Who are your favourite bass players

  • I don't know if I asked this question before ,but What are your favourite bass players ?.
    Mine are
    Glenn Hughes
    Larry Graham(Sly and The Family Stone)
    Bootsy Collins(Bootsy's Rubber Band, Parliament, Funkadelic)
    John Leven
    Flea(Red Hot Chili Peppers)
    Billy Bass Nelson(Funkadelic)
    Neil Murray

  • Jack Bruce and Tony Levin. Maybe add Rick Laird in there.
    Rock Bassists: Danny Miranda, Glenn Hughes, Rudy Szarzo

    "if only we'd turn around and notice the door to the cell is open"

  • I forgot to add Andy Fraser there too. H e is one of my favourites. I have a Free compilation album on my iPod.


  • Good Players , let me add the great Billy Sheehan :clapper: :clapper:

    I know that I've been sometimes wrong
    I feel my faith is growing strong
    There is a place that I belong
    These are the days of avalon


  • Marcus Miller,Brian Bromberg,Stanley Clarke,Alphonso Johnson,Flea,John Entwhistle,Geddy Lee,Billy Sheehan,Stu Hamm,and of course Mr Hughes :D

  • Glenn Hughes ( He is the man that inspired me to take up Bass)
    Geddy Lee
    Stanley Clarke
    Anthony Jackson
    Billy Sheehan
    Chris Squire
    Marcus Miller


  • So, now we're talking bass players :cool:
    Comfy for me! :)

    There are so many great bass players out there, who have had an influence on me in some way.

    Here they are, in NO particular order....

    John Wetton
    Glenn Hughes
    John Entwistle RIP
    Geddy Lee
    Chris Squire
    Phil Lynott RIP
    Greg Lake
    Tony Levin
    Jeff Berlin
    Paul McCartney
    Jack Bruce
    Mark Clarke (Colosseum)
    Colin Hodgkinson
    John Paul Jones
    Kevin Gilbert RIP
    Billy Sheehan
    Tony Franklin (Roy Harper, The Firm, Blue Murder)
    T.M. Stevens
    Les Claypool
    Mark King (Level 42)
    Gerry McAvoy (Rory Gallagher)
    Trevor Bolder
    Gary Thain
    Geezer Butler
    Greg Ridley RIP
    John Glascock (Carmen, Jethro Tull) RIP
    Bob Daisley
    Mo Foster (Fancy, Sessions)
    Scott Thunes (Zappa)
    and the bass player from Fastball, Tony Scalzo

    Did I forget somebody?
    Most probably...




  • My favorites are:

    Glenn Hughes (of course ;))
    Wizzard - Mother's Finest
    Flea - RHCP
    Rocco Prestia - Tower Of Power
    Louis Johnson - Bros. Johnson
    Hellmut Hattler - Kraan

    They all had/have a great influence in my playing

    Funk you very much

  • I want to add a few names to the list that no one has touched on yet.

    Jim Fielder, the brilliant bassist for Blood Sweat And Tears..Jaco Pastorius was greatly influenced by him.

    Mel Schacher, the skinny kid with the huge sound that gave Grand Funk their classic sound.

    Felix Pappalardi....what couldn't he play?? The Laurel to Leslie West's Hardy.

    James Jamerson..The Funk Man himself, the first Motown bass master.....and let us not forget those who followed him in Hitsville; Bob Babbit, Ralphe Armstrong, Tony Newton and Greg Reeves.

    A full decade before Pino Palladino and Tony Franklin showed that a fretless bass could rock, Bad Company's Boz Burrell put the fretless bass in the Top Ten with "Can't Get Enough".

    Berry Oakley of The Allman Brothers..killer sound and a jazzer's chops.

    Joe Osborne and Carol Kaye; session giants whose list of hit records will blow your mind.

    Yours In The Funk
    Bill "Capt. Midnite" Redford



    "Cause if you fake the FUNK..your nose got to grow!" Bootsy Collins

  • Glenn
    Andy West
    Louis Johnson
    Kyle Brock
    Roscoe Beck
    Leland Sklar
    Travis Carlton

    many more already mentioned. I take my hat off to great bass players, without them the whole bottom would fall out :)

    Bass players that sing are freaks, it is so not easy to do. Bass players that sing better than anyone else? Papa. Or, you can call him G. lol :thumbup:

  • 10 in no patricular order.

  • In no particular order:

    Glenn Hughes
    John Paul Jones
    John Entwhistle
    Greg Lake
    John Wetton
    Paul McCartney
    Peter Cetera
    Tom Petersson
    Chris Squire
    Roger Glover
    Jack Bruce
    Geddy Lee
    Geezer Butler
    John Lodge
    Greg Ridley
    Jaco Pastorius
    Rudy Sarzo
    Tony Franklin
    Jack Cassady
    Joey Spampinato
    Bill Wyman
    ...and several others that I KNOW I've forgotten!

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