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AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 12:56 PM
Yall know who my vote goes to Cliff Burton! His bass solos were flawless and amazing, just listen to Orion, sometimes he has been mistaking for a lead guitarist for his awesome use of the wah wah pedal for his solos.

listen to Anestasia (Pulling Teeth), Call Of Ktulu, Orion, and Damage Inc.

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 01:33 PM
I also like Gene Simmons, Jason Newstead, and kinda Rob Trujillo (sp)

Jimi
07-23-2005, 02:10 PM
Flea is a personal favorite of mine. You should download some of his solos, there pretty sick.

LtDan
07-23-2005, 02:14 PM
Cliff Burton and Billy Sheehan

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 02:16 PM
Flea is a personal favorite of mine. You should download some of his solos, there pretty sick.

which one should I look for?

Roman529
07-23-2005, 02:41 PM
Cliffy

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 02:43 PM
Anyone know Ron McGoveny? (sp) :D

Pagan
07-23-2005, 02:52 PM
Billy Sheehan, Stu Hamm, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Geddy Lee, John Myung.

No one else is even close.

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 02:53 PM
I want a double-bass guitar.....

Quelonio
07-23-2005, 03:00 PM
Jaco was plain amazing, and miller is also a really good bassist i just don't really like his music. LEs Claypool is great

d-day
07-23-2005, 03:03 PM
Jaco was plain amazing, and miller is also a really good bassist i just don't really like his music. LEs Claypool is great

les is sick and flea... more than just notes with these guys...

NaboCane
07-23-2005, 03:04 PM
George Porter Jr. - The Funky Meters

Buddwalk
07-23-2005, 03:22 PM
Burton gets my vote...first post explained it all

Dolphin1184
07-23-2005, 04:11 PM
Cliff Burton: Why? Listen to Orion. The first part of the first solo? Thats Cliff Burton people. Then he transitions to Kirk Solo. And then in the middle of the song that whole thing is guided by Cliff's gentle guidence. Then towards the end Kirk AND Cliff Solo together. That song tells so much about who was the heart and soul of Metallica.

Noodle Arm
07-23-2005, 04:35 PM
Bootsy Collins :lol:

Dolphin1184
07-23-2005, 04:37 PM
Anyone know Ron McGoveny? (sp) :D

"Original" bassist of Metallica. For 5 minutes. Quicker exit than even Dave Mustaine.

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 04:42 PM
lol yea i talked to him on a metallica fan site couple of months ago, he is pretty cool.

well to be perfectly honest, James Hetfeild was the original bassist for em cause on the Hit The lights demo he played bass, sang, playes guitar while Lars was banging on his drums

Jaydog57
07-23-2005, 04:49 PM
Bobby Dall from Poison, no question. That guy could carry some serious makeup.:lol:

Seriously, I'd have to say Jaco Pastorius, and 2nd would be Michael Anthony. No breakthrough performances but he's kept it tightly held with VH for 30 some odd years, not much else to require from an amazing bassist. :rocker:

Quelonio
07-23-2005, 04:49 PM
Bootsy Collins :lol:

That is a good answer except i don't think he made it to the 80's at top form, but i could be wrong.

I used to like the guy from Rancid a whole bunch, also i am surprised no one has mentioned Tony levin, or Victor Wooten, or Avishai Cohen (granted Wooten and Cohen are jazz players, but they are good)

Quelonio
07-23-2005, 04:50 PM
John Entwistle

Lukin
07-23-2005, 05:01 PM
Derek Smalls

Jimi
07-23-2005, 05:21 PM
which one should I look for?

Just type in flea bass solo on your limewire,ares etc.

If oyou download something that says Flea Bass Solo Rare its msot likley the one im talking about, but hes also got othr ones as well.

Uncle Rico II
07-23-2005, 05:25 PM
You guys would know more than me so I always liked Nikki Sixx but no one else mentioned him. Cliff Burton was da bomb.

Can I mention someone in heavy metal as being da bomb or is that like saying 50 cent is totally gnarly?

Jaydog57
07-23-2005, 05:32 PM
You guys would know more than me so I always liked Nikki Sixx but no one else mentioned him. Cliff Burton was da bomb.

Can I mention someone in heavy metal as being da bomb or is that like saying 50 cent is totally gnarly?Nah, Cliff was the schizzle, my bizzle..... :goof:

NaboCane
07-23-2005, 05:33 PM
That is a good answer except i don't think he made it to the 80's at top form, but i could be wrong.

I used to like the guy from Rancid a whole bunch, also i am surprised no one has mentioned Tony levin, or Victor Wooten, or Avishai Cohen (granted Wooten and Cohen are jazz players, but they are good)

TONY LEVIN is a MONSTER!

I can't believe I forgot him.

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 05:40 PM
I thought this would be cool if in Heaven Cliff would play with Jimi the Star-Spangled Bannar cause Cliff used taht in his bass solos, that would rule!

NaboCane
07-23-2005, 05:47 PM
And let's not forget Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone, leter of Graham Central Station (along with the other members of Sly - minus Sly himself).

