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Greatest Bass Players of All Time

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Alex Katunich Report Abuse
He kicks ass live and made some of the grooviest bass lines ever
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Incubus was him
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fungus amongus yeah!!!! :)
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Guy Berryman Report Abuse
Underated Bass Player with amazing harmony to go along.
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this guy could easily be rated higher.
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Guy Berryman is a genius when you put a bass in his hands especially in the two songs trouble and daylight
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Alain Caron Report Abuse
Cause he is awesome. Look up Alain Caron d code on you tube and you'll see why.
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Paul Goddard Report Abuse
I don't care how many concerts you go to-o. You will never hear a better bass guitar than Paul Goddard.
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You must've gone to an ARS concert!
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Yep - every song is a lesson in feel. Hard to pick a favorite, but Spooky is representative of this guys grooviliciousness...
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Jeordie White aka "Twiggy Ramirez" (Marilyn Manson, A Perfect Circle, NIN) Report Abuse
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Peter Tork (The Monkees) Report Abuse
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A very underrated musician from a remarkably underrated band.
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Cory Zimmerman - The B Movie Victims Report Abuse
Great Bass skills, carrys all the songs, great mix of punk, funk, and ska!
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I saw him live a year ago! Got Skillz!!!
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Alan Lancaster Report Abuse
Founding member of Status Quo; the record's speak for themselves.
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Rock god of the 70s in one of all time most successful rock bands in history
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Fat Mike (NOFX) Report Abuse
He can sing and play WICKED Bass lines at the same time.
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should be way higher
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Nick Oliveri (KYUSS, Queens of the Stone Age) Report Abuse
Although most well known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age, Nick Oliveri has played with several other bands as well, and alwarys contributes his own unique style to everything he's involved with. He's also extremely talented. In a nutshell, Nick is an extremely underrated bassist who can really kick some ass.
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Steve Digiorgio (Sadus) Report Abuse
Steve is a god of the bass. C'mon, playing a fretless bass and dominating the metal scene? This guy is legendary.
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Something Special - Horace Panter Report Abuse
Loved The Specials back in the day. DK, too, plus Pat Travers Band (Mars Cowling[?]); good, fun, wholesome bass playing. The Specials rocked with Nightclub, though. =Lance in SD
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The Specials were very cool. They're not as well known outside of the UK, as far as I can tell. Ska is underrepresented on this list for sure. Good addition.
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Michael Herrera (MxPx) Report Abuse
Is one of the best bass players in punk :D, listen "Chick Magnet", "The Theme Fiasco" and "GSF"
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Oh yes! Seems to be always forgotten, but a phenomenal bass player who can also sing!
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Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine) Report Abuse
Fantastic polyrhythmic grooves that the man could keep up seemingly indefinitely. Genius !
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yes , Hugh was one of the best bass players of Progrock; but where`s Richard Sinclair on this list ?! ( Caravan and Hatfield and the North ) ; not only a great progrock bass player with a sound of his own but a great singer as well !! Hatfield`s `The Rotter`s Club` may well be the finest progrock album ever !
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Yeah! He is a genius! But he should at least be in the top 30! Listen to "Third", "1984" and "Rock Bottom", and then you'll agree with me!
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Leo Lyons Report Abuse
What blew me away when i Heard Ten Years After in '68, was the interplay Between Alvin Lee and Leo Lyons. Never heard anything like that ! He should be on this list. Your welcome
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I AGREE!!
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Jah Wobble Report Abuse
Simple. Pulsing. Dub. Groove.
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Should be way higher. Listen to PiL's first two albums with the bass turned up and you'll know.
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His solo work is amazing! He is so perceptive as a musician, and knows exactly what the bass can do!
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Brilliant bassist. Metal Box has some of the most interesting bass work on any post-punk album.
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Tiran Porter Report Abuse
Best bassist the Doobies ever had.
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Benny Rietveld Report Abuse
Bass player of Santana. Fantastic groove, and a very emotional presence on the stage.
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Gerry McAvoy Report Abuse
Anybody who knows Rory Gallagher knows Gerry McAvoy. They played together for 20 years. Go to YouTube and check out Rory's live stuff and you will find McAvoy. TOP NOTCH!!
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Glenn Cornick Report Abuse
First bass player with Jethro Tull. Listen to the Stand Up album and the memorable bass line to 'Living in the Past'. Should definitely be on this list.
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Underrated. His work with wild turkey and Paris earn him a top 100 spot
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Jared Followill Report Abuse
Creativity.
