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Who is you favorite bass tone

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

  1. ronkmd

    ronkmd TDPRI Member

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    Marcus, Karn, Pino, Levin, Wetton. The dude from Rat Race DID have great live tone. What a great band!
     
  2. bendecaster

    bendecaster Friend of Leo's

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    My big three are Paul, Geddy, and John Entwistle!
     
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    ctte2112 Tele-Holic

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    Jack Casady!!
     
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    Farfel Tele-Meister

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    Jim Fielder.
     
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    Robert Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.





    His dad Michael Been was great too.

     
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    +1
     
  7. eMGee

    eMGee Friend of Leo's

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    Mark King has a great bass sound.

    His playing shines on this:
     
  8. Lunchie

    Lunchie Poster Extraordinaire

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    +1 Les Claypool
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  9. Shufflepig

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    Wow, OK for blues Keith Ferguson/ Fab Thunderbirds, also the best gulf coast blues bassist ever.

    For effect: Jack Bruce

    New and modern sounds. Entwisle
     
  10. Stratburst

    Stratburst Friend of Leo's

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    I'm becoming more and more a fan of a P-Bass with flats. I know somebody already posted this clip of Andy Hess with Gov't Mule but it bears repeating.



    Methinks one of those is in my future. :oops:
     
  11. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    As much I love the bass and often focus on it when listening to music, I don't have a favorite bass tone. One favorite bass part has a totally different sound than another one. Some favorites:









     
  12. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I dunno alot about bass. Here are some I like

    Paul Jackson


    Graham Maby (someone already posted about him)
     
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    Tom 'T-Bone' Wolk ( Hall and Oates )
     
  14. thunderbyrd

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    i love early 70's rock bass tone. no particular favorite, but plenty i really love. number one is geezer butler, but also gary thain of uriah heep was an awesomely good rock bass player. dan hartman who played with the edgar winter group played some really cool basslines. and berry oakley with the allmans always sounds great on their records.

    i found sabbath's 1st album on cd in the walmart's "get rid of this stuff" bin recently. i have a really good stereo in my truck with good instrument seperation. i can really hear geezer's playing on this. he doesn't play any wild jaco virtuoso stuff, but what he's playing makes these goofy songs come alive. and i think it's one of the best rock bass tones ever put on a record.
     
  15. bcat

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    Absolutely. Lots of great James Jamerson isolated bass tracks on YT now, too. For example...

     
  16. Stratburst

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    Four P-Basses and a Jazz. That sounds about right. ;)
     
  17. Stratburst

    Stratburst Friend of Leo's

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    I know. ;)
     
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    Well, mine

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  19. bargeon

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    There's an Abbott and Costello routine lurking here.

    OP: Who is your favorie bass tone?
    M: Yes
    OP: No, who?
    M: I don't like them.
    OP: Who?
    M: :confused: Who.
    OP: I asked you.
    M: I guess so.
    OP: Guess Who?
    M: I don't know, you tell me
    OP: Do you like them?
    M: Who?
    OP: Guess Who.
    M: I DON't KNOW, YOU TELL ME!
    OP: Tell you what?
    M: Who is your favorite bass tone?
    OP: But I asked you first!
    M: :confused:
     
  20. Radspin

    Radspin Friend of Leo's

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    Well, a lot of people have mentioned some of my favorites--Jamerson, Bruce and Dunn--but I have to single out a few others who no one's mentioned yet:

    Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly. The "In A Gadda Da Vida" album is badly recorded, but listen to the sound he got on the "Ball" album! A Mosrite bass, so it's a little different.

    Tim Bogert!

    Joe Osborn! I can't believe I'm the first to mention him.
     
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