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Joost1795
11-21-2010, 05:46 PM
Hello!

Please, name your top 5 Best Bass Players of All Time.

Mine is:
1: Geddy Lee
2: John Myung
3: Justin Chancellor
4: Les Claypool
5: Cliff Burton

Thanks folks!
Greetzzz :D

Seattle'sFinest
11-21-2010, 05:53 PM
1: Les Claypool
2: Flea
3: Geddy Lee
4: Robert DeLeo
5: Mike Inez

theogonia777
11-21-2010, 05:57 PM
1. Victor Wooten
2. Les Claypool
3. Alex Webster
4. Steve DiGiorio
5. Billy Sheehan

Metalcore Jero
11-21-2010, 06:02 PM
1. Steve Harris
2. Victor Wooten
3. Muhammed Sucimez
4. Chief Spires
5. Dave Ellefson

quinn_1888
11-21-2010, 06:05 PM
1. John Entwhistle
2. Victor Wooten
3. Cliff Burton
4. Steve Harris
5. Flea

Larry Masterson
11-21-2010, 06:05 PM
Dave Schools of Widespread Panic has to be up there, as well as John Entwhistle of The Who!

BOYERxBREAKDOWN
11-21-2010, 06:09 PM
!. Geddy Lee
2. Mike Dirnt
3. Flea
4. Steve Harris
5. Les Claypool

rushpython
11-21-2010, 06:13 PM
1. Geddy lee
2. John Myung
3. Chris Squire
4. Billy Shehan
5. John Etwistle

so i like prog rock/metal

Jazz Funeral
11-21-2010, 08:21 PM
Dave Schools of Widespread Panic has to be up there, as well as John Entwhistle of The Who!

Yes, Dave Schools has to be one of the best. Definitely in my Top 5.

The other four, in no particular order:

Kenny Gradney (Little Feat)
Berry Oakley (The Allman Brothers Band)
Allen Woody (Gov't Mule, The Allman Brothers Band)
Todd Smallie (The Derek Trucks Band)


Honorable mentions to:
Juan Nelson (Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals)
Sven Pipien (The Black Crowes)
Oteil Burbridge (The Allman Brothers, Aquarium Rescue Unit)
Jack Casady (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane)

Buck's Student
11-21-2010, 08:46 PM
1. Danny Thompson - Greatest standup player
2. Stanley Clark
3. Mike Mills
4. Tony Levin
5. Mike Watt

ron666
11-21-2010, 08:53 PM
Okay, here are my picks:

(1) The guy from Primus (sorry can't remember his name).

(2) Geddy Lee from Rush.

(3) Cliff Burton from Metallica.

(4) Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath.

(5) Gene Simmons from Kiss.

ron666

Buck's Student
11-21-2010, 09:36 PM
Okay, here are my picks:

(1) The guy from Primus (sorry can't remember his name).

(2) Geddy Lee from Rush.

(3) Cliff Burton from Metallica.

(4) Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath.

(5) Gene Simmons from Kiss.

ron666
LESSSSSS CLAYPOOLLLL

His name is only spraypainted all over the wall of this thread.

ICOG
11-22-2010, 02:08 AM
I'm surprised no ones said John Paul Jones yet. Him and the Lemon Song are a large part of the reason why I picked up bass in the first place.

Buck's Student
11-22-2010, 02:15 AM
I'm surprised no ones said John Paul Jones yet. Him and the Lemon Song are a large part of the reason why I picked up bass in the first place.
His solo albums are his best playing. :)

Joost1795
11-22-2010, 07:13 AM
Well i see a lot of people mentioning:

Cliff Burton
Geddy Lee
Les Claypool
Steve Harris
John Entwhistle

John Paul Jones is good too, but i don't think he must be in the top 5, it depends on how you look at the top 5, the fastest, the grooviest, How much the guy meant for the future of bass playing, and all that kind of stuff. but i don't think he is one of the best. still, it's my opinion xD don't think you guys give a shit haha,

Greetzzz :D

aerosmith513
11-22-2010, 07:28 AM
John Entwistle
Berry Oakley
Bootsy Collins
Jack Bruce
John Paul Jones

Joost1795
11-22-2010, 08:01 AM
I've added a Poll, with multiple choice if you can't decide. It closes in 1 month, so we can choose our Top 5 Favorite Bass Players. Can't wait!

Greetzzz :D

stonegolem13
11-22-2010, 12:44 PM
I'll be amazed if this stays open...but on topic Geddy Lee FTW!!!

BrainDamage
11-22-2010, 02:39 PM
I'll be amazed if this stays open Due to the lack of activity in this forum recently, I'll leave it open.

:shrug:

Joost1795
11-22-2010, 04:42 PM
Thanks BrainDamage!

I love to hear about the best bassists and compare them, so that's the reason why i opened this Thread, For now Geddy Lee stays on top with 4 votes (50%)
I hope that there will be more activity on the forums.

Greetzzz :D

ICOG
11-22-2010, 09:51 PM
Dissapointed at the lack of John Paul Jones in the poll, but I voted for Claypool, Entwhistle and Geezer Butler.

hamett91
11-23-2010, 12:22 AM
1. Glenn Cornick
2. Chris Squire
3. Justin Chancellor
4. Geddy Lee
5. Geezer Butlerrrrr/ Jack Bruce

Crazed Shredder
11-24-2010, 12:54 PM
1. Geddy Lee
2. Steve Harris
3. Les Claypool
4. Cliff Burton
5. Geezer Butler

jcasey77
11-24-2010, 02:09 PM
Why aren't Chris Squire, Jaco Pastorius and Ray Shulmann on this list?

