Best Bassists Ever

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341 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

342 Paul Gray Paul Gray Paul Dedrick Gray, also known as The Pig or by his number #2, was an American musician, best known as the bassist and one of the founding members of the Grammy Award-winning metal band Slipknot.

Listen to Bitchslap by Slipknot. Epic bass in that - DawnB865

R.I. P Paul
The Pig would still be grinding maggots with his Ibanez PGB1L if he was alive. No one's forgotten the metal band that marks itself as one of the greatest. Paul Gray was also awarded for one of the best services to the Metal music industry. He's responsible for the boom behind those powerful, cut-throat songs. Get real, bitches. Admit it, you'd rather grow up with Slipknot than a milk bottle.

Paul was a very underrated bassist, just look at any of their heavy stuff and you can see why he should make the top 40 at least! - ballaboi17

Paul is the reason most slipknot songs sound the way they do. His booming bass made everybody scream at the top of their lungs. (especially corey) the pig will live on forever.

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343 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

344 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!

345 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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346 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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347 Jean Baudin

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

348 Dan Spitz

very underrated bassinst
unfortunately it's outta band :(
the bass in among the living is great
if you heard fade to black with only bass, caught in a mosh bass only is much much greater - marmistrz

349 Charlie Souza

45 plus years of playing rock 'n' roll and still going strong. The Tropics were famous before Tom Petty; Tom picked Charlie to be his first bassist. Charlie is currently playing with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, The Rascals in the New Rascals band. - smarteepants

350 Nick Crandle
351 Gary Justin
352 Esperanza Spalding

This list was created simply to piss off real bass players, right? No Esperanza Spalding? I had to add her to the list?
Unbelievable.
This woman is amazing!

353 Chris Wood

Bassists, if there are any looking at this list... You have to agree... Chris Wood is one of the greatest out there today, and one of the greatest of all time. Of course, I think I saw Gene Simmons above Charles Mingus and Percy Jones? Really?

354 Sumon Sumon Saidus Salehin Khaled (Sumon), is a bass player, singer, songwriter, composer, music producer from Bangladesh and the vocalist and bassist for the rock band Aurthohin. He is known as "Bassbaba" (Father of Bass) among his fans and audiences for his bass guitar playing.

Awesome bassist. He can play his bass holding it behind his neck and even with his teeth like Jimi Hendrix! This guy is really awesome!

HE is the best I think in our country. I think from abroad, all will be amazed. Really!

The bassist from bangladesh well the pint is that people have not heard os this band whish is dominated amazingly by this bass player and his amazing teeth breaking solos.
GOt to GOogle and download the song Guti by Aurthohin to have a look at his skills.

I wish you could enjoy his live performance...
His Rhythms,Solos & slapping are second to none
U should check some of his songs such as "The Guti Series" and U'd find by yourselves why I'm saying this

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355 Tommy Joe Ratliff Tommy Joe Ratliff

He Is The Best. Don't Get Me Wrong, I Love Pete Wentz And Mikey Way, But SHOW TOMMY SOME RESPECT. The Man Is Already A Legend, He Should Be WAY Higher Than This. At Least 12. (Should Be Higher Than That Though. ) Even If Lower He Should Be what WAY WAY Higher Than Gene Simmons. That's Crap. I Love John Deacon And Both Cliff And Robert Are Great, But I Still Love Tommy The Most.

Tommy brought bass playing closer to me. He has a special way to play bass and it's fascinating me every time I see him playing bass (or now guitar) and headbang to it - simply special. That man deserves to be heard and seen.

Undoubtedly Tommy Joe the best bass player in the world! I realized it when the tour Adam Lambert took my mind completely)

This is not right!

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356 Danny Miranda
357 Max Green
358 Ben Shepherd

Just listen to 4th of July and hear how dark and powerful it is at the beginning to set the mood for the rest of the song. That's how you use the bass to set the mood for a song. Then on The Day I Tried To Live Ben shows once again how he can just make the bass make you feel the song right down in to your soul.

I know these lists are mostly about how popular the bands as a whole are, so then the bassist gets picked just for being a part of them.

Ben Shepherd shows on his own how much better Soundgarden became once he joined them. That's why regardless of where he ends up on this list or if people ever will remember him years from now. To me he has shown how the bass was meant to be played and make you feel the pounding vibe deep down inside.

Not only a great bass player, with thunderous bass lines (just see Somewhere, Jesus Christ Pose and Slaves & Bulldozers, to name a few) but also a great singer and, specially songwriter, who added tons of weight to the already heavy Soundgarden. Often overlooked, people ought listen carefully to this bass player in order to know what they are missing.

Ben is one of those bass players whose heavy bass riffs really blow you out of the water and make you wonder what the hell just happened! He adds an element of mystique to the Soundgarden songs that transports you to another realm. He's also a uniquely talented songwriter, who deserves a lot more recognition for his musical contributions.

Awesome guitarist, Rowing is a great riff - Bosco500

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359 Mike Gordon

Uh yeah keep it moving on up the list. You guys are nuts if you think he deserves to be this far down the list. Cactus drops bombs. And PHIL LESH IS TOO FAR DOWN THE LIST AS WELL.

Just listen to his solos compared to some others ranked before him. He may not have the "rock and roll" or metal look but that to me says even more about his bass playing. The bass is not what you see but what you hear.

Bootsy I can understand, but the the guy from guns and roses is right out. I can get down to some Les, Squire and Lee but Mike is a bad ass! Come on, peeps let's get Mike up this list!

Not only an insanely inventive bassist when it comes to melodies and rhythms, but an incredibly gifted spngwriter as well Mike Gordon easily deserves to be in the top 5! I mean, Sid Vicious is like halfway down the list compared to Cactus! What?!

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360 Lee Nadela

He's an awesome Bassist from Slapshock, he can play his bass guitar while jumping on stage in circles, and flipping it behind his shoulders without losing his tone and momentum.

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