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List of good bass players.

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ibanezman80, May 15, 2003.

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  1. ibanezman80


    May 7, 2003
    Can someone make a list of bass players which would be good to listen to as an aspiring bass player.
  2. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
  3. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    Alabama, USA
    Oh, and welcome to Talk Bass!!!
  4. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    This guy that Anthony Valenti. He's not really well known but his playing is pretty great. Give a listen <a href="http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/162/theorem.html">HERE</a>.
  5. Automatic_Man


    Apr 3, 2003
    Alrighty, I'll give you a list of the ones that i started listening to once I started last year

    Matt Freeman (Rancid)
    Paul Simonon (The Clash)
    Fat Mike (NOFX)
    Jay Bentley (Bad Religion)
    Victor Wooten
    Dee Dee Ramone (hey, shut the **** up, his style was so straightforward it was incredible)
  6. James Jamerson
    Rocco Prestia
    Duck Dunn
  7. Well, from a classic-rock point of view...I'd say good bassists would be:

    Carl Radle (Derek and the Dominos)
    Paul McCartney
    Jack Bruce (Cream)
    John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
    Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
  8. JayAmel

    JayAmel Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2002
    Carcassonne, France
    A short list, sorted alphabetically.
    Many names I probably forgot...
    Michael Anthony
    Jimmy Bain
    Jeff Berlin
    Tim Bogert
    Trevor Bolder
    Jack Bruce
    Boz Burrell
    Alain Caron
    Jack Casady
    Peter Cetera
    Phil Chen
    Stanley Clarke
    Adam Clayton
    Donald "Duck" Dunn
    Nathan East
    John Entwistle
    Pete Farndon
    Bruce Foxton
    Nick Fyffe
    Roger Glover
    Jonas Hellborg
    Glenn Hughes
    James Jamerson
    Louis Johnson
    Darryl Jones
    John Paul Jones
    Mark King
    Rick Laird
    Greg Lake
    Geddy Lee
    Will Lee
    Tony Levin
    Phil Lynott
    Paul McCartney
    Marcus Miller
    Dee Murray
    John Myung
    Jaco Pastorius
    Mike Porcaro
    Guy Pratt
    Noel Redding
    Mike Rutherford
    Chris Squire
    TM Stevens
    Gary Thain
    Janik Top
    Roger Waters
    Nathan Watts
    John Wetton
    Doug Wimbish
    Verdine White
    Allen Woody
    Victor Wooten
    Bill Wyman
    Stuart Zender

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