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He really drives the entire Kings of Leon band.... every song of theirs has and excellent bass line thanks to Jared.
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AMAZING BASSIST. Listen to Charmer. He owns that song. He's part of a band who has sadly become mainstream. Kings of Leon.
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Jim Lea (Slade) Report Abuse
Song Writer and driving bass of the best band from the 70s
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Andy Pyle (Blodwyn Pig, Savoy Brown, Wishbone Ash) Report Abuse
listen to 'GETTING TO THIS' album by Blodwyn Pig' ..... if you love bass - this prog/jazz/rock will blow your mind! ...AMAZING.....LEGEND....still got it
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played bass for gary moore, alvin lee and many more top live acts. massive ability, 4 & 6 strung bass
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Paolo Gregoletto Report Abuse
Just listen to Trivium and see why
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I don't care what anyone says. Paolo is a very talented young bass player. Maybe not top 50 but at least top 200.
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Craig Martini Report Abuse
Just watch him perform once....then you will understand
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Timothy B Schmidt (Eagles) Report Abuse
He is simply, technically and stylistically one of the most accurate, innovative, brilliant bass players of all time. There's a lot of people in this list who are only there because their bands are popular, there's not enough people who can actually play!! (well done on Paul McCartney, Flea, Pino Palledino and Mark King)
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you put this talent in the basement! Yah right?
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Freddie "Ready" Washington Report Abuse
A real groove master. Can be as simple as needed and kill it on a slap bass line (listen to "Forget Me Nots" by Patrice Rushen, or "Just around the corner" by Herbie Hancock). This fella has been credited on so many recordings and is still an awesome in demand session musician. To not see him mentioned in this list is simply scandalous...!
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Tommy Cogbill and Mike Leech Report Abuse
64 charted hits in 18 months at American Studios in Memphis Tn.Memphis Soul Stew,Skinny Legs,Suspicious Minds,Memphis Underground,Funky Broadway,Son of a Preacher Man,The Letter,Sweet Caroline,Dark END of the Street and this is just the tip of the iceburgThese bass lines are incredible..They both did it on the same bass guitar, a 59 precision.My guess would be that that bass played on more charted hits than any other one musical insrument in history.Although Tommy passed in 82 Mike continues to be an A-list player in Nashville having played on numerous hits the last three decades as well as a member of the Highwaymen,Merle Haggard and other Nashville luminaries.Both of these guys had taste coming out their ears.The whole world was influenced by their creativity in the studio.I would list them seperately but they were so entwined as the heart and soul of the"Memphis Boys"(American Studio House Band) it just seemed wrong to seperate them.Pop,Rock,Funk,these guys invented alot of what you hear today. Simply the best at what they did! Put em in the top tier!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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These two guys are the most underrated bassists of all time.Their body of work is unparralled!
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Dave Farrel (Linkin Park) Report Abuse
He is the best
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Ashley Purdy Report Abuse
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As far as I'm concerned... Ashley Purdy will always be one of the best bassists out there... He's just a really good bass player and is amazing live... BVB FOREVER!!!
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George McArdle Report Abuse
It's a shame he didn't stick around longer than the 2 albums he did with little River Band.
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Murilo Zangirolami Report Abuse
Simply Awesome
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Carlos Dengler Report Abuse
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Not the flashiest or most technical, but something about his timing and melodies for Interpol's music is just beautiful...
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Bill MacCormick (Quiet Sun, 801, Matching Mole) Report Abuse
Wonderful melodic bass lines. "801 Live" contains some fantastic playing - particularly the solo on "Rongwrong".
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Jannick Top (Magma) Report Abuse
Dark, brooding jazz bass driving Magma's monumental rock-opera pieces. Check it out, rock/metal puppies !
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Hadrien Feraud Report Abuse
Another relative new comer from the J.P. school of bass playing. This dude is unbelievable! Just wish he had more music out.
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Sid Vicious Report Abuse
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Sid Vicious should be moved up, screw you guys he was one of the greatest influences in Krist Novaselic's playing
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you're joking right?
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Let's not forget to mention Glen Matlock. Maybe he gets his own entry on this list
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This idiot could barely hold the instrument. He should be removed - a complete poser!
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Steve Jones played the bass parts on Never Mind the Bullocks
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Ray Brown Report Abuse
Here's all you need to know: He played with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and Qunicy Jones. (and he mentored Diana Krall).
