Top 10 Bassist Showdowns


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1Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris

We have Iron Maiden and Metallica. Probably the two most famous metal bands. - IronSabbathPriest

And Steve Harris much better and more technical!

And Cliff Burton wins by a landslide - AggressiveBlaze

2Geddy Lee vs Roger Waters

They both sing as well. If you don't like Pink Floyd and Rush, you should. Because these two are what make the bands what they are. - IronSabbathPriest

3John Myung vs Geezer Butler

Both are very talented bassists and are also good at writing lyrics. This would be an interesting battle. - IronSabbathPriest

4John Paul Jones vs Jon Deacon

Both have written songs by themselves in the bands they are in. - IronSabbathPriest

5Lemmy Kilmister vs Tom Araya

Motorhead are one of the influences for Slayer. Lets see how well Slayer have progressed... - IronSabbathPriest

6Rex Brown vs David Ellefson

Two underrated bassists in my opinion. - IronSabbathPriest

7Cliff Burton vs David Ellefson

The classic duel Metallica - Megadeth. - Metal_Treasure

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8Robert Trujillo vs Jason Newsted

The current and one of the former bassists in Metallica. - IronSabbathPriest

9Ian Hill vs Paul Gray

Just saying: Ian Hill would win. RIP Paul Gray. - IronSabbathPriest

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The Contenders

11James Macdonough vs Markus Grosskopf

Markus plays in Helloween. James plays with many bands. - IronSabbathPriest

12Duff McKagan vs Cliff Williams
13Ryan Martinie vs. Reginald Arvizu

Between Mudvayne and Korn's bassists, Ryan would be my winner, technically. Although Ryan did play as a touring bassist when Fieldy was having a kid. - NuMetalManiak

14Jack Bruce vs John Entwistle

Either of these guys are the greatest of all-time when it comes to hard rock bassists.

15Paul McCartney vs Bill Wyman

If singing ability and especially writing ability are added to musical instrument ability in this contest, McCartney wins it hands down.
Actually, McCartney is one of those extreme rare people who can pick up almost any instrument and play it well.

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1. Cliff Burton vs David Ellefson
2. Robert Trujillo vs Jason Newsted
3. Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris
1. Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris
2. Geddy Lee vs Roger Waters
3. John Myung vs Geezer Butler



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