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Whos the best rock/metal bassist EVER

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Im sat here listening to Sabbath on my mp4 player (better than watching britains got talent) and wondering who everyone thinks is the best rock/metal bassist.
I"m expecting a lot of diversity and probably names i"ve never even heard off but it should be interesting (no arguments guys this is a bit of fun).
My personal fave has to be "Geezer Butler"

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[quote name='ashgeezer' post='207636' date='May 27 2008, 10:13 PM']Im sat here listening to Sabbath on my mp4 player (better than watching britains got talent) and wondering who everyone thinks is the best rock/metal bassist.
I"m expecting a lot of diversity and probably names i"ve never even heard off but it should be interesting (no arguments guys this is a bit of fun).
My personal fave has to be "Geezer Butler"[/quote]
Lemmy - not just for Motorhead but for the brilliant propulsive playing in Hawkwind (Space Ritual is a genuine must-have album)

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PS, while on subject of Hawkwind, Lemmy's long-time replacement Alan Davey is a cracking and underrated bass player too

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[quote name='el-gnomo' post='207659' date='May 27 2008, 10:32 PM']Phil Lynott.... and he sang, and wrote too !![/quote]
+1 million

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there are so many players that have influenced the bass 'scene' i find it impossible to name just one.

I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Steve Harris yet!
but don't forget Cliff,
Geezer
big +1 to steve DiGiorgio
Billy Sheehan
John Entwhistle
etc, etc, etc, etc

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All of the above mentioned so far had a huge impact on me....one other chap who I reckon always deserves a tip of the hat is Burke Shelley BUT!!! the best ever for me is (already mentioned) Billy Sheehan. I LOVE "BEST EVER THREADS" :)

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I vote for Glenn Hughes based on his time with Deep Purple. Not just a superb player but awesome sound and one of the greatest voices in Rock music.

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Hmm, my faves altho maybe not the best:
Steve Harris
Dave Ellefson
John Myung
Freeman from rancid

:)

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[quote name='el-gnomo' post='207659' date='May 27 2008, 10:32 PM']Phil Lynott.... and he sang, and wrote too !![/quote]

+1
He was great!

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+1 for [b]Cliff Williams[/b] - classic minimalist style, gets the job done and then some. Ditto for [b]Frank Bello[/b] (Anthrax).

When I think Metal bass, I don't usually think "flashy" - but [b]Rob Trujillo[/b] (Metallica) has been a monster for years, way back to the days of Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves:

Edited by bnt

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