#1
With a famous or professional musician to be able to have his (her?) skills, knowledge, techinical abilty, reputation, etc, who, what and why would you choose it?
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#2
Jaco Pastorius or Geddy Lee
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#4
Me'Shell Ndegeocello or Jaco Pastorius. I wouldn't want Jaco's life, but the skill and the natural genius of playing would be great. Me"Shell is just a personal idol.
#7
Skill and musical genius defaintely has to be Jaco. That guy was music.

John Myung is pretty great too...
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#9
A mix between John Pattitucci, Jaco, Cliff Burton, and John Myung
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#10
I wanna slap like Flea of RHCP...and maybe agressive plucking like Pheonix from LP.
#11
fleas thumb, wootens right hand, sheehans left hand, jaco's musical knowledge, and JPJ's groove
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#13
If i could pick anyone, Paco de Lucia.

if it has to be a bassist: I'd really want to be myself, because music is about self-expression, not expressing someone else, i am my own bassist and i like it like that.

The only reason i picked Paco, is because ive always wanted to do exactly what he does, have the respect he has, etc etc. It's like when you're growing up you have a list of jobs, one of them is an astronaut (being paco), sure its awesome, but it aint gonna happen, so im going to be myself (as a bassist).
#14
Tony Levin

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#16
Hmmm, I certainly wouldn't want Jaco's reputation, or skill, mainly because its certainly possible that those were the 2 things that led to his eventual death. I'd prefer to be famous through the music I wrote, and not actually me. Like Louis Johnson. Everyone knows his riffs, but not many people (apart from bassists) know who he is or appriciate his work. I think I'd like that.
#17
The knowledge of music in general and theory knowlege of Jaco Pastorious combined with the technique of Les Claypool. Les has awsome technique, but has no idea what he's playing. Jaco's technique is good as well, but his chops are a tad bit sloppy. However, Jaco knows his theory.


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if it has to be a bassist: I'd really want to be myself, because music is about self-expression, not expressing someone else, i am my own bassist and i like it like that.

The only reason i picked Paco, is because ive always wanted to do exactly what he does, have the respect he has, etc etc. It's like when you're growing up you have a list of jobs, one of them is an astronaut (being paco), sure its awesome, but it aint gonna happen, so im going to be myself (as a bassist).

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#22
I'd want Cliff's finger speed, Jaco's ability to play any and every harmonic known to man (and some that aren't), Wooten's groove, I'd want Stu Hamm's sense of melody and pretty much anybody else's timing ability (I still have a slight problem with that)
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#24
Stuart Zender for his mad funk skills. Just listen to the early Jamiroquai albums. mofo can play. Stu Hamms theory knowledge.
#25
As usual I'm torn between the two Kyuss bassists - I'd like Nick Oliveri's passion and style but Scott Reeder's skills.
#26
timmy C's groove and inovation and cliff burtons music theory
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