Best Underrated Bassists

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21 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.
22 Justin Chancellor Justin Chancellor Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor is an English musician formerly in the band Peach but best known as the bass player for rock band Tool. Chancellor is of English and Norwegian descent.
23 Ray Manzarek - The Doors Ray Manzarek - The Doors Raymond Daniel Manczarek, Jr., better known as Ray Manzarek, was an American musician, singer, producer, film director, and author.

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

24 Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orr Benjamin Orzechowski, known as Benjamin Orr, was an American musician best known as a singer, bassist and co-founder of the rock band the Cars.

Benjamin always played exactly what each song needed without trying to elevate himself -- humble, talented, sexy. #BenjaminOrr #neverenough

25 Mike Inez

Listen to would? And rooster

26 Maurice Gibb - Bee Gees

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.

27 Alick Macheso

This is one of the best man on his jib especially in Africa. He have good fingers on his guitar.

28 Mark Hoppus Mark Hoppus Mark Allan Hoppus is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and television personality best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist for the pop punk band Blink-182. Born in Ridgecrest, California, Hoppus spent his childhood moving back and forth between his mother and father's ...read more.

Modern punk bassists are not underrated. They are more likely overrated. - zxm

He is crappy man,

29 Carlos Dengler - Interpol
30 Krist Novoselic - Nirvana Krist Novoselic - Nirvana Nirvana's bassist for the entirety of their lifespan before the group was disbanded in 1994. Nowadays, Krist is a humanitarian and a human rights activist.
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32 Taiji Sawada

Very good bass picking technique, good tapping and slapping. yet, only became one of the best of Asia. - zxm

33 Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
34 Cliff Williams - AC/DC Cliff Williams - AC/DC Clifford 'Cliff' Williams is a British musician who has been a member of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC as their bassist and backing vocalist since mid-1977. He had started his professional music career in 1967 and was previously in the British groups Home and Bandit.
35 Chris Hillman - The Byrds
36 Jerry Only - Misfits
37 Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols Sid Vicious - Sex Pistols John Beverly, born John Simon Ritchie, later named Sid Vicious, was an English musician, most famous as the bass guitarist of the influential punk rock band the Sex Pistols, and notorious for his arrest for the alleged murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen.
38 Hector Maldonado - Train
39 Tal Wilkenfeld

Her bass playing is amazing. Listen to her collabs with Jeff Beck, absolutely fantastic

40 Jesse Keeler - Death From Above 1979
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