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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

Cynic, Sieges Even, Intronaut, Unexpect (Chaoth has a 9 string bass!), Between the Buried and Me, Cult of Luna, Dark Suns, Fen, Indukti, Isis, Madder Mortem, Mastodon, maudlin of the Well, No Made Sense, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Rolo Tomassi, To-Mera, Virus, Ved Buens Ende and Zero Hour.


From none metal bands theirs Anekdoten, Anglagard, East of Eden, Gnidrolog, Guapo, Karnivool, Kayo Dot, King Crimson, NeBeLNeST, Paatos, Russian Circles, Saens, The Tangent, Tartar Lamb II and White Willow.
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Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
 
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Magma and Eloy spring to mind.
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Nobody mentioned Gentle Giant yet? Ray Shulman has some of the tastiest bass lines around.
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Joni Mitchell's Hejira. Jaco Pastorius plays wonderful bass on that one.


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Ho Mitchell and Jaco, very good stuff Thumbs Up
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if you don't mind jazz fusion, Pat Metheny Group's self-titled album has great jazz bass.
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Originally posted by sleeper sleeper wrote:

Originally posted by Drew Drew wrote:

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


Someone help! LOL

Cynic, Sieges Even, Intronaut, Unexpect (Chaoth has a 9 string bass!), Between the Buried and Me, Cult of Luna, Dark Suns, Fen, Indukti, Isis, Madder Mortem, Mastodon, maudlin of the Well, No Made Sense, Pain of Salvation, Riverside, Rolo Tomassi, To-Mera, Virus, Ved Buens Ende and Zero Hour.


From none metal bands theirs Anekdoten, Anglagard, East of Eden, Gnidrolog, Guapo, Karnivool, Kayo Dot, King Crimson, NeBeLNeST, Paatos, Russian Circles, Saens, The Tangent, Tartar Lamb II and White Willow.

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Originally posted by zachfive zachfive wrote:

Nobody mentioned Gentle Giant yet? Ray Shulman has some of the tastiest bass lines around.

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There actually isn't a whole lot of classic prog WITHOUT notable bass presence from what all I have heard.
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For a recent album you could check out Tartar Lamb - A Polyimage of Known Exits. The last two Kayo Dot albums as well have had considerable bass presence. 

You could go with anything fusion really. Tunnels has Percy Jones on bass. If you like fretless I would check that out.

Also for fretless bass, Intronaut make use of it and it very much prevalent. 
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Originally posted by BenevolentBehemoth BenevolentBehemoth wrote:

Originally posted by zachfive zachfive wrote:

Nobody mentioned Gentle Giant yet? Ray Shulman has some of the tastiest bass lines around.

He Speaks the truth.
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Jean Louis, even though that's more avant-jazz than it is prog rock.
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Originally posted by jean-marie jean-marie wrote:

Soft Machine Six, listen carefully to Hopper, Great bass playing

Agree. Hopper is probably one of the greatest bassists in history
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Also rather obscure but has some of the best bass playing I know. Pak's 2005 "Motel" has some of the most insane bass ever- and that comes from a bassist so you know it's true!
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there were a couple of other prog bass players that i wanted to mention, that are sort of overlooked, that made some really memorable records

Wolfgang Stocker, the first bassist for Eloy, who played on their first two albums, then quit the live music scene

Furio di Castri, who played on the obscure, but brilliant debut fusion album by the Italian group Dedalus

         both of these players were incredibly striking


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Originally posted by Drew Drew wrote:

Originally posted by Drew Drew wrote:

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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Originally posted by weeksandgeeks weeksandgeeks wrote:

Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

If you turn the knob on the left to MAX...all your prog will have a noticeable bass presence.
 
 
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