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  • #16
    Eddie Gomez
    R.Brown
    J.Pastorius
    Anthony Jackson
    Sal Cuevas
    Eddie Rivera
    John Benitez
    --------
    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.
      Cheers,
      Gerry
      PHX AZ




      Gear list:
      Tribute by G&L L-2000
      Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 Bass
      Ampeg BA115T
      Boss Micro BR Recorder
      2004 KTM 950

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      • #18
        Geddy Lee. Maybe a little bit of Flea too.
        --Scott Simontis--
        MM Bongo
        Avatar Neo B212 Cab
        Fender Bassman 135 Silverface Head
        Cort Curbow 5
        Fender Telecaster
        Squier Standard Jazz Bass

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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
            Play more bass.

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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!
                Loads of stock Fender Precision Basses
                Custom Fender Precision Bass
                Ashdown ABM 500 EVO II
                Ashdown Classic Mini 48 & 115 cabs
                Custom P-bass style - USA Customs P-bass body, 1996 Fender P-bass Special Neck, Musicman Sterling pickup, Fender Big Block P-bass preamp, 1979 Ibanez Musician bass bridge

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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.
                    -Chris

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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...
                      Matt

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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.
                            Best Bass Player ever: Jon Camp of Renaissance.

                            thanks to everyone on hcbf for your gift.

                            we were warned: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJrnWND5mTo

                            jamerson live in 1973: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9KC7uhMY9s

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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.
                              ~Sean

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                              Rickenbacker 4003 >> Sunn 200s >> Custom Schroeder 4x12 (and ocassionally another Sunn 2x15)
                              /
                              Morley Bad Horsie II Wah
                              /
                              Sunn Sceptre >> Sunn 2x15 (Loaded with Weber Ceramic Thames & Chicago 15s)






                              Originally Posted by bassesofalessergod


                              one thing that can be said about the Ox.

                              He is the keeper of the flame of rock and roll for sure!









                              Originally Posted by Kindness


                              I the Ox.

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



                                - georgestrings

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