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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 16:11
^  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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 16:15
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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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 17:49
How on earth can Tony Levin and Geddy Lee not be on here. Also Stanley Clarke and John Wetton.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 17:54
Neither is Kenso's Shunji Saegusa, and he's awesome.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 19:01
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Michael Manring: a true electric bass innovator.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 19:19
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 21:08
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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2018 at 22:25
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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 01:58
^ His playing on the album Shamal is also outstanding.
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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 10:28
No Geddy Lee? Confused

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 12:28
I picked Jaco, but I like listening to Paul McCartney for a great mix of melody and rhythm.
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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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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 09 2018 at 12:37
Pastorius out of those. Was hoping to see Holger Czukay in there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 18 2018 at 12:29
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