Best Bassists Ever

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201 Tim Foreman

My inspiration.. wish to play like him.. no one can create basslines like him.. actually in his band SWITCHFOOT the guitarist follows him instead of follow the guitar.. best bassist ever I've seen... go on timmy

202 Brian Ritchie

this guy rocked the acoustic bass like none another. All the songs are pretty much folk-punk with Ritchie just going nuts to the nines in the background.

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203 Kelly Groucutt

Kelly Groucutt is truly one of the most incredible bassists (and singers) ever to have lived. His recent tours and recent album (with 'The Orchestra)' are out of this world.

Complete and utter legend. The greatest live performer I've ever seen. His bass playing and singing is flawless. - RiffandMagenta

RIP Michael "Kelly" Groucutt. You were Jeff Lynne's sidekick in playing and vocal harmony, and gave the bass structure for Jeff's group

204 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Listen to songs like "Head Like a Hole" "March of the Pigs" and "Sanctified" for some really great bass grooves. Trent Reznor may not play them live, but he writes and plays in studio, like all the instruments.

205 Steve Priest

It's fitting he was in a band called Sweet, which is just what his bass playing is

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206 Jayen Varma

plays amazing Indian new genre slap bass - eastwestnotes

207 John Wetton

Bassist for King Crimson during Lark's Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black, and RED! How can he not be on this list!? Has anyone listened to this incredible 70's band, blows PINK FLOYD OUT OF THE WATER, WETTON BLOWS ANY BASSIST OUT OF THE WATER. Songs were written in time signatures that are incomprehensible, but somehow attainable to the ear. - dasilvan2000

John Wetton is a bassist's bassist. A virtuoso. And, as Geddy Lee, he sings while playing. His technical skill alone should place him in the top 10. Listen to King Crimson from the earlier years with Fripp: try to play Wetton... Make up your own mind.

Titan behind King Crimson in 73-74, carrying force, nobody could play bass like him in his glory days

He sure is no Greg Lake clone--the dude is fantastic and is to Asia what Greg Lake was to E.L. & P

208 Mel Schacher

This guy is no doubt a top 5 if not top 2. I will say THE most under rated bassist ever. Grab your bass and keep up with him. Played along side THE most under rated guitarist ever.

All you have to do is listen to I'm you're captain. 'Nough said.

209 Troy Sanders Troy Sanders Troy Jayson Sanders is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he plays bass and shares lead vocal duties with guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer Brann Dailor.
210 Emma Anzai Emma Anzai

I listen to sick puppies all the time. Every time I listen to their songs I am amazed at how good emma play the bass. If I had to choose a bassist to look up to, I would honestly have to say that emma would be it.

She has amazing bass skills! She plays for Sick Puppies and knows how to rock out! Her skills are beyond amazing and she should be number 1!

211 Timi Grabber Hansen
212 Eric Avery

Eric Avery is an absolute genious, he invented his own style of bass guitar that characterizes the sound of Janes Addiction. I was inspired by his style of hitting notes that are far away from each other to create a beautiful melodic effect.

This guy's so versatile. He can slap with No One's Leaving, play quiet, beautiful lines with Summertime Rolls, play faster in songs like Ain't No Right, etc... Best song = Standing In The Shower, Thinking... - Johannes9

Same opinion.
Thanks to him that played in a such different style, jane's addiction started the new metal era.
Bassist like Flea were influenced by him.

213 Oliver Riedel

He adds a new perspective with his bass to Rammstein.

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214 Eric Brittingham

He should be listed, the band is able to make the music sound live as good as on cd, and this is also based on his play. - fhiesel

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215 Bob Babbitt

The backbone of almost every great song that came out of Motown. His basslines are indelibly etched in most of America's memorieswithout them ever knowing who he was!

RIP, Robert Babbit...you will always be remembered for two things: your work with The Funk Brothers and your bass solo on Dennis Coffey's Scorpio

216 Wolfram Abt

He was one of the best in the world and the best Austrian bassist ever!

My Father was the best there ever was and he should be in the top 10

217 Peter Steele Peter Steele Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.

Pete Steele was an amazing musician, hugely talented bassist, creating a bass line to make the hairs stand up on end. He had influenced many other musicians over time and his music had never aged.

218 Bondan Prakoso

Bondan Prakoso is a bassist as well as a vocalist, bondan prakoso started his career by becoming a singer. On 1 December 1998, he formed a band called Funky Corporal, but the band was stopped temporarily in 2004, than, in 2005 he formed a band called Bondan Prakoso & Fade2Black. This band consists of 6 persons, namely, Bondan Prakoso (bassist, vocalist), Titz (rapper, beatbox), Lezzano (Rapper), Santoz (Rapper)... So... I love Bondan Prakoso, I love his songs, I like the sound fetchingly, and I really like when he plays bass...

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219 Jeremy Davis

Listen to fences and born for this then come back and tell me I'm right.

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220 Stuart Zender

This low? I'm pretty sure none of the above voters have ever heard Jamiroquai before. - rainhabeatriz

Oh My God, 255 on Stuart Zender THE Jamiroquai's bassist. Man.. This list is pretty frustrating for bassist like me...
Listen to Jamiroquai's first 3 albums and you'll understand what I'm talking about. Don't forget, Grammy winner as well.

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