Best Underrated BassistsRedBullShat
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Yeah pretty underrated should listen to "Good friend and bottle of pills" that bass riff is pretty catchy
Rex is a fantastic bassist but nobody tends to realise it
Pantera isn't a underrated band but Rex is a underrated bassist, - christangrant
Rex Brown was an awesome bassist
He is underrated! Deacy is so talented and wrote so good songs too!
For sure a great bassist, loved all his work in Queen
I agree with the other comments, and he has a short but virtuoso bass playing in Breakthru, listen it!
I would actually say he is underrated, he was in a Funk Metal/Rock band called Infectious Grooves and he played some pretty good basslines, some say Jason Newsted was better but after hearing Infectious Grooves, I would say Robert is better, he also played good basslines in Suicidal Tendencies. - christangrant
Before people claim Rob is not underrated. Think that he had to fill Cliff Burton's position and that set his bar very very high - RedBullShat
Overrated - 445956
The Best Bassist In Metallica Ever Had
Listen to Spoonman. - Userguy44
Here basslines like "Jesus Christ Pose" and "Spoonman" and think: how wonderful. My vote goes to Ben Shepherd, because he is never mentioned in anything.
He underrated? LOL he is anything but underrated how is A7X underrated when they get millions of views on YouTube? He's not even that good of a bassist you can barley hear it. - christangrant
Super overrated - 445956
What I love about Green Day's early production is that you can hear the bass also. Listen to the bass in songs like "Welcome To Paradise" and "When I Come Around" and you'll see why he's great. Even "Longview" with it's amazing bass riff doesn't give him the recognition he deserves. - Uner1996
He is underrated in no way. In fact, he's the most overrated bassist. Its not about my opinion. It's a fact. I like his works. But you should definitely check some other bassists. He's nothing to them. - zxm
I think most people recognize Mike Dirnt as the bassist of Green Day, a band they like. They never really respect Mike Dirnt as a bassist, though. Just listen to Kerplunk from start to finish. He's got a lot of talent.
Overrated - 4459562 Comments
I Can't Hear The Bass,Jeez
People claim he's just lucky because he's an average bassist in a great band. Highway star? - Alkadikce
He's very underrated. - Userguy44
Yes, he's underrated - zxm
Epic. Enough said. - Userguy44
Colin inspires me to pick up a bass. He is so good at playing it, yet so underrated. Radiohead wouldn't exist without him.
A bassist with a rare sense of space and appreciation for silence which only makes his playing easier to appreciate.
He's a master of opportune playing - sometimes only playing a few notes or nothing at all. Put when he does play it is so precisely judged that it forms a vital part of the song's soundscape. He's best compared to a the violas in an orchestra; rarely noticeable, but the orchestra would sound hollow without them.
He's great but not underrated to be honest
He got number five in the greatest bassists list
Just listen to lemon song
Poor JPJ, he never gets the credit and recognition he deserves
Underrated & Talented member from LedZeppelin - malamJONES2 Comments
How & why could any true bass player & rhythm lover not rank James Jamerson not only underrated, but 1 of the best bass players? A shame that all of The Funk Brothers had to moonlight to make money because they weren't compensated appropriately.
Not underrated. - Userguy44
Ha ha, both Paul, Paul McCartney and John Paul Jones aren't underrated. - zxm
Paul McCartney Bass Playing Bass Is Awesome.Just Listen To The Songs.Case Closed.Beatles Are Underrated,Look At The CrapTheseDays And Compare It.
His basslines are amazing, and using the Chapman stick well is something not many bassists have done. - JoLeKosovo
Looks like Walter White's playing bass in this image. - zxm
Listen to Schism. - Userguy44
He always has the right basslines to go with DragonForce’s sound, people are always talking about Herman or Sam, but Frèdèric always provides fairly creative basslines that don’t clash with DragonForce’s guitar-driven style. He also writes most of the songs, too.
Most underrated RATM memeber.
He is extremely talented. Mudvayne is kind of hated, though, so nobody gives him credit. But he is amongst the best! - JoLeKosovo
He played the bass on keyboards, and also played the lead keyboard along with it, and also took over the lead vocals when Jim was too high and collapsed halfway through the shows. At one occasion, Morrison also said "Ladies and Gentlemen, this man (pointing at him) is The Doors". Well what more does it take to get to the top 3 at least?
Key bass is bass. And he was among the best at this.
He plays bass. But not bass guitar. - zxm
Ray Manzarek. Great musician.
Sadly no longer with us.. The wonderful Bass player originally with Japan.. later JBK... solo... Dalis Car... Midge you're... guesting with Kate Bush.. Gary Numan... among others
Mick was & is a pure musical genius.
He made the bass talk, he was a talented musician, with sax, clarinet, oboe, voice.
Never got the break through to mainstream music.
Copied by many, (John Taylor, Nick Briggs, etc) but never matched
Benjamin always played exactly what each song needed without trying to elevate himself -- humble, talented, sexy. #BenjaminOrr #neverenough
Not underrated. - Userguy44
Because he was not from america so not in top list
Very good bass picking technique, good tapping and slapping. yet, only became one of the best of Asia. - zxm
Listen to would? And rooster
Modern punk bassists are not underrated. They are more likely overrated. - zxm
He is crappy man,
In my opinion he should be in the top 5, Mendel is criminally underrated
He’s decent. - Userguy44
Maurice Gibb was a phenomenal bassist. Said he learned Paul McCartney's licks before he hit his teens. I believe it. I'm not a musician, but took 3 1/2 years of classical piano lessons as a kid and used to bang around on drums and percussion (self-taught) and was pretty good on keyboards. I tested perfect pitch, so I know talent when I hear it. Maurice was great on every instrument he played, especially bass. As far as I'm concerned, his basslines are unmatched for the type of music the Bee Gees played and fit every song perfectly, being both complex but accessible at the same time. The man was a musical genius (as an arranger and songwriter, too) and truly the heart and soul of the Bee Gees. He could have also had tremendous success as a session player on multiple instruments if he so chose, but he did not.
This is one of the best man on his jib especially in Africa. He have good fingers on his guitar.
Even on this list he is underrated! Stop sleeping on this guy!
Best punk bassist ever
1. plays bass with his teeth
2. has lots of tapping solos
3. good slapping and popping, also very fast
4. good vocals with bass in his hand
5. deep/catchy finger picking solos/basslines
6. very good bass picking speed
and yet no one knows cause he is Bangladeshi. couldn't make it more than Asia. - zxm
Master of slap bassist, pretty fast. very underrated. - zxm
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