Best Bassists Ever
The Contenders: Page 12
Very under rated he is always on the Christian top five writers but I have always loved his bass playingV 4 Comments
GRAHAM should be WAY up the list. He's also credited with They might be giants, and Natalie Merchant. Listen to Joe Jackson's "i'm the man" Linkin Park... This guys is SICK!
Superb bassist, Friday is an excellent example, his bass on Natural Wild shows he can knock out the dub stuff as well, brilliant.
Joe Jackson's bass player.
Carries the melody on most of Joe's early work.
He should be at a decent spot, at least.
No other bassist has been quite so creative. Even his easier stuff is light years ahead of most of the bassist on this list. Try to find his band "Tunnels", listen to anything by this man, and you'll agree.
First of all he should be one so that is that no one has ever played the electric fretless like him and no one ever will. Brand X would be nothing without him he is a master there is no one else. this list is silly.
Not the best bass player in the world but the fittest - just ahead of Gaye Advert (Adverts) and Charlotte Cooper (Subways)
this guy is amazing he makes a bass sound like waves of amazing bliss hes so creative its unbelievable
A great dub bassist, some top work with PIL as well. Deserves to be higher.V 1 Comment
Who can doubt a master who played for 'ol Macca on No More Lonely Nights?
This guy, is so amazing! He plays with a bass, that has a cracked neck, and it doesn't fall apart, HHOLY DIVER! He can play that too, as a matter of fact, in a park! If you like this guy, check out his brothers. They have some awesome talent also. Spuds, Jelly Beam, and Estabon. Neither of the three are mexican guitarists. They're pretty american, if I do say so myself. CBass lays down the slap like he no one else. Just ask Jesus, he'll tell you the same thing.
On a good day, this guy plays such beatiful riffs, that make small ducks cry. He is not like Dio, meaning he had actual talent. - Geddyrush
I'm surprised he's not already on the list. He's so original with his bass lines, using the subtleties of jazz and blues bass in metal. He also wrote most of the guitar for their second album. He's an all around true talent. - johnnywhiplash
My personal favorite. He's so creative with his basslines. Not only does he play stunning bass, but he also writes a good chunk of the guitar as well. I'm surprised he hasn't been mentioned yet. - johnnywhiplash
The dude deserves to be remember for his fine work, as evidenced on Deodato's Very Together and on Dave Grusin & The N.Y./L.A. Dream Band? A winner
He played with John Coltrane and many of the top names in jazz, and there Coltrane wrote a song about him called Mr. P.C. Go listen to any song with him on bass and you'll think twice about putting the metallica bass player on number one, with Jaco Pastorius and James Jamerson well in the double didgits - kinnon664
God of the fretless ioneer of the three finger technique at least number 5 in best but my faverout! - alucard
He's just AWESOME! He's a technician but also keeps the "charm". His lines are jaw-droppingly HOT. As if Jaco has a funky angry Japanese baby.
He like to spinning around with his bass on the stage and I love the way it is! - hybrid43kismet
He's an amazing bassist and really, really talented!
In my opinion he is much too underrated.. He deserves much more attention and it actually is a shame that he wasn't in the list 'til now.. His bass lines are great and always varied, they're one big reason why I love Billy Talent so much.
It's a shame that Jon Gallant is so much underrated and not in the Top 100. He is a great and hard working bass player. His bass lines getting heavier from album to album. Hopefully one day people react and appreciate his work.
Jon Gallant is a very good hard working bass player. The sadest fact for me is that he is really too much underrated. From album to album the bass lines are heavier and I hope it doesn't change in the future. It's a shame that he is not in the Top 100. Hopefully the day will come where people react and appreciate his work.
He is way too good to be down here! He is top 3 for sure! Way too underrated!
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