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ignition991
05-31-2006, 07:04 PM
Who do you think is the best bassist? I used the search button and all that came up was a poll and unrelated threads. I think Les Claypool, and Flea from the Chili Peppers.

Sinister
05-31-2006, 07:05 PM
Les, Flea, and John Myung (from Dream Theater).

coke_a_holic
05-31-2006, 07:11 PM
Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Jaco Pastorius are/were some of the best. Flea's good, Cliff Burton was good, but I don't hold them in as high regards.

Jebus
05-31-2006, 07:13 PM
Jonas Hellborg and Bunny Brunel are my favorites.

ignition991
05-31-2006, 07:22 PM
I forgot about Cliff, too bad he died. The solo at the beginning of "For whom the bell tolls" Was actually him playing the bass sounding like a guitar. I found that to be impressive.

Sinister
05-31-2006, 07:22 PM
Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) is the best thing Cliff ever recorded.

opivy21
05-31-2006, 07:37 PM
The most talented - Vic Wooten, Les Claypool, Flea, Jaco Whats-his-face, etc.

There are also bassists who are very talented bass players and song writers that might not be as good as the people listed above but that I would rather listen to than any of the afore-mentioned artists - Bassists like Mike Watt (Minutemen) and Matt Freeman (Operation Ivy, Rancid).

Zack
05-31-2006, 07:40 PM
Cliff Burton-Metallica

sanjo
05-31-2006, 08:31 PM
wtf what about the late JOHN ENTWISTLE(THEWho)?????

TheUnholyNightbringer
06-01-2006, 03:46 PM
Don't be an idiot all yer life. (http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3256&highlight=bassist)

nieh
06-01-2006, 03:49 PM
Don't be an idiot all yer life. (http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3256&highlight=bassist)

But that poll sucks!

Anyways, the best I've heard are Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Geddy Lee and Trevor Dunn. My favorites are Les Claypool, Trevor Dunn and the guy from the Flaming Lips. He's not all that good but I love the way he sounds.

ignition991
06-01-2006, 04:34 PM
Who do you think is the best bassist? I used the search button and all that came up was a poll and unrelated threads. I think Les Claypool, and Flea from the Chili Peppers.

I thought I made that clear.

Apathy
06-02-2006, 04:45 AM
http://www.offspring.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12827&highlight=bassist


Here's a better poll.

ofsmurfsandpixies
06-02-2006, 04:50 AM
primus have the best bassist!

Dave666
06-03-2006, 08:24 AM
I think Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is the best Metal bassist ever. Mike Dirnt from Green Day is probably the best punk bassist ever.

notoriousdoc
06-03-2006, 10:53 AM
Brian Gibson

Marco
06-03-2006, 11:38 AM
Flea,Cliff Burton, Mike Dirnt, John Deacon.

offspring dude
06-03-2006, 11:42 AM
Flea's gotta be the best bassist right now, There have been some realy good ones before but there dead now so tough

opivy21
06-03-2006, 01:03 PM
I think Steve Harris from Iron Maiden is the best Metal bassist ever. Mike Dirnt from Green Day is probably the best punk bassist ever.
Not to be an ass, but Mike Dirnt is very very far from being the best punk bassist ever. He's not even close to being close.

0r4ng3
06-03-2006, 01:21 PM
I'd say Chris#2 of Anti-Flag is one of the better punk bassists.

coke_a_holic
06-03-2006, 05:41 PM
Matt Freeman of Rancid and Op Ivy is probably the best punk bassist. He can really rip.

That_Guy91
06-03-2006, 05:51 PM
Haha, people think Mike Dirnt is good.

Jebus
06-03-2006, 05:55 PM
Jonas Hellborg and Bunny Brunel are my favorites.
so is anyone going to ask me who they are so I could commence my whoring without feeling guilty for whoring so much?

That_Guy91
06-03-2006, 05:57 PM
Who are they?

FrancoDaHui
06-04-2006, 12:04 PM
Matt Freeman of Rancid and Op Ivy is probably the best punk bassist. He can really rip.

you're right, matt freeman is the shit

opivy21
06-04-2006, 12:09 PM
Yeah, Matt Freeman is great as far as punk bass players go. Mike Watt is up there, too (fIREHOSE, Minutemen).

HeadAroundU
06-04-2006, 12:10 PM
Greg K .

Mannen som blev en gris
06-05-2006, 12:42 AM
Joey DeMaio (Manowar). I think. But I really like Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) too. Especially on their first album.

BoRiS_BRitVA
06-05-2006, 04:02 AM
Ciff Burton & Jason Newsted

JoY
06-05-2006, 04:14 AM
aw, am I the only one who thought; "thread for teh contrabassists!" & then was disappointed?

nieh
06-05-2006, 04:52 AM
aw, am I the only one who thought; "thread for teh contrabassists!" & then was disappointed?

Yes you were.


Freak.

BuddyHolly
06-05-2006, 07:46 AM
I'd say Chris#2 of Anti-Flag is one of the better punk bassists.


Matt Freeman of Rancid and Op Ivy is probably the best punk bassist. He can really rip.

They probably are punk's best bassplayers indeed...

