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TOP 5 BEST ROCK N' ROLL BASSISTS OF ALL TIME????

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by bigbutes89, Mar 6, 2006.


  1. bigbutes89

    bigbutes89

    Mar 6, 2006
    John Entwistle

    Paul Mccartney

    John Paul Jones

    Geddy Lee

    Rick Danko
     
  2. musicman5string

    musicman5string Banned

    Jan 17, 2006
    John Paul Jones
    Geddy Lee
    Paul McCartney
    John Entwistle
    Flea
    Sting
    Adam Clayton
    Colin Greenwood
    Aston Barrett
    James Jamerson


    I don't know what you classify as "rock and roll" but that's my list. Sorry, I needed 10.
     
  3. Only five... hmmm.

    Paul Mccartney

    John Paul Jones

    John Entwistle

    Geddy Lee

    Les Claypool
     
  4. oldrocker

    oldrocker

    Feb 13, 2005
    Long Island, NY
    John Entwistle

    Paul McCartney

    John Paul Jones

    Jack Bruce
     
  5. Zachass

    Zachass Peavey Partizan

    +1
     
  6. flatwoundfender

    flatwoundfender

    Feb 24, 2005
    James Jamerson
    John Paul Jones
    Chuck Rainey
    Jack Bruce
    Duck Dunn

    and there are plenty others that rank with these guys.
     
  7. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    John Paul Jones - Led Zeppelin
    Jeffrey Hammond - Jethro Tull's second bassist (you can hear him on album Aqualung)
    Gene Simmons - KiSS
    Paul McCartney - The Beatles
    Geezer Butler - Black Sabbath

    It's not my "best" list although it could easily be, but rather my "most influencial" list :D
     
  8. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Geddy Lee is DEFINITELY number 1 for me, followed by Les Claypool, John Myung, Chris Squire, and Flea.
     
  9. Pennydreadful

    Pennydreadful Goin out West

    Jun 13, 2005
    Arlington, Texas
    1. Geezer Butler
    2. Jack Bruce
    3. John Entwhistle

    (that's the holy trinity)

    4. McCartney (around Sgt. Pepper era)
    5. Geezer Butler again

    JPJ didn't make my list. He's a great player...but only when you can hear him.
     
  10. trenken

    trenken

    Apr 24, 2005
    Myung is technically awesome, but that guy has a serious problem when he has to slow it down. Not a lot of groove in his blood. I'm a big DT fan but JM doesn't really belong in the top 5 to me.

    Geddy on the other hand.... definitely does. But even more than Geddy's bass playing, i'm more impressed with his solid ability to sing and play at the same time. In the 70's, he was one of the greatest rock singers ever. He's a pretty good keyboardist as well. And he has a great sense of melody and song arrangement.

    All of that put together, and he is easily #1 to me. I don't know any other rock bassist as multi-talented as he is. There is others that come close and can do as many different things as he does, but are not as good at everything that Geddy is.
     
  11. flatwoundfender

    flatwoundfender

    Feb 24, 2005
    JPJ jones also played keyboard and many other instruments on stage while carrying a set of organ pedals with him so that he could always play bass.
     
  12. Stabone1972

    Stabone1972

    Sep 10, 2005
    Dekalb
    John Paul Jones
    Jack Bruce
    Phil Lesh
    Geddy Lee
    John Entwistle

    Very Honorable Mention
    Glen Cornick
    Andy Fraser
    Tommy Shannon
    Berry Oakley
    Greg Ridley
     
  13. Geddy Lee Owns to be out of contest (as well as the other Rush memebers)

    Here are my 5:
    Gezzer Buttler (Black Sabbath)
    Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
    Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne, Yngwie, rainbow)
    Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
     
  14. rebelbass

    rebelbass

    Feb 16, 2006
    New Jersey
    Allen Woody
    Jack Cassady
    Mark Mendoza
    Geezer Butler
    Tommy Caldwell
    LOL ok,so I'm an old southern rocker,but I got two heavy metal guys also as influences!
     
  15. Steve Harris
    Leland Sklar
    LEMMY KILLMEISTER
    John Entwhistle
    Flea
     
  16. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003
    :cool:
    Jack Bruce
    Paul McCartney
    James Jamerson
    John Paul Jones
    Berry Oakley

    Honorable Mention
    Rick Danko
    Lee Sklar
    Chuck Rainy
    Pino Palladino
    Willie Dixon
     
  17. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    If you believe that then you really should check out John Paul Jones.
     
  18. d8g3jdh

    d8g3jdh Guest

    Aug 9, 2005
    John Paul Jones
    Paul Mcartney
    Jack Bruce
    Chris Squire
    Steve Harris

    Honorable Mention:
    John Deacon
    Phil Lesh
    Duff McKagen
    The bassist from CCR
    Geezer Butler

    Sorry, but I just don't really like John Entwistle. Or Geddy Lee.
     
  19. Bo_H

    Bo_H

    Jul 2, 2004
    Steve Harris

    Jack Bruce

    Geezer Butler

    Geddy Lee

    Michael Anthony
     
  20. Steve Harris

    Billy Sheehan

    John Myung

    John Entwistle

    Geddy Lee

    Period :)