Thursday, February 24

Top 5 Favorite Bassists

1. James Jamerson - part of the Funk Brothers in Detroit. The Funk Brothers have more number one hits than any artist. Jamerson was and is still an inspiration to anyone aspiring to be good at bass.

2. Jaco Pastorius - Man Weather Report is soooo cheesy, and half the time Jaco is wearing the most hideous outfits. But man, was he ever good at bass. His precision and articulation on a fretless is inspiring!

3. Josh Ward - Bassist for Hey Rosetta! Have you heard this guy? He plays a six string bass, and he is phenomenal! His lines are so melodic! Easily one of my favorite players these days.

4. Juan Alderete - Bassist for the Mars Volta. This guy is legit! So good, so underrated! I'm not super into the Mars Volta, but Alderete is a man I respect! His fretless work is fantastic! Not to mention he used to play in the speed metal band Racer X back in the day!

5. John Entwistle - If there was ever a bassist I aspired to play like, it would definitely be John Entwistle! He is a legend! His tone, his basslines, everything about the way he played was pure energy!

I didn't notice this before, but my top 5 favorite bassists all have a first name that starts with "J".
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