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Old 10-11-2008, 03:51 PM   #111 (permalink)
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I saw Arrested Development live and there was this dude that played bass with them. The craziest bass player i've seen. Played the thing like an electric guitar.
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Old 10-12-2008, 11:27 AM   #112 (permalink)
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There is a greatest guitarist thread, so I'm making a greatest bassists thread. Muahahaha. My list:

1. Victor Wooten
2. Steve Swallow
3. Jaco Pastorius
4. Louis Johnson
5. Stanley Clarke
6. Jay Bentley
7. Klaus Floride
8. Alaine (from The Devotchkas)
9. Steve Hansgen
10. Billy Sheehan
you forgot John Enwistle from the who
and tom Araya from slayer
cliff burton
geddy lee
geezer butler

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Old 10-12-2008, 06:56 PM   #113 (permalink)
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gaddy lee and that guy fom primus were pretty good
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:40 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Paul McCartney's my favourite ...
but I'd say Geddy Lee and Jaco.
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Old 10-15-2008, 09:00 PM   #115 (permalink)
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^ Lol. Claypool is in every other post. I think Flea is an admirable bassist, but he gets overshadowed by John's guitar a lot. He definitely has some groovy bass lines and is probably the reason their so funky.

I find there are a few good female bassists (in part because there are so many more female bassists than guitarists or drummers). I'm not talking about Kim Gordon or D'Arcy Wretzky (though they were decent). I think Melissa Auf Der Maur is a good bassist, even in comparison to other male bassists.

Kim Deal, buddy. Simple, but very melodic and I believe she was in large part responsible for saving the Pixies from being completely over-the-top grungey-evil sounding.

Off the topic of females:

Flea
Tim Commerford (forgot spelling)
John Deacon
The cat from The Who was pretty good, although I'm not a big Who fan.

And I wouldn't call Matt Sharp an amazing bass player, but his work on Pinkerton sounds pretty cool to me.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:57 PM   #116 (permalink)
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1. Cliff Burton
2. Geezer Butler
3. Alex Webster
4. Flea
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Old 10-20-2008, 12:31 AM   #117 (permalink)
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:24 AM   #118 (permalink)
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I can't believe nobody mentioned Stu Hamm. And Michael Manring deserves alot more credit than he gets. Or how about Stuart Zender, Dave Shogren, Orin Isaacs, There are alot of fantastic players out there.
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Old 12-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #119 (permalink)
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Unlike the Best Drummer thread, the mainstream bassists are actually the best. it's pretty hard to beat Les Claypool Tom Morrello and such
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:47 PM   #120 (permalink)
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Unlike the Best Drummer thread, the mainstream bassists are actually the best. it's pretty hard to beat Les Claypool Tom Morrello and such
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Claypool plays some awesome stuff but he probably isn't the best bassist.
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