Joost1795
11-24-2010, 02:28 PM
Sorry, i couldn't put more than 10 choices in the poll, and i chose the names i heard most in the reactions. But i'll count how many people vote for Chris, i haven't heard the names: Jaco Pastoorinius or Ray Schulmann, so maybe if there are more people who vote for them, there may be a chance for them in the Top 5, but i don't think so.

Greetzzz :D

BillyAnderson
11-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Flea is not only an all-time great bass player, he is also the best performer there is. no one has more energy then him.

DonGlover
11-25-2010, 12:39 AM
Sorry, i couldn't put more than 10 choices in the poll, and i chose the names i heard most in the reactions. But i'll count how many people vote for Chris, i haven't heard the names: Jaco Pastorius or Ray Schulmann, so maybe if there are more people who vote for them, there may be a chance for them in the Top 5, but i don't think so.

Greetzzz :D
You are making a top bass players thread and you haven't heard of one of the most renowned bass players of all time. Personally I think there are plenty better, but he is one of the most famous jazz/fusion bass players, along with Stanley Clarke.


Anyways, here are my top 5:

1. Sean Malone
2. Andreas Blomqvist
3. Tetsuo Sakurai
4. David Hines
5. Michael Manring

Joost1795
11-25-2010, 11:59 AM
You are making a top bass players thread and you haven't heard of one of the most renowned bass players of all time. Personally I think there are plenty better, but he is one of the most famous jazz/fusion bass players, along with Stanley Clarke.


Anyways, here are my top 5:

1. Sean Malone
2. Andreas Blomqvist
3. Tetsuo Sakurai
4. David Hines
5. Michael Manring

Well i just chose the most called bassists on this forum. If i had to choose the very best bassists i'd choose other bassists.

Well that's it

Greetzzz :D

Joost1795
11-25-2010, 12:04 PM
Oh by the way i meant with: I haven't heard the names of Jaco and the other not that i don't know them but that i haven't heard anyone say their names.

greetzzz :D

DonGlover
11-25-2010, 05:17 PM
Oh by the way i meant with: I haven't heard the names of Jaco and the other not that i don't know them but that i haven't heard anyone say their names.

greetzzz :D
I guess he wouldn't be as prevalent in here, perhaps in the Jazz forums.

Joost1795
11-26-2010, 08:36 AM
The score as it is now:

1. Geddy Lee
2. John Entwhistle
3. Steven Harris - Flea
4. John Myung - Geezer Butler
5. Cliff Burton - Les Claypool - Victor Wooten

I think we already know the First and Second place.
Oh and if your favorite Bassist isn't on the poll, just put his name here on the Forum. I'll count how many people say his name, and we'll know our Top 5.

Greetzzz :D

007dude
11-26-2010, 09:01 PM
1) Paul McCartney
2) John Paul Jones
3) John Entwistle

Yeah!

Oh 2 more.........well in that case:

4) Flea
5) errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...Victor Wooten?

TheLlamaMan
11-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Yeah, I'm with the guys wondering where Jaco is. And if you haven't heard of him, you should check him out, he's intense beyond belief!

Fallenaxeburner
11-27-2010, 08:02 AM
1.Steve Harris,
2.Cliff Burton,
3.Gene Simmons,
3.John Myung,
5.Geezer Butler...

jerad2424
12-06-2010, 09:08 PM
1. John Entwistle
2. Geezer Butler
3. John Paul Jones
4. Flea
5. Paul McCartney

Joost1795
12-23-2010, 07:20 AM
Well, today at 12: 59 the thread closes. So i'm gonna give the results now.

1: Geddy Lee (Rush)
2: John Entwhistle (The Who)
3: Steve Harris (Iron maiden)
4: Cliff Burton (Metallica)
5: Flea (RHCP)

So Geddy Lee is the current favourite bassist on this thread, alright!
Thank you all, for voting or for the reply(s)!

Greetzzz :D

cherylfoster
12-23-2010, 12:39 PM
Pino Palladino
John Patitucci
Shannon Birchall
Nilson Matta
Victor Wooten
And Renowned session player - known for fretless playing - he's played with people from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck - recently joining The Who replacing the late John Entwhistle - Pino appears on the new Who album.

B.Renegades
12-29-2010, 03:19 PM
Hello!

Please, name your top 5 Best Bass Players of All Time.

Mine is:
1: Geddy Lee
2: John Myung
3: Justin Chancellor
4: Les Claypool
5: Cliff Burton

Thanks folks!
Greetzzz :D

Mine is almost identical:

1) Geezer Butler
2) Geddy Lee
3) Cliff Burton
4) David Ellefson
5) John Myung

Ramblin'_Man
12-29-2010, 04:39 PM
Larry Graham (Sly & the Family Stone)
Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band)
Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
Aston 'Family Man' Barrett (The Wailers)
Donald 'Duck' Dunn (Booker T. & the M.G.'s)

in no particular order...

mrjsj
01-09-2011, 04:42 PM
Redding of Hendrix
Scott Ambush jazz
Billy Peterson jazz & Steve Miller

Ramblin'_Man
01-09-2011, 08:56 PM
Redding of Hendrix

I thought Redding was a mediocre bassist at best. IMO Billy Cox was a much, much better bassist.

MrRockNRollJoe
01-13-2011, 11:45 PM
1. Billy Sheehan
2. John Paul Jones
3. John Entwistle
4. Geddy Lee
5. Steve Harris