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Inspired by the Unique Guitarists thread that was in the pit. I searched but nothing came up so here goes.

Who do YOU think is a unique bassist?

For me its Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn) and Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne) are extremely unique.


Discuss
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#3
Flea from rhcp, the dude from korn like u said and Mike Dirnt from Greenday is a great bass player as well and the dude from the Matches is impressive
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As far as innovative and unique I got to give it to Claypool. You're never going to find anyone that sounds like him.
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Flea from rhcp, the dude from korn like u said and Mike Dirnt from Greenday is a great bass player as well and the dude from the Matches is impressive


I really like Flea, but what do you find so original about him?
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Flea from rhcp, the dude from korn like u said and Mike Dirnt from Greenday is a great bass player as well and the dude from the Matches is impressive


I fail to see how Mike Dirnt is original in anyway...

Someone explain.
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I fail to see how Mike Dirnt is original in anyway...

Someone explain.


I don't believe he knows what he is talking about seeing he is a guitarist and has an icon of the black parade, whichever crappy band that is.
#10
i'm origional

but on another note i go with Victor wooten, Micheal Balzary, ryan martinie and fat mike
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#11
Pfff.. Michael Balzary why can't you just call him Flea. That is flea right? Micheal Peter Balzary or something like that.

Anyway that's a really tough question.. AHA! Found the loophole once again MINGUS, CHARLES.
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i don't call him flea because i think his real name sounds cooler, balzary
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#13
Marcus Miller is definately one of a kind, as is Stuart Hamm. Victor Wooten is "Unique" in that he's the only player that comes to mind when I think "Pure Wankerage" relating to bass...
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#15
John Myung has this style of tapping and fingerstyle that makes him stand out to me...I dunno why
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Pfff.. Michael Balzary why can't you just call him Flea. That is flea right? Micheal Peter Balzary or something like that.

Anyway that's a really tough question.. AHA! Found the loophole once again MINGUS, CHARLES.

Well said.

Les does deserve a mention though, his personality and quirky style is pretty original.
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I don't believe he knows what he is talking about seeing he is a guitarist and has an icon of the black parade, whichever crappy band that is.

You're only half right. "The Black Parade" is not a band however it is a cd by a crappy band. This crappy band of course being My Chemical Romance.

AHA! Found the loophole once again MINGUS, CHARLES.

Hell yes!! He does not get the credit or mention that he deserves. Dammnit people need to show respect for jazz.
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#20
How about Phil Lesh?
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#22
Les Claypool and Mingus are incomparable. While I do respect most of the other bassists listed here, no-one could ever nail what makes Les and Mingus great.
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Billy Sheehan, Steve Harris
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#25
John Entwistle-First to make lead basslines.

Larry Graham-Invented slap bass!

John Deacon-Ingenious simplicity.
#26
Actually players like Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten owe their inspiration to Stanley Clarke.

Also there is a serious lack of Tony Levin...
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#27
Jean Baudin anyone?
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I fail to see how Mike Dirnt is original in anyway...

Someone explain.


Older Green Day stuff, he did some cool groovy bass lines.

I don't believe he knows what he is talking about seeing he is a guitarist and has an icon of the black parade, whichever crappy band that is.


Really uncalled for, try not to start a silly fight just because you dont like the band he has in his avatar, k?
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#29
I gotta say Stanley Clarke, Stu Hamm, Mingus are up there for uniqueness of talent for me.

And I just love Claypool for being Claypool and man, such a fun person to see live.
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Jimmy Blanton anyone? Jesus, people these days don't know about their roots.

Charlie Haden? Best Jazz Upright bassist ever? I think so.

Hands down the two most Unique bassists of their time periods (yes I know Haden is still alive and playing.)

Claypool on the other hand, is one of the most unique persons in the entire world, let alone bass.
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John Entwistle-First to make lead basslines.

Larry Graham-Invented slap bass!

John Deacon-Ingenious simplicity.


HELL YEAH!

but i also find dirk lance unique and... JPJ how come nobody mentions him here. i love that guy.
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Claypool, obviously, and Nathan Hughes.
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HELL YEAH!

but i also find dirk lance unique and... JPJ how come nobody mentions him here. i love that guy.



Well, JPJ is indeed an awsome bassist,and the most underated member of Led Zeppelin(not to mention he's also an excellent keyboardist).
#38
I must say that (although I'm not a bass-player myself) I was really shocked by the skills of Victor Wooten and his own personal UNIQUE style he has created
#39
Well, as cliche as it is i think Jaco is very unique, simply for the way he recolutinized (sp) bass playing for almost all other bassists in the world.
Larry Graham for inventing the slap.
Les Claypool, 'cause its Les Claypool
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#40
Obviously Jaco, and les claypool too. Steve harris is also pretty unique
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