Greatest Bass Solos


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21John Entwistle - 5115

Come on the hardest thing the greatest bass player has ever done, and you can't be the greatest if you play slap so don't give me any of that FLEA nonscence

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22Geddy Lee - Show Me Don't Tell Me

Clearly one of his most of his most creative solos, lot's of slapping, bending and scales

23Flea - Coffee Shop

frantic and fast, takes your breath away

24Flea - Around the World

Why this song isn't in the list? Just hear the beginning! Flea is so talented. - Itzi04

25Bernard Edwards - Good Times
26Matt Freeman - Maxwell Murder

Matt Freeman whacks out this song and unlike many (Not all, but many) other solos on here he doesn't use effects. One of the best solos in punk rock next to Axiom, also by Matt Freeman.

He does also wing a few extra minutes a lot when playing live.

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27Mattias Bernvall - Hate to Say I Told You So
28Lemmy - Ace of Spades

Lemmy is bass god and Ace Of Spades should be in first 10.

29Jaco Pastorius - A Remark You Made

Teen town, Portrait of Tracy, Oppus Pocus, You need to add some more Jaco to the list!

30Flea - Torture Me
31Krist Novoselic - Come As You Are

no doubt a beautiful bass line - latekurt

32John Myung - Metropolis Pt. 1

How can this not be one of the best solos ever? Number 41? John Myung is one of the most talented bass players in the world, and this solo just documents it. Using tapping, this man does amazing things with his bass. One of the best solos ever, easily.

That moment when a songs that you learned in minutes are ranked higher than a song containing a solo that you still can't play the first 6 nots of. seriously there maby a more difficult bass lick out there but is certainly in the top 10 with out any doubt, John Myung when in for the kill on this one! - Messej

33John McVie - The Chain (Live 1997)
34Johnny Christ - Blinded in Chains

Insane song by avenged sevenfold, johnny play so well in solo

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35Guy Pratt - Money (Delicate Sound Of Thunder)V1 Comment
36John Paul Jones - The Lemon SongJohn Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.

A full band jam session in the middle of the song, with page, plant and bonzo - each of them one of the greatest in their era, and still john shines above all with his gloomy bass, with a bluesey improvisation that is one of a kind.

Incredible solo and incredible song... The first time I heard this song I literally feel myself like I was drunked ahahhahah
It s a song that take your head and brake it

37Peter Cetera - I'm a Man


38Stanley Clarke - Rock 'n' Roll Jelly
39Tetsuya Ogawa (l'arc~en~ciel) - Heaven's Drive

the dundundun sound of the bass can be heard and its incredibly very fast - ronluna

40Roger Glover - Pictures of Home

Reply @dragonspecs91 - bass is awesome but I think that the entire song is awesome, too, not just OK. I heard of this song for the first time in 2015 (shame on me) but I've played it quite often ever since. Besides the bass solo, it has 2 guitar solos, one keyboard solo and a cool drum intro. All these elements are organically connected and don't sound like patches. Besides, the song has a great riff, rhythm, melody and vox. - Metal_Treasure

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