Best Bassists Ever
The Contenders: Page 6
Super smooth super innovative a study in how to play bass!
Bob Daisley's body of work is pure bass playing and songwriting perfection.
Australian played for Kahvas Jute, Blizzard of Ozz, Rainbow
He is the best, end of discussion. Don't know him? Go find out then!
RIP, Duck Dunn. No one had the same prowess like you. You rock.
Donald played with a saense of rythym second to none... His style of playing coupled with the layed back presence c/w the pipe in his mouth were entertaining to say the least.
The former Ratt bassist was essential to the early Ratt sound. -
Very underrated, but at least Bass Player knows and understands. They put him on the cover of July '07. You HAVE to rate to be on the cover.
Not only is he one of the top bassists, he's an innovator as the inventor of the 12-string bass.
This man plays with so much rhythm. Remember music is about what sounds best not who can play the fastest or craziest
Petersson's Hamer basses from the seventies are some of my favorite ever made. I loved his horn like sound on the Budokan album - only realized later it was a result of the 12 string design. Big part of the Trick sound.V 8 Comments
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.V 12 Comments
He always giving a fan service like molest and licking his bass in a sexy way... His rhythm is perfectly absorb with the music... A genius composer. Can play a 5 string bass. He is the SEXIEST BASSIST EVER...
High skill, unique rhythm, fast learning.. He create the music, create the melody, create the love
His skill as a bassist is one of the best I've ever heard. His talent as a composer is top notch.
He has created nice, unique and interesting bass line. And that's what make Alice Nine's songs shine more. I never get tired listening to his bass line and his performance on the stage. Moreover, he's also one of the main composer of Alice Nine's songs, which makes him more awesome.V 30 Comments
Should be in the top 20; aside from the Who, plays with Mayer, Gilmour, Nine Inch Nails, Gabriel, etc. - no one as versatile - simply listen to the fretless on Paul Young's 'Wherever I lay my hat...'; from Wales, perhaps why overlooked on this post...?
Come on people you don't jump into the top 10 bass player John Entwhistle's shoes if you can't play! ! ! - peterzabriskie
Shame to see Pino down here he's wonderful to listen to and so very talented shame...
Probably the most sought after bassist of our time and music sheep don't even know who he is?V 1 Comment
I think according to his performance his rank should be in top 10.V 1 Comment
He is the consummate genius behind so many great songs. He can do anything... from James Taylor and Phil Collins to Billy Cobham (extremely Complicated Jazz)! Can do anything and is often called in to lend his expertise when needed to replace other's bad bass tracks.
Really, really intelligent choice. That explains why he's down here at 120.V 3 Comments
Pete Steele was an amazing musician, hugely talented bassist, creating a bass line to make the hairs stand up on end. He had influenced many other musicians over time and his music had never aged.
Not even top 100, come on he is an amazing bass player and is way better than anyone on this list. - lukestheman4
He's the best, none can hera him play because of chester's screaming. He should be in the top ten
have you ever heard waiting for the end?
Given up bass is awesomeV 10 Comments
He is way way better than Heath... Why is Heath on the higher rank than Taiji? Taiji is the master of tapping, slapping, picking, everything about bass. This is a shame
He's very talented, yet still un-credited. - Kodou1496
He has the better balance of feel and technicality against most of the bassists hear. Taps, slaps, and does just about everything with a bass or sometimes an acoustic
He should be in the Top 20V 4 Comments
He should be ranked much higher since he sings while playind, and, as a bass player myself, that is a very difficult thing to do.
He plays with the Eagles. He is amazing. Listen to Hotel California. He does an smazing job and deserves at least top 75.
Schmit does play Hotel California on Eagles Live, but that's Randy Meisner playing bass on the original recording.
Top 75? I think he should in the top 20V 2 Comments
Please all these other people can't compare with Adrian. I mean he is like the best bass player ever!
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