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Seems that when your name has an alliteration in it you have big chance to become a great bass player 😀

Pino Paladino, Brian Bromberg, Jimmy Johnson, Marcus Miller, Steve Swallow, Michael Manring, Hugh Hopper, Rufus Reid.

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OP mentioned Phil Zone without noticing that Phil Lesh was already mentioned in the very first comment. Okay, let's skip it. In fact, there was no other bassist alike. Bass as a permanent solo instrument. Each individual string with its own amplification path. Does anyone know analogies in rock music (and not only in rock music)?

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Bingo!

 

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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On the punk and free-form jazz side,  Mike Watt.  Coltrane on steroids.  A great bassist.

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Danny Thompson [of Pentangle but I'm thinking Tim Buckley's 'Dream Letter' i.e. Queen Elizabeth Hall, London - 1968]

 

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Anyone mentioned George Porter of the Meters yet?


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Yes, or "yes" - I posted a video of him but IIRC, no text.  As with post #2, text is useful if someone later does a search


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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On 11/3/2019 at 3:29 PM, Ralf11 said:

a fine player but not the guy I've dropped hints about

 

Actually, he is if your hint ""Free your mind and your ass will follow" is to be followed.  As I suggested in an earlier post, BIlly Bass was on that album, not Bootsie.

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Sorry, I meant the meme not the specific album from which it came...


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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I love bass players that use lots and lots of fuzz, a big muff fuzz pedal. Or bass players that have impact on the music without trying to outplay the rest of the band. I dislike solo's (bass,  guitar or on any other instrument).

 

The bass should put down the foundation. That does not always mean a rhythm line yes often is does. But it can also just be a low rumbling sound where the individual notes cant be heard.

Besides that here are some pics of bass players I like for different reason.

lena.jpg

misery.jpg

steve.jpg


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2 hours ago, mordante said:

But it can also just be a low rumbling sound where the individual notes cant be heard.


You’re describing the sound escaping from the low rider with 24” subs in the trunk that’s next to you at a stoplight.  Or it could be turntable rumble, or 60 Hz hum - but I can’t really consider what you describe as an instrumental contribution to music of any kind.

 

Of course, it could also be the result of a blown speaker in the bass amp, in which case a recone might reveal some stellar playing :)

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"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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On 11/8/2019 at 4:00 PM, bluesman said:


You’re describing the sound escaping from the low rider with 24” subs in the trunk that’s next to you at a stoplight.  Or it could be turntable rumble, or 60 Hz hum - but I can’t really consider what you describe as an instrumental contribution to music of any kind.

 

Of course, it could also be the result of a blown speaker in the bass amp, in which case a recone might reveal some stellar playing :)

 

Why so close minded?

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4ysatB9m9s

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V89JtjisHr4

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSySb9yGhdA

 

 


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1 hour ago, mordante said:

 

Why so close minded?

 

 

 

I don't have to like everything to be open to it.  As a classically trained pianist and a professional musician for 60 years (guitar, bass, keyboards), I've been hired to back a wide variety of acts.  I have decent historical and contemporary knowledge of the spectra of genre and content of music.  I can even stretch my imagination far enough to accept that the fuzzy drone Cisneros is playing there could be considered a modern take on the pedal tone and that it might really make the right tunes pop.  Sadly, the only such efforts I've heard to date remind me more of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# minor played painfully slowly on solo fuzz bass.

 

I understand the drone band concept, and I like some of what I've heard.  But virtually atonal buzz bass seems to be far more physical than musical in its effect on the listener / feeler.  And I bet Adolph Rickenbacker is turning over in his grave :)

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4 hours ago, bluesman said:

... I can even stretch my imagination far enough to ...

 

 

 


"The overwhelming majority [of audiophiles] have very little knowledge, if any, about the most basic principles and operating characteristics of audio equipment. They often base their purchasing decisions on hearsay, and the preaching of media sages. Unfortunately, because of commercial considerations, much information is rooted in increasing revenue, not in assisting the audiophile. It seems as if the only requirements for becoming an "authority" in the world of audio is a keyboard."

-- Bruce Rozenblit of Transcendent Sound

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