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Who is you favorite bass tone

Discussion in 'The BASS Place' started by El Hefe, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. jonhart

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    My top three would be Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bill Wyman, and Jack Bruce. There's more I can name, but those are the top of the list.
     
  2. El Hefe

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    Another one of my favs is fat mike of nofx.
     
  3. El Hefe

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    Can't forget Jay Bentley!
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    And Matt freeman,
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    I definitely think Matt Freeman is the best of the punk crowd. I'm still in love with ...And Out Come the Wolves. Killer playing.
     
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    John Entwhistle or Jack Bruce... yeah-and Lemmy!
     
  6. cellrebral

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    Aston "Family Man" Barrett
     
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    Lee Sklar!!!
     
  8. dan1952

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    Another vote for Mr. Sklar, plus my favorite, Joey Spampinato!
    (I also like Jesse Colin Young's Danelectro tone in the Youngbloods).
     
  9. rattus77

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    Jack Bruce. J.J. Burnel. John Paul Jones.
     
  10. Tele-Monster

    Tele-Monster Friend of Leo's

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    Paul Simonon from The Clash has some of my favorite tones.

    I love that really round reggae tone he gets on songs like Revolution Rock and Guns of Brixton.
     
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    An interesting thing I read recently was that when they would play "Guns of Brixton" live, Strummer would play the bass and Simonon would switch to rhythm guitar and vocals.
     
  12. jefrs

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    Could be a very long list, but if I have to pick just one -

    John Entwistle
     
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    HUGE Entwistle fan, me. I LOVE his Hiwatt, live at Leeds tone, and saw him small clubs a few times iwth his giant Sunn rig and reveled in the hearing loss as it was happening, but I really think he went too far with the rack gear later on. His tone in the last 10 years of his life sounded just awful to me: digital chorusing and all the gain from pre-amps instead of from pushing the tube amps he still had in his rig. I respect that he was always pushing the boundaries in that regard, but I think he just abandoned good taste at some point.
     
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    Dee Murray particularly on the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album.
     
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    Also a fan of Bob Babbitt [Funk Bros]...Jeff Berlin too

    Jaco Pastorius was really out there on his Jazz too...incredible!!
     
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    jonhart wrote"My top three would be Donald "Duck" Dunn, Bill Wyman, and Jack Bruce. There's more I can name, but those are the top of the list".
    Jon thats a pretty unusual list for a 14 yr old. I`m about your grandfaters age ( i assume ) & that is about right for my generation. I can remember being in the habit of hitting a quick Green Onions lick to check my tuning. Also can remember when Going Home by the Stones came out. I thought Wyman was the best ever. And spending hours in the earphones listening to Cream doing Crossroad & Spoonful. You have good taste for a youngster. I would feel a lot better about leaving this old world if there were more like yourself. Take care. Bob
     
  17. Jim W

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    + 1 Duck Dunn, Bill Wyman

    I also like Carl Radle, Dave Pegg, Tommy Cogbill, Pat Donaldson, David Hood, and Steve Stills.
     
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    Really like Paul McCartney's bass tones when he was with the Beatles. Sgt Pepper to Magical Mystery is my favorite.
     
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    Ummm....THIS BY A LONG WAY...

     
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    Jack Casady without a doubt. Nobody sounds like him. The last time I saw him was about ten years ago and he roared! I've been a fan since "Jefferson Airplane Takes Off."

    But I also love Duck Dunn and Jamison and Phil Lesh and Familyman and...
     
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