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Who's inspiring you at the moment?

Discussion in 'Bands and Bass Players' started by Warwick_rocks, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Warwick_rocks

    Warwick_rocks

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    Theres lots of amazing bass players that I admire, however certain times different ones inspire me - I listen to all genres - Someone I really admire and absolutely love the sounds he brings, is Matt Freeman from Rancid
     
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    i also listen lots of genres but at the end it's always stuart zender in his young years:)
     
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    Mr Praline Forum Silly Person

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    Stevie Wonder has always been and will always be one of my main inspirations for playing bass. His synth bass work is so funky and tasteful. Nathan Watts and Paul McCartney are two other huge influences, Paul especially for his melodical style of playing.

    Garry Tallent of the E Street Band is also a huge influence.
     
  4. DiMarco

    DiMarco nutcase Good Vibe Sponsor

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    This man.

    [video=youtube;6u-eS39EBkA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u-eS39EBkA[/video]
     
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    11080 Serbian Bassist

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    At the moment - no one.
    Am I gettin' old or what ?
    Not dreaming enough ?
    I couldn't tell but I maybe miss that moment.

    Gigs inspire me the most but no gig long time.
     
  6. Vuk

    Vuk Dr. Evil

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    At the moment (and in last couple of years), i get a lot of inspiration from Sean Malone (Cynic/Gordian Knot/OSI/Aghora/Roadrunner United). Amazing fretless bass player, pretty underspoken imho, but it comes with the genre he plays i guess.

    Lately i've been listening to a lot of Rush, so Geddy Lee yeah.
     
  7. Florin

    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

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    The biggest inspiration for me is my 8 years child. We kinda play together (with) music since when he was 2, and I learned a lot of things in the process. Still am :)
     
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    I worship three bass players for their very "different" approach of bass.
    - Stu Hamm for his technicality and way of telling a story with music.
    - TM Stevens for his ability to put the bass player forward without becoming a "Solo Artist"
    - Marcel Jacob (Talisman) for his completely different appraoch of the bass line : he plays with a pick, saturated, very Billy Sheehanesque sound.
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnhtpc1bNSU
     
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  9. Nachobassman

    Nachobassman Bass, Tapas, and Rn´R!

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    These days inspiration is comming from all the musicians I´m playing with lately. Normal people that makes me feel lke at home every time we hit a small stage.
     
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    da-vonk Warwick Enthusiast forevah

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    Andy Irvine ... 8:

    Da last 2 yearz or so, his video (lesson) 's were my main source for da practising of da finger stylez ....
     
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    Same as Nacho, my inspiration are all the people I play with, and the whole local music scene actually. Other than that, Igorrr has definitely brought some inspiration to me with his crazy music
     
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    Vuk Dr. Evil

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    Igorrr is insane
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

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    Tony Levin's work with PG was a huge influence for me.
     
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    Vuk Dr. Evil

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    Most lately, Sean Malone

    Just watch his amazing, effortless playing. this is an instrumental play-through he recorded just recently, for a song of his band Cynic. however, this song was released way back in 1993 when Sean was 19 or 20 i believe, along with his band mates Sean Reinert and Paul Masvidal. How he came up with this in his early 20's is beyond me.

    [video=youtube;hq_DiR5frEA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hq_DiR5frEA[/video]

    He also collaborated (recorded) with a ton of quality musicians, including Tony Levin, Ron Jarzombek, Steven Wilson, Mike Portnoy, Paul Gilbert, and many, many more. The band he is known best for is Cynic, but he was involved in a lot of successful projects. His own project, Gordian Knot, was a 2-album effort that is amazingly unique in melody and playing. A lot of great guest musicians guest here - John Myung, Trey Gunn, Ron Jarzombek, Steve Hackett, Glenn Snelwar, Jim Matheos, Bill Bruford, but Malone is the main composer of a very mature, but yet modern instrumental fusion music.
     
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    I have been listening to a lot of RHCP and forgot how much Flea just straight rocks and brings the funk.

    Also a lot of older Korn brings me back to when I was just starting out and thought what they were doing was awesome. Even though Fieldy is not my favorite by far, it fits for what they do/did.
     
  16. Augie

    Augie The Desert Bass-ape

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    This dude makes me wish I was a bass player:
    [video=youtube;5B4-i1Alos8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B4-i1Alos8[/video]

    He is credited as Cygnus in Ne Obliviscaris. The amazing Aussie band that will make people who hate metal love their neo-classical, flamenco inspired tech prog whatteveryoucallit.
    Plus they are really nice guys, who have worked their butts off for a decade playing small gigs for long haired bums like myself and are just now starting to get some recognition.
     
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    [video=youtube;E9mEIkWHPKE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9mEIkWHPKE[/video]

    Same with this guy.
     
  18. Henrythe8

    Henrythe8 Dolphin Hoarder

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    I re-discovered this amazing game soundtrack (well, game was amazing too :) )
    Interstate '76/NitroRiders.

    Please, please have a click and listen to the first few bars, it is really high quality music for a game of this era.

    [video]www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjW0KYVZFFk[/video]

     
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    Joe Lester- Intronaut
    Colin Edwin- Porcupine Tree
    Jon Ellis, Steve Hodson- Oceansize
    Billy Gould- Faith No More
    Justin Chancellor- Tool
    Colin Greenwood- Radiohead
    Chi Cheng(RIP)- Deftones
    All of these guys have inspired me over the many years I've been playing. If you have never heard of these guys or the bands check them out.
     
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    Florin Warwick Forum Administrator Supporting Member

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    Since I just went to Peter Gabriel show in Bucharest, it is Tony Levin again... and again.... What a monster!
     
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