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RockON182
03-26-2006, 09:49 PM
Who do you think the best bass player of today is? I think it is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.

thekevinfoltmer
03-26-2006, 09:50 PM
the guy from the who is an ill bassplayer

guitarshark2099
03-26-2006, 09:51 PM
i always thought the guy from rush was good @ bass

Nirvana_GodSmak
03-26-2006, 09:51 PM
Victor Wooten?

jesuschristpose
03-26-2006, 09:52 PM
Viktor Wooten is amazing, the guy from Robert Randolph and the Family Band is amazing... the guy from The Who, John Entwistle, isn't really from 'today.'

RockON182
03-26-2006, 09:56 PM
I mean TODAY. Not classic rock. Pick bands from the 90s and up.

Stop Messin'
03-26-2006, 09:57 PM
the guy from the who is an ill bassplayer

John Entwistle died. :(

I'm not much into "today's" music, but Tommy Shannon(Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble) is my fav. bass player.

Stop Messin'
03-26-2006, 09:59 PM
I mean TODAY. Not classic rock. Pick bands from the 90s and up.

Wow you need to buy a calender man. This is 2006. Last time i checked, the 90's was long gone. If a classic rock band is still around, they can be considered "today", because they are still around TODAY.

Rock1986
03-27-2006, 12:29 AM
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, yes they are still a current band since they are still releasing new music

steve vai82
03-27-2006, 02:24 AM
I second the Victor Wooten. He is a virtuoso.

ufossuck
03-27-2006, 02:27 AM
I'd say the best living bass player is Dusty Hill.

IndieMetalhead
03-27-2006, 06:33 AM
the guy from the who is an ill bassplayer

is he ill in heaven then?

sorry :p: :sad:

i'd have to say Victor Wooten. absolutely immense guy

rpguitardude
03-27-2006, 08:13 AM
Mike Dirnt is a great bassist .... unfortunately now he just uses root chords and simple bass riffs. really want him to create more riffs in their next album like the riffs in kerplunk, dookie and insomniac.

matt freeman for me is the best bassist of today.

properBo
03-27-2006, 05:27 PM
Jean Baudin people!! Seriously good player, plays an 11-stringer, in a band called Nuclear Rabbit. Look them up.
And no-one has said Claypool yet?

TimiHendrix33
03-27-2006, 05:34 PM
Les Claypool
Flea

ratm923
03-27-2006, 08:23 PM
how could everyone forget Jaco Pastorius (i think thats how its spelled)
after him is Les Claypool

JkHalen
03-27-2006, 09:18 PM
Victor Wooten, John Myung, Billy Sheehan, and Tony Levin...I can't belive nobody had mentioned these last 3...

Edit: and like the guy from above said, Jaco. :)

Ohpeasson
03-27-2006, 10:52 PM
Jaco Pastorius? I didn't know that someone who has been deceased for 18 years could be considered a musician of today :P. That being said, Wooten, Sheehan, Myung, and Hellborg.

llama
03-27-2006, 11:34 PM
Les Claypool

And please, someone, second TREVOR DUNN.

And if you've never heard of him, I beg you to check him out.

Zeke5000
03-28-2006, 12:46 AM
Les Claypool

guitaristdude0
03-28-2006, 01:09 AM
Tim Ward from The Fall of Troy is pretty good even if he gets very shadowed by Tom Erak's guitar. I know most people don't know about The Fall of Troy but you should they are really good.

Matt_Malmsteen
03-28-2006, 09:13 AM
Steve Harris and John Myung.

mort1
03-28-2006, 09:15 AM
billly sheenan and fleah

SGRocker0791
03-28-2006, 09:30 AM
John Myung!

The Shadow
03-28-2006, 09:50 AM
Michael Todd of Coheed & Cambria is a very talented bass player.

rhcp lover
03-28-2006, 11:34 AM
fleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

properBo
03-28-2006, 01:19 PM
John Myung!

:( How did I forget him... I'm listening to Dream Theatre now too..... :(

Izz
03-29-2006, 02:20 PM
Sami Yaffa

Hammett88
03-29-2006, 02:22 PM
Geddy Lee

tremorbassist06
03-29-2006, 03:28 PM
Les Claypool
Flea


:cheers:

SGRocker0791
03-29-2006, 06:19 PM
:( How did I forget him... I'm listening to Dream Theatre now too..... :(

You should be ashamed! :p:

TJM2482
03-29-2006, 09:44 PM
Timmy C from Rage/Audioslave. He pwns. :D

punks-not-dead
03-29-2006, 10:11 PM
Les Claypool, flea i guess i dont many bass players unfortunetly

Shermy
03-30-2006, 04:20 AM
Basically the best bassist of all time is Jaco Pastorius but because some ass king hit him and killed him the best bassist alive today would have to be Victor Wooten (the slap master)

There are heaps of insane bassists but unfortunately u dont find them in ur modern rock and stuff usually they are jazz bassists or funk. But there are guys like the bassist from Muse who write cool stuff like hysteria and time is running out.

