Greatest Finger Picking Bassists

Well, most bassists use finger-picking technique. But I especially made this lists for those bassists who use finger-picking style more than slapping or using a pick. Plus its based on their finger-picking techniques.

The Top Ten

Geddy Lee Gary Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.

Its still debatable whether he's a slap bassist or not. But he has unique finger-picking style. Which kinda sounds like a slap bass style. Maybe his finger-picking style is like slap style. - zxm

Steve Harris Stephen Percy "Steve" Harris is an English musician and songwriter, known as the bassist, occasional keyboardist, backing vocalist, primary songwriter and founder of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden.

He's on two. Cause he has a great finger-picking style. He picks his strings so fast with his fingers. Sounds like someone is heavily picking bass strings with a pick. - zxm

Cliff Burton Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10th 1962 - September 27th 1986) was an American musician, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American thrash metal band Metallica, recording three studio albums. He died in 1986 after getting crushed by a tour bus in UmeƄ whilst promoting Metallica's more.
John Entwistle John Alec Entwistle, was an English singer, songwriter, composer, musician, film and music producer. He is mostly known as the lead bassist for the rock band The Who.
Billy Sheehan William "Billy" Sheehan is an American bassist known for his work with Talas, Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin, and The Winery Dogs.
John Myung John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
Jaco Pastorius John Francis Anthony "Jaco" Pastorius III was an American jazz bassist who was a member of Weather Report from 1976 to 1981. He worked with Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell, and recorded albums as a solo artist and band leader.
John Deacon John Richard Deacon (born 19th of August 1951) is a retired English musician, who is best known as the bassist for the rock band Queen.

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Another one bites the dust

Jack Bruce John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker.
John Paul Jones John Baldwin, better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer. He is best known as the bassist for the English rock band Led Zeppelin. more.

Thanks for the comment @Salvador Hidalgo. I know Flea is a very good bassist. But he has got great slapping techniques. That's why I didn't add him. But I don't mind if someone adds him. - zxm

The Contenders

Mark King

Thanks for adding him. I wanted to add him. But he's also a slap bassist. Not only a slap bassist. A prominent slap bassist. That's why I didn't add him. - zxm

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