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Old 06-12-2006, 12:02 AM   #61
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Flea, but thats part due to the fact that he gets to show off more because its that style of music. I cant picture stefan doing a bass solo in any song. We've only heard him pre-Watchtower.
sometimes when im listening to rhcp music. i just like to concentrate on the bass lines. there that good. i love funky bass lines.
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    Wow, I'm just amazed at your intelligent argument there, nice one chief....
    there wasnt an argument cause this is the worst thread ive ever read....putting flea who will be known as the bass player of our time against fonz is a joke. fonz himself would probaly admit that flea is technically much better. im not saying fonz is terrible but all one has to do is put on one chili pepper song and youll see that flea is much better
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    Old 06-12-2006, 12:08 AM   #63
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    phuck phlea.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 12:09 AM   #64
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    I think it's actually unfortunate that Flea was in the Chili Peppers - I feel like his talent outstrips his band by about a million billion zillion.
    frusciante is much more talented than flea
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    Old 06-12-2006, 12:49 AM   #65
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    Flea has a punk influence in his playing while fonz comes from a back ground playing upright. You can hear it in both their playing styles and their tones.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 01:03 AM   #66
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    wooten>flea>juan nelson>fonzi

    seriously fonzi, not that good
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    Old 06-12-2006, 01:04 AM   #67
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    anyone read fleas rants on their website? he's an ass. another one trying to be mr.political.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 02:34 AM   #68
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    there wasnt an argument cause this is the worst thread ive ever read....putting flea who will be known as the bass player of our time against fonz is a joke. fonz himself would probaly admit that flea is technically much better. im not saying fonz is terrible but all one has to do is put on one chili pepper song and youll see that flea is much better

    well thanks for the compliment on my thread douche. i personally think that fonz has amazing talents and tears up the bass; however, flea is more versatile and adaptable, so i voted for him. i made this thread because some people were already talking about it in another thread. i was curious to see how many people agreed with me. if you don't like it, then just keep your arguments (unsupported generalizations at that) to yourself.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 02:36 AM   #69
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    Im shocked that Fonz is not winning haha.....i voted Flea as well.....I mean come on just watch him play.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 03:11 AM   #70
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    there wasnt an argument cause this is the worst thread ive ever read....putting flea who will be known as the bass player of our time against fonz is a joke. fonz himself would probaly admit that flea is technically much better. im not saying fonz is terrible but all one has to do is put on one chili pepper song and youll see that flea is much better
    Your post screams that you either don't play a musical instrument or you do and suck. Flea is the most overrated musician of all time. Very good....but not great. Stefan ...very good....but not great. Victor Wooten ....great. The guy in Dream Theatre.....great.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 04:43 AM   #71
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    This is terrible. I know Flea is winning but like 40% voted Stefan

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    Old 06-12-2006, 05:24 AM   #72
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    flea rocks and hes an aussie!!!!
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    Old 06-12-2006, 07:48 AM   #73
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    Double post.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 07:49 AM   #74
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    Your post screams that you either don't play a musical instrument or you do and suck. Flea is the most overrated musician of all time. Very good....but not great. Stefan ...very good....but not great. Victor Wooten ....great. The guy in Dream Theatre.....great.
    Oh god, you mentioned Dream Theater...

    That guy's good because Geddy Lee is great. Dream Theater is honestly nothing more then an emotionless Rush coverband who happens to do originals. It's great that they're influenced by Rush, but they take it too far.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 08:15 AM   #75
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    Your post screams that you either don't play a musical instrument or you do and suck. Flea is the most overrated musician of all time. Very good....but not great. Stefan ...very good....but not great. Victor Wooten ....great. The guy in Dream Theatre.....great.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 09:06 AM   #76
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    frusciante is much more talented than flea
    Very true.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 09:15 AM   #77
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    Exactly. Granted Stefan is the young guy out of the group with seemingly different interests outside of the musical world from the rest of the band, but can you imagine flea up there on stage with Dave? Technically flea is probably better but I can't imagine them switching bands and having much success fitting in.
    I disagree on this, Flea is such a talented player that he could change up his style and fit in any band.
    In 2003 when Jane's Addiction got back together to do a tour (before they went into the studio and did a new album) they didn't have a bass player and didn't want original bassist Eric Avery to join them. They hired Flea for the tour and I had the pleasure of seeing them at the Air Canada Centre playing a double headliner show with Live.
    Jane's Addiction rocked so hard I was completely blown away; Flea on bass was just stunning and songs like Three Days and Summertime Rolls which are very different than the Chili Peppers style of playing where made even better with Flea behind the controls.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 09:59 AM   #78
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    Re: FONZ vs. FLEA

    Is this a serious Poll? And do you people really think Fonz is as good as Flea? Don't get me wrong, I love Fonz, but Flea is on a whole other level.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 10:41 AM   #79
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    I voted flea... I'm not second guessing that vote now. I mean how many DMB fans have listened to multiple flea solos? I know I haven't really. I've listened to RHCP radio cuts quite often, and flea is very noticeable in those. How many DMB songs is Fonz noticeable? (how many of those are/were in heavy radio rotation?) How often does he take solos? Not very.

    So, I'm guessing the majority of voters are going on Fleas' radio cuts vs. Fonz's. In that sense Flea has to win.

    It's really hard to compare the two, unless you're both a huge RHCP and DMB fan; with some knowledge of past "great bassists."

    this poll has zero merit, and is purely speculative.
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    Flea could play more on the bass with his dong than Stefan can.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 11:37 AM   #81
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    Flea's talent far surpasses Stefan's. Granted they play very different styles of bass, but Flea could easily cover Stefans parts where Stefan wouldn't have a chance on Flea's...

