[POLL] Let's settle the best bass player argument once and for all

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Allan Allan, Mar 26, 2020.


  1. Dusty Hill (Everything 90% of bands need)

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. James Jamerson (The other 10%, but it's essential when needed)

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. Some guy who wishes he'd picked trumpet (The scale master)

    6 vote(s)
    30.0%
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  1. Allan Allan

    Allan Allan Guest

    Mar 25, 2018
    Let's have some fun, post a video.
     
  2. BLDavis

    BLDavis Master of Snarks. Gold Supporting Member

    May 21, 2009
    Ellenboro, NC
    Ok, I'll vote for The Dust. One of my very early influences all the way back to ZZ Top's First Album. His tone on the live side of Fandango just kills it. He's in my top five favorite bass players of all time.
    B.
     
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  3. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    This list is terribly underpopulated. :D
     
  4. Allan Allan

    Allan Allan Guest

    Mar 25, 2018
    Not if you ask me.
     
  5. SwitchGear

    SwitchGear Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    Write-in candidate

    Kasim Sulton

    Saw him with his own band about a year ago. He was playing his 5 stringer all up & down the neck with his eyes closed, while singing.

    Great bass player with an excellent voice. ToddRundgren-2019-1059.jpg
     
  6. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    An underrated bassist (and vocalist) to be sure!
     
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  7. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Best bass player for what?
     
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  8. Ostie

    Ostie

    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    Here we go again.....
     
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  9. Bajo Clarkko

    Bajo Clarkko

    Aug 9, 2015
    I didn’t see Duck Dunn on there.
     
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  10. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    The thread should be titled "Who is the best bass player among my favorites?"
    :D
     
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  11. BIGEJ2

    BIGEJ2 Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2009
    Happy Valley, PA
    No Adam Clayton? Invalid.
     
  12. staurosjohn

    staurosjohn Supporting Member

    Jun 15, 2010
    Nottingham, MD
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    I say ‘ pick from one of these gents’!! ;)

     
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  13. WestyBassBob

    WestyBassBob

    Mar 2, 2020
    Can’t respect a best bassist poll that’s missing the Ox
     
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  14. SactoBass

    SactoBass A retired civil engineer who likes all-tube amps! Supporting Member

    Jul 8, 2009
    Lake Havasu City, AZ
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  15. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    So if I must vote for just one of those two...well I couldn't. Dusty is best at what he does and JJ is best at what he does. They are miles apart.
     
  16. wmhill

    wmhill

    Aug 20, 2012
    upstate NY
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    I vote for me. If it wasn't for me, I wouldn't even play bass. I have gone to every gig I've ever played, and I am the only bassist that got paid for my gigs.
     
  17. Skillet

    Skillet Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Louisiana
    Inarguable logic that precedes forthwith to it's correct and only conclusion.
     
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