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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 #50 - 23. Jul 2009 at 16:02
 
Quote from anortherncod on 10. May 2009 at 21:44:
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Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever & solo)


OMG, how could I forget him?

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Yes, quite shameful!   Smiley
 
 
My all-time favorite though is Jack Casady (Hot Tune/Jefferson Airplane) who really moved bass out of the rhythm section and into the spotlight. While certainly not the best technically, he has always amazed me with the emotion that comes through in his playing.  Smiley
 
 
Other top favorites are Tony Levin, Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, Alphonso Johnson, Anthony Jackson, Oteil Burbridge (The Aquarium Rescue Unit/Allman Brothers)  and  Dave Schools (widespread Panic).
 
 
 
Quote from Pruts0r on 16. Jul 2009 at 10:07:
Have seen all of my favorites here sofar, except for Paul McCartney.
 
 Huh ... he's on the list!  Smiley
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Reply #51 - 23. Jul 2009 at 23:11
 
Quote from albdron on 23. Jul 2009 at 16:02:
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Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever & solo)


OMG, how could I forget him?

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Yes, quite shameful!   Smiley

 
Are you chairifying me, mate?  I'll have you know it's ME who does the chairifying around here...
 
...oh, OK, looks like I deserve it  embarrassed embarrassed embarrassed
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Reply #52 - 23. Jul 2009 at 23:20
 
I love Stanley Clarke too.... though sadly all mine is on Vinyl... oh hang on... I have a working turntable again, don't I?  Cheesy
 
Hurrah.
 
Will have to dig that out tomorrow.... Vulcan Princess here I come. Wink
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Reply #53 - 11. Aug 2009 at 18:04
 
Mariusz Duda!
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Reply #54 - 14. Aug 2009 at 17:01
 
Jon Ellis Cool
...original Oceansize bassist.. the new guys not bad though (Steven Hodson)
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Reply #55 - 21. Aug 2009 at 20:47
 
Hellmut Hattler  (from the German band Kraan + his own projects)
 
Wouldn't have picked up bass playing without his music...
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Reply #56 - 27. Aug 2009 at 19:03
 
John Myung, Tony Levin
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Reply #57 - 28. Aug 2009 at 21:23
 
Quote from saturninebear on 23. Jul 2009 at 23:20:
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I mean his music. I don't want that plastercast you've got in the shoebox under the bed!
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I mean his music. I don't want that plastercast you've got in the shoebox under the bed!
 
 
Okay, for being mean I am not recording an SMV DVD  Cool
 
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oooooo.... Sorrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeee embarrassed Wink
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Reply #64 - 30. Aug 2009 at 11:53
 
I already posted to this thread but I must add Pekka Pohjola to my list of favourite bass players. I can't believe that I forgot him. He's an amazing musician. B the Magpie is one of my favourite albums and I have listened to The Madness Subsides for over 100 times. DJ Shadow sampled this track for Midnight in a Perfect World, which is also a great song.
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Reply #66 - 30. Aug 2009 at 19:36
 
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Steve York, East Of Eden.
 
Listen to his playing on Mercator Projected.
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Reply #67 - 01. Sep 2009 at 04:56
 
On this list, I voted for:
John Entwhistle
Chris Squire
Trever Dunn
Jaco Pastorius
 
Honorable mentions would include:
Tony Levin
Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
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Hellmut Hattler (from the German band Kraan + his own projects)

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Sorry for quoting myself here, but the Kraan 1974 Live Album is on Colin's current playlist. Hurray!!
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John Wetton.
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on this list:
 
Victor Wooten
Jaco Pastorius  
Larry Graham
Stuart Zender
Justin Chancellor
 
other favourites:
 
Les Claypool
Marcus Miller
Rodney "Skeet" Curtis (Maceo Paker / Funkadelic)
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Reply #71 - 11. Sep 2009 at 16:53
 
Oops! How could I forget the late, great......
 
Hugh Hopper
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Reply #72 - 13. Sep 2009 at 21:16
 
Mick Karn is the most obvious one missing from a list in this forum. I'm somewhat surprised that Holger Czukay, Bill Laswell and Jah Wobble haven't been mentioned here. A bit less surprised that Bootsy Collins, Tony Visconti and Doug Wimbish weren't.
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Reply #73 - 14. Sep 2009 at 08:13
 
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Doug Wimbish  
 
How could I forget about him!!??  I bought the new Living Colour album last Saturday and he's great in it. Not as flashy as in Stain, but tighter, I think (only listened to it once, though).
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Reply #74 - 17. Sep 2009 at 01:01
 
Gotta be Jaco, though I'm no bass expert.
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