#2
welcome to UG Bass. we generally don't take kindly to "bashing" other bass players.
although there are exceptions to this rule. imo with-out Michael Anthony's vocals, there would be no "Van-whats-his-name". <i need more beer!! Valerie!!!>
#3
^ I agree with this man.
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welcome to UG Bass. we generally don't take kindly to "bashing" other bass players.
although there are exceptions to this rule. imo with-out Michael Anthony's vocals, there would be no "Van-whats-his-name". <i need more beer!! Valerie!!!>


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welcome to UG Bass. we generally don't take kindly to "bashing" other bass players.
although there are exceptions to this rule. imo with-out Michael Anthony's vocals, there would be no "Van-whats-his-name". <i need more beer!! Valerie!!!>

+Fitz, once again.

Michael Anothony is the only person I've ever heard play root notes during his own bass solo. His 10 minute bass solo. I was at a show in Hamilton, and the crowd was more into Michael Anothony's bass solo than Eddie's. I cannot fathom how his quite literally root-note-quarter-note bass lines were so high up in the mix, not to mention a tone that sounds like a zipper.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I don't think he's a sloppy player - he doesn't make many mistakes. I just wouldn't call him extremely talented.
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#7
Michael Anthony sloppy?? If I listed the top 20 'big name' sloppy bassists, he wouldn't even make the list.
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+Fitz, once again.

Michael Anothony is the only person I've ever heard play root notes during his own bass solo. His 10 minute bass solo. I was at a show in Hamilton, and the crowd was more into Michael Anothony's bass solo than Eddie's. I cannot fathom how his quite literally root-note-quarter-note bass lines were so high up in the mix, not to mention a tone that sounds like a zipper.

EDIT: Now that I think about it, I don't think he's a sloppy player - he doesn't make many mistakes. I just wouldn't call him extremely talented.



I saw them a few years back in Toronto. His bass solo was several whole notes, probably all on the E string.
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#9
I saw him in Hartford. 90 second solo, all root notes, with a jack dnaiels bass and a drunk bassist.... he's none too good imo.


EDDIE, is awesome though. lol.
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I saw him in Hartford. 90 second solo, all root notes, with a jack dnaiels bass and a drunk bassist.... he's none too good imo.


EDDIE, is awesome though. lol.


Oh, yeah. Alex and Eddie were great.
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#11
Now eddi's 16 years old son,Wolfgang, plays the bass. There is a whole article about it in Guitar World Mag. Pretty cool article but I had enough of Eddie van halen, he is on it every 2 issues.
#12
have you guys even listened to their 1984 album? his bass lines got way better in their later years (i have no idea about van hagar as i dont like that era) but yeah. Girl Gone Bad has some complicated, talent-requiring bass lines.
Its just hard to forgive him for... you know... that horrid, horrid runnin with the devil bass line. *cringe* I suppose you could say it "fit the song" but imo it did not.
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#14
Interesting you bring him up. I think I'm legally obligated to like Michael Anthony because, believe it or not, my NAME is Michael Anthony.

And I'm a bassist. Sick, no?

Although I'm quite sure my parents weren't huge Van Halen fans. My dad dislikes Led Zeppelin, for example, because "He just sings too high." /convulse

Oddly enough though, my style is quite far far away from Sobolewski's. And so is my last name. It's German. Pssh.

...Anyway, to be topical, I wouldn't call him sloppy in his playing. I'd call him sloppy in his writing. Kind of inconsistent. He's always effective though, in my opinion.
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#15
basic yess. sloppy.. no

although he did write the worst bassline to be played at 2 in the morning. running with the devil.
#16
I remember back in high school when my band wanted to cover "Panama."

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Sloppy, no. Unimaginative yes.

Not much his own choice rather than of the 80ies LA rock style production.
#22
I bet he likes Ampeg, too.

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