Shermy
03-30-2006, 04:26 AM
Also Steve Bailey and Stanely Clarke

Alucard II
03-30-2006, 11:21 AM
Victor Wooten, John Myung

im not mental
03-30-2006, 12:07 PM
robert trujillo.

sokmonke
03-30-2006, 05:46 PM
Justin Chancellor from Tool

lateraluspiral
03-30-2006, 05:51 PM
Les Claypool
Justin Chancellor
Flea

21stCenturyKid
04-06-2006, 10:13 AM
Nathan East, wooten, claypool, sheehan, there are many session guys who are very underated or relatively unknown who are amazing.

properBo
04-06-2006, 12:47 PM
You should be ashamed! :p:

:(

Its just whenever I think of bassists I automatically think of slap & pop.

meinsane
04-06-2006, 01:29 PM
flea and the guy from tool

Gideon Ravenor
04-06-2006, 01:42 PM
Colin Greenwood is a pretty cool bassist.

rhcp lover
04-06-2006, 01:56 PM
fleaaaaa and victor

fendermalmsteen
04-06-2006, 02:44 PM
John Myung (Dream Theater) and Ryan Martini (Mudvayne).

DanG
04-06-2006, 06:56 PM
Blatantly flea , no other bassist has written music/basslines like he has ...

check out the riff in "Pretty Little Ditty" crazytown actually used it for their song called "Butterfly".

And his pop and slap technique and timing are just unique for e.g "Black eyed Blonde" lots of other tracks to mention too but you get my point

HelpImARock
04-06-2006, 07:13 PM
Les Claypool, Victor Wooten, Tony Levin.

Sanitarium24
04-06-2006, 07:32 PM
Victor Wooten
John Myung

clash1057
04-07-2006, 01:19 PM
Chris Wolstenholme, Matt Freeman, John Myung, Les Claypool, Flea. I dont really like Coheed and Cambria but their bass player is also pretty good.

Anghellic
04-07-2006, 04:43 PM
John Myung and Matt Freeman

Gabuydachk
04-07-2006, 06:04 PM
Myung, Wooten, Sheehan, Hamm, Claypool, Alderete, etc.

cliff_em_all
04-07-2006, 06:45 PM
Seth Horan, Jason newstead, Victor wooten, The guy from racer x (josÚ), and les claypool.

But seth is my fave easily.

ź├Fire¤nside╗
04-07-2006, 07:15 PM
flea and the guy from tool

I Really don't think Chancellor is all that great. Just my opinion though.

saxaxe
04-07-2006, 09:17 PM
Myung, Sheehan, Wooten, Claypool

Falcatarius
04-07-2006, 11:16 PM
Wooten=god

SGRocker0791
04-07-2006, 11:36 PM
:(

Don't be sad. :kiss:

AWA
04-08-2006, 12:23 AM
Les Claypool
Guy from death from above 1979

Chimairasoulfly
04-08-2006, 09:01 AM
the guy from fear factory christian olde wolbers man he can really do some class stuff on the bass.

but the jason newstead from metallica was great.

but for no acception flea is the best bassist around.

JkHalen
04-08-2006, 10:40 AM
robert trujillo.
Well, he is pretty damn fast but that's about it. I haven't seen anything "amazing" from him yet..still waitin though, IMO he's pretty damn overshadowed by what Metallica and Kirk Hammet...not that I'm saying that Kirk is all that great but he is quite wellknown.

dwnbowden
04-08-2006, 07:08 PM
Eric Avery
Flea
Les Claypool

rockthebass
04-09-2006, 01:16 AM
my favorite is now flea, but i'd say the best is victor wooten

FlyingVortex
04-09-2006, 04:08 AM
Id go with Flea from RHCP Also...

Limey
04-09-2006, 09:54 AM
Alex James of Blur. Especially in their early albums.

Chris Wolstenholme comes up with some cool melodies too.

Caustic
04-09-2006, 12:49 PM
John Myung (Dream Theater) and Ryan Martini (Mudvayne).

Seconded. Ryan Martinie is so horribly underrated.

HarryManback
04-12-2006, 09:29 PM
Vic Wooten hands down

mmm... ice
04-14-2006, 11:01 AM
Kim Gordon for me well I think she's a really good bassist.

FuNkY MoFo!!!
04-15-2006, 02:07 AM
best bassist of today definatley has to be flea

they're red hot
04-15-2006, 02:11 AM
Flea

FlyingVortex
04-15-2006, 06:42 AM
I think people are mixing up bassits of today, compared with some of the older bassits

properBo
04-15-2006, 05:44 PM
best bassist of today definatley has to be flea

Anyone who says that hasn't listened to Primus.

buckethead101
04-16-2006, 12:12 PM
ryan martinie of mudvayne.

buckethead101
04-16-2006, 12:14 PM
someone said kim gordon!!!!


melissa auf del maur

Guns_41
04-16-2006, 01:19 PM
Vic Wooten is deffinitlly the most talented, but I really like Geddy Lee.

