People who ask whether bassists matter or not are just plain ignorant.
Again, I will repeat this: people who ask whether bassists matter or not are plain ignorant.
Every time you take out all the bass frequencies in any piece of music, it will sound bare. It’s as if you took out a person’s spine.
Some people try to further ponder upon the question, :Do bassists matter?” by examining isolated bass tracks. That is probably one of the most idiotic things I’ve ever seen on the Internet.
Here’s a better challenge to those who question whether or not bassists matter: Try to listen to tracks of any of these artists without the bass tracks:
- Iron Maiden
- Return to Forever
- Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
Any person who would say that bassists don’t matter at all after hearing bass-less tracks of these artists are idiots.