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overtheedge86 2007-03-08 15:23

New to Bass.
 
Hello all,
I've been playing guitar for about 6 years. I recently picked up a bass and decided to learn that. What are a few bands i should listen to, to get a better idea of what the bass can/should do other than root notes.

sixsicsix 2007-03-08 17:15

dream theater
opeth
primus
necrophagist
death
rhapsody
chic corea
flecktones
gorguts
cryptopsy

aFarewelltoKings 2007-03-08 18:51

Iron Maiden
Rush
Weather Report
Jaco Pastorius
Return to Forever
Black Sabbath
The Who
Cream
Cactus
Yes
Thin Lizzy
UFO
Double Trouble
The First 3 Metallica albums
Megadeth
Oh tons of bands with awesome bass playing. some people wont agree on most of them but all of the bands have awesome bass players

blitz906 2007-03-09 05:37

The Police/Sting! ...His basslines are great, and some of them are rather easy to play.

~Good luck man :) :beer:

epitaph 2007-03-09 05:59

Continuo Renacer
http://www.myspace.com/continuorenacer

overtheedge86 2007-03-09 07:57

wow, i've got some listening to do.
thanks for all the bands, some i've never even heard of

Theoldman 2007-03-09 08:02

X Japan

McCalister999 2007-03-09 13:06

atheist or cynic are good bets.

Requiem 2007-03-09 13:52

Athiest
Coroner
Cynic
Death
Rush

Requiem 2007-03-09 13:53

Quote:
Originally Posted by blitz906
The Police/Sting! ...His basslines are great, and some of them are rather easy to play.

~Good luck man :) :beer:


Roxanne is one of the best songs ever writtne!

Requiem 2007-03-09 14:05

Quote:
Originally Posted by sixsicsix
dream theater
opeth
primus
necrophagist
death
rhapsody
chic corea
flecktones
gorguts
cryptopsy


Rhapsody, you always bash on power metal and you list on of the biggest power metal bands around.

sixsicsix 2007-03-09 17:15

Quote:
Originally Posted by Requiem
Rhapsody, you always bash on power metal and you list on of the biggest power metal bands around.

lol, I didnt say they were good did I? And we only had that one power metal conflict

blitz906 2007-03-12 19:37

Quote:
Originally Posted by Requiem
Roxanne is one of the best songs ever writtne!


That's a great one, but Regatta De Blanc was my favourite album :)

Tattered 2007-03-12 20:11

There are tons of great bassline's in sting/the police songs.. i actually play in a sting and the police tribute band, i love playing the songs, sting is such a great songwriter.. and the basslines arent too complex for beginners that want to learn them.

sixsicsix 2007-03-12 20:38

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattered
There are tons of great bassline's in sting/the police songs.. i actually play in a sting and the police tribute band, .

seriously?
thats brutal.

Tattered 2007-03-12 20:58

Yeah, im open minded... and like to play in any style of band to help my playing.

bassist_of_light 2007-03-24 16:13

watchtower
spiral architect
opeth
death
dream theater
iron maiden
nile
into eternity
jaco pastorius
weather report
return to forever
herbie hancock
john coltrane
rush
symphony x
origin
aletheian
twisted into form
spastic ink

and for any bass inspiration check out these labels:
inside out music
century media
nuclear blast
magna carta records
columbia jazz

BassBehemoth 2007-03-24 17:24

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tattered
Yeah, im open minded... and like to play in any style of band to help my playing.



And that's why we love you and you are the Bass Mod. :love:

Versatility is a musician's best tool.


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