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Who are the bassists that aren't good at all but, but you still like anyways?

For me it's Mark Hoppus. Not a good bassist, but he's pretty cool anyways. He pretty funny, and he's ok a singing.
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For me, it has to be either Michael Anthony or Adam Clayton. Micheal Anthony was so positive on stage, and his backup vocals were fantastic, but man, his playing was just piss-poor. You can play most of Running With The Devil with one hand... your right hand. His solos were embarrassing, too.

Adam Clayton is so bad and so self confident, I can't hate him. That self-satisfied smirk he always carries is a sight to behold. But, then again, if I got paid the same as Bono or Edge, I'd be pretty self satisfied, too.
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#8
I wouldn't call Roger Waters terrible, but he is a sub par bassist. Song writing was definitely his strong suite.
#9
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I wouldn't call Roger Waters terrible, but he is a sub par bassist. Song writing was definitely his strong suite.


Roger Waters, just like Paul McCartney, have no love for the bass. They were kind-of odd-man-out guitar players that said 'hey, this thing looks fun...'
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#10
Dee Dee Ramone. So intense! But not much there in bass talent. I actually met him--too bad the drugs got to him in the end.
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Roger Waters, just like Paul McCartney, have no love for the bass. They were kind-of odd-man-out guitar players that said 'hey, this thing looks fun...'



No Roger was demoted to bass. He always said his greatest fear was that he would end up playing drums in Floyd!
#13
Mike Dirnt (not the worse bassist...just not the best)

I reckon hes pretty cool..Most 'punk' looking in greenday =P
#15
Pete Wenz. i know u all our like he is not cool and has that ego. but i gotta say i do like the guys music he writes because he has the ideas and knows how to create music.
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Roger Waters, just like Paul McCartney, have no love for the bass. They were kind-of odd-man-out guitar players that said 'hey, this thing looks fun...'


Buddy, I happen to think a lot of Paul's later-day basslines are pretty good.
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Buddy, I happen to think a lot of Paul's later-day basslines are pretty good.


Oh, sure, he's probably the most influential bassist of all time (in regards to the number of people he's influenced), and he does have some great lines, but that doesn't mean he wasn't 'forced' into playing bass. Did I ever once say his lines weren't good?
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#18
Well all the Beatles ended up playing bass on one song or another, they just swapped it round when Paul was doing a piano part like in Hey Jude.
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#19
Mike D'Antonio from Killswitch Engage never has any good basslines - he may be a bass prodigy, but he NEVER shows any skill. He does, however, have REALLY good stage presence and attitude. I've also met him and he's a really cool guy, AND SHORT LIKE ME!


Jeordie White also hasn't done anything to wow me (seeing as how most of APC's basslines were written by Paz, or so I'm told) but he's a good songwriter, and seems like a cool guy.
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Jeordie White also hasn't done anything to wow me (seeing as how most of APC's basslines were written by Paz, or so I'm told) but he's a good songwriter, and seems like a cool guy.

He's done a lot more than just APC though. I think his playing on Desert Sessions 9&10 is great.
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#24
defly michael anthony, with his drunken antics hahaha, he smashed the neck of his bass on the stage floor, while playing a bad solo, still love him though even if he sucks
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Jeordie White also hasn't done anything to wow me (seeing as how most of APC's basslines were written by Paz, or so I'm told) but he's a good songwriter, and seems like a cool guy.


I always thought that 'Weak and Powerless' was quite an impressive bass track.

Probably Sid Vicious and Dee Dee Ramone.
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Mike D'Antonio from Killswitch Engage never has any good basslines - he may be a bass prodigy, but he NEVER shows any skill. He does, however, have REALLY good stage presence and attitude. I've also met him and he's a really cool guy, AND SHORT LIKE ME!



I would have to agree. Mike D'Antonio doesnt have any parts that will be remembered in 50 years, but he does a great job of writing a part that goes great with the song and rocking out. I've never met him or anything, but Ive met Adam D, and from what Ive seen on the DVD they seem to be great guys. They just play to make great music and have a good time.
#28
Sid Vicious (Horrible bassist but you gotta love his personality)
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#29
1 of my fav bassist is Cliff Williams from AC/DC.AC/DC is my fav band and Cliff seems like a really cool person.Listen to Sin City lol.Its really easy but fun to listen to.And his Back up vocals are great.
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#30
Paul Mcartney... absolutely astounding songwriter... but I've never heard a single beatles bass lick that really stood out for me. It's always usually the vocal melody that drove their songs. Then again that was the style back then... back before Sabbath and Zepp... where the string section actually drove the song with the vocals accompanying it. The total reverse!
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He's done a lot more than just APC though. I think his playing on Desert Sessions 9&10 is great.



I know he's done a lot more than APC, but I haven't heard Desert Sessions, so I can't comment on that.


Did Jeordie play on 13th Step and eMotive? I thought I had read that Paz had written most of the basslines, and Jeordie just did the tracks for some of the songs. If he did play all the bass tracks, then that's pretty cool - good basslines on those albums.
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#34
Mark Hoppus and Adam Clayton.

Both pretty bad, but cool ppl.
Mark did have carousel, but I can almost play carousel perfectly and I've only been playing for 5 months, so while it looks hard and sounds cool hes still not that good.
#35
I'd probably have to go with Mark Hoppus too. Not the most technical of bassists [understatement? ] but he does his job well and shares vocal duties which at the end of the day, is all that matters really.


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#36
I don't have only one to choose.

-I like Glen Matlock. He is preety good at playing. And backing vocals are not poor.
-I also like Mike Dirnt. He's not so bad.
-Dee Dee.
-I 've heard some Led Zeppeling songs, and the bassist (I dont know his name) is a well player. But I admit, I haven't herd many songs.

-And at last, I CAN'T leave the forum without mention Sid. He was a poor bassist. But I feel I have to mention him. They all say his bass was turned off while playing live concerts.
I don't know if it is true or not. But it seems it's true.

BUT, I have to say that in the video of the last show in San Francisco in 1978, it seems he is playing. And when someone reach Sid (before he is taken away by Security), Vicious' bass makes sound. I mean, in that show, I think he is playing.
Does anyone think the same?? Or not?? (I'm talking about that specific show).
#37
Sid Vicious, Adam Clayton, and Mikey Way...I think he just looks funny when he plays
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I 've heard some Led Zeppeling songs, and the bassist (I dont know his name) is a well player. But I admit, I haven't herd many songs.



Sorry for the double post, but John Paul Jones is an incredible player.
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#39
Sting, I never considered him a good bassist, but I still love him as a musician.
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#40
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Sting, I never considered him a good bassist, but I still love him as a musician.


Sting, is an incredible talent. playing and lead singing is not easy, to do well.
his bass playing may not be technical, but very effective. he's one of my favorites.
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