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Genesis vs. Yes( Bass Guitars!!!)

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    Posted: February 16 2018 at 22:26
Which bass guitarist do you prefer more?? 
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I prefer Mike’s playing up to 1973 - and Chris’ playing from 1973 onwards. If that makes any sense ??
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 00:12
Chris! Both have used my favourite bass (Rickenbacker) but Chris used it more the way it should use!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 01:53
Squire's simply one of the best bassists ever. Mike's really good, too, but come on... Squire!!

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Chris Squire > everyone else you can possibly mention for me!



He's the #1 reason I picked up the electric bass. Rutherford is good, Shulman is close, but SQUIRE!


Edited by Frenetic Zetetic - February 17 2018 at 02:05

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Chris Squire by some distance. Mike Rutherford was more of a supporting guitarist in the very early days, with acoustic, 12-string guitars etc. rather than bass. Only later did he focus more on the instrument.

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Rutherford is an amazing musician. He's rhythmically ahead of most, and I value his simplicity most of the time. I've been learning a ton of Gabriel-era Genesis on bass (Supper's Ready is my personal goal to conquer).

Squire was basically playing lead bass MOST of the time; his instrument was a core element to YES' overall sound. The first time I heard Tempus Fugit it was like the guy was reading my mind! That bi-amped tone on "Roundabout" is legendary. Arguably the best bass tone and execution ever comes from Squire.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 03:14
A kind of question that shouldn't be asked. Rutherford is good, Squire is the bass.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cristi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 03:16
Squire.

Rutherford was great in the 70s.
I wonder if anyone will vote against Squire. 
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Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

A kind of question that shouldn't be asked. Rutherford is good, Squire is the bass.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:06
Two of my favourite bands for decades. One favourite bass player. Very few can contest Chris Squire, and Mike Rutherford is not one of them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:27
Both.

The are both excellent musicians with a style and sound that works with the music they play. Can't pick a fave.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 04:57
Rutherford’s playing on the Genesis ‘Live’ album is practically at Squire’s level IMHO. Great Ricky tone.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 05:46
*spits coffee on monitor*

yeah right...
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Squire.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 08:37
It seems quite obvious that Chris Squire is going to win this one. 
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Rutherford is a solid if unspectacular bassist...Squire is...Squire Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote micky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 11:37
whoa...

who the HELL voted for Rutherford and denied us a damn and well deserved poll bagel...

kudos for honesty in admitting it.. ridicule for the stupidy for putting yourself on my sh*t list.
I find your lack of Bassoon disturbing.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 14:16
Get ‘em out by Friday boasts technically demanding bass line. Not easy to play at all.
But no, I didn’t vote for Mike !!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2018 at 14:29
I actually love Rutherfords big chunky sounds---and think he could play similar to Chris if he wanted to but didn't;t want to----but Chris as someone said played it like a lead instrument but could also play funk so Squire.
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