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Added by Aaron M. on 7 Jun 2012 08:26
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Most Badass Bass Players

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Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott just had so much soul in his playing.I realize John Entwistle is better technically but for me Phil just had a great feel and soulfulness about him that I appreciate a little more.God bless you Phil,you were truly something great and you are missed.Now you are making "Thunder and Lightning" in Heaven.R.I.P.
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The great Who bass shredder.Innovator of heavy bass distortion.Pete Townsend may have been the guitarist in the band but John was the lead player.R.I.P.
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Iron Maiden's god of four strings.One of the fastest bassists in the world.Steve is a bass player who can create a melody and a thundering rhythm at the same time.
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All hail Black Sabbath's thunder-maker!The king of heavy atmospheric bass.Go listen to the intro bass solo in "N.I.B." from Sabbath.
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Snotty,heavily distorted bass lines are a Motley Crue signature.Nikki's bass playing puts the "boom" in such songs such as "Dr.Feelgood" and "Primal Scream".
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Even though Kurt Cobain never cared for being a real technical guitarist,Nirvana's Krist Novoselic is actually a very virtuosic bass player even on the Nirvana records.
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Aside from all the controversy tied with black metal band Mayhem,musicianship was never in short supply.Necrobutcher is one of the heaviest,most outrageous bass players in the world.
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75% of the funk brought to the Red Hot Chili Peppers came from Flea's slapping technique.The combination of punk and funk became the main formula the band's innovative style.
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Metallica's "lead bass" lines in their early records almost gave the impression that there was a third guitarist in the band.Cliff Burton is one thrash metal's greatest bassists.R.I.P.
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Although mainly known as Slayer's vocalist,Tom Araya's thundering bass playing is a big part of the band's dark and sledgehammer-like rhythm.For a good example,go listen to Slayer's first album,Show No Mercy.
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A list of my all time favorite bassists.

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Posted: 5 years, 11 months ago at Oct 23 17:59
Phil Lynott was (is) a god, but my favourite bass player of all time has to be Geddy Lee.
Posted: 5 years, 8 months ago at Jan 5 14:25
Being a bassist myself, all I can say is GREAT LIST!

I will admit to not knowing a couple of these players and that I would have added John Paul Jones, Gene Simmons, John Deacon, Jackie Fox, Peter Swevel and Tom Hamilton to the list! Big influences on my playing!

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