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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 (Béla 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 #25 - 11. May 2009 at 16:22
 
Quote from saturninebear on 11. May 2009 at 10:11:
I can't believe i'm the only person so far who has voted for Billy Shehan. Are you lot all philistines? Roll Eyes

 
He's extremely skilled, but very boring imo.. (like Steve Vai is on the guitar)
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Reply #26 - 11. May 2009 at 18:00
 
Quote from Luppe on 11. May 2009 at 16:22:
like Steve Vai is on the guitar
 
 
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Reply #27 - 11. May 2009 at 18:17
 
Quote from saturninebear on 11. May 2009 at 18:00:
Quote from Luppe on 11. May 2009 at 16:22:
like Steve Vai is on the guitar


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Sorry, I had to say it... I do think Stevie is very, very cool in small doses though. Especially with Zappa, and on Eat 'Em And Smile.
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Re: Who's your favorite bassist?
Reply #28 - 11. May 2009 at 18:28
 
Colin because his sound is so stylish and amazing. You can always hear it come through. Some of the most memorable musical notes in PT songs are Colin's bass lines.
 
I also chose other, which would be Metallica's current Bassist, Rob Trujilo. While his playing does not come through on the record as well as Colin, his style and his skill is amazing and he can definately play. He is the most entertaining bassist I have ever seen live.
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Reply #29 - 11. May 2009 at 18:41
 
I'm glad someone mentioned Percy Jones and Stanley Clarke. Also, Sean Malone is among my favorites.
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Reply #30 - 11. May 2009 at 19:33
 
All great names being mentioned, tho still one of the best bass players I've not seen mentioned.  
 
Dave LaRue!!!!!  Mad MAD skills, this man!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcZKFmKUarc
 
No Mark Egan either?  Tsk.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yA_8CjfIME
 
I love guys like Trewavas (more so for his earlier stuff) and Chancellor for just writing off the wall bass lines.  Tom Hyatt too, cos he's awesome and adorable and plays bass lines that are WAY out of his league and makes it look easy.  
 
Flea - for doing things with an instrument that were never meant to be done with an instrument.  
 
And another one for being awesome and adorable but not the greatest player - Simon Gallup.
 
If you'd have asked me 5 years ago - I would have included Colin, but he doesn't seem to be doing much these days.  Maybe more sublties I'm missing.
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Reply #31 - 12. May 2009 at 02:57
 
What about Jeff Berlin, of Bill Bruford Band fame? He's actually from my hometown  Cool
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Reply #32 - 12. May 2009 at 03:43
 
Indeed - He's quite good too!  Smiley
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Reply #33 - 12. May 2009 at 14:06
 
I'm surprised no-one elese mentioned Mick Karn, he's so unique! I thought PT fans would appreciate his playing...
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Reply #34 - 12. May 2009 at 17:47
 
We do, he's been mentioned a couple times.   Smiley
 
Anyone who can do fretless like that, without the assistance of eyebrows even.... Smiley Smiley
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Reply #35 - 12. May 2009 at 18:41
 
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Btw, Colin admitted that Karn has been an influence on him, and it can be heard in Colin's (rare nowadays) fretless playing.
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Reply #36 - 12. May 2009 at 23:24
 
Anyone and Everyone needs to pick up Jaco Pastorius' self-titled debut. Some of the best bass you'll hear in terms of musicality and taking it beyond a rhythm instrument. He only plays fretless, but you wouldn't know it. I also voted for Levin and Chancellor.
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Reply #37 - 13. May 2009 at 03:07
 
Karn
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Reply #38 - 14. May 2009 at 16:59
 
Mark King  
"You take your thumb, and you slap it. You take you finger, and you pop it. And you string it together."
 
In a interview 26/02/1994, also Level 42 playing Guaranteed with a familiar face on drums.  
 
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Reply #39 - 16. May 2009 at 00:02
 
Ryan Martinie from Mudvayne, surprisingly not as famous as he deserves to be.
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Reply #40 - 16. May 2009 at 11:58
 
Other, who?
 
Les Claypool
 
Edit: I added Justin Chancellor (Tool) to my vote
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Reply #41 - 16. May 2009 at 19:28
 

Damn How could I possibly forget this one Shocked the band that will be on some of the US Tour dates with PT in the Fall  
 
Kings X Bass player Doug Pinnick- I have only seen him on Videos never live but from the sound this Boy can play so if you have never seen this guy play you are going to be in for a treat.  some of us are going to see 2 kick ass Bass players on this Tour Colin and Doug and Yes I do like Colins style. It is just right for their kind of music Cool
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Reply #42 - 18. May 2009 at 12:03
 
Colin (PT), Colin Greenwod (Radiohead) and Chris Wolstenholme (Muse)
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Reply #43 - 18. May 2009 at 21:57
 
Jaco Pastorius....Pure Excellence!
 
John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney ( Underrated ), Stanley Clarke, Sting ( Underrated )... Just to name a few. Everyone on the list are great in their own way.
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Reply #44 - 20. May 2009 at 19:17
 
Some more of my favorites: Patrick O'Hearn, Arthur Barrow, Scott Thunes, Colin Moulding
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Reply #45 - 15. Jul 2009 at 00:48
 
Chris Squire
Geddy Lee
Tony Levin
Martin Mendez
Colin Edwin
Steve Harris
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Reply #46 - 15. Jul 2009 at 06:44
 
Stuart Zender (Jamiroquai), Justin Chancellor (Tool) and Colin Edwin.
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Reply #47 - 15. Jul 2009 at 13:45
 
Chuck Garric is the best! Smiley
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Reply #48 - 16. Jul 2009 at 10:07
 
Have seen all of my favorites here sofar, except for Paul McCartney. Only for the magic he does in I Want You (She's so heavy) and the effect that song gives if you close your eyes when the bass solo starts at the end, and think of someone you love or used to love I voted for him.
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Reply #49 - 16. Jul 2009 at 17:43
 
Even though PT and Tool are my favorite bands, I voted for Victor, and second would probably go to Les Claypool. I can't even process Victor's bass playing, it just seems impossible. It's like three people are playing, not just him, it blows me away...
 
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