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Who is best bassist of all of time?
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>>87783116
the Roland TR-808
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>>87783116
Depends on style, but you can't go wrong with James Jamerson.
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Probably Squarepusher. Practically perfect technical ability, some interest in extended technique and also incredibly musical. Probably the only person that makes enjoyable solo bass guitar music.
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Peter Hook
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>>87783223
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Victor Wooten.
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>>87783197
This is probably the safe pick honestly. Don't think anyone can deny he wasn't one of the best ever.
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>>87783116
For me, it's either Doug McCombs or Claypool
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McCartney is one of my personal favs, but prob James Jamerson
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Robbie Shakespeare
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Whoever played bass on Close to the Edge
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>>87783409
Chris Squire is a based choice too
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>>87783409
Chris Squire is a good pick
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>>87783197
>>87783409
>>87783259
Good picks.
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It's James Jamerson. There is no other answer. If you don't say James Jamerson you know nothing about electric bass.
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>>87783409
Chris Squire, good call amigo
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Why are black people so good at bass?
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My favorites are Hugh Hopper and Fred Frith.
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>>87783464
Natural sense of rhythm/groove.
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>>87783116
Pick one of these:
Bootsy Collins
James Jamerson
Willie Weeks
Jack Bruce
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>>87783116
I don't know if he's the best, but Paul is the first thing that come to my mind when I think about great bassists. So he's my personal pick.
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Don't know or care about objective best, but pic related is super underrated
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Don't know or care about objective best, but pic related is super underrated
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>>87783130
Thats the tb-303 you cretin
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>>87783703
Good player. His interplay with Andy's guitar is crazy (especially on Power Station).
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Duh, it's obviously D'arcy from Smashing Pumpkins.
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>>87783776
She's played more cocks than basslines though
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>>87783800
Thats alot of baselines.
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>>87783800
She should have gone into porn. But like, when she was hot. Now it'd just be unpleasant.
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Chris Wolstenholme
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>>87783116
Admiral Nobeard, no one even comes close.
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>>87783931
too bad modern muse is shit and has barely any basslines.
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>>87783931
What are some notable Muse basslines except Hysteria?
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>>87783116
Pretty easily flea but there are a few contenders
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>>87784046
futurism
dark shines
hyper music
muscle museum
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>>87783223
based
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>>87783445
I've heard arguments in favor of Jaco Pastorius. However Jamerson was an absolute motherfucker.

>>87783464
Go to a black church and you'll see why.
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>>87783130
dumb zoomer
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Simon Gallup's bass lines are the nicest sounding, therefor his is the best
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>>87783116
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>>87783116
geddy lee
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Stanley Clarke
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dis nigga
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trevor dunn
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Jaco Pastorius maybe
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>>87784649
Unique choice, his work with trio-convulsant is amazing.
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>>87783116
Les Claypool
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>>87783647

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfOjeZWccls
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Les Claypool by far or John Paul Jones that was basically Led Zeppelin.
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Alex Webster
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>>87783409
based
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>>87783723
>303
>designed for bass
>only used for acid rave shit
>808
>designed for drums
>synonymous with bass for those under 25
this is what happens when you dont release instruction manuals with your electronics
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>>87783116
Me
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>>87783776
even though corgan recorded all of the basslines
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>>87785985
Yes but aided by D'arcy's cocksucking
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>>87784229
>Jaco

The truth

Jameson and JPJ are runner ups
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>>87783197
This, or Pino. If we're just talking technical ability the basic bitch choices of Jaco, Wooten or Claypool.

My personal favourites right now are Juan Alderete and Esperanza Spalding.
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>>87783116
CALIFORNIAAAAAAAAAAAA
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>>87783116

My friend Keir
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>>87784046
Most tracks from absolution
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>>87783116
Cliff fuckin' Burton.
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>>87784472
But what about the voice of Geddy Lee? How did it get so high? I wonder if he speaks like an ordinary guy.

Okay, serious now: Paul McCartney for me, also for popularising the sixties shortscale/flatwound bass tone.
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>>87786987
>>87786927
Bases
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Pekka Pohjola.
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>>87784472
that movie was fucking hilarious
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>>87787172
you're either a boomer or a zoomer who just discovered metal
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>>87783259
Definitely wooten
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>>87783116
Sid Vicious
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>>87788427
Or just someone who acknowledges that he was one of the best
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>>87786869
>Pino
B A S E D
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>>87783116
Not the best ever but Rob Wright from NoMeansNo deserves a shout out
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>>87788427
Cliff Burton was the glue that held old Metallica together, they're talented but they couldn't write shit like Orion without Cliff.
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Scott LaFaro
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the bald nicca from king crimson
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>>87786927
A PROPHET ON THE BURNING SHORE
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>>87788616
Exactly. That's why none of their music post-Master of Puppets has all those rich melodies.
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>>87783116
me
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Krist Novoselic is pretty underated
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>>87783116
Difficult question...

les claypool, tina weymouth, kelly shaefer and geddy lee are some of my favourites overall though
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nhop
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>>87783116
me
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entwistle was the perfect rock bassist to me
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>>87783116
>zero mentions of Geezer Butler
for shame /mu/
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Flea, unironically

