Your Top 3 Rock Bassists of All Time

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by DublinerBass, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. DublinerBass

    DublinerBass Guest

    Aug 7, 2014
    Mine are...

    1. Adam Clayton
    2. Phil Lynott
    3. John Illsley

    What's yours?

    Keep Rockin

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  2. In no particular order: Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, and an honorable mention to Justin Chancellor.
  3. Lee Moses

    Lee Moses

    Apr 2, 2013
    I'll go with John Entwhistle, Geddy Lee, and Chris Squire, subject to later revision.
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  4. hhirbe

    hhirbe Guest

    Mar 30, 2012
    Athens, Ohio
    Damn man, that's tough. For the moment its Phil Lynott, Geezer and JPJ...
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  5. Coolhandjjl


    Oct 13, 2010
    Three?? Heck, Rolling Stone lists 100!
  6. zontar


    Feb 19, 2014
    Top 3 or favourite 3?
    Both are difficult to choose, and lots of great ones left out-
    Both lists could change daily:
    My favourite 3 would be
    Roy Montroy
    Stuart Hamm
    Roger Glover

    Top 3-
    Jack Bruce
    Stuart Hamm
    John Entwhistle
  7. John Paul Jones

    Jack Bruce

    Gary Thain
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  8. BassDaddy77


    Feb 12, 2010
    NE Ohio
    Narrowing it down to just 3 is tough.

    - Jack Bruce
    - Paul McCartney
    - John Paul Jones
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  9. Cody Constantine,
    Cody Constantine,
    And this new guy who's broken out on the scene lately called Cody Constantine. Good guy, plays nice.
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  10. NealBass

    NealBass Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2014
    Tony Levin
    Chris Squire
    Mike Rutherford
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  11. Me

    Oh wait, did I post that? Um...edit...I'll go with:

    Geddy Lee
    Chris Squire

    Really though, to pick 3 is tough. I feel like a traitor to rock and roll for leaving off Geezer, for example.

    In my oh-so-humble opinion, of course....
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  12. A.K.


    Jan 9, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    David Ellefson
    Francis Buchholz
    Jimmy Bain
  13. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    *Dennis Dunaway (Alice Cooper)

    *Joe Bouchard (BOC)

    *John Entwistle

    Riis (not part of the list...that's my name)
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  14. TripleDouble

    TripleDouble Guest

    Aug 5, 2008
    Cliff Burton
    Cody Constantine
  15. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    Gene Simmons
    Phil Lynott

    All three of these guys are/were the driving force and main songwriters for their respected bands. That's rare for bass players in rock.
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  16. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    Cliff Burton
    John Entwistle
    John Myung

    Man, this one's tough to pin down 3!
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  17. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
    John Entwistle
    Ronnie Lane
    Paul McCartney
  18. Dgl44


    Oct 30, 2014
    Duff McKagan
    Duff McKagan
    and.. Duff McKagan

    Yep, I like his playing that much.
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  19. mdogs

    mdogs Supporting Member

    Geddy Lee
    Berry Oakley
  20. John Paul Jones
    John Entwistle
    Jack Bruce