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
1 Geddy Lee
Geddy 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
2 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
3 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 Copenhagen whilst promoting Metallica's ...read more.
4 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.
5 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.
6 John Myung
John Ro Myung is an American bassist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Dream Theater.
7 Jaco Pastorius
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III, professionally known as Jaco Pastorius is a multi-instrumentalist and influential bassist.
8 John Deacon
John Richard Deacon is a retired English musician, best known as the bass guitarist for the rock band Queen.
Another one bites the dust
9 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.
10 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.
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
11 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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