Best Bassists Ever
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If nothing else, just think of the unforgettable opening for Talking Heads' Psycho Killer.
She also should be noted co-creating Tom Tom Club.
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!
Super smooth super innovative a study in how to play bass!
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.
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!V 11 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
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
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
Bob Daisley's body of work is pure bass playing and songwriting perfection.
Australian played for Kahvas Jute, Blizzard of Ozz, Rainbow
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
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 20V 5 Comments
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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