Top Ten Hardest Bass Riffs


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61 5:15 - The Who

John Entwistles incredible bass solo is in this song. It like, impossible man.

62 I Will Survive - Cake
63 Coffee Shop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Amazed no one else believes this song isn't hard. the second solo alone can make some veterans curse flea's name. it took me about 4 days just to get the slapping right on the verses.

64 Booshuckdow - Assorted Jelly Beans
65 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Get Up and Jump

This song is harder than practically every other song on here! Its also badass!

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66 Forty Six & 2 - Tool
67 Scarified- Racer X
68 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

This song has a really wacky off kilter song structure that makes this song extremely difficult to recreate. Definitely an accomplishment to get this one down.

69 Teen Town - Weather Report

"Teen Town" is not unplayable but should definitely be higher on this list. A rather intricate line spanning the whole fretboard played at a rather fast pace. One of Jaco's most memorable lines.

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70 Rio - Duran Duran V 1 Comment
71 The Distance - Cake

The timing is what makes it difficult

72 The Invisible Man - Helloween
73 Vapour Trails - Pekka Pohjola

For some time I've been wondering, if Geddy Lee was familiar with mighty Pohjola's basslines?

74 Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine
75 Eyes of the Squirrel - Primus

This is a really fast bass line that is difficult to play constantly accurate and to play 100% the way les claypool plays it.

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76 Liar - Queen
77 Take No Prisoners - Megadeth

Probably the hardest riff on bass

78 The Sinister Minister - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Victor Wooten is a monster on this song. The slap on the song may seem simple at first glance, the double thumb is insanely hard, and the solo, when played live, is unlike anything you've ever seen.

79 Mind - System of a Down
80 Eminence Front - The Who

My most favourite The Who song.

Very hard to play.

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