Best Underrated Bassists

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21 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

Ray Manzarek. Great musician.

22 Mick Karn

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

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23 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.
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 Taiji Sawada

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

26 Mike Inez

Listen to would? And rooster

27 Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu
28 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.

29 Alick Macheso

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

30 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,

31 Matt Freeman - Rancid

Best punk bassist ever

32 Carlos Dengler - Interpol
33 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.
34 Larry Graham

Master of slap bassist, pretty fast. very underrated. - zxm

35 Ryan Martinie - Mudvayne
36 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.
37 Rocco Prestia
38 Donald “Duck” Dunn
39 Chris Hillman - The Byrds
40 Jerry Only - Misfits
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