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Is Paul the best bassist?
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19 June 2010
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HammerDealer
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I'd say second, behind John Entwistle (The Who).

 

What do you think?

 

P.S. I'm a major Beatles fan, and Paul blows John E out of the water overall, but John E is a bit better at playing the bass, let's be honest here.

 

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When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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It's hard to say. Entwistle's bass solo in My Generation is pretty awesome, but then you've got basslines like I Saw Her Standing There, Old Brown Shoe, Rain and I Want You. I think, though, Entwistle is probably better.

19 June 2010
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I agree with all of that. It's kind of hard to admit that Entwistle is probably better, but hey, losing to John E isn't nothing to be ashamed of for sure. a-hard-days-night-paul-7

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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Yeah, he really is a good bass player. It's sort of sad that bass players get almost no recognition

19 June 2010
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I agree, without bass, well that just isn't something I want to even think about. I am thinking about talking up the bass, but I don't want to get away from my drumming, or singing. I guess Paul did them all, but I am NOT Paul.  a-hard-days-night-paul-5

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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I play the drums, but I've sort of started with bass recently. Try it, it's really fun. You can learn easily from tab sites. I know about 5 or 6 songs now a-hard-days-night-john-6

19 June 2010
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Both John E and Paul M are great bass players and I have seen both live in concert. To me Paul wins because he plays amazing bass lines and sings incredible vocals at the same time. Unless you've tried that - you have no idea how difficult that is.

Although the Beatles didn't do some of their most amazing stuff live, Paul does it live now (nad has been for awhile). Again to play those lines while singing those parts - forget it - Paul wins hands down.

My humble opinion.

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19 June 2010
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Robert, you've made some good points, got me thinking, although I think I'll stick with John E, I'll give Paul a fighting chance.

(Like he cares if I think he's the best bassist).

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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Paulrus said:

I play the drums, but I've sort of started with bass recently. Try it, it's really fun. You can learn easily from tab sites. I know about 5 or 6 songs now a-hard-days-night-john-6


 

Alright, I think I'll give it a whirl, thanks. a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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I don't know if I can pick a "best" bass player.  Some greats that come to mind besides Paul M and John E are:

Stanley Clarke

Donald Dunn

James Jamerson

Geddy Lee

Flea

Bootsy Collins

Geezer Butler

Sting

Gene Simmons (lol just kidding)

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19 June 2010
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c64wood said:

I don't know if I can pick a "best" bass player.  Some greats that come to mind besides Paul M and John E are:

Stanley Clarke

Donald Dunn

James Jamerson

Geddy Lee

Flea

Bootsy Collins

Geezer Butler

Sting

Gene Simmons (lol just kidding)


 

I had respect for you, till I seen Gene, but the just kidding, made me very happy.

These are some great bassists too, I hate Flea, but I can respect his talent on the bass.

When I Twish And Shout, it makes the Girl say "What Goes On?", and than I say, "I do this Here, There and Everywhere", and than she finishes by saying "Honey Don't".

19 June 2010
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John Entwistle is an amazing bassist (also, he has the same birthday as the late great Lennon) and he should get every ounce of credibility he deserves. Larry Graham and James Jamerson are also great bass players. Paul is easily in my Top 50 for Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, and Songwriting.

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19 June 2010
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50?

 

Paul's in my top 10 for all of that. Well, maybe not drums. a-hard-days-night-paul-8

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20 June 2010
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c64wood's got the right idea! I'd throw Rickenbacker titans Chris Squire and Lemmy Kilmister in there as well.

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20 June 2010
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vonbontee said:

c64wood's got the right idea! I'd throw Rickenbacker titans Chris Squire and Lemmy Kilmister in there as well.


Thanks Von.  But were any of the other guys mentioned influenced by Paul?

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20 June 2010
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I'm sorry, but I have to mention Cliff Burton, I'm not a huge fan of metal, but I can respect his talent.

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Paul is my favorite bassist, but I think Entwistle beats him out no question. In terms of actual melodicsm in bass though, I think Paul might be the best.

http://walrussongs.blogspot.com/

 

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I think Paul is the best bassist in rock music history. He inspired so many people to play bass but as a guitarist, I think he is not very good. 

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