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Old 03-14-2007, 07:16 PM   #16
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And oh man, I can't believe I forgot Chris Wolstenholme! He belongs in my number five slot. Seriously, the guy is great. And consistently great too.

Hysteria has one of the coolest bass lines I've ever heard.

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:25 PM   #17
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And oh man, I can't believe I forgot Chris Wolstenholme! He belongs in my number five slot. Seriously, the guy is great. And consistently great too.

Hysteria has one of the coolest bass lines I've ever heard.

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Old 03-14-2007, 07:49 PM   #18
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Oops, wrong bass.
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:42 PM   #19
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Leaving out the jazz fusion guys;

1. Billy Sheehan
2. John Paul Jones
3. Les Claypool
4. Andy Fraser
5. Geddy Lee
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:54 PM   #20
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Great thread idea.

5. Andy Rourke

Behind Johnny Marr and Morrissey, there was Andy Rourke. His bass playing on The Queen Is Dead is positively fantastic. Listen to it, now!

4. Adam Clayton

Yes, he's a crappy bassist compared to the others on this list, but who cares? He's the Joe Perry of the bass circuit; the man who can write memorable bass riffs in his sleep (and he just might!).

3. John Paul Jones

Besides being a great bassist in his own right, Jones is also a ridiculously talented multi-instrumentalist; he's a man so talented, you might want to reconsider calling Jimmy Page the most talented member of Led Zeppelin.

2. Paul McCartney

I'm going to get picked on for this one, but man, listen to this man play! His melodic riffs are truly wonderful. One of the best bassists in pop music, and IMO the most underrated. Listen to Abbey Road'll get it.

1. John Entwistle

The Ox. His bass skills are incredible, as are his multi-instrumental talents. A wonderful bass player, and a huge part of what made The Who so great. R.I.P. John.
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Paul Simonon
Adam Clayton
John Paul Jones
Roger Waters
Les Claypool
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:38 PM   #22
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Michael James (Explosions in the Sky... possibly my favorite)
John Paul Jones
Les Claypool
Andy Rourke
Kim Gordon
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Old 03-15-2007, 05:40 AM   #23
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1. Kasim Sulton (Utopia)

2. Tony Levin (Kate Bush, Peter Gabriel and so on)

3. Mike Rutherford (Genesis)

4. Sting (The Police)

5. D' Arcy Wretzky (Smashing Pumpkins)
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:37 PM   #24
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My top 5

5 - Alex James - Blur (can't find a picture of him alone so here he is with the rest of the band)

4 - Adam Clayton - U2

3 - Roger Glover - Deep Purple (I found it strange that noboody mentioned him...)

2 - Chris Wolstenholme (in my opinion the greatest bass player nowadays)

1 - Roger Waters - Pink Floyd/Solo (he's still my favourite but I liked him more in the Pink Floyd era)
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:05 AM   #25
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Adam Clayton
John Paul Jones
Jaco Pastorius
Roger Waters
Paul McCartney
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Geddy Lee
Adam Clayton
Roger Waters
Paul McCartney
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:15 AM   #27
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1. Sean Malone
2. Sean Malone
3. Sean Malone
4. Sean Malone
5. Sean Malone

If Sean Malone isn't on your list, you fail. Everyone on this thread fails. So I'm just making up for it. Other contenders for my list include Jason William Walton, Peter Hook, John Myung, and Tony Levin.

But Malone owns, truly. Just go listen to Cynic's Focus. Malone owns the hell out of the bass. Or if jazz-fusion influenced death metal isn't quite your style, check out Malone's work on Gordian Knot's albums. Pretty impressive and atmospheric stuff.
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1) Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order)

2) Geddy Lee

3) Simon Gallup (The Cure)

4) Greg Lake (King Crimson, ELP)

5) John Myung (Dream Theater)
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3. Les Claypool

This guy is a fucking diva on the bass... While Primus never went anywhere you can't deny his talent.
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:04 AM   #30
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John Deacon ( Queen )

Flea ( RHCP )

Miroslav Vitous ( Weather Report )

Mike Rutherford ( Genesis )

Sid Vicious/Glen Matlock ( Sex Pistols )

Roger Waters is a great leader , composer , concept artist
but no f-ing way he's a good bass player , david gilmour played all the significant parts ( sheep , one of these days etc )

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