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What genre do you think usually has the best basslines?

I think definately punk, rap (old rap like Dr. Dre), and funk.
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#4
Sorry, I should have been more specific.
Punk like Rancid not ****ty punk.
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#5
Ska has some pretty sweet basslines, along the lines of loc/choking victim etc.
Cant go wrong with Rancid either, even if you dislike the band Matt Freeman is awesome.
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#7
reggae, fusion, classic rock (money anyone?), and blues.
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#8
Oh, I forgot jazz......
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#9
Fusion.
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Ska has some pretty sweet basslines, along the lines of loc/choking victim etc.
Cant go wrong with Rancid either, even if you dislike the band Matt Freeman is awesome.

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What genre do you think usually has the best basslines?

rap (old rap like Dr. Dre)
Try the old soul stuff they sampled
#16
jazz, funk, r&b
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#17
Progressive stuff, jazz fusion, hell even rap songs have sick bass lines.
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#20
I think any genre has it's awesome bass lines, and every genre has it's crappy bass lines, I don't think one genre really has the best bass lines
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#21
Tech Death has some great sounding bass lines especially considering many are influenced by jazz. I also like a lot of sludge metal bass lines cause they're fun to play.
#23
I would say funk typically has the best best but like chemical fire said every genre has its crappy and incredible basslines.
#24
Yeah...Chemical Fire kind of hit it on the head.

Anyways, I prefer Progressive/Death Metal.
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#27
Funk and Jazz. Moreso the Jaco lines, and then of course if Cliff Burton is writing, Metallica styled metal has insanely awesome lines.

But Funk relies a lot more for bass melodies so if I had to choose one it'd win.

But Jazz walking makes me chiz my pants so it's a toss up for me personally.
#28
Best basslines come from Alternative, Funk and RATM, cause they count as a genre.
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#29
prog and reggae or whatever genre Passafire is.
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Jazz. For Rythym
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#31
Deathmetal.


No seriously....um....I would say classic rock has some very nice bass lines. Boston, The Who, Cream, Journey, Foreigner. Okay I'm naming a lot of Arena rock, but whatever.
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#32
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RATM, cause they count as a genre.

+1
nothing quite like them

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No seriously....um....I would say classic rock has some very nice bass lines. Boston, The Who, Cream, Journey, Foreigner. Okay I'm naming a lot of Arena rock, but whatever.

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#33
I'd have to say jazz, and I also have to agree with that guy who said ska.
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#34
Progressive.

Rush and Dream Theater are examples of this.
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#35
Muse (not exactly a genre, but the bass kicks ass)
Money - Pink Floyd (again, whatever)
Funk, definitely.

And... *drumroll*

Rockabilly/psychobilly (upright bass+slap=ecstacy)
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#36
im a big heavy metal fan and a bassist so i generally like all heavy metal bass lines, fast pace and all I do like funky bass lines aswell, such as Chiili's and stuff, but Cliff Burton (Metallica) and Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) are easily my favourite bassists.
#37
Through my experience. I've found that Jazz Fusion (Chick Corea and The Magic Elf) have some of the best (technical) bass lines.
Also Ska is easy but fun.
And Thrash metal's good when you just wanna be fast.

It all depends on what you consider the "best". whether it's techy or fun or fast or whatever.
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Rockabilly/psychobilly (upright bass+slap=ecstacy)

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#38
jazz incorporates the most skill because you are constantly improvising and just playing from your soul. then again everybody has thier own opinion, so there is no best. But there is Jazz.
#39
The best bass lines are of the commercial genre. Ya know the sweet grooves they have going in the background of almost every commercial that no one really notices but makes people attracted to the product :P

Subliminal selling through use of the best instrument, right right?
#40
Mainstream rock obviously has the best bass lines. Can't you feel excitement and adrenaline run through your body as you feel the rush of those straight eight root note lines?

But really, gotta agree with Funkbass756. Progressive has got it, otherwise it's gotta be funk.
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