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#1
if you had the skills of any bassist who would it be,
for me I would go with stu hamm or geddy lee
#2
haha right after i read the first line i thought Geddy Lee lol

but in a specific order id have to want to go with

Geddy-because i love rush and everything it does inspires me

John Myung-because he makes some awesome melodies with a bass

shavo odadjian-because im a fan of system, and not like he's an amazing bassist but he is pretty cool
#4
i know he is overrated but flea. even though he isn't the best, i love his playing style.
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#6
Claypool. There isn't anything that man can't do with a bass in his hands.
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#7
Geddy Lee for sure. The man can rock a bass like no other and catch fish with his nose, what more do you want.
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#9
Abbath
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#11
I'm pretty happy with my own skills, to be honest. I wouldn't mind more of a musical imagination though - I feel like the stuff I make up is all pretty similar.
#12
John Paul Jones - not only for bass cause he can play like 17 instruments or something
Les Claypool - just cause he is awesome with a bass
#13
My bass playing has tended to go into two separate tracks; one very jazz oriented, the other more rhythmic rock. For Jazz, I am heavily influenced by Paul Chambers and Stanley Clarke, and I would love to play with the inspiration and flow of either of them. On the other side, I find that I am getting a bit more percussive in my playing and this is working well with my drummer. The obvious choice there is Claypool, though I hear a bit of Stu Hamm coming through at times as well, with a bit of punk ala Mike Watt or JFK of DFA.

The longer I play and the more bassists I explore, I find that I am taking bits and pieces from here and there and morphing it into my own style. Which to me is very cool to experience and something I never quite saw in my many years of playing guitar.
#14
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#15
flea he may be overated but hes also a nice guy and i reckon he improvises really well and has heaps of skill

nowadays though his skill is not being used at least compared to the freaky styley days if you know what i mean
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#16
I wish I could play stand-up like NHOP
I like rap, feel free to use that as an argument against me.
#18
Niels Henning Orsted Pedersen
Founder of Jaco society

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[22:08:26] <Confusius> you fuckers look cool


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#19
John Myung and Cliff Burton fo sho! geezer butler for making great basslines...
#21
Juan Alderete.
He's god.
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#22
Nurhat Şensesli (you have to check out this guy, he is a bass player from Turkish band Laço Tayfa) and John Myung obviusly, I would have added a tiny piece of Sheehan there just because he is a real show-off on stage.
#23
If I had the skills of any other bassists, I wouldn't be me anymore .

I think that rather than wishing to be someone else, you should strive for perfection and direction in your own playing style.

So, the bassist I wish I was like is Chris Gearing!

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#24
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Arif Mirabdolbaghi


Him or Dan Briggs.


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#25
Geddy Lee! Im not a die hard Rush fan, but that dude can play
You stole my Overture
#28
Quote by Nutter_101
If I had the skills of any other bassists, I wouldn't be me anymore .

I think that rather than wishing to be someone else, you should strive for perfection and direction in your own playing style.

So, the bassist I wish I was like is Chris Gearing!

<_< >_>



I like your answer, How very true.
Gear
Ibanez SR400QM
Squier P-Bass
Fender Rumble 100 2x10
Concertmate-990 Keyboard
BBE Stomp Sonic Maximizer
Squier Stratocaster
Fender 15w Guitar Amp
#29
Steve DiGiorgio and maybe Pastorius, i think DiGiorgio is amazing on Death's Individual Thought Patters.
GEAR

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Squier strat...
Hughes&Kettner Basskick BK300

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#33
Phil Lesh. His improvisational skills are downright godly and he play some serious grooves, not to mention great solos
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#34
Geddy lee! FTW!
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#40
Quote by Deliriumbassist
He does a fair bit of slapping live, and a lot of double thumbing.

Could you explain his double thumb technique, as I'd be interested? Is it similar to Wooten's style?

I have so many influences in my playing. It's hard to put my finger on the main ones but here goes.

Steve Harris: I like his technique, albeit unclean and I love his speed and his desire to lead the song with the bassline. I view him as a melodic player.

Mic Todd: I think Mic is very creative. Although he follows the guitar lines sometimes, I feel he is imaginative in his own basslines. See 'The Crowing' among many.

There's many more bass players that really influence me, I just can't remember them.
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