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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / 20 Best Bass Players of All Time



Who is E. Sandoval?
Jan 16th, 2019 06:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

Here's an article you may enjoy.

20 Best Bass Players

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 16th, 2019 07:12 PM   Edit   Profile  

•No Ron Carter?

•No Jack Casady?

•No Stanley Clark?

•No Michael Rhodes?

•No Leland Sklar?

•No Victor Wooten?

I agree with some of the choices on the list, but not all.

Oh well, to each, his own.



Who is E. Sandoval?
Jan 18th, 2019 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Taildragger, I said you may enjoy it, not agree with it, :) LOL. I my ownself don't agree with it either.

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Wichita, Kansas

Drums = pulse, Bass = heartbeat
Jan 18th, 2019 11:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

How do you pick just 20?

Interesting list, and yes I think there are omissions.

Further than that, I think all of us know some local musicians who are way better than a lot of "famous" musicians, and they may not even be considered a professional musician. I believe that those that achieve "greatest" or celebrity status are not necessarily the best, but it is those who are really driven to "make it" in the biz and who are willing to put up with all the non-musical nonsense that it takes to get there.

I hope I haven't skewered anyone's hero.



Who is E. Sandoval?
Jan 18th, 2019 05:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

At least one of these guys should be on that list:
Jack Bruce
Billy Sheehan
Pino Palladino

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After 30 years, I should play better.
Jan 18th, 2019 08:18 PM   Edit   Profile  

No Geddy Lee?

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Jan 18th, 2019 10:49 PM   Edit   Profile  

I can assure you that my indignation was aimed at the poll, not at you, Lewis: far be it from me to kill the messenger!



Robbinsville, NJ

what do you mean the bass is too loud?
Feb 10th, 2019 02:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

agreed, the list is pretty idiosyncratic in its selections. But it does have a cool photo of Macca with a J-Bass!

Jeff Scott

On a spinning rock

Feb 10th, 2019 05:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

They missed me!

Rick Knight
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St Peters, MO USA

Busy doing something close to nothing
Feb 14th, 2019 07:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

David Hood and Louis Johnson would be on the list if I had made it.



Feb 16th, 2019 02:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

Who wrote the article? I didn't see a by line. Looks like the work of a junior staffer with Google and a few personal favorites.

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NJArmpit of Universe

A-Ahhl do the thinnin' around here!
Mar 13th, 2019 12:59 PM   Edit   Profile  

I can't take it seriously with no mention of Paul Chambers.



Who is E. Sandoval?
Mar 13th, 2019 06:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

I would have to put Bootsy Collins on there too. He's a great funk player.

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North of Philly

Solid state = solid sound+light weight
Mar 20th, 2019 12:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

Interesting group, at least 5 I've never heard of before.

Glad to see Family Man Barrett in there!

(This message was last edited by LeonB at 01:45 PM, Mar 20th, 2019)

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Mar 20th, 2019 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

I agreed with 6 out of the 20. Surprised they left Jack Bruce, Getty Lee, as some others.

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