JoY
06-05-2006, 07:51 AM
Yes you were.


Freak.
*looks at her feet & pouts* ow.

Corpse
06-05-2006, 08:06 AM
For the people that think Mike Durnt is great, I really don't know what you were comparing him against. Was it a baboon? The only decent riff by him is in Longview, otherwise he's nothing.

Jakebert
06-05-2006, 11:08 AM
He's not amazing, but he's better than Greg.

As for my favorite, I'll agree with everyone else and go with Les. Also, Mike Mills from R.E.M. is another one. At least on their earlier stuff anyway.

Apathy
06-05-2006, 01:45 PM
He's not amazing, but he's better than Greg.

As for my favorite, I'll agree with everyone else and go with Les. Also, Mike Mills from R.E.M. is another one. At least on their earlier stuff anyway.

I would have to agree. While it can be said that everything Green Day Plays is easy, at least the basslines are more interesting than Greg's. Hell, I don't even Like Green Day and I'll admit that.

Chris Pazsik from Streetlight Manifesto is a very good bassist.

0r4ng3
06-05-2006, 01:50 PM
For the people that think Mike Durnt is great, I really don't know what you were comparing him against. Was it a baboon? The only decent riff by him is in Longview, otherwise he's nothing.
Welcome to Paradise has a better basline.

Professor Chaos
06-05-2006, 10:29 PM
Roger from Less Than Jake is my current favorite bassist.


A lot of his basslines are seriously harder (for me, at least) to play than nearly anything Primus has done.

Jakebert
06-06-2006, 08:22 AM
I asked a friend of mine who plays bass yesterday about Mike/Greg just out of curiosity, and what he said was something along the lines of "Mike's bass parts are easy to learn and play, but they're usually really interesting and fun and a lot less simple than most punk bass parts. As for Greg's, he said that they're easy to play and boring and mostly the same thing for the majority of their songs.

Before you guys yell at me, remember these are the words of a friend that actually plays bass, not me.

Eddie
06-06-2006, 10:38 AM
Imo, Jaco Pastorius was the better Bass player by far, but some others like Billy Sheehan, Matt Bisonette and Dave LaRue are also pretty good.

sara_rock_soul
06-07-2006, 01:13 PM
You remember Steve Kmak "Fuzz" he used to be the bassist on Disturbed. They kicked him out & replaced him with John Moyer, Disturbed was much better when they had Fuzz, Fuzz was a great bassist & Fuzz was hot. :)

Jakebert
06-07-2006, 02:28 PM
Disturbed have musicians? You could have fooled me.

jacknife737
06-07-2006, 02:56 PM
Joe Gittleman 'The bass fiddleman' from Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Avoid One Thing

Apathy
06-07-2006, 05:00 PM
Joe Gittleman 'The bass fiddleman' from Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Avoid One Thing

I agree. I just recently learned how to play 'The Impression that I get' What a fun track.

RobinoZombie
06-08-2006, 02:53 AM
He's not amazing, but he's better than Greg.

As for my favorite, I'll agree with everyone else and go with Les. Also, Mike Mills from R.E.M. is another one. At least on their earlier stuff anyway.

im not sure, but the offspring has a more solid sound, then green day...specially during the nintees, when mike dirnt always tried too play something too show how "good" he is...greg k always play solid. nothing more nothing less. and gets a more fat sound. but you cant really tell whose better, cause NONE of them has done anything that makes you go "wow" but i belive that greks strumming might be faster, cause look at songs like "come out swinging" green day never played such a fast song, possibly "take back" and "jaded" but the chord progression is so very diffrent

And for the record i belive that les is the best bassist, and the most unique, havent heard wooten or myung dishing out les riffs:)
and when it comes too punk, i belive that Ken Casey from Dropkiick Murphys has a good strumming and plays some cool lines, even though most of their songs go in 3 chords....and of course Matt Freeman, just incredible. Fat Mike really can groove and play fast, so hes a good one too:)

That_Guy91
06-08-2006, 04:41 AM
Disturbed have musicians? You could have fooled me.
Have you heard anything on Ten Thousand Fists?

Jakebert
06-08-2006, 08:45 AM
No. I've heard the first 2 CD's all the way through a few times, and they were so bad that I really have no desire to hear anything else by them.

That_Guy91
06-08-2006, 08:46 AM
Well, after just hearing those, that's understandable, because most of it is pretty bad. Ten Thousand Fists is their best work by far.

sara_rock_soul
06-08-2006, 08:48 AM
I like The Sickness as their best cd, I have all of their cds, I like them all, but Fuzz made it more goth. :cool:

That_Guy91
06-08-2006, 08:53 AM
I hate most of The Sickness. It got them the "Nu-metal" label I always despised.


And never say "goth" in that context again. Ever.

sara_rock_soul
06-08-2006, 09:49 AM
what is your favorite song?

bd007h
06-08-2006, 12:52 PM
Flea and Les Claypool

ignition991
06-08-2006, 01:13 PM
what is your favorite song?

sara_rock_soul needs to stop posting.

sara_rock_soul
06-08-2006, 01:56 PM
sara_rock_soul needs to stop posting. you need a sense of humor. :(