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Best Bass Riffs
Date: February 27, 2011 01:38PM





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Re: Best Base Riffs
Date: February 27, 2011 01:42PM



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Re: Best Base Riffs
Posted by: Sammy Samson ()
Date: February 27, 2011 01:52PM


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Re: Best Base Riffs
Date: February 27, 2011 02:02PM

Sammy Samson Wrote:
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> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3HemKGDavw


Good choice. When I was learning bass as a kid, the intro to Ramble On was one of the first things I worked on. Simple, yet distinctive and not too hard to learn.

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Re: Best Base Riffs
Posted by: Flea ()
Date: February 27, 2011 02:11PM

First, learn the difference between base and bass. LOL.

Second,


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Re: Best Base Riffs
Posted by: FM Gold ()
Date: February 27, 2011 02:14PM

I think Ice knew what the bass riff of all time is, and he was right:


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Re: Best Base Riffs
Date: February 27, 2011 02:16PM

Flea Wrote:
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> First, learn the difference between base and bass.
> LOL.
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> Second,
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D'oh. I fixed it on the subject line.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: February 27, 2011 03:13PM

Not learning how to play bass guitar when I was younger is a huge regret of mine. I could be ripping out Rush and Iron Maiden riffs right now. Thankfully my daughter has taken a liking to it and has been taking lessons for a year now. Here's a few she's been working on. Thank God her teacher knows good music and not just that crap that's being played today.




She prefers the Les Claypool/Primus version of Sabbath's NIB.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: February 27, 2011 07:50PM

Not addressing "best bass riff"... that's silly to pick just one... but all these Chili Peppers videos made me think of this amazing song...

The entire song is non-stop bassy goodness...



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: February 27, 2011 07:51PM

This has a nice bass riff or two, too....



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: February 27, 2011 07:53PM

How about that Flea, buddies?



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: bigmouth billy ()
Date: February 27, 2011 07:56PM

This is the best bass riff


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 27, 2011 08:08PM

When I was in high school I taught myself lots of Rush bass lines, including YYZ, Red Barchetta, Tom Sawyer, Distant Early Warning, etc. As far as actual repetive riffs go, I think one of my favorites is Vital Signs:



Thanks for this thread, WTL, I've been holding back from it since I saw Rush back in September. I'm a Geddy Lee geek.



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 27, 2011 08:45PM

Here's another great bass riff, even if you're not an MJ fan:



I've always thought this is probably synth bass, but it's easy enough to play on a real bass.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: February 27, 2011 09:16PM

Victor Wooten



Billy Sheehan



Stuart Hamm



Ged, only song he recorded and plays live with fretless I think



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 27, 2011 10:17PM

justsayin Wrote:
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> Ged, only song he recorded and plays live with
> fretless I think
>
> (Malignant Narcissism vid)


Geddy uses a Jaco Pastorius signature Fender Jazz bass for that song, based on the modified J-bass Jaco used back in the 70s when he played bass for the jazz group Weather Report. Jaco himself was one of the greatest bassists, although he was a complete hot dog. Too bad he got killed by a bouncer. Not really a riff, more of a solo:



Learning to play bass forces you to look beyond rock, since some of the best bassists and other musicians play jazz.

Since we're posting solos anyway, how about some more Geddy?



Geddy's "solos" are really more like jams on riffs, anyway, except for the bass fills he does on stuff like YYZ. He always fits into the song instead of clashing with it.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: February 27, 2011 10:22PM

You guys have missed one of the simplest but most recognizable bass lines ever.


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: asshole ()
Date: February 27, 2011 10:24PM

tomahawk Wrote:
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> Learning to play bass forces you to look beyond rock

Yes, I concur


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 27, 2011 10:43PM

Numbers Wrote:
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> You guys have missed one of the simplest but most
> recognizable bass lines ever.
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> (Led Zeppelin video)

Fucking Awesome. The title of that video should be "Demonstration of What a Real Rock and Roll Band Looks and Sounds Like"

Here's another cool bass riff, although it's not so simple:



And you gotta love Token's slap technique:


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Date: February 28, 2011 09:43AM

Adam Clayton gets overshadowed as a bass player because of Bono's ego and The Edge's eclectic guitar style. But this is one of his better riffs...



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: February 28, 2011 09:54AM

Tim Bogert of Cactus, Vanilla Fudege and Beck, Bogert and Appice has some really good runs. Not much available on Youtube though.



Oldie but favorite.




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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: February 28, 2011 08:36PM

The bass line in this song is pretty good. I'll admit the song (and group) is kinda gay but a lot of girls in the late 80's dug this stuff. I'm not to proud to admit that I faked liking this sort of music in order to score points with girls back then.




