Best Bassists Ever

The Contenders: Page 10

181 Billy Cox Billy Cox

He is one of the funkiest bass players I have ever heard

182 Kim Gordon Kim Gordon Kim Althea Gordon is an American musician, songwriter, and visual artist. Born in Rochester, New York, Gordon was raised in Los Angeles, California, and studied art at the Otis Art Institute.

The most amazing female bassist ever

183 Brian Ritchie

this guy rocked the acoustic bass like none another. All the songs are pretty much folk-punk with Ritchie just going nuts to the nines in the background.

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184 Verdine White

Please go back and learn the music and the originators. EWF is one of the best bands of all time and Verdine drove that sound with skill, soul and showmanship. Definitely top 10 in my book.

What kind of list is this when Verdine White is put as the number 288th best bassist? outrageous!

185 Bondan Prakoso

Bondan Prakoso is a bassist as well as a vocalist, bondan prakoso started his career by becoming a singer. On 1 December 1998, he formed a band called Funky Corporal, but the band was stopped temporarily in 2004, than, in 2005 he formed a band called Bondan Prakoso & Fade2Black. This band consists of 6 persons, namely, Bondan Prakoso (bassist, vocalist), Titz (rapper, beatbox), Lezzano (Rapper), Santoz (Rapper)... So... I love Bondan Prakoso, I love his songs, I like the sound fetchingly, and I really like when he plays bass...

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186 Jim Lea

He played lead bass, keyboards and violin for one of the top three UK bands ever. He co-wrote 17 consecutive Top 20 songs. Including 6 Number Ones. Yes I said LEAD BASS, now go check out a SLADE song and turn up the low end and rock out the BASS!

Vastly underrated player and songwriter, the mans a legend, the bands the most underrated ever. Keep on rocking!

Fantastic bassist from my first favourite band Slade

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187 Barry Adamson

Superb bassist!

Some fantastic moody basslines with Magazine, also done some great work with Pete Shelley.

188 Chuck Pannozzo

Chuck Pannozzo inspired me to play bass. He has the most uncanny ability to write the perfect bass line counterpoint to any and every melody, guitar riff, keyboard chord progression. My favorite bass player of all time, and he should be very high on this list!

he's cool, cooler than you anyway

Say anything you want to, but Chuck Panozzo and his late brother John were the REAL founders of Styx, NOT Dinnis, who thankfully was replace by Lawrence Gowan. Chuck could be as passive as John Paul Jones from the Zeps and play a strong bass line (listen again to Pieces Of Ehight to refresh your memory)

189 Nikolai Fraiture

Not the best bassist, but one that should be noted. Listen to his work in "Is This It & "Meet Me in the Bathroom"

men, u all have ears but u are deaf, how can he is not on the list...

GOD NO, NIKOLAI WAS MY INSPIRATION FOR PICKING UP THE BASS. The Reptilia bass riff section during the solo is so nice, and Juicebox is a heavy rocker

190 Bruce Foxton

Most of The Jam's songs were built around Foxton's driving melodic bass lines. There is no better example than Private Hell. When Paul Weller plays Jam songs now they are shadows of their former selves without Bruce. To paraphrase John Weller, Bruce was the best bass player in the world. Should be at least number 2 behind Entwhistle!

Should be in top 25, excellent rhythm, extremely capable in quick tempo and lead The Jam for 'News of the World'. Listen to 'Down in the tube station at midnight' for an amazing and very memorable bass line!

Great bassist, still playing today with "From The Jam", well worth going to see.

Great bassist from the Jam and still going strong at 60

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191 Troy Sanders Troy Sanders Troy Jayson Sanders is an American musician, singer, and songwriter best known as a member of the Atlanta, Georgia metal band Mastodon, in which he plays bass and shares lead vocal duties with guitarist Brent Hinds and drummer Brann Dailor.
192 Tomomi Ogawa
193 Thundercat

Underrated apparently

194 Doug Wimbish

An innovative bass virtuoso. Doug more or less invented Hip Hop bass (e.g. The Message, White Lines); cranked up the groove in Tackhead (check out Class Rock on YouTube) and added a whole new dimension to Living Colour. I rest my case.

Innovative and skillful. Check out Tackhead on YouTube to get the groove. He's also added a whole new dimension to Living Colour.

I don't know why, and I do not even try to understand how, so many "bass guitarists", overtake this awesome bassist. It's just sad, because he deserves to be on best 10

195 Dave Schools

Widespread Panic Bassist deserves a spot on the list, so start voting for him! Awesome jam bassist. Excellent tone. Rips up his Modulus and Ampeg rig. He's got slap, finger style, and does just what the songs need; This is the most important role of a bass player. Schools deserves your vote.

Dave is a top ten member if you know music at all. Plus his fan always gives his hair that John Redcorn blown look. Great live preformed.

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196 Kelly Groucutt

Kelly Groucutt is truly one of the most incredible bassists (and singers) ever to have lived. His recent tours and recent album (with 'The Orchestra)' are out of this world.

Complete and utter legend. The greatest live performer I've ever seen. His bass playing and singing is flawless. - RiffandMagenta

RIP Michael "Kelly" Groucutt. You were Jeff Lynne's sidekick in playing and vocal harmony, and gave the bass structure for Jeff's group

197 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Listen to songs like "Head Like a Hole" "March of the Pigs" and "Sanctified" for some really great bass grooves. Trent Reznor may not play them live, but he writes and plays in studio, like all the instruments.

198 Eric Brittingham

He should be listed, the band is able to make the music sound live as good as on cd, and this is also based on his play. - fhiesel

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199 Jeremy Davis

Listen to fences and born for this then come back and tell me I'm right.

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200 Derek Forbes

Simply the best bassist.
Already been voted greatest Scottish bassist ever.
Just listen to his bassline for "I Travel" and you'll see why he deserves to be in the top ten at least.

Truly one of the best bassist's ever! Deserves to be at least in the top 10! Absolutely fantastic player. Let's get him up the list!

Premonition, Waterfront, I could go on and on... Truly a master of the craft. Simple Minds lost the creative force after Derek left.

The best! No debate.

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