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Old 2007-03-08, 15:23
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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.
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Old 2007-03-08, 17:15
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opeth
primus
necrophagist
death
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gorguts
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Old 2007-03-08, 18:51
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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
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Old 2007-03-09, 05:37
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The Police/Sting! ...His basslines are great, and some of them are rather easy to play.

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Old 2007-03-09, 05:59
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Old 2007-03-09, 07:57
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wow, i've got some listening to do.
thanks for all the bands, some i've never even heard of
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Old 2007-03-09, 08:02
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Old 2007-03-09, 13:06
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atheist or cynic are good bets.
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Old 2007-03-09, 13:52
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Old 2007-03-09, 13:53
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The Police/Sting! ...His basslines are great, and some of them are rather easy to play.

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Roxanne is one of the best songs ever writtne!
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Old 2007-03-09, 14:05
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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.
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Old 2007-03-09, 17:15
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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
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Roxanne is one of the best songs ever writtne!


That's a great one, but Regatta De Blanc was my favourite album
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Old 2007-03-12, 20:11
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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.
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There are tons of great bassline's in sting/the police songs.. i actually play in a sting and the police tribute band, .

seriously?
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Old 2007-03-12, 20:58
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Yeah, im open minded... and like to play in any style of band to help my playing.
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Old 2007-03-24, 16:13
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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
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Old 2007-03-24, 17:24
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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.

Versatility is a musician's best tool.
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