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Greatest Bass Players of All Time

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Rated 523 points - posted 8 years ago by pxc0 in category Music.
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Fat Mike -NOFX Report Abuse
The Idiots are Taking Over
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Bill "The Buddah" Dickens Report Abuse
Fastest, most accurate hands on a Bass ever. Don't believe me? Check him out for your self!
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Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne) Report Abuse
Awesome bassist, that plays godly with a amazing sound, some of the best in the world.
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I can't believe this guy is DOWN HERE?!?!! Top ten at least!
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why isnt he higher in the list? i mean muse bassist is higher?....yea right
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best
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Norman Watt-Roy Report Abuse
You only have to listen to understand.
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STEVE DIGIORGO Report Abuse
SADUS,DEATH,CONTROLDENIED...ENITHYNG ELSE?
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Duff (Rose) Mckagan (Guns n Roses) Report Abuse
dude listen to the bass on Sweet Child O Mine
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duff's up way higher
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There's another Duff McKagan posted somewhat higher
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lol!
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all 4 notes he used lol
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Jacob Gonzalez Report Abuse
can play like a beast!!!
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Jerden Paul Thessling (Obscura) Report Abuse
Revolutionary bassist who has excelled in every genre he's considered. Developed 72 tone microtonal fretless bass playing. Bassist's rarely have the range of creativity to dominate styles as diverse and complicated as Flamenco and Metal. Jerden is with out a doubt the most under rated bassist in a very long time. *should be in the top ten*
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Lou Barlow Report Abuse
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Rick Finch (Kc & the Sunshine Band) Report Abuse
Disco Genious
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Rick Finch is being sadly underrated here.
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I f you want to hear some funky bass lines. listen to Get Down Tonight, Turn up your bass a little and sit back and enjoy real talent..
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Perhaps the funkiest R&B bass player of the 20th AND 21st Century and it goes beyond being a disco genius. Finch set the bar really high! Just heard some of his new music on his web site rickfinch.com and it sounds like he's passing on that righteous funk to a bunch of great new musicians. Rock on, Finchy!
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Rob Wright - Nomeansno Report Abuse
Duh!
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Leroy Vinegar and Yo-Yo Ma Report Abuse
Yeah....uhhhh... I can really see how Peter Tork would get a mention and these two wouldn't...ok, ok, so the cello isn't quite a bass, but Geeze Louise!
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How about two separate submissions for two separate people next time? Or should we just have one line with Jaco Pastorius, John Wooten, and Charles Mingus on it and be done with the whole thing?
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Fraser Speding Report Abuse
Awesome
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Sean Smith Report Abuse
no questions askked
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Ricardo Massa Report Abuse
Pink Rabbits Kill Bass Player
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Terry Bollea Report Abuse
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Tim Foreman (Switchfoot) Report Abuse
Literally got carpel tunnel syndrome from playing so good. Listen to "Hello Hurricane" or "This is Your Life" For some great tunes, and great bass playing.
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Sadly, most Bassists who get carpal tunnel syndrome do so from having learned incorrect techniques and employing poor practice habits over too long of a time period.
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Definitely not the best, but for sure a good bassist. Solid guy, and his music adds a lot to an amazing band's sound. He may not be very high, but I support you, Tim!!!
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Tony Maimone Report Abuse
they might be giants, pere ubu
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Reggie Workman Report Abuse
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who'd he play with?
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Nathan Fisher Report Abuse
he's amazing.
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joel estevez Report Abuse
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Andrew "The Bullet" Lauer Report Abuse
gifted Bass-Player from my Hometown and endorser of TecAmp and Lefay
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Jet Harris Report Abuse
Best Bass player in his era
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Prakash John Report Abuse
'Rock ' n' Roll Animal' & 'Lou Reed Live' . I think the guy's got 7 fingers on his right hand.
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also played on Welcome to my Nightmare. George Clinton asked him to play bass while he already had Bootsy!
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Craig MacGregor Report Abuse
Ever see Foghat Live? This guy aint called ThunderFingers for nuthin
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Joey Arkenstat Report Abuse
Joey is by far the most infuential bassist. 80% of the bassistist on this list were inspired by Joey to start playing. He absolutely rules the neck and can groove like no other. (He compares bass playing to checkers.)
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Jon Evans Report Abuse
mostly known for his work on Tori Amos' albums in the last ten years.
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Arthur "Killer" Kane Report Abuse
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RIP very funny guy
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ANDY WEST Report Abuse
If you dont know, then you dont know
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Nico Assumpcao Report Abuse
Nico is in the top ten all time because he is!
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Brian Ritchie Report Abuse
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john moyer (disturbed) Report Abuse
DISTURBED IS THE BEST EVER
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nhop Report Abuse
he's not just the bass player, he is the bass.
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Harvey Brooks Report Abuse
Most soulful! Has recorded and played with Bob Dylan, Seals & Croft, Miles Davis, The Doors, Donald Fagen, Richie Havens.
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Joshua Pisani (Lady And The Tramps, The Moment Later) Report Abuse
A music genious, who is more than a little adept with his bass playing, and has been involved in the music scene for most of his life, though still being an underground name, he is a name, and should be recognized as awesome.
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Ana Colon (Lady And The Tramps) Report Abuse
Arguably an amazing local bassist, granted her relatively short amount of time in the musical field.
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BUCKETHEAD Report Abuse
When you are good enough that you play BASS and Guitar at such a level that Les Claypool and Bootsy Collins play bass for you when you play guitar is enough.
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Jeff Pilson Report Abuse
Former bassist for seminal hair band"Dokken" Current bassist for new powerful lineup of "Foreigner" "Steel Dragon" bassist in the movie "The Rock Star"
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Great stage presence also
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Randy Jackson Report Abuse
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Well....he's a great bassist anyway!..
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Are you kidding me??? Journey doesn't even know who this guy is!!!
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Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo) Report Abuse
Underneath all that "pop" lies some of the funkiest bass lines ever.
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funky as they get!!! bad hair though!! - (lives down the road from me) great bass tutor aswell
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Alex McClean (CENTREFOLDS) Report Abuse
They keep it simple, punchy and extremely tight. There's not enough people doing that anymore.
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Jacob Gonzalez- In Shadows We Shine Report Abuse
he could play anything that was thrown at him and he had an outstanding stage performance!
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Ryan Bellows Report Abuse
He is awsome but he is a turd although he rocks his bass hard btw richie likes men
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josh paul(daughtry,suicidal tendencies) Report Abuse
he can play all kinds of music from country rock to funk to metal. it all sounds great
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Pete Wentz Report Abuse
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Doesn't even belong on this list.
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haha PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Really?!
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I agree, he has such a unique style of playing bass
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wes borland limp bizkit Report Abuse
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Oops! In any regard Limp Bizkit didn't have much staying power
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Wes plays guitar btw.
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