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^  Yeah, Manring is awesome.  I saw him play in '85 w/Montreaux at a little theater in Spokane, WA.  He was just keeping things chill for most of the night as rhythm... then stepped out to do a solo and everyone's jaw dropped.  This was before the hyperbass days, I think he was playing a Music Man StingRay fretless.
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John Wetton will always be my favorite bassist...the work he did with Crimson '73-'74 was jaw droppingly amazing.  From the list though, Squire.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 17:46
Originally posted by ProfPanglos ProfPanglos wrote:

^  Yeah, Manring is awesome.  I saw him play in '85 w/Montreaux at a little theater in Spokane, WA.  He was just keeping things chill for most of the night as rhythm... then stepped out to do a solo and everyone's jaw dropped.  This was before the hyperbass days, I think he was playing a Music Man StingRay fretless.

Awesome that you got to see Montreux! I'm a fan of Barbara Higbie and Manring, primarily, and those two other guys are excellent, too. Check out Manring on the Bass Day '98 video. First time I saw a bassist use the freakin' EBow on his bass.
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How on earth can Tony Levin and Geddy Lee not be on here. Also Stanley Clarke and John Wetton.

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Neither is Kenso's Shunji Saegusa, and he's awesome.
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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Michael Manring: a true electric bass innovator.


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No Tony Levin, Gary Thain and no John Entwistle?

This three are my top, but from the list a tie between Lake and Squire


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote BaldFriede Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 01:44
Mike Howlett undeservedly had no vote so far, so mine went there. I like how he expands simple rhythms into complex structures, like for example in "Isle of Everywhere".


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^ His playing on the album Shamal is also outstanding.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote miamiscot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 08:59
Squire and Jaco!!!

But where's Geddy and Pekka?
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No Geddy Lee? Confused

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I picked Jaco, but I like listening to Paul McCartney for a great mix of melody and rhythm.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 12:30
My favourite is Clive Mitten from Twelfth Night.  He's made a couple of fantastic solo's never heard like any other bassist around.

Others include Percy Jones, Colin Bass, John Jowitt, Peter Gee, Greg Lake and that guy from Marillion and Transatlantic.  Big smile
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Pastorius out of those. Was hoping to see Holger Czukay in there.
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