Best bassline ever: If You Want Me to Stay

d-day
07-23-2005, 06:12 PM
And let's not forget Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone, leter of Graham Central Station (along with the other members of Sly - minus Sly himself).

Best bassline ever: If You Want Me to Stay

larry graham - hands down

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 06:18 PM
Just a ? has anyone ever seen Cliff Burton live?

Fin Fan in Cali
07-23-2005, 06:58 PM
Michael Anthony of Van Halen!

d-day
07-23-2005, 07:15 PM
Michael Anthony of Van Halen!

definitely and his back-ground harmonies were money and tom hamilton was cash

Noodle Arm
07-23-2005, 07:21 PM
Derek Smalls


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The triple bass sound of "Big Bottom" will never be topped.

d-day
07-23-2005, 08:05 PM
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The triple bass sound of "Big Bottom" will never be topped.

amen brutha

Derek Smalls (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790434/): We're lucky.
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Derek Smalls (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0790434/): Me too.

PHINATIC13
07-23-2005, 08:08 PM
Michael Anthony of Van Halen!


:yeahthat: man I really loved VH when was young.:cry:

d-day
07-23-2005, 08:11 PM
:yeahthat: man I really loved VH when was young.:cry:

me too - dance the night away could just be the best happy feel good party song of all times...

PHINATIC13
07-23-2005, 08:19 PM
me too - dance the night away could just be the best happy feel good party song of all times...

Good song, Little Dreamer was always one of my favs.

BlitPhinFan
07-23-2005, 08:29 PM
I don't mean to hijack this thread, but I am lacking of names when it comes to bass players. I just have to put my vote in for best guitar player, reguardless of version. Yngwie J. Malmsteen knew how to attack a guitar.

My appologies, again, I am not up on all the names of the bass players out there. Heck to be real, I am not fimiliar with many of the bass players out there. I just know the sounds that I like and the main artists that bring me those sounds.

EDIT: I just saw the post for the best guitarist after posting this. My bad, disreguard my post.

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 08:33 PM
All you really need to know is Cliff Burton, the best bassist in the world, well he is dead now..... He played for Metallica from 82 to 86 when his tour bus slid on some black ice and he fell out and the bus fell on him. Sad way to go I guess.

dolfan_101
07-23-2005, 08:36 PM
Bobby Dall from Poison, no question. That guy could carry some serious makeup.:lol:

Seriously, I'd have to say Jaco Pastorius, and 2nd would be Michael Anthony. No breakthrough performances but he's kept it tightly held with VH for 30 some odd years, not much else to require from an amazing bassist. :rocker:

I don't know who the best is but my favorite has to be Michael Anthony!!! I love his Jack Daniels bass guitar.

d-day
07-23-2005, 08:37 PM
Good song, Little Dreamer was always one of my favs.

i luv that song :hump: and romeo delight

LtDan
07-23-2005, 08:52 PM
All you really need to know is Cliff Burton, the best bassist in the world, well he is dead now..... He played for Metallica from 82 to 86 when his tour bus slid on some black ice and he fell out and the bus fell on him. Sad way to go I guess.I saw Cliff live with Metallica in 86' and he played the national anthem on bass. Guitar is one thing but playing it on bass was awesome!

Dolphin1184
07-23-2005, 08:53 PM
This is one of the reasons why I wished I was this age in 85-86 :(

Jaydog57
07-23-2005, 09:17 PM
definitely and his back-ground harmonies were money and tom hamilton was cashyeah, like I said before, he held the rhythm section together. :cool:

Jaydog57
07-23-2005, 09:20 PM
I don't know who the best is but my favorite has to be Michael Anthony!!! I love his Jack Daniels bass guitar.He's awesome, and he owns part of the Jack Daniels company. He's a madman. He also has his own hot sauce company, with EXCEPTIONAL sauces. Great stuff, I've tried it. Put it on your pizza, or a steak before you grill, whoa.......What flavor....:cool:

AirFishOne
07-23-2005, 10:26 PM
I saw Cliff live with Metallica in 86' and he played the national anthem on bass. Guitar is one thing but playing it on bass was awesome!

Wow u saw the legend live! Man i wish I was alive then, hopefully I dont make u feel old! :goof:

dolfan_101
07-23-2005, 11:11 PM
He's awesome, and he owns part of the Jack Daniels company. He's a madman. He also has his own hot sauce company, with EXCEPTIONAL sauces. Great stuff, I've tried it. Put it on your pizza, or a steak before you grill, whoa.......What flavor....:cool:

I just ordered some of his sauce on his web site last week can't wait to get it!!

Pagan
07-23-2005, 11:52 PM
Just a ? has anyone ever seen Cliff Burton live?
A few times...

AirFishOne
07-24-2005, 12:24 AM
Well this aint fare everyone seen Cliff cept me!!

Dolphin1184
07-24-2005, 01:21 AM
Considering Cliff Burton died when I was like 2 years old, I haven't either.