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Top 50 Best Bass Players Of All Time

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Wondering who are the most famous bass players ever? Here we have selected 50 best bass players of all time. It includes best female bass players, funk bass players and jazz bass players.

Do you know how popular Bassists are? We can literally put Heath Ledger on top in this list of greatest bassists ever and no one would bat an eye. People care so less about bass players that you can go on streets and place a 100$ bet with people to name any 5 bass players. In fact I can go on and say that people can’t even tell the name of the bassist of their favorite band. Not just common man but big publications, magazines and websites too care less about bassists and focus more on lead guitarists and singers.

However we here decided to bring out the gems of bassists in limelight to tell people how important bassists are in a band and in a song composition. It is the bassists who maintain the chord structure of the song and everyone else in the band follow his lead. These faceless legends never ask for fame or popularity but just focus on their work and play an integral part in the success of a song.

Here we have chosen 50 best bass players of all time:

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50. Larry Graham
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49. David Ellefson
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48. Rudy Sarzo
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47. Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
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46. Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple)
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45. Noel Redding (The jimmi Hendrix Experience)
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44. Bootsy Collins
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43. Tony Levin
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42. Gene Simmons (Kiss)
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41. Stuart Hamm
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40. Robert Trujillo
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39. John McVie (Fleetwood Mac)
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38. John Myung
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37. Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses)
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36. Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic)
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35. Sting
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34. Jason Newsted
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33. Michael Anthony (Van Halen)
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32. Greg Lake
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31. Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
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30. Stanley Clarke
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29. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
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28. Carol Kaye
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27. Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big)
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26. Chris Squire (Yes)
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25. John Deacon(Queen)
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24. Roger Glover (Deep Purple Rainbow)
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23. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
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22. Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
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21. Fred Maddox
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20. Mike Watt (Minutemen)
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19. Lemmy (Motorhead)
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18. Peter Hook (new Order)
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17. Pink Floyd (Pink Floyd)
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16. Donald “Duck” Dunn (Booker T and the MG’s)
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15. Charles Mingus
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14. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
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13. James Jamerson (the Funk Brothers)
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12. Aston Barrett
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11. Victor Wooten (Victor’s Jam)
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10. Jaco Pastorius
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9. Cliff Burton (Metallica)
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8. Kim Deal (the Pixies)
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7. Jack Bruce (Cream)
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6. Les Claypool (Primus)
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5. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
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4. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
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3. Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
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2. John Entwistle (The Who)
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1. Geddy Lee (Rush)
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Who do you think is the greatest bass player of all time and why? Which of the above listed band is your favourite? According to you, How much important is the role of bass player in the success of a band? Share with us all your views in the comment section below.

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