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Old 09-03-2009, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Triangle Area, NC
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Paul McCartney
Geddy Lee
Abraham Laboriel
Stanley Clarke
Mel Schacher (Grand Funk)
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Old 09-03-2009, 01:23 PM
 
Location: The Plains
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YouTube - Willie Weeks - Bass Solo

Willie Weeks
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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All the guys who've been mentioned so far are excellent. My personal favorite bassists are John Entwhistle, Geddy Lee, and Chris Squire.

Here are two awesome bassists that nobody has mentioned yet:

Sean Malone:


YouTube - Cynic - Veil Of Maya

John Tout:


YouTube - Renaissance - Can You Understand
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Metromess
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First you have to differentiate between those who can play blistering solos with tons of flash and technique, and those who are 'groove' players who sound great with the rest of a band. There is a place for both.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin's great north woods
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First you have to differentiate between those who can play blistering solos with tons of flash and technique, and those who are 'groove' players who sound great with the rest of a band. There is a place for both.

You are so right. Big difference between Billy Sheehan and Tony Levin. Both very good at what they do, but both so different.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Edwardsville, IL
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Jack Bruce
John Entwistle
Chris Squire
Geddy Lee
Steve Harris
Les Claypool
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Bon Temps
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Flea
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: OKLAHOMA CITY
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apparently hes a grammy winning bassist, but fieldy from korn.

YouTube - Fieldy Bass Solo
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:16 AM
 
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Can't leave Colin off the list.

YouTube - Colin Hodgkinson
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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I agree with many already posted (John Entwhistle, Geddy Lee, and Chris Squire, John Paul Jones, Flea, Jack Bruce, Noel Redding).

Cliff Burton
Geezer Butler
Chas Chandler
Bill Wyman
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