Best Bassists Ever

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261Anthony Jackson

The dude deserves to be remember for his fine work, as evidenced on Deodato's Very Together and on Dave Grusin & The N.Y./L.A. Dream Band? A winner

262Tom Squarepusher Jenkinson
263Aram Bedrosian

Just listen to any of his songs. He is the best bassist ever but doesn't get recognition cause he isn't very well known. Plain and simple, he is #1.

264Guy Pratt

He's played with many great bands, and is an amazing bao player.

265Crazy Cool Joe
266Paul Chambers

He played with John Coltrane and many of the top names in jazz, and there Coltrane wrote a song about him called Mr. P.C. Go listen to any song with him on bass and you'll think twice about putting the metallica bass player on number one, with Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson well in the double didgits - kinnon664

267Gary Willis

God of the fretless ioneer of the three finger technique at least number 5 in best but my faverout! - alucard

268Yves Huts
269Paz Lenchantin

Paz lenchantin's bass lines are heavy yet melodic... she needs to be on the list!!
See her playing ''ozzy's cure'', or ''the hollow'' -

270Jean Baudin

Look him up on the internet, it'll freak you out - MASAI97

271Dan Spitz

very underrated bassinst
unfortunately it's outta band :(
the bass in among the living is great
if you heard fade to black with only bass, caught in a mosh bass only is much much greater - marmistrz

272Charlie Souza

45 plus years of playing rock 'n' roll and still going strong. The Tropics were famous before Tom Petty; Tom picked Charlie to be his first bassist. Charlie is currently playing with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Rascals in the New Rascals band. - smarteepants

273Ikuo (Bull Zeichen 88)

He's just AWESOME! He's a technician but also keeps the "charm". His lines are jaw-droppingly HOT. As if Jaco has a funky angry Japanese baby.

274Nick Crandle
275Mark Sandman

He isn't the best bassist ever but he is certainly the most creative bassist on this list. He has his own sound because of how he plays the bass with only two strings with a slide to create a sound that drifts around freely and beautifully, plus Les Claypool likes him. RIP Mark

I can't believe it took so long to even get this guy on the list. - dumbasilook

RIP... A creative bassist that needs to be higher than 249.
Anybody ever hear of Morphine? Give it a listen, moody dark and mellow.

276Randy Armstrong
277Zero (ex. D'espairsray)

He like to spinning around with his bass on the stage and I love the way it is! - hybrid43kismet

278Gary Justin
279Jonathan Gallant

He's an amazing bassist and really, really talented!
In my opinion he is much too underrated.. He deserves much more attention and it actually is a shame that he wasn't in the list 'til now.. His bass lines are great and always varied, they're one big reason why I love Billy Talent so much.

It's a shame that Jon Gallant is so much underrated and not in the Top 100. He is a great and hard working bass player. His bass lines getting heavier from album to album. Hopefully one day people react and appreciate his work.

Jon Gallant is a very good hard working bass player. The sadest fact for me is that he is really too much underrated. From album to album the bass lines are heavier and I hope it doesn't change in the future. It's a shame that he is not in the Top 100. Hopefully the day will come where people react and appreciate his work.

He is way too good to be down here! He is top 3 for sure! Way too underrated!

280Esperanza Spalding

This list was created simply to piss off real bass players, right? No Esperanza Spalding? I had to add her to the list?
Unbelievable.
This woman is amazing!

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