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#1
rex brown- pantera
john campbell- lamb of god
johnny christ- avenged sevenfold
...pretty much any band that has awesome guitarists has an under rated bassist that does alot of work and keeps up with the guitarist(s)
#2
Roger Waters - Pink Floyd

Though he does have a bit of an ego, he had talent, and a lot of people overlook him as a real "figurehead" of bassists, like Cliff Burton.
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#3
Flea - One Flea hater is one Flea hater he doesn't deserve.
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#5
Matthew Donovan - Cirpiko

Ya, those guys were good, but when he left it all went to nothing.
#6
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He is over-rated you mean!!!

The dude isn't god, just an average bass-player!
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Roger Waters - Pink Floyd

Though he does have a bit of an ego, he had talent, and a lot of people overlook him as a real "figurehead" of bassists, like Cliff Burton.


when you are talking about techinique and speeds he isn;t underrated...
he was a great composer, not a great bassist!
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when you are talking about techinique and speeds he isn;t underrated...
he was a great composer, not a great bassist!

Sorry, but a "great bassist" is someone who plays bass, and does it exceedingly well.

Roger Waters plays bass, and does it exceedingly well.
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#12
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Sorry, but a "great bassist" is someone who plays bass, and does it exceedingly well.

Roger Waters plays bass, and does it exceedingly well.


... not in my world...
everyone can learn how to play the most difficult Pink Floyd song on bass withing a week!
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#13
Les Claypool because his popular funk/rock band Primus was based on his bass playing. He wasn't accepted into Metallica because he was too funky/good and they told him to start his own thing. Instead, Metallica picks Newstead and harasses him for years proving they are the dicks we know they are now. I mean, these guys played thrash metal and drank a lot yet cry and whine about Napster. And that's why Claypool is the most underrated bassist.
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... not in my world...
everyone can learn how to play the most difficult Pink Floyd song on bass withing a week!

It doesn't take much to perform, but it takes a hell of a lot of talent to write that kind of stuff, which, once again, brings me to:

Roger Waters + bass + extreme talent = great bass player.
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Les Claypool because his popular funk/rock band Primus was based on his bass playing. He wasn't accepted into Metallica because he was too funky/good and they told him to start his own thing. Instead, Metallica picks Newstead and harasses him for years proving they are the dicks we know they are now. I mean, these guys played thrash metal and drank a lot yet cry and whine about Napster. And that's why Claypool is the most underrated bassist.

If Claypool is underrated, Flea is underrated.

Oh, wait...

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Flea - One Flea hater is one Flea hater he doesn't deserve.

Never mind.
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#17
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Roger Glover from Deep Purple never gets as much respect as he deserves.


+1
#18
Brian Gibson from Lightning Bolt
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#19
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Roger Glover from Deep Purple never gets as much respect as he deserves.

Yeah, especially Highway Star.

Another one is Matt Wong from Reel Big Fish. Although, he is more unknown than he is underrated. But he left RBF to be a father .
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#20
John Deacon is very underrated. The dude had some brilliant bass lines (Another One Bites The Dust, The Hitman...), and it's all 'cause of Brian May and Freddie Mercury. He was never spotted because of them. Bah.
#21
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He is over-rated you mean!!!

The dude isn't god, just an average bass-player!

We all know your trying to be funny so we can let that pass.

I think Nick Harmer from Death Cab For Cutie is VERY under-rated. Listen to the bass in Crooked Teeth.
#22
Colin Greenwood, he just hangs out the back with the drummer, and adds so much to the song.

LOL at Flea and Claypool being underrated, they're two of the most praised bassists in music!!

EDIT: I agree that Flea is OVER rated like, his basslines aren't particularly hard.
#23
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We all know your trying to be funny so we can let that pass.

I think Nick Harmer from Death Cab For Cutie is VERY under-rated. Listen to the bass in Crooked Teeth.


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#24
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Colin Greenwood, he just hangs out the back with the drummer, and adds so much to the song.

LOL at Flea and Claypool being underrated, they're two of the most praised bassists in music!!


Yeah, but Claypool still shouldn't be shoved under ****ing John Entwistle of the Who in the top bassist lists. Seriously, who went and saw the Who for him? Claypool is the bassist who stars in the show, he is the best and by far the most creative. Listen to songs like DMV, Is It Luck?, etc.
#25
les claypool is very creative.

flea is very good. and deserves all of the credit people give him
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#26
The vast majority of modern bassists.

Fact.

EDIT: Giovanni Benedetti.

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#28
Lets see, John Entwistle is a great bass player no one talks about. Same with John Paul Jones, but then again I guess no one talks about bassists to begin with (and rightfully so) so maybe that's skewed.
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Lets see, John Entwistle is a great bass player no one talks about. Same with John Paul Jones, but then again I guess no one talks about bassists to begin with (and rightfully so) so maybe that's skewed.

Come again?
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#30
mic todd from coheed and cambria and christopher wolstenholme from muse are pretty talented i think
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#31
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#32
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mic todd from coheed and cambria and christopher wolstenholme from muse are pretty talented i think

+1,000

That man is just astounding. The band just wouldn't be the same without him.
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#33
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rex brown- pantera
john campbell- lamb of god
johnny christ- avenged sevenfold
...pretty much any band that has awesome guitarists has an under rated bassist that does alot of work and keeps up with the guitarist(s)


They all play bass with picks. They're essentially guitarists with a bigger, heavier instrument. Any retard can play bass with a pick.

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Now THAT is a man who owns playing bass. Mute Requiem is probably one of the most fun songs I've ever played on the bass.

Also, I don't know his name, but the guy who played bass in Cynic was really good.
#36
Yeah Wolstenholme and Greenwood right some great stuff and compliment the music very well. Not necessarily more extravagent techniques but some ****ing great riffs. Another I love Carlos D of Interpol. Those basslines just go off completely different to the guitars (following to root notes is pretty dull) yet it fits perfectly.
#37
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They all play bass with picks. They're essentially guitarists with a bigger, heavier instrument. Any retard can play bass with a pick.


Now THAT is a man who owns playing bass. Mute Requiem is probably one of the most fun songs I've ever played on the bass.

Also, I don't know his name, but the guy who played bass in Cynic was really good.

What's wrong with playing bass with picks? A lot of good bassists do it.
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#39
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+1,000

That man is just astounding. The band just wouldn't be the same without him.


Oooh yes, he is my favourite bassist, as said he really makes the band
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