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    Posted: June 17 2011 at 05:31
I'm really enjoying the basslines in Camel's music. What prog rock bands, other than Camel, have this kind of notable bass presence ?
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Magma, Rush, Red-era King Crimson, John Paul Jones' solo albums, Fragile-era YES, Brand X, etc. Have fun discovering. 
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Fragile, sure- but I think Drama kicks its butt in the bass department.  That album is chock full of bass, from thick growls to fretless legato.
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Hatfield and the North
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Tool and Primus.
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It's nice that someone mentioned Magma.  Top doesn't get enough credit.  Otherwise, I fully endorse Epignosis's views
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90% of Zeuhl bands (Eskaton and Weidorje are worth a mention)
Kraan
some Gong
80's Zappa has some stand out bass work
I'll second Primus
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OK- I am blanking on a prog-metal group HEAVILY relying on the bass presence. Technical/Progressive Metal.....


Someone help! LOL
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Every Rush album has a notable bass presence; Transatlantic's The Whirlwind;  Anything with Jonas Reingold (The Tangent, The Flower Kings, Karmakanic).
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Karmakanic is very bass driven.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Drew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 10:33
Originally posted by Drew

OK- I am blanking on a prog-metal group HEAVILY relying on the bass presence. Technical/Progressive Metal.....


Someone help! LOL


I got it- Spiral Architect


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 10:35
If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
 
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Soft Machine Six, listen carefully to Hopper, Great bass playing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jean-marie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 10:41
Originally posted by Catcher10

If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
I'm not that sure, some remasters areUnhappy
 
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Eloy (Time To Turn and Planets especially)
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slaughternalia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 14:30
Originally posted by Catcher10

If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
 
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And it will also sound muddy and bad
I'm so mad that you enjoy a certain combination of noises that I don't
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 17 2011 at 14:43
Triumvirat-Illusions On A Double Dimple and Spartacus especially ("Illusions" has some of the best Rickenbacher bass sound you are ever going to hear)
early Yes (like the Yes Album)
Flash-Flash and In The Can
Starcastle-Starcastle
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I love the bass on ELP music. 
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Yes and Rush obviously. Genesis may be less notorious but Rutherford's bass can be amazing.
 
Cathedral's Stained Glass Stories has a nice Squire-like bass.
 
Citizen Cain's Somewhere But Yesterday has also some subtle but great bass.
 
I also love John Wetton's work on the 2 UK albums.
 
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