What are your three favorite bassists?

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  1. rimmry

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    What are your three favorite bassists? Mine:

    1. David J.
    2. Simon Gallup.
    3. Nick O'Malley
     
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    1. John Paul Jones
    2. Geddy Lee
    3. Jack Bruce
     
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    Some of mine have already been mentioned, but there's also:

    Flea
    Les Claypool
    Cliff Burton
     
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    I can only think of one - Bill Wyman. Very subtle, almost jazz-like bassist and very underrated. I think he added a slinkiness to their sound.
     
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    So many good ones hard to say
    A few I always liked:

    Paul Simonon
    Geezer Butler
    Duck Dunn
     
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    (honorable mention for Peter O'Hanlon of "The Strypes....the kid is fantastic)
     
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    I love JPJ too... probably the most unsung hero of Led Zep.
     
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    Bassists that sing ?

    Jack Bruce

    Greg Lake

    Paul McCartney

    Honorable Mention.... Chris Squire.
     
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    I detest busy, flashy bass players.

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    Bob Babbitt
    Carol Kaye (despite the Jamerson controversy)
    Sting
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    Paul McCartney
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    Here's 3 that weren't on the list yet, that I like.

    John Entwistle
    Dusty Hill
    Jason Newsted

    Onebean
     
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