View Full Version : Bass player list (someone had to do it...)

10-30-2001, 03:03 PM
Someone had to start this list, so why not me - I play bass after all.

Level One Bassists:

Chris Squire (Yes)
Tony Levin (King Crimson, among others)
Geddy Lee (Rush)
Charles Mingus (jazz solo)
Bootsy Collins (Parliament)
John Entwhistle (The Who)

Level Two Bassists:

Paul McCartney (the Beatles)
Doug Pinnick (King's X)
John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)

Yesspaz out.

10-30-2001, 04:18 PM
Add to your list:

Level One
Stanley Clarke (Return to Forever, Vertu, etc.)
Billy Sheehan (Niacin)
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree)
Miroslav Vitous (Weather Report, Jan Hammer, others...)
Trey Gunn (King Crimson)
Jeff Berlin (Bruford, Al Dimeola, Yes, Zappa, others)
Les Claypool (Primus)

10-30-2001, 05:36 PM
Andy West - The Dregs :)

10-30-2001, 07:29 PM
Avian had some good ones, and:

Victor Lamont Wooten (bass player for Bela Fleck - the only bass solo I've seen that topped Stanley Clarke's)
Stuart Hamm (solo and w/Satriani)
Jaco Pastorius (Weather Report and solo)

I know there's at least one more obvious one I'm forgetting...

10-31-2001, 09:17 AM
DOH! How could I forget those! I swear Jim is the missing half of my brain! Victor Wooten rocks the house! And who could leave out Jaco?

10-31-2001, 12:39 PM
Ah Yes..., You know how you think about these things in advance and then you forget them when you try to write your post? I of course put Les Claypool as a level one. I was blank, but I knew I was forgetting someong. As for Victor Wooten, well, I know the guy's got chops - EXTREME chops, but I don't like his style. Now, that's from someone who's only heard his solo albums. His solo albums are kind like, "hey, I'm a technical trickster," but he doesn't have a lot of emotion, melody construction, etc., on his solo albums. They're kinda show-off-ee. But yes, I know the man has serious skills.

10-31-2001, 11:58 PM
1)John Entwistle
2)Holger Czukay
3)Mike Rutherford
4)Greg Lake
5)Jaco Pastorius
6)Roger Waters
7)Tony Levin
8)Billy Cox
9)Jack Bruce
10)Noel Redding

11-02-2001, 05:53 PM
Top Bassists hhhhmmmm... let's see...

1. Chris Squire
2. Stanley Clarke
3. Bill Laswell
4. Tony Levin
5. Tom Fowler
6. Prakash John
7. John Entwistle
8. Les Claypool
9. Geddy Lee
10. Hmm I don't know... Lisa Umberger?