Best Bassists Ever

The Contenders: Page 6

101 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.

102 Curt Smith
103 Steven Severin
104 Mark Mendoza
105 Tom Petersson

This man plays with so much rhythm. Remember music is about what sounds best not who can play the fastest or craziest

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.

Tom should be top 10 for his playing, his innovation, and his sexiness.

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106 D'arcy Wretzky

D'arcy is like Sid Vicious in a sense. Not about the drugs and stuff, but just that she was there to fill the spot in a band of oddballs. She brought some cool vibes to the band but she's deserving of where she is on this list.

One of the best girl bassists out there. Just listen to Gish and Mellon'll see.

Ahhh! I looove her, I was so gonna add her if she wasn't! yaaaay!

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107 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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108 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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109 John Campbell

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

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110 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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111 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.

112 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.
113 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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114 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

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 20

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115 Kim Deal Kim Deal Kimberley Ann "Kim" Deal is an American singer, songwriter and musician, best known as the former bassist and backup vocalist of the alternative rock band The Pixies, and the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for The Breeders.

She's the main person who inspired me to pick up the bass. All her baselines are catchy and the Pixies would not have has their place in music history without her.

84? What!

The best bassist I've heard in my entire life. Should at least be No. 13 baby ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) - TheOnlyFish

116 Timothy B. Schmit

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 20

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117 Adrian Lambert Adrian Lambert Adrian Lambert is an English bassist and songwriter who currently plays for thrash metal band Biomechanical and progressive rock band Son of Science. Lambert also played bass in power metal band DragonForce from 2002 - 2006.

Please all these other people can't compare with Adrian. I mean he is like the best bass player ever!

118 Martín Méndez
119 Alphonso Johnson
120 Mark Klepaski

His bass notes correspond very well with Breaking Bemjamin's rhythm and lead guitar notes, and they blend in like a crowd. It's unnatural.

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