tons of great songs just on acoustics, I guess you could count the lower part, but still. Not to mention the impounding amount of ukulele songs being written now:p

But most songs have very mimicy basslines, but they're still great songs.

I love bass I'm just saying


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Ok then a slightly less well known one but I love how melodic the bass is and the fills are amazing
Wet Sand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWNDW5KtiKk


That was sexy.
Last edited by rockfan7 at Oct 1, 2011,
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Quote by Eweman
Ok then a slightly less well known one but I love how melodic the bass is and the fills are amazing
Wet Sand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWNDW5KtiKk

Also no ones posted a McCartney bass line yet so
Dear Prudence
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ppmdvXsMBE

And I think this one was played on a fretless
She Wants - Metronomy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntVV3dTo-qw&ob=av3e

I love you for saying wet sand, though my favourite has to be soul to squeeze
#37
The bass at the end of "Age of Aquarius."
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#39
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i play bass also btw :p i've just grew to love keyboards more than my 5 string :p


Haha I understand, synths are so controlled, I love them as well. I just had to say it. Also NIN is pretty boss, so all is forgiven.
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Quote by rockfan7
Yeah but there are tons of great songs just on acoustics, I guess you could count the lower part, but still. Not to mention the impounding amount of ukulele songs being written now:p

But most songs have very mimicy basslines, but they're still great songs.


what are some examples? it's not that i necessarily disagree. just curious.
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