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RockON182
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#1
Who do you think the best bass player of today is? I think it is Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
thekevinfoltmer
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#2
the guy from the who is an ill bassplayer
qwtper?

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guitarshark2099
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#3
i always thought the guy from rush was good @ bass
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#5
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
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#6
I mean TODAY. Not classic rock. Pick bands from the 90s and up.
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#7
Quote by thekevinfoltmer
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.
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#8
Quote by RockON182
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.
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Rock1986
Kill Em All
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#9
Steve Harris of Iron Maiden, yes they are still a current band since they are still releasing new music
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#11
I'd say the best living bass player is Dusty Hill.
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#12
Quote by thekevinfoltmer
the guy from the who is an ill bassplayer


is he ill in heaven then?

sorry

i'd have to say Victor Wooten. absolutely immense guy
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rpguitardude
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#13
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
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#14
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?
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#16
how could everyone forget Jaco Pastorius (i think thats how its spelled)
after him is Les Claypool
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#17
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.
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#18
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.
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#19
Les Claypool

And please, someone, second TREVOR DUNN.

And if you've never heard of him, I beg you to check him out.
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#20
Les Claypool
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#21
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.
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#22
Steve Harris and John Myung.
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#23
billly sheenan and fleah
play from the soul and get wild, drunk and have fun,
thats all folks
The Shadow
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#25
Michael Todd of Coheed & Cambria is a very talented bass player.
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#26
fleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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#30
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#31
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How did I forget him... I'm listening to Dream Theatre now too.....


You should be ashamed!
Shermy
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#34
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.
21stCenturyKid
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#40
Nathan East, wooten, claypool, sheehan, there are many session guys who are very underated or relatively unknown who are amazing.