Lukeisonfire
04-18-2006, 12:45 PM
someone say justin C. from tool already les claypool just plays really fast and is not melodic while flea plays fast and is.

fitzyboy
04-19-2006, 09:40 AM
martin from cazals

[x]hollywood[x]
04-19-2006, 08:18 PM
Flea is good.

I think Johnny Christ is an ignored talented bass player. I feel sorry for him :(

maXterbat0r
04-19-2006, 08:23 PM
Anyone who says that hasn't listened to Primus.

exactly, although I don't listen to Chilis alot.

MuDvAyNe-DeMoN
04-22-2006, 12:34 PM
Seconded. Ryan Martinie is so horribly underrated.
:( thats so true, hes such an excellent bassist

paintITblack39
04-22-2006, 03:28 PM
Flea, Les Claypool, and that one guy from Tool

Syn Harvest
04-22-2006, 03:43 PM
Flea, Les Claypool, and that one guy from Tool

Agreed as well as Victor Wooten

gutbuster
04-29-2006, 01:40 PM
I cannot believe that nobody mentioned alain caron...
He has made some of the most original bass lines ever
you should check out his song turkey loose on the kit! :D

Izz
04-29-2006, 03:16 PM
Sami Yaffa!

pearlJam_31490
04-29-2006, 07:15 PM
Well in my opinion the two best bass players off al time are still alive. which is cool considering most of my favorite musicians are dead.

Les Claypool
Victor Wooten
in no certain order.

also flea and Billy Sheehan kickass.

emkaybee
04-30-2006, 05:00 AM
Flea is my favourite. um i like shavo odadjian.

Someone got pissed off at me cos i didn't know nikki sixx. He'd be pretty good then... i don't really know. :bonk:

gm jack
04-30-2006, 06:52 AM
Tim Commerford was great in RATM

But Flea owns all. :D

Izz
05-01-2006, 12:17 PM
Sami Yaffa!

I second that

Nebula
05-03-2006, 01:13 AM
This topic should have ended 4 pages ago once someone mentioned victor wooten. Other bassists can't even look at him without bleeding from the eyes. Also, flea is good, but claypool pwns his ass so hard, no contest.

bassman182
05-03-2006, 06:18 AM
Victor Wooten or Les Claypool I'd say!!

Slayer566
05-13-2006, 04:20 AM
Tom Araya or Flea

Will-eh
05-13-2006, 05:45 PM
LES CLAYPOOl-TONY LEVIN

sandroes
05-15-2006, 09:43 AM
definitely flea

Cedence
05-15-2006, 09:51 AM
Les Claypool
Geddy Lee

IndieMetalhead
05-15-2006, 09:52 AM
Tom Araya

Slayer?


:haha :haha :haha :haha

bonchie1
05-15-2006, 10:16 AM
get off the flea bandwagon already...hes good...but not super special

victor wooten is the greatest bass player there currently is...easily.

TheWretched
05-15-2006, 11:16 AM
Chancellor from Tool...and I have to say I quite like Jeordie White from APC/NIN. I think he's one of the good, stronger players out there who is underrated. Doesn't get much credit.

Four-Sticks
05-15-2006, 03:51 PM
Bill Dickens

Yertle
05-15-2006, 05:28 PM
someone say justin C. from tool already les claypool just plays really fast and is not melodic while flea plays fast and is.

Les claypool is melodic, just in an odd way.

thisisastickupx
05-16-2006, 01:45 AM
i think all these guys are great,
i like matt freeman & Jaco Pastorius,

but i think stu hamm pwns.
ive never seen anyone tap like that on bass.

s0nofabe4ch
05-16-2006, 05:26 AM
I'm not that familiar with bass players, but that guy from TFOT really floats my boat.

jslaved
05-16-2006, 08:35 AM
Jeff Ament - Pearl Jam

Very underrated, very skilled bassist

m.k.
05-16-2006, 10:52 PM
Jeff Ament - Pearl Jam

Very underrated, very skilled bassistJeff's really good, but hes not good enough to be considered the best at all. Nothing extremely impressive.

But whoever is playing in the Allman Brothers Band now, I can't remember his name. Hes amazing.

Deek_13
05-17-2006, 07:29 PM
Flea.
Duff McKagen. (he's not that great but he's Duff!)

and theres also this one guy my friend let me listen to, Mark ???? meh....

King_V
05-26-2008, 11:00 AM
Definitely John Myung. It's not easy to play 6/8, and as he does it, he throws crazy basslines and solos. He's technically the best.

hardcore311
05-28-2008, 10:56 AM
P-nut from 311