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You choose only two Songs and I analyze it.( One song with two points, one song wit one points
18 82%
You choose three songs but one song only counts the half(please mark the one)
9 41%
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#1
What is the most beautiful bassline ever. I would say Scar Tissue or Stairway to heaven.
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#5
mingus
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#6
So What, by Miles Davis, as played by Paul Chambers
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mingus

seconded
#8
theres a great charlie haden solo on the duets album but im nt sure if solos qualify as

basslines.still its well worth it if you can find it
#9
Kill your mother, rape your dog - Dying Fetus
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#10
Bassically aka the intro to NIB by Black Sabbath
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#11
Californication by RHCP is a nice one... the only bassline i can play where my mum goes, "hey! that sounds pretty good!"
#13
Planet Caravan. Sabbath not Pantera, there's not overly much difference in the bassline but the Sabbath version is just better
#14
A Remark You Made - Weather Report
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#16
"Seemann" (I've been throwing that song around a lot lately :?), "A Remark You Made", or "The Great Gig In The Sky". Rammstein, Weather Report, and Floyd, respectively.

also, +1 to Mingus.
#17
Beautiful is such a subjective word...hmmm.

+1 to Mingus as well.

Off the top of my head, Continuum (Jaco) is up there. And strange at it may seem, the bass line to "Bernadette" (Four Tops) gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.
#18
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Off the top of my head, Continuum (Jaco) is up there. And strange at it may seem, the bass line to "Bernadette" (Four Tops) gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

Again, I completely agree with you. Only I'd add Darling Dear by the Jackson Five to that list too.
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#19
I'm gonna be honest and say you shouldn't really trust my opninion if i put it

right now i am forcing open my stapler repeatedly with my chin and putting it to my ear to hear the noise of the spring

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#20
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I was waiting for that


I've always been partial to Last Chance to Evacuate by Porcupine Tree
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#21
Does this thread make anyone get a strange craving for apple sauce? I can't quite pin down why...
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I'd have to say guy junk wins but not by much. It's like winning a beauty contest against Steve Buscemi.
#22
A lot of Mudvayne **** is beautiful, so I'll go with that. Or Orion or the intro to Damage Inc (both Metallica)
#23
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I haven't written it yet.




ahaha i get it!
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#25
What Is Hip? By Tower of Power. Amazing.
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#26
Selkies: the Endless Obsession
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#27
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School Days, by Stanley Clarke.
beyond beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmI_BsVfuCg

You know, I was thinking of that. It really is a legendary bass line, but it didn't quite fit my standard for a pretty or beautiful.

Also, "Us And Them" is simple, but I find it pretty.
#28
The New by Interpol...Waiting for the sirens call by New Order and Lovesong by the Cure
#29
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Because applesauce, like this thread, is ****ing everywhere
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#30
"What's Going On" by Marvin Gaye. Bass line courtesy of the one and only James Jamerson.

"Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight and the Pips. Bass line by Bob Babbitt.

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Funk Brothers' most recent version). Originally played by James Jamerson, reinterpreted by Bob Babbitt. In the movie version (Standing in the Shadows of Motown), I guarantee this song will make any old school bass player worth their salt cry tears of joy.

"A Remark You Made" by Weather Report. Bass line by the incomparable Jaco Pastorius. Makes you want to go and buy a fretless epoxy-finished neck for your Jazz bass.

"Don't Give Up" by Peter Gabriel. Bass line by the "Emperor of Bass", Tony Levin.

"Joanna" by bajo flamenco master Carles Benavent. One of the most haunting, lilting and fluid bass melodies you'll ever come across. Reminds me of the sad closing theme for the "Incredible Hulk" TV series. Snif.

"Murder" by David Gilmour. Fretless bass solo and bass line courtesy of Pino Palladino. Again, the bass figure on this is serpentine and just fluid with lots of mwah factor.

Any bass line that can really emote and pull on your heart strings is beautiful to me. Not all bass lines do that or function in that manner, but the ones listed above are some of the most beautiful I've come across. They aren't the fastest, or the most technically advanced lines, but they give the song or piece feeling. I never get tired of listening to these pieces, and I strive and aspire to compose bass lines like these.
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#31
There is far more complicated basslines.. but Californication by the Chilis is my favorite, and the most beautiful bassline that my ears have been graced with.
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#32
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#33
These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen
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#34
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These Are The Days Of Our Lives - Queen


I like that one! But anyone like Push Push Lady Lightning by Bang Camaro? It has quite a catchy bassline.
#38
Marvin Gaye-What's Going On
"Spiralling to the ground below
Like Autumn leaves left in the wake to fade away"
#39
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I was waiting for that


I've always been partial to Last Chance to Evacuate by Porcupine Tree

+1

Fabulous bassline.
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