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What are your favorite basslines/riffs?

Mine are:

The main riff in Black Dog by Led Zeppelin
The intro to Heart of gold by Neil Young
Come Together by The Beatles
ozzy osbourne - believer
srv - couldn't stand the weather
nirvana - love buzz
onmyouza - nue (in second half of the song)

can't think of any other from top of my head
Paul Young - Everytime You Go Away (Pino Palladino)
Paul Young - Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home[Pino Palladino])
Got To Groove - Tower of Power (Francis 'Rocco' Prestia)
Current Gear:

Warwick Thumb BO 4
Musicman "StatusRay" Stingray 4 - Carbon Fibre Neck
Musicman Stingray 5 HH
Sadowsky MV4 Jazz

Markbass LittleMark II
AccuGroove Tri12l
Sansamp VT Bass
Line6 BassPodXT Live

Badge by Cream
Most of the basslines on the self titled Dead Meadow album.
The Drapery Falls by Opeth (not much of a fan of this band but this is awesome)
Snow hey oh by RHCP. Simple but good.
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the bridge slap part in jerry was a race car driver by primus
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Limelight - Rush
heck, a whole bunch of Rush songs.
Salute your solution - the raconteurs has a pretty cool bass part, too
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Nirvana - Sliver
Obscura - The Anticosmic Overload
Dream Theater - Panic Attack
Death - Spirit Crusher

Really just picked the most generic of my favorites, didn't want to get into deep detail.
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The Beatles - "With A Little Help From My Friends"
Death From Above 1979 - "Losing Friends"
Green Day - "Long View"
Detroit Rock City KISS
Long View- Green day (have recently become my "GC" lick)
Come Togheter Beatles
Obscura - Incarnated
The bridge part to Septuagint by Obscura
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Omnipresent Perception by Beyond Creation.

I've really taken a liking to fretless bass in metal
My Gear:
Fender Squier VM Jazz Bass
Ibanez RGD7421
Jackson DXMG
Line 6 Pod X3
Porcupine Tree - Halo
Porcupine Tree - Hatesong
Motorpsycho - Sinful, Wind-Borne
Tool - The Pot (the intro specifically)
Yes - Roundabout
Yes - Siberian Khatru
MuteMath - Armistice
Jamiroquai - Runaway
Japan - In Vogue

To name a few.
Blur - Girls and Boys
Nine Inch Nails - March Of The Pigs ,Head Like Hole
Primus - Nature Boy
Garbage - Only Happy When It Rains
Wiz Khalifa - On My Level
Twin Shadow - When We're Dancing and Shooting Holes
Dead Weather - Hustle and Cuss
Beck - Go It Alone (Jack White)
Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl
Hot Rats - The Lovecats (Cure Cover)

Those are a few. Theres also older rock: Zeppelin, CCR, Beatles, Stones, etc but most people love those.
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radiohead - a punch up at a wedding
zeppelin - lemon song

Bass Gear
Fender Deluxe Jazz Bass (Active Electronics) (MIM)
Ampeg SVT-7Pro Head
Ampeg SVT-610 Cab
So many I could list.

The National Anthem - Radiohead
Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
Head Like A Hole - Nine Inch Nails
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Only In Dreams - Weezer
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
My Friend of Misery - Metallica
Five Magics - Megadeth
Murders in the Rue Morgue - Iron Maiden
Stranglehold - Ted Nugent
Lock, Step & Gone - Rancid
Fine. I'll add stuff too.

Southbound Pachyderm - Primus
Seemann - Rammstein
Money - Pink Floyd
Know Your Enemy - Rage Against The Machine
Roundabout - Yes
Peg - Steely Dan
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You have now made it up the list on my favourite bass children.

I also love "(I don't want to go to)Chelsea" and several other dozen bass lines by Bruce Thomas.

The solo in "I'll take you there" by the Staple Singers is still one of my fav bass solos.
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Non Evil E-Twin of stealstrings

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This Night Has Opened My Eyes - The Smiths
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me - The Smiths
Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division
Song Seven - Interpol
The New - Interpol
Out of Range - RHCP
Desecration Smile - RHCP
I Could Die For You - RHCP

i could go on for the next hour or so going through my music library but ill just leave it as is
iron maiden: the trooper, children of the damned, hallowed be thy name
immortal:mount north, and all shall fall [both sound great with a bit of distorted growl]
afi: affliction, and miss murder.......and darling i want to destroy you
metallica: orion, and the thing that should not be.
black dahlia murder: necropolis
cradle of filth: the death of love [the onlt song i like by them]
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Right now:

Rampage - Marcus Miller
Hot Water - Mark King
Disco Inferno
I don't know realy, maybe another on bites the dust from Queen.
Money by Pink Floyd.
Kalmagedon by Lordi.
2112 by Rush.
Scalding hail by Cannibal Corpse.
Panic attack by Dream Theater.
ANYTHING by Skyfire.
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When it comes to riffage: Highway Star by Deep Purple

Favorite bassline: The breakdown in 21st Century Schizoid Man by King Crimson.

Fender American Hand Stained stratocaster
Fender 72' Telecaster Deluxe FSR

Squier Vista Venus

Boss TU-3
Boss OD-3
Pro co Rat 2
EHX Big Muff Nano
EHX Small clone
Boss DD7
Hardwire Supernatural

Vox AC30cc1
Blackheart Little Giant stack
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You have now made it up the list on my favourite bass children.

I also love "(I don't want to go to)Chelsea" and several other dozen bass lines by Bruce Thomas.

The solo in "I'll take you there" by the Staple Singers is still one of my fav bass solos.

The Attractions couldn't write a song without a delicious bassline. Everything that came from his bass just OOZED groove.

Vitamin C by Can has a tremendous bass line. As do many Can songs actually.
Led Zep - Ramble On
Iron Maiden - Phantom of the Opera, The Clairvoyant, Wrathchild
The Killers - Joyride
Dio - Hunter of the Heart (intro is godlike)
Smoke 'em 'til ya die.
Ivan Munguia from Braindrill has some of the best song openers ever.
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