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Best bass players in rock, Please no jazz etc


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Initial post: Jul 15, 2011 3:09:10 PM PDT
I'll start with Peter Tork

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 3:37:02 PM PDT
S. Rice says:
Sorry Jo, someone doesn't think your post contributes to your post.

Listening to Mike Watt right now so I'll say him.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 3:49:21 PM PDT
I'll add Bruce Douglas Foxton.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 3:57:34 PM PDT
antiman says:
john taylor, duran duran

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 4:06:32 PM PDT
Gino says:
Big props to Jack Bruce. How did Cream make 3 guys sound like so many more so often?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 4:30:17 PM PDT
"Please no jazz"

Are you admiting up front that the rock guys can't compete?

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:13:50 PM PDT
A customer says:
Alex Webster

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:14:19 PM PDT
Working Man says:
My favorites are:

1. Chris Squire - Yes
2. Andy Fraser - Free
3. Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath

I won't argue with Jack Bruce either.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:16:37 PM PDT
S. Kile says:
Geddy Lee...hands down

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:23:38 PM PDT
1. Steve Harris 2. Geezer Butler 3. Geddy Lee 4. Cliff Burton 5. John Paul Jones 6. Dave Ellefson 7. Tom Hamilton 8. Pete Way 9. Lemmy Kilmister 10. Rudy Sarzo 11. John Deacon 12. Roger Glover 13. Stu Hamm 14. Jimmy Bain . Just off the top of my head.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:24:05 PM PDT
G. Hayes says:
Chris Squire
Jack Bruce
John Entwhistle - The Best
Graham Maby

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 5:42:07 PM PDT
S. Kile says:
What the hell, what about John Myung from Dream Theater, he's amazing

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 5:45:32 PM PDT
To be honest, its my post my rules. Feel free to post.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 6:38:09 PM PDT
Froggy says:
Paul McCartney.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 6:42:10 PM PDT
A customer says:
Frogger, if someone asked for ONE song to prove McCartney's bass playing skill, which song would you point them to?

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 6:49:12 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2011 7:07:27 PM PDT
Zaplightning says:
Geezer Butler
Dennis Dunaway
Kenny Arronson
James Dewar
Lemmy
Noel Redding
Tim Bogert
Steve Harris
Geddy Lee

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 7:36:56 PM PDT
I have to go with Paul McCartney.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 7:42:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2011 8:18:36 PM PDT
Rod Hansen says:
1. Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck and the Flecktones)
2. Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
3. Jack Bruce (Cream)
4. Michael "Flea" Balzary (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
5. Paul McCartney (Beatles, Wings)
6. Dave Blood (Dead Milkmen)
7. Bootsy Collins (James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic)
8. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
9. Andy Rourke (The Smiths)
10. Mike Gordon (Phish)

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 8:54:38 PM PDT
Jb70 says:
My Favorites

- Chris Squire
- Glenn Cornick
- Rocco Prestia
- Mel Schacher

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 9:20:46 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 15, 2011 9:25:05 PM PDT
Chet Fakir says:
Chris Squire - Yes
Geddy Lee - Rush
Alex Webster - Cannibal Corpse
John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
Tony Levin - King Crimson, Paul Simon, and a million others
Phil Lesh - Grateful Dead
John Entwhistle - The Who
James Jamerson - Motown session man
Bootsy Collins - James Brown, Parliament, solo
John Wetton - King Crimson, Uriah Heep, Family, Asia, and a lot of others
Mel Schacher - Grand Funk, his bass goes to 11

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 9:42:42 PM PDT
John Entwhistle - no one else comes even close

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 10:06:06 PM PDT
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Posted on Jul 15, 2011 10:15:16 PM PDT
John Paul Jones~ Led Zeppelin

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 10:19:24 PM PDT
A customer says:
Oh, gosh no, he's one of my absolute favorites. I was just curious about what people thought was his "signature" bass performance. I think it's "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", but you've got a lot of great ones there.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 15, 2011 10:46:30 PM PDT
davyboy says:
Ken Fox - The Fleshtones
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