Best Slap Bassists


The Contenders: Page 2

21 Alain Caron

Plays with both class and control. He knows how to maintain a certain song dynamic and not the song fall to the ground. Apart from from that his solos are incredible.

22 Asraful Alam Sunny

Best youngest bassist in Bangladesh m/

Awesome bassist
Known as son of bass

You are a monster m/
Keep rocking...

Los Angeles

Miss you Bhaiya
Why don't you play bass anymore
Come back soon
Want to see you at first of this list

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23 Louis Johnson

A funkin' funk master! The classic Music Man bass we all know and love today was essentially developed for this fellow (at the time, the MM bass was by Leo Fender)

That LJ is this far down on the list really renders it null and void. "Thunder Thumbs is easily in the top 2 or 3 greatest slappers of all time. Most of the voters must not know about him. Seriously, some of the names on this list, while decent bassists and/or slappers, aren't even in his league.

24 Kristoffer Gildenlöw

Don't know much about this guy, but this guy can slap. - zxm

25 Brian Bromberg
26 Michael Manring

How the hell could you forget this guy when Fieldy is listed so bloody high. I'm almost shocked.

27 John Patitucci

One of the BEST!

28 Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher)
29 Pepe Bao

This guy, the bassist from the Spanish band O'funk'illo, is the king of slap bass!

30 Bill Dickens
31 Shafin Ahmed V 1 Comment
32 Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, professionally known as Jaco Pastorius is a multi-instrumentalist and influential bassist. V 1 Comment
33 Tim Commerford Tim Commerford Timothy Robert Commerford is an American musician, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for the American rap metal band Rage Against the Machine, supergroups Audioslave and Prophets of Rage.
34 Dirk Lance
35 Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops)
36 Jay Bentley Jay Bentley Jay Bentley is an American musician, composer, co-founder, and the lead bassist of the punk band Bad Religion.
37 Scott Ambush

Scott Ambush is one of the most underrated bassists in the world
especially when he brings out all the grooves and smooth jazz combined into his music

check out the deep end by Spyro Gyra live and you'll know why I said that

38 Prince Prince Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 - April 21st, 2016) was an American musician, best known for being one of the most popular and influential artists from the 80s, with songs such as "Purple Rain", "Little Red Corvette", "1999", and "When Doves Cry" .

He was influenced by Larry Graham as a child. Later Graham played Bass in his Band. And guess what...for me Prince was not only a genius on vocals, Guitar and Piano. He was also an incredible Bass player. Listen to the song "Let's Work" or the bass on "777-9311" just for example. That are awesome basslines that deliver the true Funk

39 Billy Gould Billy Gould
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