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faded studio

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQaxYbPf-Hc]YouTube - PRIMUS[/ame]
 

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Jack and Stan!!!

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmUTK6UBeek]YouTube - Jaco Pastorius 01~Weather Report September 28 1978[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69MG3xUnqmc]YouTube - Stanley Clarke: School Days Solo[/ame]

and a shoot out!


Stan, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooton.
 
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Barry Oakley, John Entwistle, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, etc. (plus the bass soloist like Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Joco, etc.) are all great in there own ways but my personal preference is for a guy that just keeps it in the pocket, is rock solid, and holds down the bottom end the way it was meant to be. So I have 3 favorites in that respect:

Leon Wilkeson



Dusty Hill



And Donald "Duck" Dunn (a master bassman if there ever was one!!)

 

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[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5mFVo55bKQ]YouTube - John Entwistle "The Ox" Bass Solo (5:15)[/ame]

Case closed.

The Ox/Thunderfingers is a true innovator and surpassed everyone with his increbible technique, speed and feeling.
 

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I can't decide between Vic Wooten and Flea

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vdJvHE8qxA]YouTube - Victor Wooten Guitar Battle[/ame]

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPGlB8PZ448]YouTube - flea bass solo[/ame]
 

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1. Entwistle. - thanks above for the isolated entwistle WGFA clip - I may use that as a backing track for my practise! Give dreaming from the waist a listen..
2. Chris Squire.

nuff said.
 

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I was watching the Entwhistle video w/o sound and got to thinking..

How would the chemistry be with Bonham/Entwhistle/Hendrix ?

Maybe there all up there jamming away, playing shit never dreamed of.
 

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Without a doubt, Jack Casady.

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upqs5J0qP90]YouTube - Jefferson Airplane - Spare Chaynge[/ame]

PS. The bass is panned to the right in this song, making it easier to separate his playing while listening to it.

PPS. Jefferson Airplane is the only band I listen to primarily for the bassist.
 

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If what is required is someone to lay down a solid bass line , no fancy frills , never miss a beat then there are plenty , Phil Lynott , Cliff Williams , Dusty Hill + a million more , they are the guys i'd want to play with , the engine room if you like !!:thumb:
 

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My initial vote goes to Jaco Pastorius ..... I am also a big fan of Bruce Thomas' work as Costello's bass player in the Attractions.... great shat, there, when needed.
 

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+1 for Cliff Burton and Jaco Pastorius. :thumb:

but.. push come to shove - got to be Jack Bruce.
 

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Jaco Pastorius
Jack Bruce
Paul McCartney
Stanley Clarke
Victor Wooten
 

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1. Entwistle. - thanks above for the isolated entwistle WGFA clip - I may use that as a backing track for my practise! Give dreaming from the waist a listen..
2. Chris Squire.

nuff said.
That's it. A defining miles away I know who that is Bassist.
Roundabout is now going through my head....
 




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