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2020-12-30 7:31:39 PM  
What weird ways to spell Victor Wooten
 
2020-12-30 7:34:39 PM  
Bryan Beller
 
2020-12-30 7:39:45 PM  
Hell, Davie504 isn't even on that list.


/S
 
2020-12-30 7:48:54 PM  
Ummm. I know Primus isn't mainstream cool anymore but Les Claypool is still very much an active bass player

Les Claypool Insane Bass Solo!
Youtube fiun-qM_EJg
 
2020-12-30 7:53:01 PM  

styckx: Ummm. I know Primus isn't mainstream cool anymore but Les Claypool is still very much an active bass player

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Primus is trash and I can find ten bassists in downtown LA who are better on a bar crawl.

Also, oblig, Rush farking sucks.
 
2020-12-30 7:54:27 PM  
Julie Slick - Adrian Belew Power Trio 'Writing on the Wall"
Youtube JDyfskm0zcs
 
2020-12-30 7:57:50 PM  

moos: What weird ways to spell Victor Wooten


Very much this.
 
2020-12-30 7:59:01 PM  
Oscar Pettiford - Why Not? That's What!
Youtube MSxKmzivL5s


according to the poster, this was Oscar's answer to Miles's "So What" from the year before
 
2020-12-30 8:02:55 PM  

Exluddite: moos: What weird ways to spell Victor Wooten

Very much this.


Scrolled through looking for Victor Wooten, didn't find him, closed article.
 
2020-12-30 8:06:37 PM  
As I think about it:
Mike Watt
Bill Laswell
 
2020-12-30 8:10:12 PM  
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2020-12-30 8:15:12 PM  
I'm better than all those fools as far as you know.

There is no best bass player in the world.
 
2020-12-30 8:31:46 PM  

styckx: Ummm. I know Primus isn't mainstream cool anymore but Les Claypool is still very much an active bass player

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Speaking as a Primus fan, Les doesn't belong in the top ten. Lots of lesser known, active guys that are way better:

Exhibit A:
Adam Nitti bass solo Kulturrampe Krefeld
Youtube 6uW0lBifqFg
 
2020-12-30 8:38:26 PM  
Phoned it in at the end
 
2020-12-30 8:49:33 PM  
Flea Performs "Maggot Brain" on his Signature Active Jazz Bass | Artist Signature Series | Fender
Youtube BxaULgF12es
 
2020-12-30 8:53:49 PM  
I've been digging Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket, and Jules Terrill, the new bassist for The Suffers.
 
2020-12-30 9:18:34 PM  

moos: What weird ways to spell Victor Wooten


This.

and Joe Dart and MONONEON
VULFPECK /// Dean Town (Live at Madison Square Garden)
Youtube rhxQoDlt2AU
 
2020-12-30 9:36:07 PM  
Prediction: aside from one funk bassist's name added for box-ticking's sake, the list will be whiter than Conan O'Brien's ass.

(reads TFA)

Pretty much, although it's great to see Suzi and old Leland being this awesome for this long.
 
2020-12-30 9:43:48 PM  

styckx: Ummm. I know Primus isn't mainstream cool anymore but Les Claypool is still very much an active bass player

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Primus sucks!
 
2020-12-30 9:48:42 PM  
the bass community frowns on these shenanigans

/and hits the one
 
2020-12-30 10:34:14 PM  

moos: What weird ways to spell Victor Wooten


You're goddamn right about that.
 
2020-12-30 10:39:41 PM  
I'm sorry to hear that John Paul Jones has passed away, because he would have been on this farking list if he hadn't.
The Lemon Song (Remaster)
Youtube _r85Cf6mS18
 
2020-12-30 10:48:58 PM  
No Paul McCartney, but hey, let's list Suzi Quatro and the f*cking guy from AC/DC.

Ok.
 
2020-12-30 10:49:09 PM  
No Tina Weymouth?  Get bent heretic scum!

Found a Job (2005 Remaster)
Youtube G_9UgrFGafM
 
2020-12-30 10:52:15 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: I'm sorry to hear that John Paul Jones has passed away, because he would have been on this farking list if he hadn't.
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JPJ is very much still alive. He even has a website at his own domain. johnpauljones.com for the clicky.

/ Scared the snot out of me dude and I had to check.
 
2020-12-30 10:57:23 PM  
Bruce Thomas not available for comment.
 
2020-12-30 10:57:27 PM  

CrazyCurt: Garza and the Supermutants: I'm sorry to hear that John Paul Jones has passed away, because he would have been on this farking list if he hadn't.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/_r85Cf6m​S18]

JPJ is very much still alive. He even has a website at his own domain. johnpauljones.com for the clicky.

/ Scared the snot out of me dude and I had to check.


I'm pretty sure that was sarcasm.
 
