Top 10 Bassists with the Coolest Bass Guitars

The Top Ten

1 Steve Di Giorgio

2 in 1, fretted and fretless bass. He's a metal bassist. - Metal_Treasure

2 Jeroen Paul Thesseling

7-string fretless bass. He plays progressive and technical death metal (Obscura, Pestilence, and more). - Metal_Treasure

When do you go get a guitar? - SoldierOfFortune

3 Lemmy

Lemmy's Minarik Inferno Bass, in particular (in the image). - Metal_Treasure

4 John Entwistle John Alec Entwistle, was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. He is mostly known as the lead bassist for the rock band The Who.

It looks like an xplorer shape - EliHbk

He loved pointy shapes. The most pointy one was his Custom Peter Cook “Lightning Bolt” bass, featured on the album cover of The Who By Numbers (1975). To me it looks like the ZZTop logo, or something like that.
You can see this model on the list Top 10 Most Pointy Guitar and Bass Designs - Metal_Treasure

5 Jonas Hellborg

He is probably one of the earliest bassists to use multi-neck bass guitars. Cool playing style too. Shreds on his bass. - zxm

6 Les Claypool Leslie Edward "Les" Claypool is an American musician, singer, songwriter, composer, author and actor best known as the bassist and lead vocalist of the band Primus.

His six-string fretless looks really cool. Plus his double bass is really beautiful. - JoLeKosovo

7 Tony Levin Anthony Frederick Levin is an American musician and composer, specializing in electric bass, Chapman Stick and upright bass. He also sings and plays synthesizer. Levin is best known for his work with King Crimson and Peter Gabriel.


8 Dominic Forest Lapointe
9 Sean Malone
10 Flea Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician, best known as the bassist, a co-founding member, and one of the composers of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers with whom he was inducted in 2012 into the Rock and Roll Hall more.

The Contenders

11 Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's more.

Aria Pro ll - Userguy44

12 Robin Zielhorst
13 Linus Klausenitzer

One of the toys he plays is a hybrid bass “Ibanez Ashula" - a Fretted/Fretless Hybrid Bass with 4 strings on the fretted part of the neck and 3 strings on the fretless part of the neck.
Badass bass! - Metal_Treasure

14 John Deacon John Richard Deacon (born 19th of August 1951) is a retired English musician, who is best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen.
15 Alex James Steven Alexander James, FRSA is an English musician and songwriter, as well as a journalist and cheesemaker. Best known as the bassist of the band Blur, he has also played with temporary bands Fat Les, Me Me Me, WigWam and Bad Lieutenant.
16 Chris Wolstenholme Christopher Tony "Chris" Wolstenholme is an English musician. He is the bassist and backing vocalist for the alternative rock band Muse.
17 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
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