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Question: Who's your favorite bassist?

Tony Levin  
  29 (8.8%)
Geddy Lee (Rush)  
  35 (10.7%)
Chris Squire (Yes)  
  23 (7%)
Pete Trewavas (Marillion)  
  4 (1.2%)
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree)  
  41 (12.5%)
Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)  
  10 (3%)
John Entwistle (The Who)  
  13 (3.9%)
John Myung (Dream Theater)  
  18 (5.5%)
Victor Wooten (Bla Fleck and The Flecktones)  
  8 (2.4%)
Jaco Pastorius  
  16 (4.9%)
Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone)  
  2 (0.6%)
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)  
  11 (3.3%)
Paul McCartney (The Beatles)  
  7 (2.1%)
Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)  
  11 (3.3%)
Cliff Burton (Metallica)  
  6 (1.8%)
Roger Glover (Deep Purple)  
  4 (1.2%)
Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai)  
  2 (0.6%)
Mike Rutherford (Genesis)  
  4 (1.2%)
Justin Chancellor (Tool)  
  21 (6.4%)
Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle)  
  3 (0.9%)
Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)  
  2 (0.6%)
Martin Mendez (Opeth)  
  12 (3.6%)
Paul Chambers (Miles Davis Quintet)  
  2 (0.6%)
John Deacon (Queen)  
  5 (1.5%)
Other, who?  
  37 (11.3%)



Total votes: 326
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Reply #100 - 29. May 2010 at 11:06
 
Jean-Jacques Burnel  - The Stranglers
 
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Juan Alderete de la Pea
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Reply #102 - 23. Jul 2010 at 13:49
 
My top ten, in no particular order, would be:
 
Geddy Lee
John Paul Jones
Geezer Butler
Chris Squire
Jack Bruce
Steve Harris
Colin Edwin
Cliff Burton
John Entwistle
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Reply #103 - 08. Aug 2010 at 17:40
 
Les Claypool
 
Been watching the Primus 'Hallucino Genetics' recently so Les has got to be up there!
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Reply #104 - 02. Apr 2011 at 17:01
 
Andy Fraser - Free
 
Another one to add to the list...
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Reply #105 - 02. Apr 2011 at 17:02
 
And another...
 
Norman Watt-Roy - Ian Dury and the Blockheads.
 
Saw him play with Wilko Johnson last week...amazing!  Smiley
 
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Reply #106 - 04. Apr 2011 at 04:54
 
I voted, first and foremost, for Colin. I may be biased since PT's my favorite band, but he's an extremely underrated bassist in my opinion. Impeccable technique and timing, and often overlooked due to the extreme talent possessed by the other members of PT. I guess the best word that comes to mind to describe how astounding his technique is would be to call it "smooth". Many bassists have more technical chops than Mr. Edwin, but I've yet to hear anyone else lay down basslines with the same smoothness and flawlessness.  
 
My second pick would be John Entwistle, simply because his playing was so far ahead of its time. In terms of technical ability (including speed), he may actually be the best ever in the rock genre. The bass solo in "My Generation" is just so memorable and yet so perfect, no matter how many times you hear it, and that's not nearly the most complex of his parts. Amazing stuff.  
 
Lastly, I'd pick "Other" - John Paul Jones. Again, another extremely underrated, often-overlooked musician. The bass on "The Lemon Song" really stands out for me, as it is technically flawless and compliments Bonham's groove so well, and similarly to what I said about Colin Edwin, his playing was quite "smooth". Also, his musical talents range far beyond just electric bass. One of my personal favorite multi-instrumentalists.
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Reply #107 - 29. May 2011 at 19:58
 
Tony Levin  
Chris Squire
John Entwistle
Flea
Colin Edwin  
Jaco Pastorius
Roger Waters
Other:
John Paul Jones
Greg Lake
Mick Karn
Me'shell Ndegeocello
Sting (only as a bass player)
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Reply #108 - 23. Oct 2011 at 19:57
 
I went to see Wilko Johnson play the other week, and once again I have to nominate...
 
Norman Watt-Roy
 
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Reply #109 - 30. Oct 2011 at 20:43
 
john wetton - especially when he was in crimson
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Reply #110 - 02. Nov 2011 at 11:54
 
Marcus -f**king- Miller.
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