2020-12-30 10:59:07 PM  

offacue: [Fark user image image 850x563]


Who's this?
Geezer and Steve Harris are still alive.  And Robert Trujillo (I mean Metallica don't use him properly but that's not his fault)

List fails without one of these three
 
2020-12-30 11:04:26 PM  

americanflannel: offacue: [Fark user image image 850x563]

Who's this?


Tal Wilkenfeld:
Jeff Beck Band 2007 - Tal Wilkenfeld amazing solo
Youtube Kn2Yvjd5kqY
 
2020-12-30 11:10:07 PM  

ZMugg: americanflannel: offacue: [Fark user image image 850x563]

Who's this?

Tal Wilkenfeld:
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Kn2Yvjd5​kqY]


Those who don't know about her should check out Jeff Beck's "Performing This Week - Live at Ronnie Scotts"
 
2020-12-30 11:20:41 PM  
No Thundercat?
 
TBC [TotalFark] [OhFark]
2020-12-30 11:21:25 PM  
Yay for Suzi Quattro. Boo for no John Taylor, Mark King, Tina Weymouth, Michael Steele, Johnette Napolitano.
 
2020-12-30 11:21:51 PM  
Nick Offerman
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2020-12-30 11:22:03 PM  
Intriguing to see Jeff Ament on there.  He never gets much credit but pound for pound he puts together some tasty grooves and has a definitive sound that works for Pearl Jam.
 
2020-12-30 11:24:31 PM  
Not even close
 
2020-12-30 11:25:48 PM  
Stanley Clarke
Jaco Pastorius
Danny Thompson
 
2020-12-30 11:26:06 PM  
mike watt
steve harris
tony levin
les claypool
geddy lee
 
2020-12-30 11:26:14 PM  
Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller & Victor Wooten - Beat It
Youtube Jj5f7gRLVFQ
 
2020-12-30 11:26:45 PM  
I guess Percy Jones,Stanley, Jeff Berlin, Jonas Hellborg, Carol farking Kaye, and many many more have all passed then? Because there are a bunch of journeyfolk on that list.
 
2020-12-30 11:29:11 PM  
Jack Bruce
McVie
 
2020-12-30 11:29:32 PM  
Dying Fetus - Your Treachery Will Die With You Bass cover
Youtube vm6QbCX1EYY
 
2020-12-30 11:30:08 PM  
Bryan Beller
Vic Wooten
Bootsy muthaf*ckin Collins

/ I absolutely despise RHCP, but damn that boy Flea is goos
 
2020-12-30 11:30:26 PM  
Ugh.

I can make a better list in like 2 minutes and not even mention any jazz players.

In no particular order.

Geddy Lee
Steve Harris
Les Claypool
Thundercat
Alex Webster
Mike Kerr
Mark King
John Myung
Rob Trujillo
Bootsy Collins.
 
2020-12-30 11:33:45 PM  
Greg Lake
Carole Kaye
Tina Weymouth
Donald Duck Dunn
John Entwistle
 
2020-12-30 11:34:52 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: I'm sorry to hear that John Paul Jones has passed away, because he would have been on this farking list if he hadn't.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/_r85Cf6m​S18]


No, it's John Paul, Jr., racing driver and drug smuggler, who just died.

/ Easy mistake
 
2020-12-30 11:35:10 PM  

offacue: Greg Lake
Carole Kaye
Tina Weymouth
Donald Duck Dunn
John Entwistle


3 of those people are dead
 
2020-12-30 11:35:43 PM  
Best bassists in the world right now: quite a few dead people getting listed.
 
2020-12-30 11:36:29 PM  
Spinal Tap Big Bottom Live Earth Video
Youtube iN42uzNFVmQ
 
2020-12-30 11:37:30 PM  

offacue: Stanley Clarke
Jaco Pastorius
Danny Thompson


D'Marcus Williums
T.J. Juckson T'varisuness
King Tyroil Smoochie-Wallace
D'Squarius Green, Jr.
Ibrahim Moizoos
Jackmerius Tacktheritrix
D'Isiah T. Billings-Clyde
D'Jasper Probincrux III
Leoz Maxwell Jilliumz
Javaris Jamar Javarison-Lamar
Davoin Shower-Handel
Hingle McCringleberry
L'Carpetron Dookmarriot
J'Dinkalage Morgoone
Xmus Jaxon Flaxon-Waxon
Saggitariutt Jefferspin
D'Glester Hardunkichud
Swirvithan L'Goodling-Splatt
Quatro Quatro
Ozamataz Buckshank
Beezer Twelve Washingbeard
Shakiraquan T.G.I.F. Carter
X-Wing @Aliciousness
Sequester Grundelplith M.D.
Scoish Velociraptor Maloish
T.J. A.J. R.J. Backslashinfourth V
Eeeee Eeeeeeeee
Donkey Teeth
Torque (Construction Noise) Lewith
The Player Formerly Known as Mousecop Dan Smith
 
2020-12-30 11:39:25 PM  
don't forget the Big Man
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