Best Bassists Ever

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221 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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222 Jeremy Davis

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

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223 Stuart Zender

This low? I'm pretty sure none of the above voters have ever heard Jamiroquai before. - rainhabeatriz

Oh My God, 255 on Stuart Zender THE Jamiroquai's bassist. Man.. This list is pretty frustrating for bassist like me...
Listen to Jamiroquai's first 3 albums and you'll understand what I'm talking about. Don't forget, Grammy winner as well.

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224 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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225 John Vesely John Vesely
226 Tomomi Ogawa
227 Holger Czukay

Underrated! He plays hypnotic, repetitive beats that are so damn psychadelic!

His playing is hypnotizing, and is the perfect pairing to Jaki Liebezeit's primal beats. Repetition has never been so interesting as it is with Can, and Czukay plays as big a part in that as the other members.

228 Evan Brewer

Best bassist ever. He totally destroys all competition with his mind-blowing technical riffs and unique, experimental style. Check out his album called "alone. " EVERY sound on the album comes from a bass. Your mouth will stay open when you hear its entirety, guaranteed.

229 Tom Wolk

RIP, Tom T Bone Wolk--you were a fantastic sideman to Hall & Oates

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231 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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232 Josy John

An Indian bassist, not that famous but his skills sometimes makes us say "oh yeah he's the best" go and type josy john in YouTube

233 Dick Lövgren
234 Chuck Rummans

Very under rated he is always on the Christian top five writers but I have always loved his bass playing

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235 Mike Kerr

His sound is so good that they don't need a guitarist. Royal blood is one of the best bands of the 2010s

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236 Shavo Odadjian Shavo Odadjian Shavo Odajian is an Armenian-American bassist, musician, and composer for the Armenian-American band System of a Down.
237 Ben McKee Ben McKee Benjamin Arthur "Ben" McKee is an American musician, best known as the bassist of the Las Vegas-based rock band Imagine Dragons. V 1 Comment
238 Jennifer Maidman

One of the most versatile and evocative bassists on the planet.

Wonderous sounds, just think of Sylvian's Taking the Veil. Currently working on a solo album in Woodstock with David Torn and others, Jennifer is in great demand in the studio and touring all over the globe. She is next in France with Murray Head and band. Jennifer always has time for her fans is a great inspiration to other musicians. She plays many instruments and I'm lucky to have seen her live back in 88 with Sylvian, Torn, Jansen, Barbieri and Isham. One of the most beautiful, warm and moving fretless sounds you will ever hear.
Penelope, Chester

Love Jennifers bass playing guitar playing drumming keyboarding singing..saw her pick up a trumpet once and it ended up on the recording! A joy to work with..Px

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239 Barry Adamson

Superb bassist!

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

240 Joe Dart

Why is this guy not in the top 50 at least?! Listen to any Vulfpeck song and you'll agree with me. You can thank me later x

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