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3 favorite bassists?

bbwood_98bbwood_98 Brooklyn, NyProdigy Vladimir music! Les Effes. . Its the best!
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OK digging the discovery of so many artists from you all that I didn't know about . . . in this trend please answer the following question:

Who are your 3 favorite bassists, and why?

Thanks,

Ben

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  • StringswingerStringswinger Santa Cruz and San Francisco, CA✭✭✭✭ 1993 Dupont MD-20, Shelley Park Encore
    Posts: 465

    Paul Chambers

    Ray Brown

    Percy Heath

    (Sam Jones was a close 4th)

    Why? Their groove of course.

    "When the chord changes, you should change" Joe Pass
  • MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-30, Altamira M-10
    Posts: 389

    PC was my #1, but has been mentioned.


    Doug Watkins

    Butch Warren

    Bob Cranshaw.


    Because they do what we all should be doing... serve the music.

  • rudolfochristrudolfochrist Worms, GermanyNew Dupont MD-100
    edited May 2022 Posts: 141

    Louis Vola

    Edouard Pennes

    Christian McBride

    because of their je ne sais quoi 😅

  • geese_comgeese_com Madison, WINew 503
    Posts: 466

    Victor Wooten

    Jaco Pastorius

    James Jamerson

    rudolfochrist
  • PhilPhil Portland, ORModerator Anastasio
    Posts: 774

    NHØP

    Dave Holland

    Marcus Miller

    ...why? Listen and you'll hear!☺️

    vanmalmsteen
  • SwedeinLASwedeinLA New
    Posts: 42

    Niels Henning ørstedt Petersen , Katie thiroux, Anthony Crawford (Jeff Berlin)......and of course Lemmy🤟

    billyshakes
  • WillieWillie HamburgNew
    Posts: 839

    Ron Carter

    Charlie Mingus

    Jaco Pastorius

  • edited May 2022 Posts: 4,816

    Beat me to it haha

    Lemmy

    Koja from Disciplina Kičme or, while he was part of London scene, Disciplin A Kitschme

    William Brunard

    Oh, the why's...

    Lemmy, because like Django he truly lived to play music. And made of the best grooves in all of rock music with Ace of Spades.

    Koja, because he's a visionary. Don't know of anyone else who, during 80s, played bass pretty much like a guitar with distortion and wah pedal, got a great tone out of it too.

    William, besides being one of the best living upright bassists, because of how motivated he is. Take a look at his cello playing nowadays. Everybody who achieves mastery, as he did with bass and previously on guitar, and as soon as that happened, they take a student chair all over again, that person deserves a good look.

    billyshakes
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • MatteoMatteo Sweden✭✭✭✭ JWC Modele Jazz, Lottonen "Selmer-Maccaferri"
    Posts: 393

    Slam Stewart

    Jimmy Blanton

    Bootsy Collins

  • guitarmikeguitarmike Montreal, Quebec✭✭ Old French Gypsy Guitar
    Posts: 112

    Sani van Mullem

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