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Jon Hermansen (4171)

Bass Open Forum · 7/20/2013 2:11 AM
The two greatest American bands ever beach Boys one. Slayer two. Ahlman bros three. Sorry. That is how I feel.
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7/20/2013 2:16 AM

Jon Hermansen (4171) wrote:

Oh and I forgot my trio of brothers from Detroit. A band called death. G dead average. James gang solid. Doors decent. Megadeath great. Sorry should of said that earlier

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7/20/2013 4:02 PM

Gar Whitenton (5766) wrote:

Frank Zappa, ANY of his bands especially the Mothers.



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8/26/2013 6:45 PM

Paul Warren (15447) wrote:

Who could forget 'Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat the yellow snow'.

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8/26/2013 1:57 PM

Brian Sharpe (21091) wrote:

I'd definitely agree that The Allman Brothers are up there (all the rest are great too).......I find it difficult to come up with "favourite" lists, my tastes are eclectic and there's just so many great bands out there.



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8/26/2013 6:41 PM

Paul Warren (15447) wrote:

Well hello Brian. Good to see you posting here again. I hope you and your family are doing well. How's the old 'magic office' doing? Had any new gear show up? hahaha



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8/27/2013 2:15 PM

Brian Sharpe (21091) wrote:

I haven't bought anything in ages, in fact I've downsized my gear a little but the one project I've got on the go is to set up a Frankenbass.

I picked up a used / inexpensive Mexican Jazz V, an American p-bass 5 neck and a pair of Lindy Fralin overwound pickups......just need to find the time to put it all together.



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8/27/2013 4:13 PM

Paul Warren (15447) wrote:

I picked up a used / inexpensive Mexican Jazz V, an American p-bass 5 neck and a pair of Lindy Fralin overwound pickups......just need to find the time to put it all together.

That sounds like it'll be a cool bass when it's done.

I sold my frankenbass (the P-Lyte). The intent was to get another SR300 but unfortunately some unexpected expenses cropped up and I didn't get it. Now I've kind of missed the opportunity/excuse to slip it by the purchasing dept. otherwise known as my wife. lol

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8/26/2013 6:44 PM

Paul Warren (15447) wrote:

There's too many to mention.

How about Grand Funk, Aerosmith, Van Halen etc. etc.

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8/28/2013 6:18 AM

Jon Hermansen (4171) wrote:

Aerosmith complete crap. Van halen a 15 year old watching porn could write better words. I mean heaven forbid bands like Floyd or king crimson writing atmospheric lyrics. Wow imagine the synthesis of words and music. Have ya ever heard a hymn

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8/28/2013 12:24 PM

Paul Warren (15447) wrote:

Well I think you need to realize that it's completely subjective whether an individual considers a particular band to be 'great'. While you may consider Aerosmith to be crap there are millions of other people who would disagree.

Subjectivity aside, Aerosmith have sold many millions of albums and have clearly influenced many other musicians. That alone is objective evidence they did something right.

While I agree with you that Pink Floyd and King Crimsom did some fantastic work and generally wrote lyrics that were more sophisticated than, say, Van Halen, they are both British bands and you did specify American in your post. Otherwise I would have mentioned The Jimi Hendrix Experience who I think are one of the best bands ever (Jimi being American but Noel and Mitch British).

However you did seem to miss the fact I said there were far too many great American bands to list. I simply named a couple of those who I really consider great.

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8/28/2013 11:47 PM

Jon Hermansen (4171) wrote:

A wise man once said you can have your own opinions but you cannot have your own facts. This is true is it a opinion if one says hot one says tall than one says not so hot and that guy is short. Adjectives such as good bad ugly and the like are what one would consider hall marks of subjective reasoning. And sadly hours of literature have been written on subjectivity versus objectivity. Yet in between these pillars lies faith or believe and in my believe and that which has become fact is Aerosmith is not worth the listening. However my brother has a believe that papa johns is better than Pizza Hut. I for one like Pizza Hut. It is amazing how humanity has the ability to turn subjective beliefs into fact. However god is a universal truth gravity is a universal truth. And lies beyond the realm if subjective argument. Yet even god by some can be a subjective concept. It's an amazing gift we have