#3
A good bass player is basically just trying to copy me.

Many fail.
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#4
Quote by killerswan
Arif Mirabouldibinladin - Protest The Hero


Truth.
Him & Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me)

Just cause their techniques and skills are unbelievable


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#5
Justin Chancellor. Strange time signatures, amazing writing talent, actual creative contribution, and bad a** hair. Tool
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#8
The only thing all my favourite bassists have in common is that they play a low frequency guitar-shaped string instrument on songs I like to listen to.
#9
Quote by Strati
I didn't really ask for names of good players. I asked for oppinions as to what makes one.


Technical and writing ability that players such as these have.
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#10
play more than just root notes
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#11
Same thing that makes a "good" guitarist, or for that matter, musician in general.

They can play with their hands the music in their heads.
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#12
I think what makes a good bass player is both the ability to hold down the rhythm of the song, but also play a good melody.

Not necessarily at the same time, but that would be cool too.
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#13
techniques and integrating those techniques into their regular playing, such as Billy Sheehan with his 'Economy of Motion' or Victor Wooten with his Double thumbing
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#14
keeping up with bass function while incorporating harmonic and melodic parts into thier piece. Its important to snap with the drummer and its important to be able to do work by yourself. A great bass player is like a ninja, sometimes you cant tell that they are there because they snap so close to the actual beat, next moment they are blasting in. And a really good bassist should shape the song so that it is dynamically diffrent from a bass point of view,
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#15
A good bass player is one that fills his or her part in his or her given band or act.
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#16
Quote by Jazzcore23
keeping up with bass function while incorporating harmonic and melodic parts into thier piece. Its important to snap with the drummer and its important to be able to do work by yourself. A great bass player is like a ninja, sometimes you cant tell that they are there because they snap so close to the actual beat, next moment they are blasting in. And a really good bassist should shape the song so that it is dynamically diffrent from a bass point of view,

People don't realize how hard it is to play bass. Have they ever tried snapping and playing at the same time? You simply don't have enough hands.

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#18
^ Yes. A good bass player supports his band- providing the substance that welds the guitar, drums and vocals together.

He/ She knows when to play something fancier, and when to play to the minimum or not at all.

A good bass player must lock in and remain tight with the drums to keep the groove and rhythm tight.
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#19
Quote by dancesisidance
Truth.
Him & Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me)

Just cause their techniques and skills are unbelievable


Took the words right out of my mouth. Its great to see people finally recognizeing them as the beasts they really are.
Referring to Victor Wooten
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#21
Chris Wood - Medeski, Martin & Wood
One of the best "groove" bassists out there. There maybe all this sound going around him but his groove is always there even if it is completely different from when it starts.

Phil Lesh - Grateful Dead
Seriously underrated, i've listen to bootleg after bootleg and concluded that the best shows and jams were always when he was one of the loudest, really leading the jam.

Ryan Stasik - Umphrey's Mcgee
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#22
Quote by dancesisidance
Truth.
Him & Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me)

Just cause their techniques and skills are unbelievable


This.

protest the hero and the between the buried and me bassists are both amazing. Perfect examples of what else can be done in metal over crazy riffing guitars.
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#23
Basically any bassist that can play outside of the root note mindset without going overboard. Those bassists who hold it down and play fills that you hear after the 10th time of listening to a song that make you rewind it over and over again- Those are the keepers.