Best Bassists Ever

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101 Tina Weymouth

If nothing else, just think of the unforgettable opening for Talking Heads' Psycho Killer.
She also should be noted co-creating Tom Tom Club.

102 Dusty Hill Dusty Hill Joseph Michael "Dusty" Hill is the bassist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist with the American rock group ZZ Top.

To play that rockabilly blues style on electric bass is fantastic. As a bass player, I've learned a lot from his style.
He plays bass the way the bass SHOULD be played. Unlike these newer, metal bass players, he's an original 4 string guy!
Keep rocking Dusty!

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103 Trevor Bolder
104 John Lodge

Super smooth super innovative a study in how to play bass!

105 Donald "Duck" Dunn

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.

106 Curt Smith
107 Steven Severin
108 Tom Angelripper Tom Angelripper Thomas Such, better known by his stage name Tom Angelripper, is the founding member and main songwriter of German thrash metal band Sodom.
109 Mark Mendoza
110 Tom Petersson

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

Trick is,my favorite band and Tom is my favorite bassist ever. Way more influential than anyone will ever realize. Check his playing on cuts like Go For The Throat and Gonna Raise Hell - when he wasn't in the band it just was not Cheap Trick!

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111 Saga

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.

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112 Pino Palladino

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?

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113 John Campbell

I think according to his performance his rank should be in top 10.

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114 Peter Steele Peter Steele Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk, better known by his stage name Peter Steele, was the lead singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative.

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.

RIP bro, thanks for your music

115 Lee Sklar

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.

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116 Bob Daisley Bob Daisley Robert John "Bob" Daisley is an Australian musician and author. A bassist and songwriter best known for playing in the Ozzy Osbourne band multiple times throughout the 80's and 90's he has also associated with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Gary Moore and Uriah Heep.

Bob Daisley's body of work is pure bass playing and songwriting perfection.

Australian played for Kahvas Jute, Blizzard of Ozz, Rainbow

117 Mat Sinner Mat Sinner Mat Sinner is a bassist, vocalist, songwriter and record producer from Stuttgart, Germany. He is best known as the bassist and primary songwriter for the metal band Primal Fear.
118 Dave Pheonix Farrell

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

He's terrific
have you ever heard waiting for the end?

Given up bass is awesome

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119 Taiji Sawada

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

I have no idea with comparing Asian to American/British because they give different feelings. I'd choose Cliff Burton but Taiji introduced me what bass can do. His tapping/slapping techniques are incredible.

He's very talented, yet still un-credited. - Kodou1496

He should be in the Top 20

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120 Timothy B. Schmit

Top 75? I think he should in the top 20

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.

Why is Number 140? Listen to the Eagles! He practically made Hotel California a smash hit

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