Best Bassists Ever

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221Stuart 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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222Derek Forbes

Simply the best bassist.
Already been voted greatest Scottish bassist ever.
Just listen to his bassline for "I Travel" and you'll see why he deserves to be in the top ten at least.

Truly one of the best bassist's ever! Deserves to be at least in the top 10! Absolutely fantastic player. Let's get him up the list!

Premonition, Waterfront, I could go on and on... Truly a master of the craft. Simple Minds lost the creative force after Derek left.

The best! No debate.

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223Murdoc Niccals

.. No one remember Gorillaz. It's sad and it's shame. Murdoc is awesome

He used a bass owned by the devil himself...El Diablo,how cool is that.

224John Vesely
225Tomomi Ogawa
226Holger Czukay

Underrated! He plays hypnotic, repetitive beats that are so damn psychadelic!

His playing is hypnotizing, and is the perfect pairing to Jaki Liebezeit's primal beats. Repetition has never been so interesting as it is with Can, and Czukay plays as big a part in that as the other members.

227Evan Brewer

Best bassist ever. He totally destroys all competition with his mind-blowing technical riffs and unique, experimental style. Check out his album called "alone. " EVERY sound on the album comes from a bass. Your mouth will stay open when you hear its entirety, guaranteed.

228Tom Wolk

RIP, Tom T Bone Wolk--you were a fantastic sideman to Hall & Oates

229Jim Lea

He played lead bass, keyboards and violin for one of the top three UK bands ever. He co-wrote 17 consecutive Top 20 songs. Including 6 Number Ones. Yes I said LEAD BASS, now go check out a SLADE song and turn up the low end and rock out the BASS!

Vastly underrated player and songwriter, the mans a legend, the bands the most underrated ever. Keep on rocking!

Fantastic bassist from my first favourite band Slade

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230Dick Lövgren
231Calum Hood

He's from the Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer. He's so funny and cute and know how to play bass really good :-) by the way he's in a relationship with his dog Ketchup :-)

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232Chuck Rummans

Very under rated he is always on the Christian top five writers but I have always loved his bass playing

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233Mike Kerr

His sound is so good that they don't need a guitarist. Royal blood is one of the best bands of the 2010s

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234Shavo OdadjianShavo Odajian is an Armenian-American bassist, musician, and composer for the Armenian-American band System of a Down.
235Jennifer Maidman

One of the most versatile and evocative bassists on the planet.

Wonderous sounds, just think of Sylvian's Taking the Veil. Currently working on a solo album in Woodstock with David Torn and others, Jennifer is in great demand in the studio and touring all over the globe. She is next in France with Murray Head and band. Jennifer always has time for her fans is a great inspiration to other musicians. She plays many instruments and I'm lucky to have seen her live back in 88 with Sylvian, Torn, Jansen, Barbieri and Isham. One of the most beautiful, warm and moving fretless sounds you will ever hear.
Penelope, Chester

Love Jennifers bass playing guitar playing drumming keyboarding singing..saw her pick up a trumpet once and it ended up on the recording! A joy to work with..Px

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236Barry Adamson

Some fantastic moody basslines with Magazine, also done some great work with Pete Shelley.

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237Peter Baltes
238Majick Mark
239Robert Sledge

Since he was playing in a band with a piano player, he had to cover the role of bass and guitar all in one. Great riffs, great use of distortion, and great supporting bass lines

240Mick Quinn
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