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Hes so good hes on this list twice
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Lee Pomeroy (Take That) Report Abuse
Anyone who thinks playing with Take That means he's not much good doesn't know what a good bass player is. Watch him play with Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett, Focus, It Bites etc etc. An amazing bass player and catching up Pino Palladino as the UK's busiest session bassist. And all upside down!
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Leo Fender Report Abuse
Although foremost an inventor, he was the originator of the electric bass. Deserves honorable mention.
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Fender was the first to successfully market the electric bass, it was actually invented decades earlier by Paul Tutmarc
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Jim Rodford (argent, kinks, zombies) Report Abuse
the little man makes it look so easy!....simply perfect ... watch him live (great vocal harmonies aswell) currently touring with 'the zombies' (rod argent & colin bluntstone)
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James Jamerson Report Abuse
Hey "tard", all of the bass players you mentioned either borrowed from or were influenced by Jamerson! If he is not number one on your list, you are stupid!
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Really, stop wasting your time and vote up the much higher ranked (in the top 20) James Jameson (it's the same guy that played on all of the motown records, trust me, people just miss it and post duplicates like this one).
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He's also listed nearer the top with about 760 votes at the minute.
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what james jamerson doing in this stupid low rank.
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Am I missing something, this list is as bad as the rock and roll of fame, but at least they gave him props. Mr. James Jamerson has contributed to over 4,000 number 1's with the Motown "funk brothers". At least 2/3 of this list where influenced by this artist.
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Dave Pegg Report Abuse
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Both as a member of Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull, Peggy is by far the best bass player in the Folk/Rock genre and I think one of the best in any genre.
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Tim Bogert Report Abuse
"Beck, Bogert & Appice", "Cactus", "Vanila Fudge", "Blues Mobile Band"
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Maurice Gibb Report Abuse
Played bass for bee gees a very goooooood band
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Just hear the bee gees tunes and the epic basslines.Underrated bass player
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Scott Carter Thunes Report Abuse
Frank Zappa's longest tenured bassist! Also played Mini Moog, when needed. Probably has more musical knowledge in his littlest finger than most on this list. Also played with Dweezil Zappa, Fear, Waterboys, Andy Prieboy, Young Republicans. If you've never heard Scott, go get an education. (PLEASE REMOVE THE DUPLICATES ON THIS LIST!)
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Rick Savage (Def Leppard) Report Abuse
I mean, listen to the bass tracks for Gods of War, Rock of Ages, and Women. Plus Leppard is awesome. No way Sav should be this low.
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miroslav vitous Report Abuse
No Miroslav Vitous? Are you kidding me !!
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bill laswell Report Abuse
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Bill Laswell is another one of those awesome bass players who knows when one note is ALL that's needed. A lot of the people on this list just spray notes because they can. What really counts in a piece of music is what fits with ALL the other parts being played. Listen to Laswell when he plays free-form improv bass then you will understand that this man has the chops to go beyond what most bass players don't even think of when they play. Also listen to his dub stuff and bass and drums stuff to hear that perfect minimalism of his.
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Chris Bailey Report Abuse
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Keith Ferguson Report Abuse
The Fabulous Thunderbirds in their prime. Johnny Winter.The Tail Gators,Jr. Brown.This guy could play Texas blues like no other Had the pleasure of seeing him live on numerous occasions with the birds and he could just drive you through the back wall.Incredible grasp of tone and true understanding of playing the bottom One of my favorite roots rock/blues players.
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Vail Johnson Report Abuse
If anyones in any doubt as to the reason why this awesome slap bass player should be on this list then watch this youtube video of him playing alongside Kenny G. Apart from Mark King, i've never seen anyone do it better.
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Alan Spenner - The Greaseband, Roxy Music, Kokomo, Alvin Lee, Spooky Tooth, jesus christ superstar Report Abuse
Sadly died in 1991. If Alan was still with us today, he would simply be ranked highly among the best in the bussiness. A true profffesional and full of natural talent and ability which has been rarely bettered. R.I.P Legend
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Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies) Report Abuse
Emma's compelling bass lines, her seamless switch from slap to picking, and the originality she brings to the music deserves acknowledgment.
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Dude I'm surprised she ain't number 1 she is the best bass player of all time
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Les Claypool Report Abuse
Did a bunch or rappers create this list. Your all ****ed. Les is #1
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And still goobers will ignore that Claypool is up at number 12 or 13 already and will angrily try to vote up this repetition with maybe a wtf comment. Look for Claypool higher up on the list if you fall into that category.
