Best Bassists Ever

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441 Alessandro Venturella Alessandro Venturella Venturella is a British metal guitarist and musician who has served as a lead guitarist for Krokodil and Cry For Silence. He was recently the touring guitar engineer for Mastodon‘s lead singer: Brent Hinds, Coheed & Cambria, Architects, and Fightstar. is a British metal musician who has served as ...read more.
442 Peter Cetera Peter Cetera Peter Paul Cetera is an American singer, songwriter, and bassist best known for being an original member of the rock band Chicago, before launching a successful solo career.

Cetera, of Chicago fame, has some pretty good basslines, especially in the older stuff, like I'm a Man, In the Country, Mother, Lowdown, Dialogue, and Just You and Me.

443 Jay Bentley Jay Bentley Jay Bentley is an American musician, composer, co-founder, and the lead bassist of the punk band Bad Religion. V 2 Comments
444 Armistead Burwell Smith IV V 1 Comment
445 Matt Wendt
446 Dameon Ash
447 Pat Smear Pat Smear Georg Albert Ruthenber, professionally known as Pat Smear was the rhythm guitarist for the Grunge band Nirvana, and the Post-grunge band Foo Fighters.. V 1 Comment
448 Vanessa YT

Vanessa is the completely underestimated mastermind behind some of the most iconic basslines of Mindless Self Indulgence. Although I love Lyn-z to bits, it's a shame the Vanessa had to leave to become an astronaut, as she was such a big, creative personality who's talent for the instrument was undeniable. - mallgothica

449 Ron McGovney
450 Thom Yorke Thom Yorke Thomas Edward "Thom" Yorke is an English musician best known as the singer and principal songwriter of the alternative rock band Radiohead.

Colin Greenwood is the bassist for Radiohead. When did Thom play bass?

He also played oboe in Radiohead

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451 Lexxi Foxx
452 Randy Meisner

He play with Rock N Roll hall of fame band "The Eagles" with amazing bassline such as Hotel California. He should be in top 100.

453 Joe Bouchard
454 John Illsley John Illsley

A great bassist that deserves to be higher than his current place. - Powerfultekin

455 Richard Sinclair
456 Nigel Harrison

Bassist for Silverhead, Blondie, Chequered Past and more. He's worked on numerous projects throughout Michael Des Barres's career, right from the start with Silverhead, to now on Michael's most recent album The Key To The Universe. - 16_and_savaged

457 Amos Heller
458 Takahiro Yamada
459 Joe Dart
460 Scott LaFaro

Bass player who played with pianist Bill Evans first great trio. Evans could play some single note runs and LaFaro could answer back. I saw a bass player who had never heard him and was a Mingus fan. This man was a band director who played in a jazz group in Houston when he could and he broke down and cried saying, "That's impossible! " while listening to LaFaro on that monster acoustic bass run off eighth notes, trill, strum and go beyond anything anything any bass player had done at that time. Unfortunately Scott died in an automobile accident at a young age. Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz is a basic for any jazz fan's collection but it's so strident and cacaphonous it irritates me except for the bass duet with LaFaro and Charlie Haden playing the most astounding notes and phrases I've ever experienced in my 60 years plus of listening to all kinds of music. LaFaro put the bass out as a lead or equal instrument in improvised soloing. On the Evans albums for example instead of laying ...more - gemtea

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