Top 10 Bassist Showdowns


The Top Ten

1 Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris

We have Iron Maiden and Metallica. Probably the two most famous metal bands. - IronSabbathPriest

And Steve Harris much better and more technical!

2 Geddy Lee vs Roger Waters

They both sing as well. If you don't like Pink Floyd and Rush, you should. Because these two are what make the bands what they are. - IronSabbathPriest

Geddy Lee. - zxm

3 John Myung vs Geezer Butler

Both are very talented bassists and are also good at writing lyrics. This would be an interesting battle. - IronSabbathPriest

4 John Paul Jones vs Jon Deacon

John Deacon.

John Deacon

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John Deacon!

5 Lemmy Kilmister vs Tom Araya

Motorhead are one of the influences for Slayer. Lets see how well Slayer have progressed... - IronSabbathPriest

6 Rex Brown vs David Ellefson

Two underrated bassists in my opinion. - IronSabbathPriest

7 Cliff Burton vs David Ellefson

The classic duel Metallica - Megadeth. - Metal_Treasure


8 Robert Trujillo vs Jason Newsted

The current and one of the former bassists in Metallica. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Ian Hill vs Paul Gray

Just saying: Ian Hill would win. RIP Paul Gray. - IronSabbathPriest

10 Steve Harris vs David Ellefson

Powerslave vs Peace Sells - both songs with cool basslines. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 James Macdonough vs Markus Grosskopf

Markus plays in Helloween. James plays with many bands. - IronSabbathPriest

12 Duff McKagan vs Cliff Williams

Again we find Guns N' Roses versing AC/DC - IronSabbathPriest

13 Jack Bruce vs John Entwistle

Either of these guys are the greatest of all-time when it comes to hard rock bassists.

14 Ryan Martinie vs. Reginald Arvizu

Between Mudvayne and Korn's bassists, Ryan would be my winner, technically. Although Ryan did play as a touring bassist when Fieldy was having a kid. - NuMetalManiak

15 Paul McCartney vs Bill Wyman

Paul McCartney is a bad bass-player, as Quincy Jones told yesterday.

If singing ability and especially writing ability are added to musical instrument ability in this contest, McCartney wins it hands down.
Actually, McCartney is one of those extreme rare people who can pick up almost any instrument and play it well.

16 Cliff Burton vs Geddy Lee
17 Geezer Butler vs. Steve Harris

By doing this I hope I can create a hard decision. Both are great lyricists and they both play the bass distinctly, and they are both part of great metal bands.

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Top Remixes

1. Cliff Burton vs David Ellefson
2. Robert Trujillo vs Jason Newsted
3. Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris
1. Cliff Burton vs Steve Harris
2. Geddy Lee vs Roger Waters
3. John Myung vs Geezer Butler


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