He was the lead bassist on a ton of great work outside RHCP, including recording several albums with Thom Yorke, Jane's Addiction, and The Mars Volta.
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>>87789541
when are the jannies gonna ip ban your stupid NEET ass?
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>>87789612
The jannies are too Stephpilled for that.
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Kim Deal a cute!
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gotta say its claypool
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Sam Wilkes maybe?
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Nobody has posted the best yet?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80dsyo2Ox-0
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>>87788817
Tony Levin? He's pretty based. The Chapman stick is a good instrument.
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JACO FUCKING PASTORIUS

https://youtu.be/nsZ_1mPOuyk

there will never be another, a true "player" and innovator
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https://youtu.be/vELtNFZHqEc
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davie
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Jaco motherfucking Pastorious
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>>87790026
If only he didn’t get his dumb ass killed in a bar fight he would’ve been an even greater legend
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>>87783116
geddy
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>>87783116
Les Claypool
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victor, jaco, or claypool
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>>87788616
Not many people realize this. Nothing post-Cliff era is good other than a few black album songs. Also, Orion is amazing but it is not his best, The Call of Ktulu is.
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Tony Levin
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>>87783116

>Lemmy Kilmister
>Lou Barlow
>Ron Ashton
>Tina Weymouth
>Geezer Butler

I can't really think of any other memorable bass sounds, desu, but whatever.
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>>87783223
Steele*
He could slap that motherfucker with his cock
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Jaco actually got me to listen to fucking jazz, so I'll go with him. Love Levin, Webster and Claypool too.
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>>87783223
nice
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Les Claypool or Geddy Lee
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>no thundercat
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>>87791537
>meme musicians
lmao no
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Phil lesh
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>>87784046
Futurism
Easily
Darkshines
Reapers
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>>87789514
>Zero mentions of Steve Harris either.
This board is disgusting.
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>>87783116
gotta rep Mike Watt of Minutemen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSsGEfi6Nu4
also, Bernard Edwards from Chic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOx81aG-EN4
also, these:
>>87783197
>James Jamerson
>>87783491
>Bootsy Collins
>>87784229
>Jaco Pastorius
>>87789682
>Kim Deal
>>87789517
when I heard some tracks off "I'm With You," I was blown away by how great he sounded:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1swaZbPZL-g
MVP for RHCP
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Al Cisneros
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Jimmy garrison is definitely in top 3 for me, Ron Carter is great too, and Paul Jackson is awesome. Of course every bassist loves Jaco, the dude was so fun to listen to. Oh can't forget the original nigga Niels Henning!
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>>87783116
Tony Levin
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>>87790773
Nigga have you listened to Frayed Ends Of Sanity?
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Am i banned
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>>87792588
sure
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imo roger waters
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>>87785883
I agree, this anon is good
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Rocco Prestia of Tower of Power is amazing
https://youtu.be/fsqbnwKwbMo
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Me
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Jamerson is a nigger

Claypool is great, but can't NOT be weird to save his life. Also, he never changes his strings and his playing sounds like farts

Jaco is overrated drunk self-righteous trash

Bootsy Collins also suffers from niggerdom

Roger Waters is decent at best and can't get over the fact that his dad got murked in WWII

Wooten is technically gifted, but has NO taste, NO soul, NO feel, NO groove. He just masturbates all over the place. LOOK AT ME! I'M JACKIN OFF!

Cliff Burton and Dave Mustaine should have quit Metallica and done their own shit.

Gene Simmons is a kike

Lemmy is overrated trash, but he liked nazi shit, so he's cool.

Geddy Lee is a Class act and a gentleman.
Paul McCartney is a legend and the best Beatle.
John Paul Jones is the most talented member of Zep.
Jack Bruce is probably GOAT.
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>>87792633
I swear I've seen this pasta somewhere
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>>87792517
part 2:
Larry Graham from Sly and the Family Stone, then Graham Central Station:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wj5VODa-eTY
somehow Charlie Mingus hasn't been mentioned yet:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KESFYXQwCYA&t=10s
Israel "Cachao" Lopez:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka70pyIs7AA
...and Jimmy Blanton, from Duke Ellington's band:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awal53BFU5M
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>>87792647
that's just cuz ur a nigger
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>>87792647
I swear Ive seen this nigger somewhere
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Mike Dirnt
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>>87792647
I swear I've lynched this nigger somewhere
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>Rock: Holger Czurkay
>Jazz: Mingus
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>>87792773
based Moomin poster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dZbAFmnRVA
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>>87792647
I nigger I've niggered this nigger niggerwhere
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>>87783116
underrated
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>>87792801
Exquisite
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>>87783116
Jaco and Stanley Clarke are pretty much tied for jazz bassists in my mind , with John Entwistle and Jack Bruce being tied for rock bassists.
Victor Wooten just seems mechanical like he's just showing off technique.
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>>87784495
this
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Spoombung
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>>87792633
>Bootsy Collins also suffers from niggerdom
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sting
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>>87783116
Chris Squire if we're talking rock/prog
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Chris Squire
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>>87783116
Anthony Fantano
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Dave Gilmour
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Definitely John Entwistle
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At the moment im fascinated with Geddy Lee.

https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWBPgtB9m3E

Whoever mentioned Pino is dead on as well, few people pioneered and trailblazed shit like Pino. Scott from Scottsbasslessons on youtube just did a phenomenal video about him. Dude used fretless and octavers in pop music in the 80s.
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Bases
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>>87790075
TRUTH
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Stuart Zender

/Thread
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Joe
Dart
On the
Fender
Bass

https://youtube.com/watch?v=le0BLAEO93g
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I like Jaco
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>Thundercat
>Steve Harris
>Geddy Lee
>Lou Barlow
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Raposo_(bassist)

not the best in the world but sure the best in his genre

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exglMS5y7_c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzezFe5u3iw
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this interpol guy- carlos something
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>>87783409
good PICK hehe very BASSED
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Geddy lee
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Gene Simmons
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>>87783223
it's a shame he's a total worsecunt of a person. he can slap the bass but he needs a slap irl
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>>87792466
Well desu Steve Harris is surely an incredible composer and despite a great and impressive right hand technique his left hand technique is nothing special
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>he rates Flea

https://youtube.com/watch?v=8itum6etNcM



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