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that's the fifth repetition so far. :-)
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This one is a double post of Claypool, he's ranked up in the 20's, ironically with a comment on that entry that also cites a double post
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Definitely one of the more ecclectic and creative bassists.
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im confused why hes not on the top ten either?
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Seriously... people that want to be "artsy" or pay homage to a past generation, GTFOI... There are so many modern (hate to say it, mostly rock/metal) bassists that are... LEAGUES ahead of these other guys. Les should be in nothing less than the top 5. Les less... heh =)
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This was an entertaining list to read through... Until I reached "#41". I'd put him in the top 10, could understand him in the top 20, but 41? Something in the milk ain't clean!
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The problem with lists like these where everyone can vote: Popularity of bassists due to the popularity of their respective bands pushes true quality down. Proof? Paul McCartney on 5, this guy on 50, Flea on 54, Larry Graham on 38, Bootsy Collins on 36... World's gone mad
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Watch this guy play bass. It's INCREDIBLE. Not to mention he fancies 5 or 6 string fretlesses. Such a challenging instrument, and he plays it flawlessly. On pure talent alone, I'd say he's at least top 3. But in the context of the group he was with (I'm talking about Primus, not the lesser known Holy Mackerel or Frog Brigade or Sausage or whatever) is when he rockets to 1 in my book. He WAS Primus. And not because of his vocals, but because of his amazing basswork.
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So should Les get his points doubled because he is also the frontman and lead vocalist? And pretty much has written who knows how much material.
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I completely discredit this list due to Les being at 33... do your homework!
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ONE TRICK PONY!
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exactly what i was thinking
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22? thats crazy he defintiley beats half the people on this list
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#1. Nothing less
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This list is bacwards
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Agreed... wtf
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Brian Bromberg Report Abuse
Sick bassist!
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check his album right now!!
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Howcome no one knows about him? His solo stuff is awesome! Check the albums: Never give up,Metal and the Brian plays Jimi Hendrix one. And jaws will be droppeth.
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Audie pitre (acid bath) Report Abuse
His music is awsome and if you have never listened to it check it out your in for a treat r.i.p. Audie pitre 1970 to 1997..
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Paul Jackson Report Abuse
One the minds behind Herbie Hancock's brilliant album “Headhunters.” Grooves better than any other bassist. If not the best, then surely the funkiest!
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Rick James Report Abuse
Cause he's Rick James, *****
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Hell yeah, Rick James!
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Dave LaRue Report Abuse
A damn good bass player. I think he deserves to be on this list. A lot of people put players that are pretty ****ty. I'm a bass player, I haven't been playing for long and I don't say that I'm good but I think I can recognize a good bassist when I hear one and Dave LaRue is one of the best. And I don't see why players like Gene Simmons, Roger Waters, Duff McKagan or such are on this list. They are great bass players, but c'mon, anybody who has been playing 3 years or so can play that. They were good, but their time has passed, music evolves, people. ;)
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Traa Daniels (P.O.D.) Report Abuse
Traa is a solid guy, and has added to an incredible metal/R & B band. He came from a jazz/funk background, and it has made P.O.D.'s sound what it is today. I've learned a little from Traa, and he is one awesome bass player. God bless ya, Traa!!!
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Louis Cennamo - Keith Relf's Renaissance Report Abuse
Find a copy of this bands first album and listed to Louis' solo on "Bullet"
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Suzi Quatro Report Abuse
She was an inspiration for a whole generation of female bass players
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Mike Flores (Origin) Report Abuse
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Fastest bass player ever !
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Felipe Andreoli Report Abuse
Brazilian Heavy Metal Bass Player from the band Angra.
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Why the hell he is at 197? This guy is very talented..maybe the list is all about popularity
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Tommy Joe Ratliff (Adam Lambert) Report Abuse
One of THE BEST bass players of ALL TIME. He used to be a guitar player, and then went on to play in Adam Lambert's band. He is INCREDIBLY influential, and deserves at LEAST the top 20.
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Steve Bailey Report Abuse
The harmonics this guy pulls out on his 6string fretless are impressive to say the least. even tops jaco for use of harmonics. should be top 10.
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Allen Woody Report Abuse
My goodness, Woody had chops for days. He re-invigorated the Allman Brothers Band, his work in Gov't Mule was amazing.
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Holger Czukay (Can) Report Abuse
Maybe not so technically flash, but pioneeringly inventive and extremely solid on Can's 20 minute+ epics (Yoo Doo Right, Halleluhwah....) Once heard, never forgotten.
