Top 5 Greatest Bass Players of all time

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  1. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    My top 5.

    5. Flea - The Red Hot Chili Peppers
    4. Cliff Burton - Metallica
    3. John Entwistle - The Who
    2. Geddy Lee - Rush
    1. Chris Squire - Yes

    What's yours?
     
  2. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (877) 522-5001

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    From the posted list? If not there are some pretty amazing players missing, you know the funk masters. :grin:
     
  3. LSUMASTERMIND

    LSUMASTERMIND Founding Member

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    Is Bootsy "Bootzilla" Collins one of them?:hihi:
     
  4. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Well that was my list. What is yours?

    And yes I know Bootsy isn't in my list, I tend to favor rock bassists.
     
  5. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (877) 522-5001

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    Damn Skippy! "Da bass humping your face" Bootsy. :thumb:

    But he is not my favorite.
     
  6. SabanFan

    SabanFan The voice of reason

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    Richard Maloof
     
  7. CajunlostinCali

    CajunlostinCali (877) 522-5001

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    Ah, gotcha.

    5. Cliff Burton
    4. Chris (fingers) Squire
    3. BOOTSY
    2. Les Claypool
    1. Robert Trujullo (Suicidal Tendencies, Infectious Grooves) :)

    The MAN. Jaco Pastorius
     
  8. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    Claypool is indeed a freak. In a freakish band. :eek:
     
  9. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    1. Carol Kaye -- Best session bassist of the Rock Era.
    2. Jack Bruce -- Cream
    3. Paul McCartney -- Most influential bass style
    4. Stanley Clarke -- Best Jazz bass
    5. John McVie -- Better than Entwhistle by a hair. Make it an RCH.
     
  10. islstl

    islstl Playoff committee is a group of great football men Staff Member

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    l love McCartney and indeed he was stylish with his bass playing and very influential coming out of the 60s.

    Bruce was one I almost put in my list.
     

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