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Underrated Bassists

Who do you people think are the most underrated bassists? this probably has been posted many times. but who do you think is great but doesnt get the credit they deserve?
im not talking the flashy players but the good solid rhythm players that can just groove.
i think theres plenty of old R&B Jazz bassists and even modern bassists that dont really get there due.

what you all think?
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3/10/2005 1:32 AM

Russell England (2359) wrote:

Tommy Shannon is definately up there;so is Viktor Krauss(Allison's Brother),who trades off touring with Bill Frisell and Lyle Lovett's Band;Hutch Hutchinson,who plays alot with Bonnie Raitt's Band;and I still don't think Pino Palladino,who has played with many bands and countless recording sessions,gets enough credit......Peace...Russ.

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3/10/2005 3:52 AM

Steve Fox (12512) wrote:

Krist Novoselic.



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3/10/2005 3:59 AM

Stanko Zovko (1428) wrote:

where have I heard that name before?



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3/10/2005 6:42 AM

Steve Fox (12512) wrote:

Nirvana's bass player, very underated!!



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3/10/2005 6:44 AM

Stanko Zovko (1428) wrote:

ohhh, yes, that is where.

I totally agree too.

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3/10/2005 5:05 PM

Rick Richardson (3259) wrote:

I always felt most of the guys from the early to mid 60's never got enough credit. They did not have the influences that abound now. They were playing an instument in its infant stage. Thier lnes were created solely from their musical knowledge and imagination. I can't even name the guy, but the bassist from Tommy James and the Shondells was pretty solid. And like you said,Arron, the old R&B guys did a pretty nice job.



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3/10/2005 7:00 PM

Arron Lapointe (350) wrote:

exactly rick.... very true. in the 60s especially they were just learning there instruments and wasnt much else for a bassist to do really.

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3/11/2005 1:51 AM

Tim Johnson (963) wrote:

I know I have said this many many times before but Trevor Dunn
from Mr. bungle (and other various projects). He effin' tears it
up.

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3/11/2005 2:29 AM

James Powis (252) wrote:

i also reckon Dirk Lance/Alex Katunich (former incubus bassist) and even their new bassist, Ben Kenney, are both underrated bassists

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3/13/2005 12:00 PM

Steve Fox (12512) wrote:

Has anyone said Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads?...anyway, Tina Weymouth from Talking Heads.
Steve



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3/13/2005 12:09 PM

Maurice Carr (37802) wrote:

True!

Mo



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3/13/2005 12:31 PM

Deejay Krens (858) wrote:

crap... I think the guy from No Doubt is mos def an underrated bassist... he has some awesome lines... but all the glory goes to gwen stefani (i can't blame it lol) and the techo lead guitarist but the bassist has some solid lines.

aha - Tony Kanal - Bass
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3/13/2005 12:59 PM

Steve Fox (12512) wrote:

Why "Crap"?
Is the remark aimed at our opinion or the fact that you've not mentioned the dude from No Doubt earlier, hopefully its the latter.
Steve





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3/13/2005 4:29 PM

Deejay Krens (858) wrote:

Woah steve i definitely think you took it the wrong way...

when i said " Crap" i meant it as "DOH!"( HOMER SIMPSON STyLE) i couldn't believe i forgot Tony in the first place... his bass lines were some of the first i learned and he has a very unique style that fits perfect... i didn't mean anything towards anyones opinions as i'm one guy who loves to hear every side of the spectrum... i truly apologize if you mistook what i said

sincerely,
DeeJay Krens





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3/13/2005 11:56 PM

Maurice Carr (37802) wrote:

Apology accepted.





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3/14/2005 3:17 AM

Steve Fox (12512) wrote:

Hey Deejay, cool, I thought that was how you may have meant it but was just making sure, you're ok by me brother!! .
My apology for being presumtuois(Spelling).
Peace, Steve





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3/14/2005 3:48 AM

Deejay Krens (858) wrote:

Lol it's cool... it's ok we all get Presumptious now and again *L*... but yea... i didn't think anyone would mention him and i was distraught to find that i had forgotten him too... but ... Take it easy steve!

DeeJay



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3/13/2005 1:00 PM

Joshua Boterman (1152) wrote:

Underrated is a B.S. term. Because I don't see someone in a magazine or hear them on a Clear Channel radio station is supposed to make them underrated? Who is in charge of the rating? Is the rating determined by how much press one gets or in other words who has sunk the most money into marketing? Is there a big file somewhere with all the "official" ratings for all of us? The most "underrated" players are you and me hands down. The rest is an advertisement for something. Josh



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3/13/2005 11:55 PM

Maurice Carr (37802) wrote:

Oh dear!

Mo



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3/16/2005 1:31 PM

Arron Lapointe (350) wrote:

ok......chill dude. i said that cause its a term everyone uses you know..... like the hell with the norm........ whos off the wall good but nobody talks about..
im not asking whos the best bassist of all time cause thats impossible. haha for all we know it could be the bassist in "Staying alive" by the bee gees hahahah.......(Doubt IT....) but ya cant deny that groove ha!

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