Best Bassists Ever

The Contenders: Page 17

321 Shavo Odajian Shavo Odajian

Excuse me, but why is he at 28 while that dude from Tokio Hotel is at 3? Shavo's a whole lot better. And he's got a kick-ass beard. System is without a doubt, the best!

Come on. Listen to some SOAD. I've never seen any guy playing bass with a plectrum. He plays slowly to
give a space to Daron's guitar. He
is music video director, occasionally he can sing too. This guy is awesome man! Listen to the small solo at the starting
of "psycho" - arpanhmr

Mikey, Pete, Duff is never better than Shavo. Someone voted Pete because he is hot. You should vote for playing. Shavo is very fast & he has a good sense of music! He deserves top 20 - arpanhmr

He is great in the beginning of Psycho Look it up!

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322 Reita

Come on reita just come through to the top and be the best Japanese bassist first and then best bassist of the world!

The best bassist in the world?
Yes.
It's Reita alright.
You'll regret for not voting him.
So click that "VOTE"

He's one of the best there is out there. He in a band that is very dear to me. His abilities are outstanding. There's no doubt that he's one of the best out there ^-^

Um guys, there's a problem. This has nothing to do with reita though. There are only 12, out of 465 female bassists. And one double bassist.

Wow.

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323 Steve Fossen

Listen to "Crazy on You"... great bass line! - wildchild

324 Stanley Clarke

Most of the voters are definitely voting for the band. Most of the best bassists are way down on the list. My guess is most guys and gals wouldn't even know who Stanley Clark is, and have ever heard any of his albums. You won't find him on itunes. I'm quit sure they're all good bassists, but Clark really is one of the best...

WTF number 43, it seems this list is going by the band, not the bassist themselves. This is like putting Jordan this low for a listing of the best basketball players, it's crazy. - HolyCal

Stanley Clarke not in the top ten? I guess sheer musicianship and technique is not high on the selection criteria for this list! Get real

Come On! Really?

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325 Miya38

omg, wtf, have u ppl neva heard of some good j-rock bassist
ya u have tetsu and toshi. but there mainstream...get with the tropical gorillas and listen 2 a few songs...spice of life and lke a foojin, any1, come some1 must have heard

326 Joe Principe
327 Oteil Burbridge

Oteil is one of the top two greatest, current bassists. Victor Wooten says he's the best. His work with Aquarium Rescue Unit is way ridiculous! I'd invite anyone on the list to try and do what he does on some of those songs and in some of those jams. Free form Jazz isn't for everyone taste-wise, but that is extremely complicated stuff. What's more, his lines compliment everything he plays on. Like any good bassist he definitely knows his place in a group. He can do some ridiculous things during a bass solo, but during a verse you might not notice him at all because he knows just what to play to support the overall melody. Favorite bassist by far!

Obviously people know too little about Oteil and the Brothers. He is so good on so many levels. Definitely a top 25 guy. - mdp1970

Listen to the bass guitar on Tedeschi Trucks Band's live album and then you'll know why he should be up at the top.

328 Marco Coti Zelati

This band is an amazing Italian based band. Listen to the intro and outro of Closer. Its just mind blowing! The things he can do is extrordinarly advanced!

329 Meshell Ndegeocello

Not the best but should be noticed. In my opinion, she has a lot more talent then the majority of the hacks on this list. Just listen and open your minds people.

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330 Randy Gregg
331 Cone McCaslin

Very cool bassist. He is my idol. I want to play like him.

He is so cool. One of the best punk rock bassist. Sum 41 rocks. And cone is the idol they have got.

Supersick style just a all around great bassist he makes me wanna play

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332 Sheldon Gellada
333 Hugh McDonald

I think Hugh deserves a far better ranking on this list. A very humble guitar genius is Hugh. He deserves more votes.

He may not be an offical replacemet of Alec John Such, but he is still amazing. The work on Livin' On a Prayer and Keep the Faith... Pure Genius

334 Jack Kilcoyne
335 Mike Inez

One of THE BEST heavy metal bass players out there, Mike has played in Alice in Chains, Black Label Society and the Blizzard of Ozz (Ozzy Osbourne's backing band).
He's played with Slash's Snakepit and recorded with them for their 1995 release "It's Five o Clock Somewhere". He also joined the revamped backing band for Heart, and toured with them in 2002 and 2003.

He is a bass god in my opinion. Played for ozzy, ann wilson, nancy wilson, slash, layne staley, Jerry crantrell. Damn why is he so underrated

Love Alice In Chains Mike Inez great bass player but apparently according to this rubbish voting Sid Vicous is a lot better.Yeah right considering that he couldn't really play.

Listen a little bitter, what the hell have i, and anyother in a live show. Listen The record no more thears of ozzy and anyothers works in the band heart

336 Ross Valory Ross Valory Ross Lamont Valory is an American musician and the band Journey's noted bass player. He and Neal Schon are the only original members of the band still performing with the group.

I think ross is one of the best bass player... He's awesome. The sound of his bass lines Are not the common... He makes many techniques that give their sound on bass much power! Is simply one of the best

Ross uses simple fluid bass lines that really carry the harmony of all of Journey's timeless songs. I love the way his tone on all on most of there tracks as well. Very solid player!

He redefined Journey's sound, bar none

337 Heath (X Japan)

Heath - San is great bassist with an awesome style. His solos are amazing and not only, that he is a great bassist, also he's a fantastic singer. For me Heath - San is one of the best bass - player in the world. He's really the best to replace Taiji - San and I'm very glad, that he's with X now but also hope, to hear some more solo - works from him.

He's good.. Watch their videos and notice how his bass sound, very skilled and awesome..

While I think Taiji is a much better bassist, Heath does have his own flair in the mix. Just my thoughts, though I may be a bi bias.

I think he's good, he is the best bass player! He make me I want to learn bass as him. He is my study goal!

338 Timothy Kelleher

Tim's awed the 30 Seconds To Mars fans since he joined as their touring bassist. He's super talented and more people should also check out his own band My Darling Murder - they are going places!

His energy is amazing. It's almost unbelievable. It was a pleasure to be so close to him when I was front row at one of their concerts. He's the best!

He's the best doing what he loves, and he makes 30 Seconds to Mars better every single day

Tim is my lovely bassist! He's a great man too! So like to watch at the concerts how he play and sing with Jared Aw!

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339 Guy Berryman

Come on... GUY is AMAZING! I really can't understand, where are them fans? Vote for the very handsome one who plays bass

The sexiest bassist in the WORLD. He sparks Coldplay, Known as the Very Handsome one who plays bass.. Very nice intro's in Coldplay's songs. Just can't go wrong with Guy. He HAS IT ALL!... - Elaine22

How is guy only 121. He should be in the top 5 if not Number one. He plays bass for the best band ever and should be Number 1 Plain and simple.

One of the best bassist I ever seen. Coldplay is amazing and different.

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340 Jean Baudin

Look him up on the internet, it'll freak you out - MASAI97

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