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Who's the best bass players?

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by alanbirdsell, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. alanbirdsell

    alanbirdsell That's gonna leave a mark

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    Now that we have done guitars, how about bass?

    Some of my faves:
    Jaco Pastorius

    Magnus Rosen - Hammerfall

    Joey Vera - Armored Saint, Fates Warning.

    Johnny Lee Middleton - Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    Chris Squire - Yes

    Stu Hamm - Joe Satriani

    Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath

    Andy McKinney - Molly Hatchet

    And, of course, our own, Wanda :D
     
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    smylex New Metal Member

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    ME, BABY! ME!

    I know what you're thinking, "He's goofing around." Well...

    I'M NOT! DEAL WITH IT! :p
     
  3. jackel

    jackel New Metal Member

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    I'll go with the obvious, Mr. Steve Harris.
     
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    The Ragman New Metal Member

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    Mr Toast Threadslayer

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    Mel!!!! Melanie Sisneros is the best thing to happen to the bass since swiss cheese!

    Well, OK, swiss cheese on your bass frets is not a good idea, but she's still my favorite bassist!
    :D

    As for all the other bass players, I'll go with a short list:

    Stuart Hamm - he has four solo albums out!!! They are all awesome too!

    Steve Harris - Duh!

    Joey Vera - Fates Warning/Engine; haven't bought an Armored Saint album since March Of The Saint.

    Sean Malone - Gordian Knot anyone?

    There are more, but those are the ones that stick out at the moment.

    Wanda should be on that list, but I haven't heard her play yet...
    ;)
     
  6. Steph Harris

    Steph Harris Maidens' Bass

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    There are so many great players (famous & unknown). It would be hard to list everyone. I think we had another similar thread going (titled So. Cal. bassists) where everyone wrote about their favorites so you may want to check that out.
     
  7. Steph Harris

    Steph Harris Maidens' Bass

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    If you click on "Audio/Video clips" on our website, I can be heard playing on "The Trooper", Flight of Icarus", and "Run To The Hills". :)
     
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    Les Claypool should be on that list there somewhere too.
     
  9. Snausages

    Snausages Too Sexy for My Shirt

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    Billy Sheehan, Cliff Burton, Geddy Lee, Stanley Jordan, Sting...
     
  10. alanbirdsell

    alanbirdsell That's gonna leave a mark

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    I have Wanda on my list :D And you should too, Toast! What I observed was Wanda's playing was modest and not overplayed, yet solid and tight. The formal music background is pleasantly evident. However, I bet she could dish out a helluva bass solo if the opportunity presented itself. Very good stage presence, especially considering how tiny the stages I saw her on were. Just my opinion, I could be wrong...
    :saint:
     
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    jackel New Metal Member

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    Snausages, Do you mean Stanley Clarke instead of Stanley Jordan. I think I went and saw Stanley Jordan at the Galaxy about a year and a half ago and he plays guitar, kind of a two-handed hammer-on style.
     
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    Or I can just see you play live next week!
    :D

    Mr Toast is bouncing off the walls again!
     
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    Snausages Too Sexy for My Shirt

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    Stanley Somethingorother... He'p!:confused: :confused: :confused:
     
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    Heh that thread got seriously hijacked. Ok, I was one of the culprits, but still. :)

    Here's a totally obscure one for you all: Jonas Hellborg. Played acoustic bass (not an upright, looked like an acoustic guitar), scariest stuff I ever heard.
     
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    I've got his 'Elegant Punk' album. Wild stuff. He does a cover of Little Wing on it. Another far out bassist is Doug Wimbish of 'Tack-Head'. I saw him do a clinic and he played a crazy version of Purple Haze on bass that smoked. :Smokin:
     
  16. Yetti

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    a few of my favorites:

    steve digiorgio
    eric langlois(cryptopsy, good god hes badass)
    lemmy
    cliff burton
    flea
    me(even though i really suck)
    jeff ament(pearl jam)
     
  17. Snapper

    Snapper Say Cheese!!

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    Nobody said Michael Manring???
     
  18. SciKikMobster

    SciKikMobster puro pinche metal!

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    Jaco Pastorious definitely comes to mind when you say, "all time greatest".
    Just blasting his "S/T" solo release the other day.

    You crazy kids have mentioned allot of my faves, but here's a few that I think are missed.

    When it comes to living Jazz Cats: John Patitucci

    Metal: Steve DiGiorgio

    Funk: George Johnson (The Brother's Johnson), Bootsy Collins (Bootzilla)

    Blues: Tommy Shannon

    Spanish / Norteño: Luis Hernández (bajo sexto - Los Tigres Del Norte)

    Did I leave someone out?
     
  19. AgainSTream

    AgainSTream Kill the King!!

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    2 Steve:
    Harris
    DiGiorgio
     
  20. Yetti

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    that dude from mudvayne is pretty good too, i was quite surprised, that was back in 2000 before anybody heard of them, including me until that night
     

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