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 Whos your favorite BASS influence??? 

Favorite BASS influence?
John Alderete 13%  13%  [ 4 ]
Billy Sheehan 40%  40%  [ 12 ]
Geddy Lee 10%  10%  [ 3 ]
John Myung 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Michael Lepond 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Stanley Clarke 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Jaco Pastorius 7%  7%  [ 2 ]
John Entwisle 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Other (include who) 30%  30%  [ 9 ]
Total votes : 30

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There's a guitar influence thread up; but how about bass influence?

I chose John Alderete. But it was a tie-up between him, Stanley Clarke, and Billy Sheehan. Most of those people on the list influenced me in some way or another.

Yeah Im a freak for not being a Entwisle fan, but still I have my personal preferences. I was never big on The Who.

A big influence on my playing, who ISNT on the list (due to those option limit things) is Duff McKagan.

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Mine is Steve Harris


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Steve Harris...far and away. 2nd would be Flea. Yeah, I'm kinda' strange. :D

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By the way, who the hell is Michael Lepond?

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I choose Billy Sheehan, because I like his play at Niacin.

But tell the truth, I like Nikki Sixx because he is Nikki Sixx :wink:

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I am not a bass player but two bassists that have inspired me in some way are .... Billy Sheehan & Stu Hamm....in more ways than one...great bassists.

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Im not a bass player either but two guys I always loved were Jeff Berlin and Jonas Helborg... Victor Wooten rocks too


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I'm not a bass player either, but I'd have to go with Billy Sheehan a my favorite. A close 2nd would be Tony Franklin for his fretless playing, then Les Claypool.


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Billy Sheehan by a landslide so far...X


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Missing my fav on the list.. The late, great Wally Voss.. For those that don't know who he is... He was Yngwie's bass player on the later part of the Marching Out tour and the entire Trilogy tour. (He is in the "You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget" video.) After that he played on Joey Tafolla's Out of the Sun cd (check out "eternity's end" for the scariest bass solo ever recorded (I think he more than gives Billy Sheehan a run for his money.) He didn't put much more out on a national level after that and sadly died in 1992 from Parkisons Disease.

I've got a couple of things that were put out after his death that are really cool.. 1) Wally Files-- this was put out by some friends of his that donated the procedes to hospices in Florida. It has tracks he recorded with the members of Fruntrunner (his pre Rising Force band) during a break from touring with Yngwie (it's on cassette only and I think long since unavailable-- trying to convert it to cd now.) 2) Basses Loaded-- This was also put out by some friends of Wally's and is stuff he recorded on his 4-track that was recorded apparently right up until he died. It is just him playing two seperate bass lines and a drum machine. The quality is rough at times but Wally plays like a fiend. I think it's still available.. go to http://www.spookykids.com/threetongate/news.htm. Here's the blurb from the site..


Wally Voss.....
My friend and luthier Mitchel Weissman lost a good friend in 1992...his name was Wally Voss and he was a talented bass player who lost a battle with Hodgkins disease far too early in his life and career. Mitch has the last tapes Wally made and I recently re-mastered them for him...promotional CDs are available through Scorpion Rising (address below).
Addy is: Scorpion Rising
1314 E.Las Olas Blvd. Suite 105
Ft.Lauderdale, FL 33301
[email protected]


And Here's a photo of Wally and Sheehan together..
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Mine would have to be Victor wooten

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Man,I did'nt Wally Voss had died.That sucks.He was way too young.

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Thomas Miller (ex-Symphony X).

Great player and his lyrics really kicks ass!!!!!

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Vinylbass777 wrote:
By the way, who the hell is Michael Lepond?


Bass player of Symphony X. He replaced Thomas Miller a couple of years ago (my fave player). If you don't know them: www.symphonyx.com. The best prog metal you can get!!!!!!

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Yeah, I would have included many other names, but that list has a limited number of options.

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Billy Sheehan.
His stuff with DRL back in the day was amazing! What a dream combination of musicians.

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Cliff Williams and Sting...I also like that guy from Enuff Znuff..good tone..

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Billy boy definately impressed me bigtime...It wasn't until I saw Mr Big live in Seattle and saw Billy and Paul trading licks in the begining of Addicted to that Rush, that I was really a huge fan..,His stage pressence is HUGE!!!...

Stu Hamm wasn't on the list...He is one of the few musicians that take their instruments to a "new level"...Watching him do his Quahogs solo on the "Frying in a Blue Dream" tour made me an instant fan...Enough to grab his 3 solo discs (maybe more now)...

As far as technical stuff, the DT guy gets it...I can't even comprehend the scales John Muyng (sic) does...

Of course, I'm not a bass player, although I play one in my band...

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sofoklis the beast wrote:
I also like that guy from Enuff Znuff..good tone..


Chip Z'Nuff is a FANTASTIC player. Everything those guys have ever done has been nothing short of fun to listen to. Chip is one of those simple, in the pocket, play the perfect part guys that are so rare nowadaze. Another one is Jimmy from Epidemic. Both of these guys just plain old play the right thing for the song without fail.

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Kyle Kyle (Bang Tango) - funkiest bass lines I ever heard.


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