These various “best bassist” polls have me curious who TB’ers would vote as our most favoured bassist. Please vote on who is your favourite, not who you think is the best, or most influential, or most skilled, etc. I tried to pick a wide variety of bassists based on who I think would lead the top 20, but I missed dozens of other popular bassists (Bruce, Carter, Clarke, Claypool, etc, etc, etc)... If I missed your favourite bassist, please post their name below. If someone posted your favourite bassist, please still make your own post stating as such, or quote their post with a “+1” or “this” or whatever. Likes do not count as votes. Also, you only get one vote, make it count. I’ll keep a tally of the votes in the post below, and will update it periodically. Thanks for playing. Edit to add (2018/07/07): This poll didn’t go the way I thought/hoped it would, but there were a lot of great bassists mentioned. In hindsight, Gene Simmons should have been replaced with “Other (Please Specify)” because despite what I wrote in the OP (and bolded), so many people felt restricted to those 20... Really, the best way to do this, is to have everyone submit a bassist into a ballot where no names are mentioned previously, and the current votes aren’t up for display, have the poll run for two weeks and disclose the results at the end of it... I may try to set something like this up, but it won’t be for a while. I still think that Jamerson would win, with Geddy and JPJ close behind, but I know if I allowed for people to vote for Pino or Miller (for example) in the poll, they would have gotten a lot more votes than they did.