Re: Bass players qualities
My bottom line is; bass and drums are different sides of the same coin. Sometimes a busy bass line carries the song, but usu not. As long as he/she knows the difference and plays for the song, I'm fine. Being able to find and play bass patterns that mesh with the drums (or vice-versa) is critical. The one thing that drives me nuts is a bass player that never communicates with me on stage. If I don't see the whites of their eyes at least several times during a song, it makes me uncomfortable. The other peeve of mine is a bass player that can't play the double beat of a shuffle in time.
"Too many crappy used drum stuff to list"
Play the SONG......not the DRUMS!!!
"I think that feeling is a lot more important than technique. It's all very well doing a triple paradiddle - but who's going to know you've done it? If you play technically you sound like everybody else. It's being original that counts." ~ John Bonham