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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Date: February 28, 2011 08:55PM



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Harry Tuttle ()
Date: February 28, 2011 09:10PM

Rage kicks ass... but listen to this bass intro...



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Date: February 28, 2011 09:15PM



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: justsayin ()
Date: February 28, 2011 09:18PM

Warhawk Wrote:
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> The bass line in this song is pretty good. I'll
> admit the song (and group) is kinda gay but a lot
> of girls in the late 80's dug this stuff. I'm not
> to proud to admit that I faked liking this sort of
> music in order to score points with girls back
> then.

I'll openly admit to being a Smiths fan. Headmaster Ritual is fun to play on bass.




Time to get over the "gay band" issue... some of the most fun bass to play for me is Kitchens of Distinction. I'd be thrilled being in a Kitchens and Smiths cover band. Call me gay but they are fun songs to play.



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Date: February 28, 2011 09:21PM


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Date: February 28, 2011 09:24PM

Well, if we are going to go the college alt rock route...



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Date: February 28, 2011 09:31PM



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: February 28, 2011 09:33PM

College alt rock? So be it. Love this bass riff:


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Date: February 28, 2011 09:45PM



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Date: March 01, 2011 09:29AM


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: March 01, 2011 08:00PM

In their earlier days Rush was sometimes called a metal band. IMO the two most metal Rush songs are these. Geddy was using his Ric bass back then and he had that clanky metal tone and heavy, kickass riffs.

Necromancer takes two youtube vids to play, and the first metal bass riff starts around 4:20 or so (coincidence?), and at around 5:30 it changes up, something Metallica would later use alot. Cliff Burton was a huge Geddy fan, and I can picture him listening to this as a teenager:





Cygnus X1 is a total sci fi metal geekfest and starts off with an evil, echoing bass riff, and the song features what has to be the most epic Geddy scream ever. Unfortunately, youtube removed all the soundtracks of the studio version, so you don't get the scream here:


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Warhawk ()
Date: March 01, 2011 08:07PM

It's a shame that fat fuck Rush Limbaugh uses this for his radio show.



And this one hit wonder from the 80's is catchy.



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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: March 01, 2011 08:17PM

Romeo Void had the ugliest vocalist ever, made Mama Cass look svelte and sexy. I was really surprised they could make it in the age of video.


Necromancer by Rush is a great forgotten tune. A nice extended jam to veg to.


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: March 01, 2011 08:42PM

One of the most underrated bass players of all-time IMO was Joe Lally of Fugazi. He played the most musical bass of any hardcore/punk band, something the genre is not really known for. No one laid down grooves like Joe Lally did, especially during live shows.

Not a great recording, but Fugazi's "Arpeggiator" showcases what he added to that band.





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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: voodooslut ()
Date: March 01, 2011 08:59PM

It doesn't really pop via Youtube, but there's a nice bassline here from Jah Wobble. I dig just about everything he did with pil.


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Numbers ()
Date: March 01, 2011 09:45PM

+1000 for Cygnus X-1

Spinning, whirling
Still descending
Like a spiral sea
Unending...

Sound and fury
Drown my heart
Every nerve
Is torn apart...

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: March 01, 2011 10:48PM

The bassline in that Romeo Void song reminds me of Peter Schilling's Major Tom, which is odd because the songs themself are totally not alike. Like many of these, this is a simple line but it defines the sound of the song:



Cygnus X-1, Major Tom, I am a pathetic sci fi nerd. Seriously, though, Geddy sings the last note in that live version, but in the studio version he fucking screams it, it's the best ending for a song and an album ever.

I'm going to have to look into some Fugazi again, I didn't know they ever did an instrumental.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Hatemotor ()
Date: March 01, 2011 11:24PM

There's no way a thread dedicated to bass should exist without Lemmy representing the punk/metal contingent,,,,

Best bass player? Probably not. Baddest, definately


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: March 01, 2011 11:34PM

Lemmy has a really cool custom Rickenbacker bass:


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Date: September 29, 2011 02:11AM


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Date: September 29, 2011 08:13AM


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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: Bass Riff ()
Date: September 29, 2011 10:59AM

Harry Tuttle Wrote:
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Flea, the bassist of the CP, thinks he's a lead guitar player AND, if some lead guitar player dares act LIKE a lead guitar player, Flea will knock him.

I really like the group (and Flea's playing) but when I saw the interview where Flea denigrated some transient replacement for the drug-addled Frusciante as a "rock guitar player" it totally changed my POV of Flea and the group.

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Re: Best Bass Riffs
Posted by: tomahawk ()
Date: September 29, 2011 06:03PM

Well, RHCP is more of a funk band than a rock band, IMO, and in funk the electric bass is often the lead while the guitar does the rythm.

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Date: September 29, 2011 06:50PM










James Jamerson @ 1:30, etc

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