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For me:

Jo Lally on Fugazi's Repeater

Justin Chancellor on Tool's 10,000 Days

Jeff Caxide on ISIS's Oceanic

Caleb Schofield on Cave In's Antenna

Brian Cook on Botch's We Are The Romans

Steve Harris on Iron Maiden's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son

Geezer Butler on Black Sabbath's Paranoid

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On 30/11/2018 at 13:20, Open E said:

Martin McAloon on Appetite by Prefab Sprout - crunchy

Hadn't heard this - awesome bass tone !!!

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Anything by Anthony Jackson and especially is work with Hiromi.

Jonas Hellborg especially the album "The Silent Life".

And many others...

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Mo Foster, "Leo" and "Waves II" - both from "Time To Think", recorded in an old church.

Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, "The Puzzle" - nice dry, articulate acoustic bass.

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

Anthony Jackson and especially is work with Hiromi.

Anybody's work with Hiromi is usually pretty darned excellent... Tony Grey is brilliant on the Sonicbloom stuff with The Fuze!

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Mike PRIGODICH : A Stitch in Time, to me Damian ERSKINE at his best.

 

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1 hour ago, Dad3353 said:

Our very own Brook_Fan ...

 

 

Wow, that guy has a nice bass, and some good fingers. 👍

I think a great sound is about 90% how you play it, and 10% what strings / amp / engineer / studio you use.

~This girl has everything:

 

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16 minutes ago, Hellzero said:

And the thread is derailing ... again.

Have a nice evening.

Is that to me? I believe Kinga's sound is fantastic!

That performance makes me want to cry, and give up trying to play - in equal measures.

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@Dad3353 started with something very well played just like Kinga, but it's not a bass recording, it's a bass recorded...

But don't worry, I give up with fora.

I will, from now on, only be active in the marketplace as I paid for it and only until the end of my subscription.

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1 hour ago, Hellzero said:

@Dad3353 started with something very well played just like Kinga, but it's not a bass recording, it's a bass recorded...

But don't worry, I give up with fora.

I will, from now on, only be active in the marketplace as I paid for it and only until the end of my subscription.

Confused..? Me..? Yup, confused, and saddened. One day I will understand; one day. :/

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Burnel on Peaches, never bettered for me, but a few Jam songs come close. Not my favourite songs but amazing bass sound.

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7 hours ago, plumbob said:

 

Go Trevor !!!

 

Speaking of which, am I the only one who absolutely loves the bass sound on Video Killed The Radio Star?

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3 hours ago, T-Bay said:

Burnel on Peaches, never bettered for me, but a few Jam songs come close. Not my favourite songs but amazing bass sound.

Hanging Around was pretty special too, I remember the first time I heard it I looked round as it sounded like JJ was actually in the room playing .

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Back in the day, memorable life changing bass sounds, among others I haven't thought of right now:

1978 Stranglers - Black And White (Every track)

1979 PiL - Metal Box (all of it, obviously)

1981 Heaven 17 - Penthouse and the Pavement (both sides)

1991 RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magic (all of it)

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Just been listening to Chris Squire's playing on Yours Is No Disgrace - the combination of clank and depth. 

JJ Bunel on Rattus and particularly Black and White.

Jack Bruce on the live tracks on Goodbye Cream

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There are so many, but on this subject this always pops into my head first. If I can actually make a decision I will post some other faves later.

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A wonderfully played and recorded P-bass. For my ears/taste it doesn’t really get much better than this... (cue somebody telling me it was recorded on a Jazz, or some such!).

 

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My suggestions for your consideration - all original album versions:

Stanley Clarke - Schooldays

Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash) - The Pilgrim / FUBB

Kenny Gradney (Little Feat) - Lafayette Railroad

Chris

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