    And another thing... anyone recognize the fact that Stefan plays Flea model Modulus basses? Flea definitely doesn't play a Stefan model (not like one exists), I can tell you that.
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    thank god i was affraid when i voted the poll would be 200 for fonz and 10 for flea instead the poll results are for once right.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 11:56 AM   #83
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    I disagree on this, Flea is such a talented player that he could change up his style and fit in any band.
    In 2003 when Jane's Addiction got back together to do a tour (before they went into the studio and did a new album) they didn't have a bass player and didn't want original bassist Eric Avery to join them. They hired Flea for the tour and I had the pleasure of seeing them at the Air Canada Centre playing a double headliner show with Live.
    Jane's Addiction rocked so hard I was completely blown away; Flea on bass was just stunning and songs like Three Days and Summertime Rolls which are very different than the Chili Peppers style of playing where made even better with Flea behind the controls.

    Thanks for the reply, I didn't realize that Flea ever played with Jane's Addiction. Jane's Addiction isn't my type of music, at all, but this definitely proves Flea's versatility.


    I have already stated that Flea is probably better at the instrument that they play, but I just think that they contribute to their overall bands in a much different way. I've always seen Stefan as a major contributer to the band through style, different ideas coming from a different perspective than the rest of the band, ect. Flea, IMO, has always been a very good bass player who takes solos on stage and shows off a bit more (like Carter in DMB). Kind of hard to explain, haha hope someone understands me!
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    I find this one kind of touchy... I am a huge fan of both bands and saw them both often in concert. Flea and Fonz have very different styles and roles in their respective bands. Do I think Flea is waaaaaay better than Fonz like most people on the thread? No. I do believe that he is a lot more of a complete bass player, once again based on his role in the group. He obviously has a lot more to fill and often leads with his bass lines while John Fusciante layers some high funk chords. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years and bass for 4. I can admit that there is nothing that Flea does that I cant, and I even find his new stuff less technical. Playing some tracks with a pick
    On the other hand, I don't have any problems playing Fonz's bass lines neither, but truly appreciate his profound use of ad-libing. This to me is significant talent. Yeah Flea rocks hard and all but once you've got it down its pretty much the same basic pop n' slap routine. Fonz has a lot more of a subtile role to fulfill and he does it perfectly, I've seen him slap a few times and he can definatly do most of what Flea does. Yes Flea does expand the instrument to wider horizons but he also has a lot more experience and room. I say Flea is more complete, but considering the age and style difference , these two musicians aren't that far appart.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 07:54 PM   #85
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    frusciante is much more talented than flea

    That may be very true on a technical level, but I absolutely HATE the way he plays guitar. Blech. That's one of the reasons One Hot Minute is the only album I can tolerate. If he is as or more talented than Flea, I wish they had spent time in a band that wrote music more appealing to me. Oh well.

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    Old 06-12-2006, 07:58 PM   #86
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    Cmon, i like fonz, but as a bassist he goes nowhere near flea
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    as far as being different styles, yes its true. ive also seen both bands live. Tone wise and on straight technique and ability, regardless of how much you are partial to fonz as a person, flea is a much much better bass player. If you dont like fleas style, fare enogh, you probably dont like the chili peppers, but i think flea is one of the best bass players out.... (but of course Victor kills anyone, anywhere)
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    Old 06-12-2006, 08:05 PM   #88
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    That's messed up... I love Fonz, but Flea is the shiiiiit. He rocks out hard as hell man and this just shouldn't be a poll. They're 2 different players
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    I find this one kind of touchy... I am a huge fan of both bands and saw them both often in concert. Flea and Fonz have very different styles and roles in their respective bands. Do I think Flea is waaaaaay better than Fonz like most people on the thread? No. I do believe that he is a lot more of a complete bass player, once again based on his role in the group. He obviously has a lot more to fill and often leads with his bass lines while John Fusciante layers some high funk chords. I have been playing guitar for about 10 years and bass for 4. I can admit that there is nothing that Flea does that I cant, and I even find his new stuff less technical. Playing some tracks with a pick
    On the other hand, I don't have any problems playing Fonz's bass lines neither, but truly appreciate his profound use of ad-libing. This to me is significant talent. Yeah Flea rocks hard and all but once you've got it down its pretty much the same basic pop n' slap routine. Fonz has a lot more of a subtile role to fulfill and he does it perfectly, I've seen him slap a few times and he can definatly do most of what Flea does. Yes Flea does expand the instrument to wider horizons but he also has a lot more experience and room. I say Flea is more complete, but considering the age and style difference , these two musicians aren't that far appart.
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    Old 06-12-2006, 08:18 PM   #90
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    Fonz could never in his wildest dreams play something like Right On Time or Skinny Sweaty Man
    That's odd because I can play Right on Time, does that mean I'm better than Fonz? What makes you find it difficult? The slap/pop fill in the verse or the harder double noted octave run he does with his index and middle fingers in the chorus? Pretty simple once you practice it a few times...
    Don't get me wrong I love Flea and the Peppers, seing 'em live again this summer. I just find that people often get their views obstructed by what is impressive and what is talent. To be honest I think Flea gets overrated because of how impressive his playing is. But being overrated dosent mean he dosent have a shitload of talent, I just find these two dudes arent that far off, musicianship wise.
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