Best Bassists Ever

The Contenders: Page 20

381 Frédéric Leclercq

I was surprised that the bassist of Dragonforce, one of the most famous power metal bands, was not on this list. This man has talent, and he's not only a bassist, but a guitarist, keyboardist, and a singer. A man like him comes probably once a decade.

382 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

The man had a golden voice and could play multiple instruments. It wasn't his talent that impresses me most though. It was his genuine appreciation of fans and humbleness.

Not high enough on the list. Great voice, great bass all without the " I'm all that" attitude. Rare in this biz. Miss you Ben!

RIP, Ben Orr. You served The Cars well with your fluid method of what a bass should sound like

Deserves more recognition, great voice as well as bassist.

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383 Anthony Crawford
384 Sami Hinkka Sami Hinkka
385 Nathan Newell
386 Ricky Phillips V 2 Comments
387 Leland Sklar

Unsure who made this list, but check Mr. Sklar's list of who he has played with, what he has played, what type of music he CAN play. He's amazing!

388 Larry Taylor

Obviously the newbies who haven't done any history homework back any further than say 1990 won't know anything of him or the late Bob Babbitt of the Funk Brothers.

389 Billy Greer
390 Pete Way

Wildman Pete Way influenced many popular bass players, both in musicianship and showmanship (he even persuaded many of us to wear some of the ugliest trousers ever made).

391 Gary Johnson
392 Ryan Stasik

I agree that every generation has their own "heir to the thrown" but this man needs some recognition! He is super solid. Not top ten overall but anyone that can stand between Brendan Bayliss and Jake Cinninger 200 nights a year and improvise w/ them? WTFWTFWTF AMAZING. UMPHREY'S McGEE

393 Rob Derhak

Just listen to some MOE! Rebubala, Timmy Tucker, Mexico? Come on

394 Michael Henderson
395 Shuu

Great bassist in Japan

396 Chuck Rainey
397 David Hungate

Dave did so well as a thinking person's sideman as well as for Toto right up to Toto 4

398 Kenny Passarelli

Listen to the late Dan Fogelberg's The Innocent Age for proof of Kenny's prowess

399 Tom Blankenship

Tom is the bassist for My Morning Jacket. The way him and the drummer blend together is fantastic, they give the band so a strong bass feeling. Also, My Morning Jacket is the best rock band ever, I am a senior citizen so I have heard them all and no one compares to MMJ

Best bassist in the world Just listen to him play and you will understand

400 H.J. Freaks
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