Best Underrated Bassists


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1Rex Brown - PanteraRex Robert Brown is an American musician and author, who is best known as having been the longtime bassist for the Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling, now defunct band Pantera.
2Johnny Christ - Avenged Sevenfold
3Mike Dirnt - Green Day

Mike Dirnt is very underrated. He has a lot of potential. I mean, he can slap and pick at the same time.

Very Good! No One Even Know Who Mike Dirnt Is Or Cares.Talent Not Credited.

4Rob Trujilo - Metallica

Before people claim Rob is not underrated. Think that he had to fill Cliff Burton's position and that set his bar very very high - RedBullShat

The Best Bassist In Metallica Ever Had

5Ben Shepherd - Soundgarden
6Adam Clayton - U2V1 Comment
7Dan Maines - Clutch
8Paul McCartneySir James Paul McCartney is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer . With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame with the rock band the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop and rock music .

Ha ha, both Paul, Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones aren't underrated. - zxm

Paul McCartney Bass Playing Bass Is Awesome.Just Listen To The Songs.Case Closed.Beatles Are Underrated,Look At The CrapTheseDays And Compare It.

9Hugh McDonald - Bon Jovi
10John Paul JonesJohn Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

Poor JPJ, he never gets the credit and recognition he deserves

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The Contenders

11James Jamerson

How & why could any true bass player & rhythm lover not rank James Jamerson not only underrated, but 1 of the best bass players? A shame that all of The Funk Brothers had to moonlight to make money because they weren't compensated appropriately.

12Tony Levin
13John Deacon - QueenJohn Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.

Queen's most underrated member. He wrote some incredible basslines for Queen, and a lot of their best singles (Another One Bites The Dust, You're My Best Friend) were penned by him. His talent is undeniable, but is sadly overlooked constantly in favour of the others. They're still great, but they've gained their deserved exposure. If he was less shy and was still active, his talent would be more widely recognised. - Mrveteran

Underrated bassist from Queen

14Roger Glover - Deep PurpleRoger David Glover is a British bassist, songwriter, and record producer. Glover is best known as the bassist for hard rock bands Deep Purple and Rainbow.
15Colin GreenwoodColin Charles Greenwood, is an English musician best known as the bassist for the alternative rock band Radiohead. He also plays keyboards and synthesisers and works on sampling on the electronic side of Radiohead.
16Mick Karn

Sadly no longer with us.. The wonderful Bass player originally with Japan.. later JBK... solo... Dalis Car... Midge you're... guesting with Kate Bush.. Gary Numan... among others

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17Frédéric Leclercq - DragonForce
18Pino Palladino
19Justin ChancellorJustin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.
20Ray Manzarek - The Doors

He played the bass on keyboards, and also played the lead keyboard along with it, and also took over the lead vocals when Jim was too high and collapsed halfway through the shows. At one occasion, Morrison also said "Ladies and Gentlemen, this man (pointing at him) is The Doors". Well what more does it take to get to the top 3 at least?

Key bass is bass. And he was among the best at this.

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Top Remixes

1. John Paul Jones
2. Tony Levin
3. James Jamerson
1. Rex Brown - Pantera
2. Johnny Christ - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Rob Trujilo - Metallica
1. James Jamerson
2. John Deacon - Queen
3. John Paul Jones



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