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Chris Ace Kefford The Move Report Abuse
Ask any music journalist from the 1960s... The best live group of the era. Bass guitarist second to none. Massive influence.
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Amazing. He inspired other bass guitarists.
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I can hear the grass grow bass superb!
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Harry Shearer "Derek Albion Smalls" (Spinal Tap) Report Abuse
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My mistake on the bass: I thought it was a double neck 12 and 4 string. It appears to really just have been a double necked 2 four string bass, which was probably for comedic effect since, unless you're doing different tunings on each neck, a double necked 4 string makes little sense.
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Harry, "Derek," played a 12 string on "Big Bottom," gotta give him props for that. -- and to Spinal Tap for making a sound with 3 basses and a keyboard bass riff that actually didn't sound that awful. I'd heard that Harry Shearer mostly plays an upright acoustic bass and still practices a lot.
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Too funny. Even though this was a satire band, I believe Harry did play bass, just as he played stand up bass in the movie "A mighty Wind." I suppose the most memorable bass song Spinal Tap has is "Big Bottom," but of course the guitarists all played bass on that as well.
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Peter "Mars" Cowling Report Abuse
Just listen to his playing with Pat Travers Band. He's a much stronger force to be reckoned with than most are aware.
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With you, there!
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Dusty Hill (ZZTop) Report Abuse
Just went through the whole 5 pages and can't believe this guy is not on the list.
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Scott La Faro Report Abuse
Just listen to his work with Bill Evans. The way he plays with tempo is awesome and his short life only serves to justify this listing - what would jazz sound like if he had lived longer
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Phil Stempin Report Abuse
Funky and tight as fu**.
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Adam Nitti Report Abuse
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I know that Adam Nitti is not the GREATEST bass player of all time, but he is definitely good. He has a solid fanbase in Nashville, and has played with some of the greatest names in Christian Music, including Steven Curtis Chapman (holder of the most awards won by any CCM artist), Nichole Nordeman, Casting Crowns, and many others. I've worked with Adam at a music camp for a day, and he is definitely solid. Great guy too. I support you Adam!!!!
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Cone(Sum 41) Report Abuse
sum 41....enough said
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Rex Brown Report Abuse
Pantera, Down, started as a jass bassist in NOLA and now one of the best metal bassists off all time. turned down a music schlorship to the UNiversity of Texas to join Pantera.
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Yeah! He is my favorite bassist :)
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Joe Dart (Vulfpeck) Report Abuse
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Amos Williams (TesseracT) Report Abuse
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James Genus Report Abuse
Some Skunk Funk Barcelona
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Darryl Jones Report Abuse
Played w/ rolling stones after Wyman's retirement/. Played with Brecker Brothers.
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AND he has played with Miles himself...
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Pedro Aznar Report Abuse
Man he isn't on this list because you don't know him, but take a look at him in youtube or something and tell me if he shouldn't be quite high on this ranking
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Paul Chambers Report Abuse
John Coltrane wrote a tune (Mr. P.C.) for him. 'nuff said
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Nico Assumpção Report Abuse
You'll need to learn about him to understand what I mean. Hit up YouTube for some tracks.
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Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (Oscar Peterson and many others) Report Abuse
“the great dane with the never-ending name” - as a sideman of Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass and many others he is one of the most musical and virtuous bass players in jazz. Hear for example the astonishing work on "Nigerian Marketplace".
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Eric Judy Report Abuse
Amazing bass lines in almost every Modest Mouse song.
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Andy Gonzales Report Abuse
1 of the great great latin bass players
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Mikey way Report Abuse
His bass lines are melodic
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Gail Ann Dorsey Report Abuse
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Mani (The Stone Roses) Report Abuse
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Tom fowler Report Abuse
Played with Zappa, absolutely fantastic.
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Dickie Peterson -Blue Cheer Report Abuse
Dickie was the Godfather of Metal Bass -before Sabbath-before Purple, before Rush
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Raldy Boy Casuga Report Abuse
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D.D. Verni (Overkill) Report Abuse
Severely underrated, look at "The Years of Decay" album.
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Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me) Report Abuse
He's a hell of a bass player! And he looks like a freakin' gremlin' on stage. God damn he rocks! Actually, all members of BtBam should be highly ranked. Wonderful musicians it has.
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David Desrosiers Report Abuse
plays bass for reset and simple plan good singer too
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