Top Ten Best Japanese Bassists
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Tomomi Ogawa - SCANDAL
You know what makes this girl great as a bass-player? She can sing well while playing something totally different. That is a HUGE skill people don't perhaps realise, unless they try it themselves. Colourful player yet never overplays to show off (a thing most guys can't resist haha). Good feel, good tone and timing, she moves great around the stage with an amazing upbeat vibe. What more can you ask for? There is only Koga and her up to this standard in bands (different for session players like girls in Buono band who are highly trained), and Koga though an amazing player doesn't sing. So, Tomomi gets my vote for sure... Oh and she is adorable beyond belief, which doesn't hurt her cause either laugh out loud
As a fellow musician, I can see the technicality of the skill! Normally, when I see people playing bass, even pros, they are having hard/long time to develop such technical skills on playing bass guitar. There are a lots of things that I see that makes her special. Her play style, is flowing like water. I haven't seen this on a rock band member, mostly this skill comes from a jazz bass guitar player :). Anyways, I'm giving my vote to her. Keep up the good work Tomomi, play hard and rock hard!
Most bass players stays at the back of the stage.. :P BUT NOT THIS GIRL! ROCK ON! :D
Despite her cute looks and small frame, Tomomi is practically awesome with her bass skills! She's not to be underestimated! In lives, she's always graceful and it's amazing how she moves around, dancing with her bass guitar, which is heavier than the average electric guitar. Her energy level's so high, it makes you wonder what her blood's made of. Personality wise, she is always cheerful and bright, lightening up your day.
I have had the privilege to be an escort of her's(like a bodyguard) while she was in her Malaysia tour and she is no doubt the most genuinely energetic person I have seen. Running around the resort getting excited over everything, she is just too cute to be true haha. Also while she is on stage her charm is definitely felt through her voice and the way she runs the stage.
Her cuteness is not a factor here. She was already good when I first heard Scandal in 2008. Now she is fantastic. Both her drive and her melodic lines, her steadiness in slow grooves, and let's not forget she's a singer too. And beautiful bass sound, very warm,
~Most Amazing Girl With Unique Attitude And Personality :) Tomomi ogawa-san Is The One Who Inspired Me To Love Music Through Her Lyrics And Musics And Her Epic Bass Skillz Is Just Unbelievable :D All Of The SCANDAL Members Are Epic Specially When Using Their Own Instruments :D But Tomomi She Has Some Advantage (For My Own Opinion) heheh! The Way She Love Her Bass Guitars Is Like Her Children. (that's My Own Opinion) Well maybe The Other members Also Have The Same Love For Their Instruments :D But Ever Since I Became A SCANDAL fan I've Been keeping My Eye On Tomomi-San :D It's Almost Like She Is Really Attached With her Intruments So I can Really Say That The Music is Really In her Heart :D She Is Born To Bring Music In This World ^w^
~Forever I Will be One Her number 1 Supporter!.
I love the way she performs! >. < She looks so so cute but every time she performs her solo in HI HI HI... Its so so duper mega ultra to max awesome! Her finger slapping thing was inspired by her idol Flea and she really performs it well though it is short the awesomeness makes you want to "rape" the replay button
Bass prodigy. The cutest bassist in the world plus world class talent. She doesn't commit mistakes in live which is really scary (in a good way). Her solo on Scandal - Hi Hi Hi will make you a believer.
She is so cute. At first, I got attracted to her because of her chimpunky voice, her goofiness and her beauty and she also plays the bass superbly. Whoever is reading this comment should discover this awesome band. I recommend the song 'Hi Hi Hi' of the band and hear the bass solo. You will be freaked out.
Down to earth compared to the other bassists! At the same time she plays very excellent and those fast fingers! Man! Hahaha! Also, her character and personality makes her a complete package! No guy can resist her looks and no one can deny her talent! :)
Actually I am also a bassist and I find singing and playing bass at same time a bit uneasy but tomomi she can sing and play and even dance and all this make her so awesome that I think she should be first and she inspire me to play too. And she is cute too.
I think she's a very good bassist.. She can sing very well while playing it and still not missing a beat.. I think it's really hard to do that.. I even find it hard to sing while playing a very simple strumming of guitar (or maybe I'm just dumb.. Laugh out loud..)
She is really enjoying what she is doing, and she loves music. The way she show herself in the stage the more she gives her best and fans appreciate it & her passion is in her heart. She is so energetic. People's loves like that.
Tomomi as a female bassist. Excellent bass playing. Synchronized with singing ability with bass skills. Cute and aggressive bassist. Tomomi is the one of the best bassist in her generation, agree? Well you should.
Crazy bass guitar skills plus really awesome singing voice. Not to mention her killer looks and very cute personality! A girl that is truly kick-ass! Now why the heck shouldn't she be on top? ^__^
~Because she is Epic! And Her Voice May be Small But Can Bring Down Any Man In This World :D She Is The Best Bassist Ever She Is The Only Bassist That I Will Probabbly Remember Forever I Might Even Tell My GrandChildren About Her Great Stories. HAHAAHAH! Tomomi Ogawa Legends! Imagine That.
She is the sun itself when playing on stage.
And has one of the most interesting voices in the band, together with Mami Sasazaki.
Tomomi the happy looking pretty girl. I can't imagine that she can play the bass verywell. That cute smile makes her trademark wnenever she is on the stage performing live with SCANDAL. She got the skills, the talent, the beauty and always making their audience lough. Tomomi you're the best bassist.
I love her. The way she play her bass, the groove also
She play so great, her bass lines makes my heart to dance
Well, aside from the fact that timo is the most beautiful bassisst of all,
Her skills in bass playing is really amazing.
How she plays the bass on their songs is really unique and amazing.
She also is an amazing lyricist.
Aw,... I just really love the Timo-chan!
I was amazed when I first saw SCANDAL to see this slender Japanese girl playing a Fender bass almost as big as her!
Like all the members she has become a highly competent musician, and she is also my favourite member!
She must be number one! I love her because she likes to being joking and goofy around.., she's not only the bassist in the group, but she's also composer and lyricist in their group I'm proud at her.. Tomomi gabante!
Tomomi is one of the best Bassists in the world. Let's not mention that every time you see her, you get full of energy, and she is always smiling. SHE DESERVES TO BE number 1
Tomomi is the cutest, funniest bassist I know. But during live, she is just as serious to bring out the best for everyone, just like every Scandal Member! LOVES!
GO Tomomi! Your the Best Female Bassists that I ever heard! ^^
Wish you to be at the top ranking next time I check the list!
Do your best in every performance you are doing... Hope you a good health and play more songs with your bandmates. ^^
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