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  • #16
    Eddie Gomez
    R.Brown
    J.Pastorius
    Anthony Jackson
    Sal Cuevas
    Eddie Rivera
    John Benitez
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    Jack Bruce
    G.Butler
    T.Franklin

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    • #17
      For me it was Jamerson, as I lived in Detroit in the '60s and much of what I heard on the radio then was from Motown records.


      Right on mang. This one's for you. You can catch just a glimpse of James... and lots of old Detriot...and Eddie "Bongo" Brown.... and Earl Van Dyke.
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      • #18
        Geddy Lee. Maybe a little bit of Flea too.
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        • #19
          Geezer Butler, as far as pro musicians go. The first thing that got me into bass was listening to the bass player at church though.

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          • #20
            Paul McCartney
            Bill Wyman
            Colin Greenwood
            Roger Waters
            Flea
            Jamerson
            Duck
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            • #21
              John Paul Jones and Geezer Butler were my 1st main influences as a bassist - I learned a bunch of Zep and Sabbath songs, and off I went - from being a guitarist to being a bassist...



              - georgestrings

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              • #22
                Les
                Flea
                Tim
                Cliff


                (not necessarily in that order)




                Totally agree.
                Growing up in the 90's they were the guys who got my attention but then I began noticing the classic rockers... bass was just so integral in the Who, Zep, Cream... Can't play without listening to these guys!
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                • #23
                  geddy lee, steve harris, john paul jones

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                  • #24
                    Tina Weymouth, John Entwistle, John Paul Jones, and Chuck Rainey.
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                    • #25
                      John Paul Jones
                      Geddy Lee
                      Sir Paul
                      Stevie Wonder
                      Paul Simonon
                      John Wetton
                      Chris Squire
                      The Ox

                      And many more...
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                      • #26
                        First one I REALLY listened to was Steve Harris. Then Cliff Burton. Major Rager on the four-string Mother F@#ker.
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                        • #27
                          Teh first bassist I said damn he's good was John Entwistle.
                          "Some men see things as they are and say why - I dream things that never were and say why not."-- George Bernard Shaw

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                          • #28
                            first music I heard bass on that made me notice was Fran Sheehan on the first Boston record.
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                            <b>jamerson live in 1973:</b> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s</a></div>

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                            • #29
                              Jimmy Buffett's assorted bassplayers over the years made me take notice of the instrument.

                              John Entwistle & Jack Bruce made me want to play the damned thing.
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                              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>bassesofalessergod</strong>
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                              <div class="message">one thing that can be said about the Ox.<br />
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                              He is the keeper of the flame of rock and roll for sure!</div>

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                              <img src="images/misc/quote_icon.png" alt="Quote" /> Originally Posted by <strong>Kindness</strong>
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                              <div class="message">I <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/love.gif" border="0" alt="" title="love" class="inlineimg" /> the Ox.</div>

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                              • #30
                                Yeah, Entwistle and Geddy Lee influenced my bass playing as well...



                                - georgestrings

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