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Iyo who is the best bass player?

Fat_asian

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For me it's gotta be fieldy from Korn. He makes the bass sound like a hip hop drumkit

It used to be Matt Freeman from rancid with his crazy up and down scales in "Detroit" or "another night ."

Fieldy plays a 5 string ibenez, the slap and plucking is crazy. He uses it as a percussive instrument. He is responsible for that heavy Korn sound. Low, down tuned strings, not much mid or treble. At first I thought Korn just had a wicked drummer with all that clicking going on but nope it was fieldy punishing the bass . Most rock bands you can barely hear the bass player.

Matt Freeman on the other hand, prince on the strings of his guitar. He uses either pentatonic or diatonic scales, whichever one it is idk. His solo on Maxwell murder is awesome! Off of the and out come the wolves cd.

Who do you guys think are the best bass players in the world?
 

Steech

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"Best" is a word I avoid for many, many reasons. A brief list of favorites (in no particular order):
  • Geddy Lee
  • Abraham Laboriel
  • Salvador Cuevas
  • Mike Vinas
  • James Jamerson
  • John Paul Jones
  • Stuart Hamm
  • Harold Hopkins
Check out Victor Wooten and Hadrian Feraud.
 

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If the bassist at my gig is playing the right notes and making my job easier, then they are the best bass player to me that day.
(Five local guys I love sharing a stage with came to mind while I was typing.)
 

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Living, Stanley Clarke, Ron Carter.
Dead, Ray Brown, Jaco Pastorius, Paul Chambers.
Don't leave out Scott Lafaro :) Seriously, I think that Charles Mingus was not only a great composer, but had amazing technical skills on bass, and although he passed away too young to realize his full potential, Jimmy Blanton needs recognition since he is considered the father of modern bass playing.
 


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